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ACHENJ Diversity Panel – May 2

ACHENJ will be having a Diversity Panel event at Overlook Medical Center on May 2nd.  The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded [1.5] ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

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The communities for which healthcare organizations operate are rapidly diversifying. Not only do they provide care for a diverse community of patients and families, but their workforce is also growing more diverse. This diversity is exhibited in a number of ways, including nationality, race, religion, language, age, sexual orientation and physical ability.

The business implications and imperatives healthcare organizations face concerning diversity and inclusion are immense. Diverse communities will demand different care needs, improved quality, new or modified operational processes and services, strategic planning for a diverse patient demographic and continuum of care.

It is incumbent on healthcare organizations and their leaders to both understand and embrace the needs of diverse populations. Their ability to respond to the needs and preferences of a broader customer base will be critical to their financial and operational survival.


  • 5:30pm-6:30pm – Networking/Light Dinner
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm – Panel
  • 7:30pm-8:00pm – Q/A & Closing Remarks


Joe Wilkins, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Atlantic Health System

Ram Raju, MD, MBA, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health

Deborah Brown, DMD, MHA, FACHE
Deborah is the Director of Dental Services for WellCare Health Plan of NJ, Inc


Anna M. De Santis, LCSW, MPA
Division Administrator Ambulatory and Community Psychiatry – NYC H+H / Bellevue Hospital

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CEO Roundtable – April 24, 2018


1.5 Face-to-Face credits

What does it take to be a successful leader in today’s transforming health care environment? Find out on April 24th at ACHENJ’s CEO Roundtable event, featuring:


Vincent D. Joseph, FACHE
Senior Policy Fellow, Professor of Practice
Rutgers University

Stephen K. Jones, FACHE
Associate Teaching Professor
Rutgers University

Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE
President and CEO
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey


Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE
Associate Teaching Professor
Rutgers University


5:30pm – 6:30pm Dinner & Networking
6:30pm – 8:00pm Panel
8:00pm – 8:15pm Q&A

location and parking:

Rutgers University
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
The Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The front of the Bloustein School building faces Livingston Avenue. As you enter the main doors of the building, the Bloustein School is on the left.

The Bloustein School is located in downtown New Brunswick. Parking for guests is available throughout the city, by either parking curbside, metered, or in a municipal parking garage.

The Civic Square Deck (GPS address 3 Kirkpatrick Street), situated underneath the Bloustein School’s Civic Square Building will be available at no cost to ACHENJ guests.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
5:30pm – 8:15pm EDT

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


ACHENJ Annual Meeting 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Nutley, NJ

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4:30 – 5:30 pm – Registration and cocktails
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Dinner and program
7:00 – 8:30 pm – Dessert reception and networking

Keynote Speaker:

Robert C. Garrett, FACHE
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

Distinguished Service award winner:

Joseph F. Scott, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Jersey City Medical Center
Executive Vice President, Health Care Transformation, RWJBarnabas Health

ACHENJ Meet and Greet – March 15, 2018

We would like to invite you to welcome our newer members at a special networking event on March 15, 2018.

Click here to reserve your spot today!

Please join the Membership Committee and some of your colleagues at Hackensack University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health Family for this special event. This informal event is a great opportunity to meet and encourage new members to become active participants and to take full advantage of all the benefits of membership at the American College of HealthCare Executives of NJ.

Whether you are new to the Chapter or have been around for years, you may benefit from learning more about our committees, upcoming events, or advancement. Perhaps you are just looking for an opportunity to network with your healthcare colleagues and meet some great people in the Chapter.

Please join us on Thursday March 15, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Lobby (Palm Court) of the Justice Marie Garibaldi Medical Plaza Building at Hackensack University Medical Center 20 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ.  Hors D’oeuvre and drinks for this event are being generously sponsored by Hackensack University Medical Center.

Registration is free but space is limited so register as soon as possible.


Support the Autism Walk 2018

Please join ACHENJ Cares in supporting the 2018 AUTISM SPEAKS WALK.

TIME: Participant Check-in 10:00AM, Walk 11:30AM

Join the team or support the cause by donating time or sponsoring our walkers!


Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest fundraising event to enhance the lives of people with autism today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.  The Autism Speaks Walk is powered by the love of parents, grandparents, children, siblings, friends, relatives, and support providers for the special people in their lives living with autism.  Funds raised help fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services.

A donation is not required for you to join our team or to support or walk with us in support of this cause, but if you want, please donate any amount you feel comfortable with. No amount is too small or large.

Thank you!

