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Position: President and CEO of Cooper University Health Care
Key role: I am responsible for leading the organization, including all hospital and outpatient operations and the nearly 500-member physician group. I also oversee the advancement of strategic care partnerships and implementing new models of care delivery to improve quality and service, and decrease costs.
Goals: I believe we must always strive to be better and deliver exemplary quality and service to our patients and their families. I am fortunate to be able to leverage Cooper's history and strengths to help build a world-class organization well positioned for the future challenges we face.
Previous jobs: I have more than 30 years' health care management experience, much of it at hospitals in the Delaware Valley. Before joining Cooper, I was president of Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, in Baltimore, a 380-bed community teaching hospital.
Key strengths: I have a clear vision for what the successful future should look like for a health care organization. My strength is in harnessing the energy and talent of the team to focus together on achieving that vision. I would say that I am a conductor. Like a conductor, I can't play all the instruments, but I know what the music should sound like.
Career high: Joining Cooper at such an exciting time of expansion and growth. I feel as if I have come full circle: I was born at Cooper, my family was part of the Camden community for many years, and now I am back and bringing my vision for excellence.
Next: Lead Cooper into the next generation of health care delivery in our country. Leverage our academic and clinical strength to broaden the population that we serve.
Challenges: Health care is complex, competitive and disjointed. We struggle with shifting payment structures, competing priorities and finding a balance between managing the best health care we can deliver in an extremely high-cost environment.
After hours: I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and remodeling our beach house at the Jersey Shore. I also enjoy fitness and keeping active.
Dr. Roger S. Klein has joined Summit Medical Group's gastroenterology department, practicing at the Diamond Hill Road campus in Berkeley Heights.
He is also section chief in the division of gastroenterology and attending gastroenterologist at Overlook Hospital, in Summit.
Klein earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of Michigan, and his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. Klein is a fellow and member of the American College of Physicians, and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Gastroenterological Association and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Cristine Delnevo was named co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Delnevo, a professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health, has been a research member at the institute since 2002. She will be responsible for developing population-based research that fosters collaborative research to reduce the burden of cancer and improve life for cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for developing cancer.
Delnevo will work with co-leader Sharon Manne, a professor of medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Delnevo is the author of numerous publications, and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Behaviors.
Michael J. P. Schewe has joined Podvey Meanor, a law firm with offices in Newark, as an associate in the litigation department. His practice is focused on immigration law, employment law, family law and complex commercial litigation.
Schewe previously was chief operating officer and founding attorney at ScheweLaw LLC. He received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009.
R&J Public Relations LLC has named Dan Capawana its media relations specialist. Capawana will focus on traditional media relations while moderating communications between the agency and media outlets. He joined the Bridgewater-based public relations agency as an intern in 2012.
Capawana, of Branchburg Township, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing in 2011 from the University of Vermont.
Stan Kurzweil has joined Weichert Commercial Brokerage, in Morris Plains, as senior vice president.
Kurzweil has nearly 30 years' experience in commercial real estate. Before joining Weichert Commercial, Kurzweil was senior officer of Cassidy Turley's Somerset office, where he was in charge of office brokers. Kurzweil was formerly president of the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, a professional affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Kurzweil holds a master's degree in business administration from Bernard M. Baruch College.
The MIPI Alliance has named Peter Lefkin managing director and Mike Krell director of marketing and membership.
Lefkin is responsible for strategy development and implementation at MIPI, a Piscataway-based nonprofit corporation serving the mobile device industry. He is also responsible for MIPI's increased collaboration with the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization. He has served as MIPI's part-time managing director since February 2011.
Krell joins MIPI with more than 25 years' experience in the electronics industry, including jobs at AMD, Legerity and Alereon. He spent the last nine years working with industry alliance organizations.
Comcast Business, a unit of the cable and telecommunications provider, has named Kevin Conmy as vice president for the company's Freedom Region. Conmy will oversee targeted sales and marketing operations for businesses in New Jersey, northern Delaware and the Philadelphia area.
Conmy has 22 years of telecommunications and management experience, including tenure as executive director of business partner sales at Comcast's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia. He was also vice president and general manager with One Communications, and vice president of sales with ATX Communications.
Conmy graduated from Drexel University's College of Business and Administration with a degree in marketing.