President & Chief Executive Officer of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus
What you do: Responsible for the operation of the hospital and accountable for the direction and coordination of all aspects of the facility. As a member of the board I will also be responsible for physician relations, budgeting, staffing and contracting.
Old gig: Chief Operating Officer at MagnaCare and New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and Insurance/Advisor to Governor Christie.
Goals: Work with the board, our physicians and our employees to help Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center increase its transparency and strengthen its status as the safest and most compassionate acute care destination for Secaucus and surrounding community.
School ties: Cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law; Magna cum laude graduate of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University; certified from Northeastern University and the Harvard Business School.
Family tree: My wife Anne and two children.
Hometown: Bayonne native; currently residing in Spring Lake Heights.
Bruce, Bon Jovi, Whitney or Sinatra: Bruce — although as I get older I do find myself listening to Sinatra more as well
Sopranos, Jersey Shore or Housewives of N.J.: Sopranos. This question was no contest.
What you wanted to be when you were six: A lawyer — I became one, but only practiced actively for three years. Follow your dreams, but be open to change.
Sports teams: Yankees, Giants and the Seton Hall Pirates.
Brenden Garozzo returns to Monroe Village, a Springpoint Senior Living community in Monroe Township, as its new executive director. Garozzo previously served as assistant executive director for the community in the late 1990s.
With more than 19 years of senior living experience, Garozzo previously worked with Cadbury Senior Services, Friends Village at Woodstown and as the managing director of the Masonic Home of NJ.
Pete Hatton has been promoted to director of commercial services at Hutchinson Mechanical Services, a Cherry Hill-based energy and mechanical services contractor.
Hatton has worked in the HVAC industry since 1985 and joined Hutchinson in 2001 from Conectiv Services as commercial accounts sales and operations manager.
Hatton will now be responsible for the overall management and administration of daily operations and team members within commercial lines of business and strategy and development.
Susan Dolbert was named vice president of development for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. She will join the foundation in September.
Her responsibilities will include building a strong development program for RBHS and collaborating between RBHS and the entirety of the Rutgers community.
Dolbert previously served as vice president of development for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, overseeing its fundraising activities and launching the center’s patient and family and physician referral programs.
She also served as chair of the Department of Development and chief development officer for Mayo Clinic Arizona, and the executive director and president of the Arizona State University Alumni Association.
McCarter & English, a full-service law firm in Newark, promoted Kevin A. Brown, Steven E. Halpern and Natalie S. Watson to partner.
Brown, an attorney in the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, and Private Clients practice group, joined McCarter & English in 2011 after graduating from Emory University School of Law and receiving an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.
Halpern, an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology practice group, joined in 2005 after graduating cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Watson, an attorney in the firm’s Product Liability practice group, joined in 2004 after graduating magna cum laude from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.
Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira joined Florham Park-based Shionogi Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the 135-year old Japanese pharmaceutical company, as senior vice president of clinical development.
After receiving his medical degree from Colegio Mayor del Rosario in Colombia, Ferreira transitioned into the industry as a clinical research manager with Merck in Colombia. While at Merck, he also worked as the director of clinical research and metabolism, co-chair of the Januvia Joint product development team in Japan, chair for the product development team of Emend and executive director of clinical research for women’s health.
Real Estate Services
CW Solutions, a real estate services firm in Millstone Township, hired Joy Schulein as property acquisition specialist and Steven Rainey as Geographic Information Systems manager.
Schulein brings six years of mortgage underwriting and real estate law experience to her new role serving as a mortgage underwriter for JPMorgan Chase in Iselin.
Rainey brings eight years of geospatial support experience to his new role after working with the City of Newark, Office of Management and Budget as GIS administrator.