New Jersey Healthcare Leaders Networking Event

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

September 19, 2019 6pm – 9pm

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ACHENJ – American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey

HLNDV – Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley

HPMSNJ – Healthcare Planning & Marketing Society of New Jersey

HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management System Society N

AHSE – National Association of Health Services Executives

Prospective members and students welcome


$30 Members
$35 Non members
$10 Students

2020 Regent Awards – Call for nominations

It is our pleasure to hereby call for nominations for the 2020 Regent Awards to be presented at the ACHE-NJ Annual Breakfast in January of 2020.


Please review the attached criteria as a guideline of the requirements for the awards. You may submit more than one person in a given category.

The five awards are:
1. Early Careerist
2. Senior Careerist
3. Business Partner
4. Innovation
5. Lifetime Achievement Award

The submission process is:
1. Submission deadline is October 11, 2019
2. Please submit a detailed letter as to how the nominee meets the criteria for the award
3. If possible please submit a CV or work history (you can provide the information from LinkedIn or other source if you do not want the nominee to know you are submitting their name)
4. Preference will be given to those that have shown consistent and dedicated service to ACHE and/or ACHENJ
5. Awardee announcement will be made on November 15, 2019

Submissions should be sent:
Via email to

We encourage all ACHE members to submit a colleague[s] for an award.

Very truly yours,

Michael S. Friedberg, FACHE
Awards Committee Chair

Michael J. McDonough DMH, FACHE 
Regent, Northern New Jersey

ACHE New Jersey Regents Awards Guidelines

Early careerist

1. Minimum 5 years but a maximum of 10 years working in a healthcare organization
2. Member of the ACHE (Fellow preferred)
3. Demonstrates service to ACHE or ACHENJ
4. Participates in community service
5. Provides a significant leadership contribution to their organization
6. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college

Senior careerist

1. Minimum 20 years working in a healthcare organization
2. Held a senior leadership role (VP or above)
3. Fellow of ACHE
4. Demonstrated service to ACHE or ACHENJ
5. Member of ACHE
6. Participates in community service
7. Provides a significant leadership contribution to their organization and the healthcare community
8. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college

Innovation—e.g. program, technology

1. Innovation provide demonstrated clinical or financial impact
2. Innovation can be in leadership as well as a specific program or service
3. May be awarded to an individual or a team
4. Does not have to be accomplished at a provider organization
5. Member of ACHE

Business Partner

1. Minimum of 15 years working in healthcare in a non-clinical setting (i.e. Physician Practice management or leadership, business partner to healthcare industry, consultant)
2. Held a leadership role
3. Fellow of ACHE preferred
4. Member of ACHE
5. Demonstrates service to ACHE or ACHENJ
6. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college
7. Contributes to the community at large

Lifetime Service to ACHE or ACHENJ

1. Held a leadership role in their organization
2. Fellow of ACHE preferred
3. Member of ACHE
4. Demonstrated consistent service over a professional career to ACHE or ACHENJ
5. Commitment to the ideals and standards of the ACHE
6. Participates in community service
7. Provided a unique service to the college or the chapter
8. Dedicated to the principals and ethics of the college

“Dual Panel Event: Closing the Healthcare Disparities Gap and Advancing Inclusion for LGBT Patients” sponsored RWJBH Somerset.

Another great ACHENJ event!! Scroll down to see photos from this event…..

When: May 7th, 2019 from 10AM – 2PM
Where: RWJBarnabas Health Somerset Campus

Anthony Cava, MS, MPH, FACHE
CEO/President of Robert Wood Johnson-Somerset

Panel 1: Equity of Care:

Shereef Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A
New Jersey Commissioner of Health
State of New Jersey, Department of Health

Trina Parks, MHA, FACHE
Chief Diversity Officer
RWJBarnabas Health

Christian Mendez-Baez, MA
New Jersey Community Research Initiative

Tyra Gardner
MPowerment Coordinator
New Jersey Community Research Initiative

Panel 2: Fostering Inclusion of LGBT Patients in the Health Care Workforce:

Diana Finkel, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School
Medical Director, Transgender Experience- New Jersey Community Research Initiative

Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN
LGBT Health Navigator
RWJBarnabas Health

Aaron Potenza, MA, MPHIL
Policy Director
Garden State Equality

Jeremy Pyke, MSN, APN, FNP-c
Advance Practice Nurse
RWJBH Somerset Proud Family Health Clinic


Register Now for the Annual Meeting

American College of
Healthcare Executives

New Jersey Chapter

 2019 Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 6

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters
One Johnson and Jonson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:00 – 6:30 pm – J&J Store Shopping
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Registration, Networking & Cocktails
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Dinner & Main Program
Keynote Speaker:
Brian Gragnolati, FACHE
President & CEO, Atlantic Health System
Chairman of the American Hospital Association
Distinguished Service Award Winner
Catherine Ainora, MBA, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Integration & Transformation Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

Understanding Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Healthcare Leadership

Still time to sign up for April 11

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. 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, but they first must understand what their implicit biases are to do that.    

Event Name:
Understanding Implicit Bias & Its Impact on Healthcare Leadership

Thursday, April 11th, 5:30p – 8:15p

Jets Training Facility
1 Jets Drive
Florham Park, NJ  

1.5 Face to Face Credits will be awarded!  
Parking is free.  

Nikki Sumpter, SPHR, SCP
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Atlantic Health System  

Joseph A. DiPaolo, FACHE
President, Western Region
Atlantic Health System  

Gail Tolstoi-Miller

Wayne Boatwright, MHA, CDM
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Hackensack Meridian Health  

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Member Satisfaction Survey

Drive for Five ★★★★★

The ACHE-NJ is committed to maintaining a top-ranking level of member satisfaction. Your feedback is important; it helps us continuously improve the quality of our programs, products, and services. Please take a timeout to tell us how we’re doing!

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Reinventing Customer Service – 1.5 Face-to-Face Credits

Sign Up Now – Mar 14

Consumer-driven services in business and the need for efficiency are accelerating changes in the way organizations operate and compete. Many consumers today are taking greater control of their purchasing power and healthcare decisions and are demanding excellence in service. The challenge is how to give them the best service in a meaningful and economic way. Find out how on March 14th at the ACHE-NJ’s Reinventing Customer Service in Healthcare event, featuring Michael Antoniades, founder and chief executive officer, Alfa Healthcare Group, LLC; Barbara Karpinska, vice president, ambulatory care services, Rutgers Health Group at University Hospital; Dr. Kenneth Sable, president, southern market, Hackensack Meridian Health; and Joseph Scott, FACHE, executive vice president, transformation, RWJBarnabas Health.

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Sign Up Now – Apr 28

Walk MS brings together passionate people who connect in communities nationwide and raise funds to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Our ACHENJ CARES team is uniting to end MS forever, and we invite you to donate or walk!

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Regent-at-Large Diversity Award

ACHE-NJ Wins National Diversity Award

As proud recipient of the 2018 ACHE District 1 Regent-at-Large Award for Chapter Accomplishments in Diversity, the ACHE-NJ has become one of six chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to be recognized for their commitment to and successful execution of significant diversity and inclusion efforts within their chapter, community, and the healthcare management field. 


Pledge to Advance Campaign

#MyFellowWomen is ACHENJ’s first ever women-focused advancement initiative. Our goal is to help ensure that women have equal opportunity and representation in positions of senior leadership through advancement to Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

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