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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Finance Division

Budget Planning


Budget Planning and Reporting

Our Mission: What We Do

To provide financial data that enables management to fairly assess the overall financial health of the campus in a timely manner, support decision making to maximize the efficient use of the Organization's resources.



Franci Sharf


Franci Scharf

Assistant Vice President
Campus Budget
(718) 270-3045

BSB Room 1-27B campus map
Mail Stop Code 124 


William Washienko

William Washienko
Director, Planning and Assessment
(718) 826-4970
Fax:  718-270-2087

BSB Room 3-127 campus map
Mail Stop Code 124


Sergio Maffetone


Sergio Maffetone
Budget Manager
(718) 270-2790
Fax:  718-270-2087

BSB Room 3-127 campus map
Mail Stop Code 124



1. Provide support to the Planning & Budget Committee (PBC) by assisting in the development of the Financial Plan and providing leadership in planning for, implementing, and administering the allocation of campus financial resources.

2. Maintain close working relationships with SUNY System Administration to coordinate campus budget activities with SUNY and other New York State Systems and processes.

3. Provide financial and analytical support to all DMC in a manner consistent with the campus mission.

4. Provide formal and informal training sessions; ensure excellent financial planning, budget management and compliance across all activities

5. Responsible for troubleshooting and building the capacities of staff so that they are able to effectively manage all aspects of their work.

6. Identify efficiencies and cost savings to ensure the organization derives maximum benefit of all assets and resources for the students and communities it serves.

7. Develop, document and implement internal controls and communicate policies to adequately safeguard the assets of DMC.

8. Maintain and develop systems to allow for the production of concise and meaningful reports for each DMC entity to better meet the needs of management, in support of budget planning, analysis and forecasting.