presented by ACHE-NJ & Seton Hall University, School of Health and Medical Sciences WHEN: Wednesday, April 26 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Seton Hall University, Bethany Hall 400
South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
Please join us for our Second Annual Spring Symposium, this year hosted and coordinated in conjunction with Seton Hall University. During this incredible all-day event, attendees will be able to engage with New Jersey’s top voices and key decision-makers in the healthcare industry and learn about a variety of important topics.
Each panel has been developed and is presented locally by the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to each panel
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Panel 1: Talent Management for Bench Strength Development
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel 2: Behavior Change and Patient Engagement: The Endgame for Gamification in Health
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Panel 3: Improving the Health Status of Your Community
Meet our Panelists & Moderators
Panel 1: Talent Management for Bench Strength Development
Left to right: Andrew Donet, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Healthcare Morris Hospital (Moderator); Renee Robinson, PhD, Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, College of Human Development, Culture, and Media, Department of Communication and the Arts, Seton Hall University; Ginell Walker Way, RN BSN MBA MAS, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Chilton Medical Center, Atlantic Health System; Jason A. Kreitner, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Hackensack University Hospital, Hackensack Meridian Health
Andrew Donet, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Healthcare Morris Hospital (Moderator) - With more than 10 years experience supporting business development, marketing, clinical liaison, and admissions offices. Andrew leads all clinical and non-clinical daily operations of Kindred Healthcare Morris Hospital. Andrew has had prior roles at Excelsior Care Group, CareOne Management, and University of Scranton in various roles with increasing responsibility. Andrew graduated with a B.A. and MDA from University of Scranton. Andrew has been a member of our board of Directors at ACHE-NJ, specifically as the co-chair of communications for the past two years, and currently serves as our President-Elect.
Renee Robinson, PhD, Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, College of Human Development, Culture, and Media, Department of Communication and the Arts, Seton Hall University - Renee Robinson, PhD, is a professor and Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs in the newly created College of Human Development, Culture, and Media in the Department of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University. Robinson has two areas of expertise, Instructional Communication/Training and Development and Organizational Communication. She has published in the areas of assessment, communication instruction and pedagogy, computer-mediated and digital communication, GenZ, and mobile learning. Robinson is also a former faculty trainer and developer and has worked in various leadership positions at several higher education institutions.
Ginell Walker Way, RN BSN MBA MAS, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Chilton Medical Center, Atlantic Health System - joined Atlantic Health System in 1995 as a staff nurse and has been promoted into various leadership roles over the years. Ginell has over 37 years of nursing experience, with 22 years in leadership and management, working across the five AHS hospitals and Corporate site. She is currently the Chief Nursing Officer at Chilton Medical Center. Prior to this role she was the Director of Nursing at Hackettstown Medical Center, where she had oversight over clinical practice and operations. Prior to joining AHS, she has worked at multiple hospitals within New Jersey. She has a diverse and strong clinical leadership background with experience in Cardiology, Critical Care, Outpatient and Surgical Services.
Throughout her career journey at Atlantic Health, Ginell has participated in various Shared Governance roles to cultivate a supportive and collaborative environment for driving clinical excellence in nursing. She has actively lead patient safety and quality initiatives to improve patient experience and outcomes. Ginell has demonstrated a strong focus on advocating for nurses, employee engagement and professional development.
Ginell is a graduate from Rutgers University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She holds a Master in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University and attended the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program.
Ginell is a member of American Nurses Association, Organization of Nurse Leaders NJ, American College of Healthcare Executive, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, and is on the Northern NJ AACN Board. Additionally, she is a board-certified nurse executive through American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is the proud mother of 2 adult children and resides in Somerset County, NJ.
Jason A. Kreitner, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Hackensack University Hospital, Hackensack Meridian Health - Jason’s healthcare career has spanned more than 25 years, and his expertise and leadership have earned him various roles throughout his career. Since July of 2022, Jason has been the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at Hackensack University Medical Center. Prior to this role, he was the President and Chief Hospital Executive of Ocean University Medical Center with the responsibility for operations/strategic plan of the acute care hospital, acute rehab, and operations of ambulatory sites in Brick, Point Pleasant, and Jackson. Over the three years of his tenure, he successfully led Ocean through the COVID-19 pandemic, Epic implementation, expansion of residency and fellowship programs, and construction of Ocean’s Heart and Vascular Center. Under Jason's leadership, OUMC was ranked as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 in stroke, acute kidney failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, knee replacement, and maternity care.
Ocean was also named to America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery excellence. Ocean has been listed by Newsweek for Top Maternity Care for three years in a row as well as a Leapfrog “A” for eight (8) consecutive periods under Jason’s leadership.
