Updated: Jan 17
Meet and connect with these healthcare leaders for short, focused conversations about personal and professional development at our 4th Speed Networking Event (virtual) on January 18. Click here for details and to register.
Vice President, Government Relations
Hackensack Meridian Health
Adam Beder is the Vice President of Government Relations for Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health system headquartered in Edison, NJ. Adam has over twenty years of experience in government and health policy, with organization such as the New Jersey General Assembly, the New Jersey Hospital Association, and JFK Health. Mr. Beder received his bachelor's degree from William Paterson University in Political Science, and a M.B.A. from Rider University.
Assistant Vice President, Operations
East Orange General Hospital
Derrick Hutton is a well-versed healthcare operations leader that has spent the last 20 years helping organizations take their services to the next level. He is currently the Assistant Vice President at East Orange General Hospital where he oversees all non-clinical departments. Striving to improve the quality of patient care is the daily focus for his departments. Mr. Hutton earned an MBA in Business Management and B.S. in Management. He currently serves on the Bylaws and Sponsorship Committees for ACHENJ.
Vice President, Patient Experience
Jill Anderson currently serves as the Vice President of Patient Experience at RWJBarnabas Health. She brings over fifteen years of data analytics and process improvement experience as an MBA, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and a Project Management Professional. In addition to her full-time responsibilities, she is a part time lecturer at Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in the Masters of Health Administration program. Jill earned her undergraduate degree from Ursinus College, where she studied International Business and Management, before serving three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa. She has received numerous recognitions including being the recipient of the Presidential Award for her extraordinary job performance in Qatar and India at the Educational Testing Service. Jill also served as the President of Peace Corps Samoa’s Volunteer Advisory Committee, as a Malcolm Baldridge Examiner, as a campaign manager for Morrisville Mayoral candidate 2017, and as the Founder and Chair of TEDxMorrisville. During her free time, Jill loves making memories with her loving family, dogs, and softball mates.
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Atlantic Health System
Sunil Dadlani is an accomplished global business technology leader who has spent his extensive career in this sector using his expertise to develop and implement complex, global information technology strategies and processes.
He was appointed Vice President, Chief Information Officer in September 2020 and oversees Information Technology for Atlantic Health System. In this role, Mr. Dadlani continues to advance the system’s use of information technology strategies and platforms to help support the delivery of excellent patient care and team member experiences. One particular focus is the management and continued growth and development of the system’s electronic medical record, Epic.
Prior to joining Atlantic Health System, Mr. Dadlani was the Chief Information Officer for the New York State Department of Health. He successfully led the largest public-sector digital business technology transformation, delivering digital health care services to 19 million New Yorkers.
Prior to this, Mr. Dadlani served as the Global Head of Enterprise Business Applications & Digital Transformation at Sony.
Mr. Dadlani earned his MBA in Global Management and a Masters in Computer Science and Information Systems. He is an advisory board member for the NY Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE).
Jill Huck, OTR, MPA Executive Director, Office of Strategy Management Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital
Jill Huck is the Executive Director of the Office of Strategy Management at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital; a member hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System in NYC. As part of the senior executive team, Jill is responsible for program development and project management of strategic hospital initiatives - with the ultimate goal of expanding key services lines, increasing volume and reducing leakage. Her portfolio includes commercialization efforts such as bundled arrangements and joint ventures with external healthcare organizations. In addition to service line development her team operates programs focused on patient and employee satisfaction and well being, such as Concierge Services and Office Hoteling.
Jill began her career in health care as an occupational therapist. In 2009 she earned a Master of Public Administration in Health Policy and Management at NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has worked at Mount Sinai for nearly two decades across multiple sectors of the organization, including: rehabilitation medicine, information technology and the office of the President. Career highlights include her support role during the integration of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Continuum Health Partners after the two systems merged in 2013, as well as leading Mount Sinai’s multi-million dollar NYS DSRIP initiative as Director of the PMO from 2015-2017.
Jill remains an active member of the NYU alumni community and previously co-founded the NYU Health Alumni Affinity Group. She is inspired by mentoring early-careerists and serves as the site administrator at Mount Sinai Morningside for the NCAF Administrative Fellowship program. She lives in West Orange with her husband and two children.
Shawn Ekwall, MBA, FACHE Chief Operating Officer, IGEA Brain Spine & Orthopedics
Shawn is currently the Chief Operating Officer of IGEA Brain Spine & Orthopedics, a practice serving New York City and New Jersey, specializing in neurosurgery, neurology, pain management, orthopedics, and neuropsychology. He teaches Health Systems and Health Leadership at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on an adjunct basis. He is an owner/operator of a 340B consulting firm for non-profits in New Jersey. Shawn is the 2022 Autism Speaks Autism Ambassador for the State of New Jersey and volunteers with several other health-related groups, such as the Essex County Medical Reserve Corps (NJ DOH), the Maplewood Health Department, and ACHENJ, where he currently serves as Secretary.
Vice President, Operations Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
Marci Daniel is a healthcare servant leader with over 25 years of experience in various roles of increased accountability in New York City and New Jersey. The breadth of her experience transcends from being a medical assistant, billing administrator, women’s health administrator, and as an urgent care administrator. She joined RWJ Barnabas Health in 2011, and has held several positions of leadership since joining. Currently she serves as the Vice President of Operations at Cooperman Barnbas Medical Center. She’s been recognized to drive greater performance through system-thinking and creativity to continuously improve quality metrics, revenue cycle, centers of excellence, vendor contracting, expense reduction, process optimization, disaster planning, and service line growth and expansion.
She’s been described as an authentic change agent leader that leads projects and teams with a growth mindset, empathy, collaborative in nature, and she is a visionary consistent leader that motivates and continuously motivates her team in the pursuit of excellence.
Marci received her Master’s degree in Health Service Management from Mercy college in Dobbs Ferry, New York and her Bachelor’s degree from the College of New Rochelle where she was a double major in Communications and Psychology. Most recently Marci obtained her certification in Healthcare Diversity Management from the American Hospital Association and Institute for Diversity in Healthcare. She is active on several hospital committees and is a member of the Women’s Leadership Alliance, Black Executive Alliance, and American College of Healthcare Executives.
Marci and her husband are natives of Bronx, New York and the proud parents of 3 sons ages 26, 19, and 15 and currently reside in Orange county, New York. As a servant leader, Marci is board member in her town serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Since 2016, she been active member in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Rockland Orange chapter a nationally recognized organization where she’s the Community Service chair for her chapter. She believes, “To whom much is given, much will be required.”