Leading a Successful Multi-Generational Workforce

Learn more about the panelists speaking at ACHE-NJ's 2022 Fall Congress.


MODERATOR

Deborah D. Visconi, MS, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Jersey’s largest hospital and safety net facility, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center since 2017, is a thought leader in healthcare with more than 30 years of experience.


Her tenacity expanded the Medical Center’s payor mix resulting in first-time contracts with managed care companies allowing access to health care for all Bergen County residents regardless of insurance. Bergen New Bridge became a preferred provider in the Veterans Choice Program with her support. As the only Latina hospital leader in the state, Deb prioritized the community needs assessment process and outreach efforts into underserved and diverse communities. This led to the Hospital’s development of the first LGBTQ Wellness Center in Northern New Jersey. Her leadership has expanded programs, services, and enhanced provider relations yielding improvement in quality, safety, and the patient/ resident experience. Her pioneering technology initiatives led Bergen New Bridge to be the first hospital in the state to connect to the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN).

Deborah was the 2018 NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Healthcare Professional of the Year, honored by Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County, Inc., and the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry, named to Becker's Hospital Review’s annual list of 143 women hospital and health system leaders to know and is a 2018 Health Leaders Prime Movers winner in the Leadership Strategy category. Deborah is one of NJBIZ’s 2019 Best 50 Women in Business, 2019 Crain's Notable Women in Health Care, and she was noted as an ROI-NJ Top Health Care Influencer for 2019 and 2020.


PANELISTS

Kristen Muldowney is a top-performing leader with demonstrated achievement in financial and clinical management, population health, and strategic development. As Vice President of Primary Care Services for the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, she works alongside Medical Group and system leadership to drive the development and implementation of the primary care service line objectives, strategic plan, and growth. Committed to improving workplace culture and clinical efficiencies, she has prioritized a collaborative environment amongst clinicians, staff, and administrators.

Prior to joining the Medical Group, Kristen was the Chief Administrative Officer for Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, where she directed all operational aspects of the ambulatory care services, patient access department, operators, and informatics. She created, implemented, and oversaw clinical practice initiatives to focus on efficiencies, economies, and maximization of revenue cycle activities.

Kristen started her career as a Certified Athletic Trainer and gradually transitioned to a healthcare administrator. In her free time, she can often be found mentoring young professionals through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) mentorship program. Kristen received a master’s degree in Science from East Stroudsburg University and is currently obtaining her Master in Health Administration from the University of Arizona.


The career of Maureen A. Schneider, PhD, MBA, RN, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Health System; President, Chilton Medical Center,s pans both New York and New Jersey where she held several executive management positions including chief operating officer and chief nurse executive. Her leadership and clinical career began at New York Presbyterian Health System-Weill Cornell Campus. Her years spent in Chilton Medical Center serving as chief nursing officer and chief operations officer led to her recent appointment as president, Chilton Medical Center, senior vice president Atlantic Health System.


She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, an MBA from Monmouth University, and a doctorate from Seton Hall University, she is certified in Advanced Nursing Administration, Quality Healthcare, is a Fellow in the College of Healthcare Executives, and is a Johnson and Johnson Executive Wharton Fellow.


Dr. Schneider has been an active leader in the mergers and acquisitions of several health systems. She was involved in developing a new 1000 bed hospital in NYC, led strategy and development of The Steeplechase Cancer Center, Medical Coordinating-Bioterrorism Center, and orchestrated the clinical integration for the planned merger of the Somerset Medical Center with Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center. She also achieved Magnet Accreditation Recognition for Nursing Excellence for three separate healthcare organizations in 2003, 2011 and for Chilton Medical Center in 2020. In addition, she holds an adjunct faculty position at Seton Hall University teaching doctoral and graduate business and leadership/management and undergraduate students, along with being an accomplished author, coach, presenter, and executive/leadership mentor.


Julianne Rizzotti, MPS, is manager of new business, strategic business planning for Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). In this role, she is responsible for the research and evaluation of new business strategies that bring innovation to HMH. In addition to her role, Julianne is actively engaged in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at HMH, serving as chair of the Young Professionals Team Member Resource Group.


Prior to working in strategic business planning, Julianne held various roles for HMH. Most recently, she was a project manager in the integration management office where she managed high priority projects such as mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, and strategic initiatives. She also worked in the government relations department, where she reviewed federal, state and policy trends to determine organizational objectives, threats, and opportunities to the organization.

Before joining HMH, Julianne held positions in the Office of the First Lady and Protocol for Governor Chris Christie, the office of the Majority Whip, Congressman Steve Scalise, and the Office of Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.


Julianne received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and a Master of Professional Studies in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. She is currently a Lead New Jersey Fellow.


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