Patricia (Patty) Buttenheim has three decades of healthcare, wellness and fitness experience.
Most recently, Patty was Vice President at Private Health, a concierge medical company, where she oversaw their global clinical operations and was a Director at EmblemHealth, an insurance company, where she was responsible for member and employee wellness programming. She was also a co-founder and Partner at Wellness 360 where she was involved with creating corporate medical, wellness and fitness centers.
Patty has also served as Vice President and Global Head of Health Services for Goldman Sachs where she oversaw medical services, case management, employee assistance programs, and business continuity and disaster preparedness planning for Goldman Sachs’ medical teams. As Goldman’s co-head of Wellness for the Americas she also oversaw many of the firm’s global wellness programs and directly set policies and standards for patient care programs and facilities for Goldman Sachs’ population around the world.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Patty worked in the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital, supervised the operating room at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), was a research coordinator for the cardiac surgeons at NYULMC with whom she had the opportunity to co-author many scientific papers on minimally invasive heart surgery, and was a personal trainer at Select Fitness. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise for six years and was then elected to their Emeritus Board.
Patty received her master’s degree in health and fitness management from New York University and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Skidmore College. She holds many certifications with the American Heart Association, American Medical Association and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Additionally, she has held USA Triathlon certifications for coaching and refereeing where she had the opportunity to referee Ironman competitions.
A lifelong fitness enthusiast, Patty was the eighth American woman to complete a double iron triathlon and at one point was ranked fifth female in the world for ultra-distance triathlon. Patty also had the privilege of carrying the torch on New Year’s Eve in Tonawanda, NY for the XIX Olympic Winter Games held in Salt Lake City in 2002.