New leadership at YNHHS

Yale New Haven Health System announces the following leadership changes.


Lynne Abel

Lynelle Abel

Lynelle Abel has been named system director of Volunteer Services Yale New Haven Health. In this position, she will oversee all YNHHS volunteer programs. She began her career in volunteer administration over 25 years ago, including serving as director of Volunteer Services at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and most recently as director of Volunteer and Guest Services, Yale New Haven Hospital. Abel earned her BS in human services from Southern New Hampshire University and her MA in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of New Haven.

Angel Bruno

Angel A. Bruno

Angel A. Bruno has been named executive director, Total Rewards, Yale New Haven Health Human Resources Department. In this position, he will oversee the health system’s overall compensation and benefits programs, with initial focus on executive compensation, workers’ compensation and enhancing the value and cost-effectiveness of compensation and benefit practices. Before joining YNHHS, Bruno was vice president, Total Rewards, for Avangrid, Inc., an energy company headquartered in Orange, CT. Bruno earned his BA in organizational behavior and management from Brown University and an MBA/MSM from Albertus Magnus College.

Steven Choi

Steven Choi, MD

Steven Choi, MD, has been named chief quality officer, Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine. In this new role, he will develop and oversee the implementation of a common safety and quality agenda across all inpatient and ambulatory YNHHS and Yale Medicine practice sites. He was previously assistant vice president, Montefiore Health System; performance improvement director, Montefiore Network; and executive director, Montefiore Institute for Performance Improvement. Dr. Choi earned his MD from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed pediatric residency training at Columbia University/Babies and Children’s Hospital of New York and a critical care fellowship at University of Southern California School of Medicine/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Beth Beckman

Beth P. Beckman

Beth P. Beckman has been named Yale New Haven Health System’s first chief nursing executive. In this new role, Beckman will develop and oversee plans for the system-wide integration of key nursing areas, including practice, staffing, education/development and communication. Under her leadership, YNHHS will establish a signature standard of nursing care focused on patient-centered clinical excellence. She has also been appointed as the associate dean for partnerships for Yale School of Nursing. Beckman was previously vice-president and chief nursing officer (CNO) of Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC), Dallas, TX. She earned her doctor of nursing science degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, her MS in nursing - family nurse practitioner track from Arizona State University and a BS in nursing from the University of Arizona.