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Close Up: Joseph Devine

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President and CEO, Kennedy University Hospital; will become president and CEO
of Kennedy Health System in October


What you do: Oversee operations of Kennedy's three acute-care hospitals in southern New Jersey, and its related ambulatory services and subsidiaries.

Old gig: Senior vice president of administration and external relations.

School ties: Master's degree in business administration, St. Joseph's University, 1985. Bachelor's degree from LaSalle University, 1979

Family tree: Wife Dina; two daughters, Mackenzie and Olivia.

Hometown: Philadelphia


Favorite place at the Shore: Any Jersey Shore boardwalk in the morning.

Giants or Jets, Yankees or Mets: None: Eagles and Phillies.

Favorite place to chow down: Lamberti's Luna Rossa, in Washington Township, Gloucester County.


What you wanted to be when you were 6: A fireman

Historical figure you'd want to meet: Pope John Paul II

Something about you that your co-workers don't know: I was an altar boy.



Accounting firm Friedman LLP has added Lee Shields to its partner group, working out of the Marlton office.

Shields has more than 20 years' public accounting and tax experience with clients in the real estate, manufacturing, distribution and technology sectors. He also has worked with service industries including legal and medical practices.

Shields' expertise includes corporate, partnership and individual income tax planning, and preparation services. He also has experience creating plans to minimize taxes for closely held companies and their stockholders, and in representing clients before federal and state taxing authorities.


Investors Bank has named Deborah A. Leonard to vice president and client care manager. Leonard will oversee operations for the call center at the bank, in the Short Hills section of Millburn. The call center fields customer service inquiries from the company's retail and business customers.

Leonard previously worked for 25 years at Verizon Communications, most recently as telecommunications area manager. She is a New Jersey native and lives in Lanoka Harbor.


Thomas G. Heim was named chief financial officer of AJS Capital Holdings LLC.

Heim, a charted financial analyst, has held senior roles at engineering firms and organizations in related industries. Heim also will lead expansion of the surety consulting and forensics practice as part of Warren Professional Services LLC, a sister company of AJS focused on insurance and litigation support.

Based in Warren Township, AJS Capital is the management entity for a family of companies serving private equity, banking, insurance, engineering, construction, health care, pharmaceutical, science and manufacturing industries.

Financial Planning

Certified financial planner Tara Conti has joined Princeton firm Glen Eagle Advisors LLC.

Conti, a Princeton resident, joins Glen Eagle Advisors from Main Street Financial Solutions, where she created custom financial plans to help clients achieve goals. Before that, Conti worked for EKS Associates in Princeton and Anderson Consulting/Accenture as a financial software consultant and manager. She earned a master's degree in business administration in finance from Virginia Tech.

Health Care

Gary Terrinoni was named executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer for Kennedy Health System.

Terrinoni, who joined Kennedy in 2011 as senior vice president and chief financial officer, will increase responsibilities to include oversight of hospital operations, facilities management and general administrative duties. He will continue to serve as Kennedy's chief financial officer.

Before joining Kennedy, Terrinoni served as executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer of the Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, N.Y. He is a certified public accountant with more than 30 years experience in health care.

Richard Koss was named senior vice president of ambulatory and product line services for the Kennedy Health System.

Koss, a 39-year Kennedy associate, previously served as vice president of ambulatory services at Kennedy. In his new role, Koss will develop a strategic direction for Kennedy's product line expansion, as well as for the health care organization's existing ambulatory service lines.

Koss will have expanded responsibility with Kennedy's behavioral health, neurosciences and orthopedic service lines now under his direction. He also will oversee Kennedy's joint ventures, and has oversight for its subsidiary groups, including Kennedy Property Corp. and Professional Medical Management.

Kennedy operates hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township and at outpatient facilities in Camden and Gloucester counties.

The American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey has named Daniel Klim executive director. Klim, selected from a field of 38 candidates, is charged with fostering growth of the organization and strengthening relationships with stakeholders. The Robbinsville-based organization represents more than 2,000 members, including physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.

Klim was previously manager of industry relations for associate headquarters, an association management services firm based in Mount Laurel. He also spent 12 years working on an events-only basis with the management team at Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford. Before that, he directed the New Jersey Medical Society's marketing and communications programs.

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