Spring 2018
ACHENJ April 2018
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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


President's Message
Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, MBA, RN
Message from the President
Dear Chapter Members,

I am pleased to announce the ACHENJ has received a letter from Deborah Bowen, CEO of ACHE, recognizing ACHENJ as a Chapter of Merit. This award was earned because of countless hours of hard work from the members of the board, committee leaders, and the members who have served within those committees. I would like to thank everyone involved for all the efforts and dedication that made this award happen for our chapter. This award was earned by all of you.

ACHENJ held its first Meet & Greet of the year on Thursday March 15, 2018 at Hackensack University Medical Center. This sold out event brought together new members and students as well as Chapter leaders and offered a great networking opportunity for all who attended. We’d like to thank Hackensack Meridian Health for hosting this event. Be on the lookout for future networking opportunities on our website throughout the year. If your organization would like to host a future event, please contact membership@achenj.com for details. 

On April 24th ACHENJ will host a CEO Roundtable at Rutgers University, New Brunswick campus. This is an excellent opportunity for early and mid-careerists to speak with current and former Chief Executive Officers in an informal give and take about their respective careers in the healthcare field. Attendees are encouraged to ask the executives for insights into how they developed and enhanced their careers; and, where they see today's opportunities. 

Our annual meeting will take place at the Hackensack Meridian Health / Seton Hall University Medical School on Tuesday, June 5th. This brand new medical school is slated to start its very first cohort of students in July 2018. Bob Garrett, Hackensack Meridian Co-CEO, will be the keynote speaker at this event. The chapter is extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to host this event in this newly remodeled state-of-the-art medical education facility. Tickets for this event and the CEO Roundtable are available on the ACHENJ website (http://ahenj.ache.org/). 

On a final note, the ACHENJ board year ends on May 31. At that time I will transition to Immediate Past President and Alex Puma will begin serving as chapter President. I would like to welcome Alex will support him in his new role as President. I look forward to supporting the new board in my upcoming role as chapter Immediate Past President.

During my time as President (and President-Elect) I have had the privilege to work with many talented and dedicated individuals on the board, in the committees, and in the general membership. I am truly grateful to have served as President for ACHENJ and would like to thank everyone for their contributions and support to the chapter. 

Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, MBA, RN
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Chapter President Jeff Egnatovich with ACHE CEO Deborah Bowen and Ceu Cirne-Neves
 Chapter President and Cue Cirne-Neves with District 1 Governer Nancy Diligrio and ACHE Regional Director Gerry Berrish

Chapter Leaders who received awards

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April 24th, 2018 - CEO Roundtable

May 2nd, 2018 - Diversity Panel

June 5th, 2018 - 2018 ACHENJ Annual Meeting


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