VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
EPISCOPAL HEALTH SERVICES/ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL
Renee Hastick-Motes is the Vice President of External Affairs at Episcopal Health Services/St. John’s Episcopal
Hospital (SJEH)—the only hospital located on the Rockaway Peninsula. As a member of the executive team at
Episcopal Health Services, Hastick-Motes has been responsible for creating and implementing the hospital’s
legislative agenda, and external relations strategy. She has overseen marketing and communications, public
affairs, pastoral care, philanthropic and grant acquisition efforts.
At the age of seven, Hastick-Motes learned the importance of community engagement, relationship building,
and marketing. These lifelong lessons have carried her throughout her career.
She was pivotal in securing a $4.2M City grant for the renovation of SJEH’s Labor and Delivery Unit, and
was instrumental in the creation of SJEH’s mobile health van program, which brought medical screening
services across the Rockaway Peninsula. Recently, she led a team to complete the hospital’s community health
needs assessment after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been leading an interdisciplinary team
to develop and implement a marketing strategy for obstetric services.
Hastick-Motes has also been serving as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University, teaching in the Lawrence Herbert
School of Communications in the department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. Throughout her
career, Hastick-Motes has held various leadership positions including Associate Vice President of Community and
Government Affairs for one of New York City’s largest human service agencies. In this capacity, she led an advisory
committee that was pivotal in changing the NYC Health Penal Law, worked with local community groups to advocate
and resolve issues regarding the stigma of mental health, and created programming to heighten the agency’s profile.
Hastick-Motes served as the Special Assistant & Policy Analyst to the Deputy Borough President at the Office
of the Brooklyn Borough President. In this role, she led and developed initiatives such as Brooklyn’s Women in
Leadership Forum, the Civic Engagement Symposium Series specifically for College-level Student Government
Associations, and various community initiatives.
Hastick-Motes also served as a member of Community Board 13 in Coney Island where she lived for many
years. Currently, she has been serving on the Levittown Community Council (LCC) in Long Island where she
resides with her family.