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Our project managers coordinate all activities related to the development of capital projects. We work closely with campus groups, administrators, and clients; architects, engineers, and related professional services; and various construction contractors and subcontractors to execute projects, within budget and on time.

    Meet Our Team

    • Patrick Burke III, FAIA

      Assistant Vice President, Capital Project Management

      Patrick Burke
    • Mark Adams

      Director, Capital Project Management

      Mark Adams joined the Capital Project Management team as a director in June 2019. In this role, Mark provides leadership in all aspects of planning, design, construction, and project management for Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s various capital projects. Mark has more than 25 years of capital project and operations management experience—both as a builder and as an owner—with a focus on life science, healthcare, and higher education projects. His previous clients include Yale School of Medicine, UCONN Health Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Pfizer.

      Before joining Columbia University, Mark served on the national real estate team for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He also previously served as director of Global Capital Project Management for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, where he led the day-to-day management of capital projects on a global scale. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of New Haven, an MS in construction management from Central Connecticut State University, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Mark proudly began his career in the United States Air Force.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Certifications

      • Project Management Professional Certification, The Project Management Institute
    • Fernando Bedoya

      Senior Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Fernando Bedoya is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing research lab renovation projects, dental suites, and other projects. He develops budgets models, coordinates schematic phases, maintains construction documents, executes the bidding and contract negotiations, and supervises all phases of construction.

      Before joining Columbia University in 2010, Fernando spent more than a decade as a senior projects manager at Continuum Health Partners, including Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke-Roosevelt Hospital. While there, he worked on health-care and non-health-care projects with budgets ranging from $8 to $50 million. He reviewed and coordinated all architectural, engineering, and interior design documents to ensure their compliance with hospital policies and procedures for construction, fire and safety, and infection control, and as well as compliance with Department of Health, Department of Buildings, Fire Department, Joint Commission, and environmental building standards.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., B-12
      New York, NY 10032

      Fernando Bedoya
    • Dejan Bratun

      Associate Director, Capital Project Management

      Dejan Bratun manages the programming, planning, design, and construction of renovations, restorations, and new construction projects. His recent accomplishments include an infrastructure upgrade for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as other engineering projects. He was promoted from project manager to associate director in the spring of 2017.

      Before joining Columbia University Irving Medical Center in 2012, Dejan practiced engineering at the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) and HLW International. At NYCSCA, he coordinated design and reviewed HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection plans for New York City building code compliance, energy conservation code compliance, National Fire Protection Association standards, NYCSCA design requirements, and good engineering practices. At HLW, he designed mechanical and fire suppression systems for various clients. Some of his notable engineering projects include the Taub Institute research space at CUIMC, the SUNY Health Science Center, the News America Marketing Data Center, and the New York City Transit Command Center. He holds a BS from the University of Belgrade and a MBA from California State University.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-12
      New York, NY 10032

      Certifications

      • Licensed engineer in New York State
      • LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction
      Dejan Bratun
    • Jorge Carnero

      Senior Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Jorge Carnero manages and coordinates all phases of major capital and middle-range construction projects, including design and budget development, project evaluation for feasibility and code conformance, bidding, construction, scheduling, quality control, project files, and financial status reports. He ensures that work is completed on time and within budget.

      Jorge is an essential communicator, serving as an owner's representative with consultant architects, engineers, general contractors, construction managers, and other project vendors. He maintains a close working relationship with clients as well as maintenance and operations personnel, continuously informing them of the project status.

      Before joining Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Jorge worked at several architectural firms in New York City as an assistant project architect. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the City College of New York.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

    • Lysander Chan

      Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Lysander Chan joined Columbia University Irving Medical Center in November 2016. As an alumnus of Columbia University, he is excited to be playing a role in revitalizing the campus.

      Previously, Lysander worked with the Manhattanville Development Group of Columbia University as part of the team managing the Lenfest Center for the Arts and the University Forum. He also served as a project manager for Iannelli Construction, a general contractor specializing in K-12 construction. Lysander has worked on new construction; building additions; façade restoration; and renovations of classrooms, laboratories, cafeterias, kitchens, and gymnasiums with the New York City School Construction Authority. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Certification

      • Construction Site Fire Safety Manager

      Affiliations

      • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
      • Member, Construction Management Association of America
      Lysander Chan
    • Catherine Dolan Schweitzer

      Senior Project Manager

      Catherine Dolan Schweitzer joined Capital Project Management as a senior project manager in the spring of 2018. She brings a depth of experience, having spent nearly 20 years directly managing complex healthcare projects for various clients, including Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT. Cathy also teaches best practices for healthcare project management as it relates to patient-centered facilities and is the author of the book Health Well Done.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Catherine Dolan
    • Anthony Donatich

      Director, Capital Project Management

      Anthony Donatich oversees capital budgets, schedules, design, and construction for renovations, restorations, and new construction projects for Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Capital Project Management. He has managed lab expansions, office renovations, infrastructure upgrades, and façade restorations. His recent notable work includes the Columbia University School of Nursing building project and streetscape improvement project. He was promoted from project manager to director in spring of 2017.