Jason started his career at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he began as a radiation therapist in 1998, and has since served in such positions as Vice President, Senior Operations Officer, Vice President of Operations, Administrator of Clinical Services, Administrative Director of Diagnostic Imaging, and Chief Radiation Therapist.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science from Quinnipiac University and a Masters in Health Systems Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.
He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has served in many leadership roles in ACHE’s NJ Chapter including Chapter president. Jason is also a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company’s Academy Fellowship and is a member of Seton Hall’s MHA Advisory Committee. In 2020, the American College of Healthcare Executives recognized Jason with an Exemplary Service Award. Jason is a past recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives of NJ Regent’s Early Careerist award. Jason was recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 83 Community Hospital CEO’s to know.
Jason lives in Hunterdon County, NJ with his wife and 3 daughters. Weekends and evenings are very hectic with all of their activities. When time permits Jason enjoys skiing, running, and biking.
Panel 2: Behavior Change and Patient Engagement: The Endgame for Gamification in Health
Left to Right: Brian Dobosh, Vice President, Digital Health Systems RWJBarnabas Health (Moderator); Mark Lederman, MBA, Executive Director of Information Technology, Atlantic Health System; Danielle Wilson, MS, Assistant Vice President of Digital Transformation, Virtua Health; Bob Gold, MCS, Founder and Chief Behavioral Technologist, GoMo Health and GoMo Music
Brian Dobosh, Vice President, Digital Health Systems, RWJBarnabas Health (Moderator) is an 18 yr lifer at RWJBarnabas Health. He has his BS, MS, and MBA from Quinnipiac University in Computer Information Systems. He started his journey at RWJBH as an Intern and became a full time C# .NET programmer in 2006. Since then, he has held progressively more leadership roles throughout his career. He currently serves as the Vice President of Digital Health in the IT&S Division. His primary focus for the past 3 years has been on the Epic implementation and all things Patient and Provider Experience in the health system. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife of 10 years, Beth Anne and two children Max (7) and Millie (5).
Mark Lederman, MBA, Executive Director of Information Technology, Atlantic Health System has been a director at Atlantic Health System since 2014. Before joining AHS he had served as vice president and chief information officer at Chilton Medical Center. Prior to Chilton, Lederman served as vice president and chief information officer at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Before assuming his health system leadership roles, he was a management consultant for 20 years focused primarily in health care information technology on projects such as strategic planning, systems selections, implementation project management and related assignments, at Kurt Salmon, KPMG, Healthcare Management Counselors, and Touche Ross & Co. He received a bachelor of science degree in finance and a master of business administration degree with a health care concentration, both from The George Washington University.
Danielle Wilson, MS, Assistant Vice President of Digital Transformation, Virtua Health is the Assistant Vice President of Digital Transformation at Virtua Health with over 20 years of information technology and healthcare experience. In her current role, she focuses on the enterprise expansion of how digital technologies influence and support healthcare imperatives. This includes the strategy and operations of a Digital Transformation Office that supports a portfolio of technology and analytical capabilities at Virtua. These efforts lend to a culture of business insights, opportunity realizations, operational changes, and data-driven decision making. She holds a Masters in Management from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Bob Gold, MCS, Founder and Chief Behavioral Technologist, GoMo Health and GoMo Music is one of the world’s leading behavioral technologists with more than 20 years applied research and development in the behavioral and cognitive science of human motivation, activation and resiliency; with a specialty in the design of clinical care plans and digital therapeutics that integrate pyscho-social factors and personal determinants into physical and behavioral care plans for chronic and complex population health management; with a focus in diversity, equity, and inclusion for underserved vulnerable populations.
Bob focuses his energy on recrafting clinical care plans and medication therapies into behaviorally-based remote care coordination, transitions of care, and rehabilitation/recovery digital therapy programs to achieve a sustainable population health business model for health systems, health plans, pharmaceutical companies and governments; reducing adverse events such as unnecessary ED visits and readmissions, collecting valuable ePROs (electronic patient-reported outcomes) and taking advantage of opportunities for Medicaid and Medicare value-based and RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) reimbursements associated with the implementation of these programs.
Bob’s evidence-based methods provide an individualized, disciplined and nurturing experience within the framework of a person’s lifestyle and typical day while improving satisfaction and adherence; especially for complex and chronic conditions that include co-morbidities and difficult to navigate patient health journeys.
Bob’s BehavioralRx® and Concierge Care® system has also shown to bring back Joy in Practice for doctors and nurses enabling them to spend more time on high impact clinical work.
Panel 3: Improving the Health Status of Your Community
Left to right: Anne M. Hewitt, PhD, MA, Acting Chair, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration and Professor, Seton Hall University (Moderator); Mary Ditri, DHA, FHELA, FACHE, Vice President, Community Health, New Jersey Hospital Association; Laura Frank, Vice President, Community Outreach & Engagement, Hackensack Meridian Health