Legoland finance director appointed to Cornerstone Family Healthcare board

09 Aug 2019 | 12:03

If her recent appointment is any indication, Legoland New York Finance Director Rosa J. Gutierrez is interested in building healthier outcomes for those without regular access to quality healthcare.

On July 9, Gutierrez joined the board of Cornerstone Family Healthcare, leaders of the theme park and the non-profit said.

“We are thrilled that Rosa has received this appointment,” Legoland New York Resort Divisional Director Mark Germyn said. “Cornerstone Family Healthcare has been a Hudson Valley institution for more than 50 years. Rosa will bring the same enthusiasm for Cornerstone’s mission that she brings to our team at Legoland New York every day.”

Cornerstone Family Healthcare is a non-profit federally qualified health center with a mission to provide high quality, comprehensive health-care services to all people, regardless of their ability to pay.

“On behalf of Cornerstone Family Healthcare and the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Rosa Gutierrez to our board,” President and CEO of Cornerstone Family Healthcare Linda Muller said. “Rosa brings with her many years of experience and leadership in both the corporate and non-profit sector and will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”

A Goshen resident, Gutierrez oversees the finance, information technology and logistics divisions of Legoland New York Resort. She was previously the CEO of the non-profit Puerto Rican Family Institute (PRFI), and prior to that spent more than 15 years at American International Group (AIG).

“I’m grateful to Cornerstone Family Healthcare for this opportunity to serve my community,” Gutierrez said. “I’m proud to support Cornerstone’s mission, particularly its emphasis on the underserved and those without access to healthcare.”

Cornerstone’s more than 600 employees provide care annually for more than 48,000 individuals and families, and the company delivers services in Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Broome counties.

According to Legoland New York’s Public Relations Manager Matt Besterman, the theme park has currently hired more than 40 people, and the staff is expected to double in size by the end of 2019. It will reach more than 1,000 staff members by opening day in 2020, he said.

“The majority of our Model Citizens (employees) live here in the Hudson Valley, and are active and engaged in their communities,” Germyn said. “Our team members include board members for local Chambers of Commerce, trustees of non-profits such as Pets Alive and Beautiful People, and graduates of Leadership Orange. We are proud to encourage this culture of community service.”

When it opens in 2020, Legoland New York will be the largest Legoland theme park ever built by Merlin Entertainments, with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions on 150 acres, according to the company.