Vice president and chief medical officer of Horizon NJ Health
New Position: Vice president and chief medical officer of Horizon NJ Health
What you do: I oversee all activities and operations within Horizon NJ Health's clinical affairs department. I work to strengthen the relationship and synergy between providers/hospitals and community partners in HNJH's service area in order to expand access and enhance health care for the publicly insured. I provide HNJH's clinical representation to state and federal regulators; accreditation organizations; and other health care professional organizations, associations and partnerships.
Old gig: Executive Medical Director, Quality Management; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
School Ties: Medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway; residency in family practice at Overlook Hospital, Summit.
Family Tree: Married: Ines Calderon; Children: Amanda (17) and Justin (14)
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. — but all Jersey now. Living in Morris Plains for the past 12 years.
When you brag about Jersey to people from out of state, you say: New Jersey is recognized as the most racially and ethnically diverse state in the nation. As a result, you can indulge yourself in the differing food, art and music of many nations, and never leave the state.
Bruce, Bon Jovi, Whitney or Sinatra: Sinatra. As a child my father introduced me to the American song book through Frank Sinatra, and I have been listening ever since.
What you wanted to be when you were 6: A dental technician, like my father.
Something about you that your co-workers don't know: I was a fourth-grade grammar school teacher at the same school that I attended as a child — St Simon Stock School, in the Bronx.
Joshua Chananie was named a principal of Clifton-based Sax, Macy, Fromm & Co. Chananie joined the accounting and consulting firm in 2003 after earning his accounting degree from Binghamton University.
Chananie's practice area is in the not-for-profit industry service group. He also provides accounting and consulting services to companies in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.
Heidi Fichtenbaum was promoted to senior associate at Princeton firm Farewell Architects LLC, while Scott Nicholl was promoted to associate.
Fichtenbaum managed the recently completed Monninger Center for Learning at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Florham Park, a 20,000 square-foot building.
Nicholl was project manger for the recently completed Mortenson Hall at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University. His current work includes the new academic building for the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
Murat Arkan has joined Haddon Heights firm Pennoni Associates as a senior engineer in the geotechnical division. Arkan has more than 18 years' experience in geotechnical engineering, having functioned as a project engineer, project manager, geotechnical engineer and a director of geotechnical engineering services.
Berk Demirbulakli has become president and owner of Highlands Valley Financial Group LLC, a Lake Hopatcong firm that owns and operates an Allstate agency from its Route 15 office. Demirbulakli most recently was middle-market lender, private banking consultant and also managed retail banking branches within Hudson County for Capital One Bank, formerly known as North Fork Bank.
Mary T. Martucci has joined Central State Healthcare System in Freehold Township as the medical director of its comprehensive breast care program. Martucci specializes in surgical treatment of breast cancer and other diseases of the breast.
Jerry Nelson has joined Princeton law firm Stark & Stark, in its commercial real estate practice. Nelson will assist clients in areas of commercial leasing, contract drafting, environmental regulatory compliance, zoning, land use and commercial litigation.
Before joining Stark & Stark, Nelson advised and represented Levin Management Corp. for more than 21 years as in-house counsel and general counsel. Nelson, admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York, earned his law degree from Albany Law School.
Andrew Piniak has joined Long Branch law firm Tucci, Hot, Crupi & Stanziola P.C. as an associate supervising the workers' compensation division.
Piniak has worked at insurance defense and plaintiff firms, and is experienced in workers' compensation law. He earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Realogy Holdings Corp., a Madison-based real estate company, has promoted Rich Green to executive vice president for worldwide sales. Green will lead domestic and global franchise sales teams supporting Realogy real estate brands, including Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker Commercial, ERA and Sotheby's International Realty.
Green has 28 years real estate experience, starting his career at the company with a role in its mortgage joint venture, PHH Home Loans.
Woodbridge real estate investment firm Onyx Equities has named Daniel J. Venn vice president of asset management/investments. Venn will be responsible for investment management activities, including strategic planning, leasing and capital programming, as well as daily operations of Onyx's portfolio.
Before joining Onyx, Venn served as an underwriter on the acquisitions team at Invesco Real Estate, a manager of private real estate investments and public real estate securities.