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The American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHENJ) is a professional organization for those who direct management services and programs within health care facilities, networks and related organizations. With over 900 members, ACHENJ is recognized as a Healthcare Executive Group of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and most recently was awarded the ACHE 2024 Chapter Merit Award.

The ACHENJ supports activities to assist members in advancement in the ACHE. ACHENJ has been serving the educational, networking, employment and mentoring needs of NJ Healthcare Executives, Managers and students for over 25 years. ACHENJ offers its members, no matter what career stage they are in, a collegial environment for professional growth and life-long learning.

Other ACHENJ programs include an Employment Opportunity Service, a Healthcare Administration Scholarship Program as well as a Distinguished Service Award Program. Each year the group hosts a Golf Outing to support Wishes Come True, a program to grant the wishes of chronically ill children in our communities.


To advance our members and healthcare leadership excellence.


To be the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to advancing health.


Core Values
We are committed to and live out our core values through our work:

  • Integrity: We advocate and demonstrate high ethical conduct in all we do.

  • Lifelong Learning: We recognize lifelong learning is essential to our ability to innovate and continually improve ourselves, our organizations and our profession.

  • Leadership: We lead through example and mentoring, and recognize caring must be a cornerstone of our professional interactions.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: We champion diversity and foster inclusion to advance equity in the workplace and the communities we serve.


Message from Our ACHE-NJ Regent



           As we welcome Spring and experience Mother Nature’s resilience, it is fitting that our organizations follow this annual ritual of renewal by surveying stakeholders, reaffirming workplans, or modifying them as required. 
Listening to “the voice of the customer” is one of the hallmarks of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and ACHE-NJ, a leadership practice that provides direction and refines deliverables. During three weeks in May, members will receive a survey which will capture what you value most about our professional organization.
We eagerly anticipate this year’s survey results, and especially are looking forward to reviewing the requirements of Student Associates and Early Careerists. Indeed, the preoccupation with Student Associates extended to the Regent Think Tank discussions at the Regents Leadership Conference meeting in Chicago. In particular, the discussions centered around how to leverage the Higher Education Networks and maximize student engagement.
The insights gained at the national level will be incorporated into ACHE’s 2025-2027 Strategic Plan, and the insights gained from the ACHE-NJ member survey will inform the committee leaders tasked with providing evidence-driven value.
I look forward to communicating with you quarterly, through this message, and to your engagement and feedback. Reach me at, or
Ceu Cirne-Neves, FACHE
Regent for New Jersey – Northern
If you would like to send a message to the Regent, please use the Regent’s email listed above. Do not reply directly to this email message as your message will go to Volunteer Relations, and not directly to the Regent. 

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