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University Hospital

Volunteer Services

Meet Our Manager


Deirdre Watley joined the University Hospital family in the Spring of 2003. Bringing with her a wealth of experience in volunteer services management, she has worked for several Manhattan based, non-profit, organizations including the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the Community Service Society, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Bellevue Hospital. A native of New York, Ms. Watley is thrilled to be at University Hospital. “From the moment I started at University Hospital, I felt a special atmosphere that I never experienced in any of my other jobs. The enthusiasm and warm support by the staff has inspired me to implement my goals for a proactive, intergenerational volunteer department as quickly as possible. Although I’m here just a short time, I’m already so proud of the volunteers. They are very giving and compassionate individuals who truly understand the difference just one person can make in the lives of so many. It’s an honor to be working with them.” Ms Watley holds a BA in Psychology from New School University in New York and Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Kingsborough Community College.