      Before joining Columbia University in 2009, Anthony served as director of capital project management for Time Inc., where he led the day-to-day management of capital projects, facilities, and occupancy for three million square feet of the world’s largest magazine publisher. As senior project manager for Jones Lang LaSalle, a leading global real estate firm, he worked on corporate client accounts for Aon, Bank of America, Disney, and Food Network. As assistant vice president of Property Management for NatWest Bank, he oversaw the Design and Construction Department for all retail bank branches in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester. He holds a bachelor of architecture from the Pratt Institute and is a registered architect in New York.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Certification

      • Registered Architect, New York
      Anthony Donatich
    • Joseph Francomano

      CARE Group Manager, Capital Project Management

      Joseph Francomano leads the Construction and Refresh Effort (CARE) Crew, a team of skilled workers who refresh and reinvigorate public spaces across the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus. He oversees the project scope of work; budgets; and the selection and purchase of materials, equipment, and finishes. He also develops and manages schedules for all aspects of projects, including design, construction, end user coordination for information technology, and move-in requirements. Joe prepares requisitions, purchase orders, and change orders; and processes subcontractor change orders and invoices. He has more than 30 years of construction management experience in commercial construction as an estimator, project manager, and field superintendent.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-06
      New York, NY 10032

      Joe Francomano
    • Michelle Godlewski

      Associate Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Michelle Godlewski joined Capital Project Management as an associate project manager in early 2019.

      Michelle previously served as a project controls analyst for a construction management consultant, working with various New York City agencies on construction scheduling and construction claims. Before relocating to the greater New York City area, Michelle worked for the largest mechanical contractor in Boston, Mass., performing HVAC estimates on a multitude of projects.

      She received a BS in civil engineering technology with a minor in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

      Office Address 

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., B-06
      New York, NY 10032

      Michelle Godlewski
    • Darby Kline

      Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Darby Kline joined Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Capital Project Management team in 2016. Previously, she practiced architecture in Philadelphia. She began her career as a designer at Voith & Mactavish Architects, where she contributed to the firm’s vast portfolio of high-end residential, hospitality, and institutional projects. She then joined KieranTimberlake and served as project architect for the renovation of a historic dormitory building and other institutional projects.

      Darby holds a bachelor of architecture degree with a minor in art history from Drexel University. She is a registered architect in New York and Pennsylvania.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Certification

      • Registered Architect, Licensed in NY and PA

      Affiliations

      • Member, American Institute of Architects
      • Member, U.S. Green Building Council
      Darby Kline
    • Christine Livathinos

      Executive Assistant to Patrick Burke, Capital Project Management

      A key member of Capital Project Management, Christine Livathinos plays a pivotal role in supporting the assistant vice president of Capital Project Management in day-to-day coordination, projects, and planning for the future.

      Before joining Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Christine served as executive assistant to the president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

      Office Address 

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-07
      New York, NY 10032

    • Frank Menard

      Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Frank Menard joined Capital Project Management in mid-2017. He began his long career in construction more than 20 years ago as a laborer. Since then, he has managed the construction of new condo developments, commercial office spaces, and advanced medical facilities in hospitals.

      Frank holds a bachelor of science in management information systems from Marist College.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Frank Menard
    • Shirin Pajoohi, PE

      Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Shirin Pajoohi joined Capital Project Management team in late 2017. As a project manager, she works on the design, construction, and restoration of buildings for Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

      Before joining CUIMC, Shirin spent nearly two years with New York City's Build It Back program, helping citizens affected by Superstorm Sandy elevate, rebuild, or repair their homes in her role as the manager for the Choose Your Own Contractor program. Shirin has also been a project engineer and manager in various capacities in Texas, Arkansas, northeastern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

      She received her BS in civil engineering from University of Texas at Arlington and is a licensed professional engineer.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-06
      New York, NY 10032

      Shirin Pajoohi
    • Misa Radulov

      Housing Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Misa Radulov joined the Capital Project Management team in 2014 as a project manager. Misa oversees and coordinates construction and renovation projects taking place in on-campus residences. His colleagues honored him with a Giraffe Award in 2017 for his dedication to going above and beyond in his work.

      Office Address 

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Misa Radulov
    • Barbara Ruiz-Castillo

      Administrative Coordinator, Capital Project Management

      Barbara Ruiz-Castillo joined Columbia University Irving Medical Center in 2002. A team player with a commitment to customer service, she has a long track record of successfully working in various administrative roles, information technology skills, and the ability to communicate confidently at all levels.

      As the administrative coordinator for Capital Project Management, Barbara has a reputation for delivering high-quality, personal service to colleagues. She has a highly organized approach, plenty of initiative, and a genuine desire to contribute to the ongoing success of the team.

      Office Address 

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., Room B-10
      New York, NY 10032

    • Santia Valerio

      Associate Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Santia Valerio joined the Capital Project Management team as an associate project manager in late 2017. She assists in the planning and coordination of campus improvement projects.

      Before joining CPM, Santia spent five years as a project engineer on the mechanical, engineering, and plumbing (MEP) team of RAND Engineering & Architecture DPC, a restoration and renovation consulting firm. She received a BS in mechanical engineering with a minor in engineering design from Carnegie Mellon University.

      Office Address

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Santia Valerio
    • Suzy Yoon

      Project Manager, Capital Project Management

      Jisoo Suzy Yoon's primary efforts support the new Columbia University School of Nursing building, assisting with construction administration; furniture, fixtures, and equipment procurement; and relocation management. She also contributed to the streetscape improvement project that has transformed the look and feel of 168th Street.

      In 2014, Suzy began as an associate project manager for the Capital Project Management team. In mid-2017, she was promoted to project manager.

      Before joining Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Suzy was a project manager and project coordinator for Samsung SDS and assistant project manager for Sargenti Architects. She received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Cornell University.

      Office Address 

      William Black Building
      650 West 168th St., B-10
      New York, NY 10032

      Suzy Yoon