Winter 2017
ACHENJ December 2017
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from the President
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Message from Your ACHE Regent
ACHENJ Mission & Vision
Mission & Vision
Leader to Leader Point Recipients
Leader to Leader Point Recipients
New Chapter Members
New Chapter Members
Chapter News
Chapter News
From the Education Committee
Membership at-a-glance 2017
National News
National News Q4 2017
Career Resources
Career Resources
Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center
Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center
ACHE Diversity Tool
ACHE Diversity Tool
Articles of Interest
Bring Out the Most in Your Employees: 10 Tips for Managers
Ransomware Tops List of Health Technology Safety Hazards
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Chapter Officers
Officers and Board of Directors - 2017-2018

Jeffrey Egnatovich MBA, RN
Hackensack Meridian Health   

Immediate Past-President
Ceu Cirne-Neves, MPA, CPHQ, FACHE
Vice President, Physician & Patient Services
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
RWJBarnabas Health

Alex Puma
Director of Analytics
Monmouth Medical Center


Bruce Keele

Financial & CFS Senior Director

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Michael Pizzano, MAS
Chief  Executive Officer      
Kindred Hospital of New Jersey


First Member at Large
Paula Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC
Transplant Coordinator
NJ Sharing Network

Second Member at Large
Joe Wilkins, FACHE         
Senior Vice President            
Chief Transformation Officer
Atlantic Health System


Membership Chair
Maria C. Miranda, FACHE  
Director, Emerging Payment Models
BESLER Consulting

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


2017-2018 Organizational Chart


Chapter News
Chapter News

Consider Volunteering with ACHENJ:

Please consider yourself asked to volunteer with ACHENJ. We continue to promote volunteering opportunities and encourage members in good standing to reach out to a Chapter Officer or Committee  Chair/co-chair with any questions; be prepared to let us know in what way your time and talent will contribute to bringing our Chapter to the next level:

Corporate Sponsorship:

If you would like to explore obtaining corporate sponsorship opportunities with ACHENJ, please contact: Anne Donoghue, ACHENJ’s corporate sponsorship chair, at

Wishes Come True:

We encourage all of our members to contribute to our Wishes Come True Program, which grants wishes (e.g. adaptive technology and software, specialized physical therapy tools) to children with special needs. To make a donation, or to further develop our Wishes Program, please contact First-Member-at Large, Paula A. Gutierrez at

ACHE members interested in serving on a Chapter Committee are welcome by expressing their interest and in what way they plan to contribute. Please contact Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, president ( or Alex Puma, president-elect (

The Chapter’s Committees are:
•    Education and Events Committee 
•    Diversity Committee
•    Member Services Committee
•    Communications Committee
•    Corporate Sponsorship Committee
•    Distinguished Services Award Committee
•    Scholarship Committee
•    Wishes Come True Committee
•    Strategic Planning Committee 



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