Barbara Berger Opotowsky, President

Barbara is the President of MSMLP. She joined MSMLP after serving for 15 years as the Executive Director of the New York City Bar Association where she was responsible for the operation of this 24,000 member organization. The City Bar provides access to justice programs locally and internationally through its sister organizations, the City Bar Justice Center and the Vance Center for International Justice. MSMLP allows Barbara to continue to work to increase access to justice. Prior to the City Bar, Barbara was the President of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and in private practice. She received a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.

Beatrice Watford-Tyson, Administrator

Beatrice Watford-Tyson is the Administrator of MSMLP. She joined Mount Sinai after serving 20 years as Executive Legal Assistant to Senior Litigation Partner, Department Chair and Special Counsel in International Trade at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. She received her BS Degree in Health Studies from Mercy College, her Masters from Adelphi University in Community Health. She currently assists EVP & General Counsel of Mount Sinai Health Systems. Beatrice is an advocate for patients’ legal needs and well-being.