Regent’s Message

Message from your ACHE Regent

Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE

Summer 2017


Greetings Everyone,

The Annual Meeting of the American College of Healthcare Executives – New Jersey was held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Johnson and Johnson, Inc. world headquarters complex in New Brunswick, New Jersey. By all measures, the evening was a great success.

The ACHE-NJ presented awards to a number of very special individuals as follows:

• 2017 ACHE-NJ Distinguished Service Award: James R. Gonzalez, MPH, FACHE, LNHA
• 2017 ACHE-NJ Recognition Program Award:

Ceu Cirne-Neves, FACHE
Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE
Tracy L. Duberman, PhD, FACHE
Marie K. Kessel, LFACHE

• 2017 ACHE-NJ Scholarship: Daniel Dwyer
• 2017 ACHE-NJ Wishes: Roselainy Tavarez

The keynote speaker for the evening was Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabasHealth. Mr. Ostrowsky was introduced by Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE. A packed audience received the benefit of Mr. Ostrowsky’s view of the rewards and challenges facing healthcare executives.

I wish to take a moment to express my appreciation for the efforts of our outgoing President of ACHE-NJ, Ceu Cirne-Neves, FACHE. Under her leadership, our Chapter ranks among the very highest in the country in terms of completing the ACHE Chapter Operations Priorities, in other words, services for our membership.

I am excited to work with the new President of ACHE-NJ, Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, MBA and our recently installed officers:

President-Elect: Alex Puma, PMP, CLSSBB
Treasurer: Bruce Keele
Secretary: Michael Pizzano, MAS
First Member at Large: Paula Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC
Second Member at Large: Joseph D. Wilkins, FACHE
Membership Chair: Maria C. Miranda, FACHE

The membership of ACHE-NJ is fortunate to have such great young healthcare leaders going into our 2017-18 year.

A few weeks ago, the ACHE sent you a brief survey in an attempt to better understand how the ACHE can enhance the value it brings to our membership. If you have not already done so, please search your email and complete this important survey. Our Chapter will gain valuable insight into how to better serve our membership.

The ACHE 2018 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program is currently accepting applications for the program. This year-long program is designed to help prepare mid- and senior-level careerists for C-suite roles. Please share this information with your colleagues and encourage eligible candidates to apply.

Please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you. Thank you for your support and participation in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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