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Health care executive leadership academy candidates from MSNJ, NJAHP, NJHA announced

Updated: Oct 8, 2018


By: Anjalee Khemlani

The leadership academy founded by three health care organizations in the state kicked off its first gathering of “participants” selected to participate last week.

When the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy, in partnership with Seton Hall University, formed at the end of last year, each participating organization was tasked with nominating 10 candidates to attend the academy.

NJBIZ obtained the list of nominees, who were selected by the Medical Society of New Jersey, New Jersey Association of Health Plans and the New Jersey Hospital Association.

They were originally identified as executives in various organizations who were “next in line” to either lead or hold important roles.

Some CEOs have made the list, as well as members of the organizations themselves. In addition, the total participants is less than the originally anticipated 30.

MSNJ participants (7)

Mary Campagnolo, Virtua Health

Joseph Constabile, MSNJ

Christopher Gribbin, University Radiology Group

Marc Levine, Trenton Orthopaedic Group

Soumen Samaddar, Hopewell Family Practice and Sports Medicine

Ashish Parikh, Summit Health Management

John Poole, MSNJ

NJAHP participants (8)

Sarah Adelman, vice president of NJAHP

Mary Ann Christopher, chief of clinical operations and transformation at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Alison Dorsey, Medicaid business development at AmeriGroup

Kenneth Kobylowski, senior vice president of provider contracting at AmeriHealth

Ralph Pothel, medical director at Horizon

Frank Urbano, chief medical director at AmeriHealth

Judy Wright, medical director for community and state plan at UnitedHealthCare

Adam Young, chief legal officer at MagnaCare

NJHA participants (10)

Steve Dumke, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Christian Health Care Center

Gail Kosyla, CFO of Hunterdon Medical Center

Kevin O’Dowd, senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Cooper University Health Care

Bruce Pomeranz, medical director and chief quality officer at Chester and Saddle Brook Hospitals

Gregory Rokosz, senior vice president of medical and academic affairs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (RWJBarnabas Health)

Kenneth Sable, president at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Hackensack Meridian Health)

Maureen Schneider, chief nursing officer and director of operations at Chilton Medical Center (Atlantic Health System)

Darrell Terry, president and CEO of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (RWJBarnabas Health)

Jennifer Velez, senior vice president of community and behavioral health at RWJBarnabas Health

M. Todd Way, executive vice president of operations at Inspira Health Network

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership, based in Maine, was consulted by the three organizations to help develop and launch the academy. 



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