Three new employees have joined the health care transformation team with the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians.
Angie Halaja-Henriques, Suzanne Hockenberry and Kris Samara will be a part of the organizations team, which focuses on expansion in regional health care transformation and improving health care quality and patient care while reducing patient costs, according to NJAFP.
Currently, the team has helped more than 1,000 physicians locally and nationally to determine how likely or ready they are to absorb major changes, identify and address leadership changes, and other specifics for determining transformations in their practices.
Halaja-Henriques will serve as a program director. She previously worked for the organization’s chapter in Pennsylvania for more than 15 years.
Hockenberry will serve as health care transformation specialist. She has eight years of experience in health care transformation and also previously worked for Pennsylvania AFP.
Samara will also be a program director and will be responsible for overseeing quality improvement, public health and continuing education programs. She has worked with the AFP since 2011 and has also previously worked in Pennsylvania.
“Angie, Suzanne and Kris bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to NJAFP, giving us the ability to expand our quality improvement services beyond the borders of New Jersey and develop regional quality improvement programs that can truly bring about meaningful change,” said Raymond J. Saputelli, executive vice president, NJAFP. “Their individual strengths and expertise will have a positive impact on our organization, and I am thrilled to welcome them to the NJAFP.”