Maria C. Miranda, FACHE
Chair of ACHENJ Member Services






Call for Nominations for Open Board and Officer Positions 2018

Board Openings


The President-elect shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President or in the event of the President’s inability or refusal to act.  The President-elect shall act as liaison to the Education & Event Planning Committee and shall forward all Program Planning committee recommendations.  Both the Distinguished Services Chair/Committee and the Mentorship Chair/Committee will report to The President-Elect. The President-elect shall also forward all recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval and perform other duties as may be assigned by the President.


The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of ACHENJ, and, in general, perform all of the duties incidental to the office of Treasurer including monitoring the annual audit and other duties as may be assigned by the President or in consultation with the Chapter Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping full and accurate accounts of all receipts and expenditures. The Treasurer shall be responsible for preparing financial statements upon completion of the fiscal year. These statements are to include an annual Balance Sheet and Statement of Revenue and Expenses. The Treasurer shall also prepare for the Board of Directors monthly financial statements.

First Member-At-Large

The First Member-At-Large shall act as chair to the Scholarship Committee as well as the Wishes Come True Committee and shall forward such Committee recommendations and actions to the Chapter Board of Directors for approval.  The First Member-At-Large shall also perform other duties as may be assigned by the President or Chapter Board of Directors.


All active members of the Chapter are eligible to be nominated for office with the following requirements:

  1. The nominees for Officer positions, including President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary, must have served as a Board Member for a period of at least two years prior to nomination and must be members of the Chapter;
  2. The nominees for the Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs, 1st Member at Large and Second Member at Large must be members of the Chapter and regularly participating members of any committee or actively involved in the organization’s work for a period of at least one year prior to nomination.

Election Process

The Nominating committee will oversee the election process. Candidates must meet the previously delineated requirements of office. Write in candidates meeting nomination requirements can be accepted only during the call for nominations, but not during the actual vote.

The Nominating Committee will ask all candidates to provide their Bio, a photograph, and a statement of their qualifications and why they want to serve for a specific position.   Nominations to be submitted to Céu Cirne-Neves, FACHE, Chair, Nominations Committee, at by February 16, 2018.

The election results will be reported in March. Terms of office for Board of Directors shall be for two years, from June 1 through May 31, except for President elect, President, and immediate past president where there each office is held for one year, for a combined three-year commitment.

Pennsylvania and NJ ACHE Chapters Congress Reception

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
Chicago, IL

After last year’s incredibly successful event, we’re doing it again! The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Chapters of ACHE invite you to join us for a cocktail reception at Mid-America Club (located in the Aon Center just a few minutes’ walk from the Hyatt).

We especially encourage our Higher Education Network members to attend and network with Board and Committee members from the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Chapters. There is no cost to this event, simply bring yourself and share your ACHE experiences with peers and colleagues. We are excited to host you for this event and hope that you take the time to come by for drinks, appetizers and fantastic company.

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**Please note you must check in with security at the Aon Center meaning that you must preregister for this event with the name that is on your photo ID.

NJHA Annual Meeting

You’re invited… join NJHA for its 99th Annual Meeting for a day of celebration and recognition. The day begins with the ACHE Regent Breakfast & Award for Northern New Jersey.

Friday, January 19, 2018
8am – 2pm
Hyatt Regency Princeton

1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit available for Annual Meeting attendance toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

To view the agenda and register for the meeting, click here.


ACHENJ 2018 Regent Award Winners

We are proud to announce the 2018 ACHENJ Regent Award Winners


ACHE 2018 Early Careerist Award

Michael A. Pizzano, MAS
Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Hospital of New Jersey – Morris County

ACHE 2018 Senior Careerist

Frank J. Vozos, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus

Special Regent’s Awards


Innovation Award

Mr. Kwaku Gyekye
Administrative Director, Population Health, Jersey City Medical Center

Business Partner Award

Ms. Mary A. Ditri, DHA
Director, Professional Practice, New Jersey Hospital Association

Lifetime Achievement Award

John K. Lloyd, FACHE
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

ACHENJ Annual Holiday Luncheon

2017 Annual Chapter Networking & Holiday Party

Friday, December 1, 2017

@ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Click here to register now!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But a holiday party is so delightful!

ACHENJ cordially invites you to the

Annual Chapter Networking and Holiday Party

Friday December 1, 2017

The Huntley Taverne
3 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Cost: $35

***ACHENJ Cares needs your help***

We will be collecting new unwrapped toys for the Angel Tree program. Please help us make this a special holiday for less fortunate children in our communities. There will be a drop off area as you enter the venue