Mike Azzara, MBA – Senior Consultant
Michael W. Azzara is a Senior Consultant with FPY. Since joining the firm in October 2003, Mr. Azzara has focused on senior level executive and physician search, hospital governance assessment and consultation, leadership development and succession planning.

Mr. Azzara was the founding President and CEO of Valley Health System, Inc in Ridgewood, New Jersey, after serving as CEO of the Valley Hospital for 18 years.

He has served as Chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board, has chaired the Board of HRET, and has served on the Board of the Center for Health Affairs and VHA Metro, LLC, among many others. He has been a Director of Hudson City Savings Bank since 2002.

Mr. Azzara is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the Cornell Graduate School of Business and Public Administration.

Mr. Azzara is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Hospital Association, an award presented for innovative contributions to healthcare delivery.