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Position: Vice president, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.

Key role: Overseeing and expanding some of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's most exciting programs.

Goals: Development of our program, known as the Affiliated Accountable Care Organizations, a learning network that supports and educates existing and in-formation accountable care organizations and other health care professionals and hospitals working to create new health care delivery systems. Upholding and building the Quality Institute's reputation as an independent voice for health care quality, safety and affordability. Supporting and growing our existing membership, which includes a who's who of health care leaders in New Jersey, including payers, consumer advocates, health care professionals and others who support our mission.

Previous jobs: Director of strategic affairs at Horizon Healthcare Innovations; director of legislation and policy at the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance; senior counsel at the New Jersey Senate majority office.

Key strengths: Bringing parties together to reach agreement.

Career high: New Jersey being chosen as one of seven states for the federal patient-centered medical home program; passage of the 2006 and 2008 New Jersey health care reform laws that I worked on.

Next: Make the Quality Institute the home of credible quality and cost information for employers, consumers and the growing number of accountable care organizations in New Jersey.

Challenges: Getting all the stakeholders in health care to work together — challenging, but possible.

After hours: Running, swimming, enjoying family and friends.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Banking

Peter Provenzel has joined Siena Lending Group LLC as an originator for the company's Northeast offices.

Provenzel, of Somerset, has 35 years' experience in helping middle-market companies obtain financing. He will be responsible for originating asset-based loans for Siena's northeast region and growing Siena's partnership program with community banks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Based in Connecticut, Siena provides financing from $1 million to $20 million for middle-market companies. It targets clients unable to access bank financing because of size or credit profile.

Construction

River Drive Construction named Marshal Boysen vice president. Boysen, who was previously director of business development, joined the Elmwood Park company in 2007.

Boysen, of East Brunswick, has worked in marketing construction management services for more than 15 years. He began his career as a journeyman carpenter with Carpenters Local 1006, in Milltown.

River Drive Construction specializes in general construction and construction management services for developers, management companies, and corporations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Consultancy

Maggie Laird has joined Arsenault Associates, a Burlington Township company providing clients fleet management software and technologies, as a fleet management consultant. Laird previously founded and operated Laird Consulting. She also worked for the cities of Lincoln, Neb., and Houston.

Engineering

KMB Design Group LLC, an engineering firm in Wall Township, has named Neil Palmer regional vice president of telecom. Palmer will head the firm's new branch in Dallas. Palmer, who lives McKinney, Texas, will focus on expanding KMB services into Texas, Oklahoma and California.

Education

Amy Endo was named director of research and development at Eye Level, a Ridgefield Park provider of self-directed education. This newly created position will oversee the company's English program in the United States.

Endo most recently was a graduate research assistant at Columbia University, and before that a research and development specialist for Kumon North America, in Teaneck. She holds a doctorate in educational psychology from Columbia University.

Law

Simone Wilson-Brito has rejoined Newark-based law firm as partner in the real estate practice of Rockefeller Group Development Corp., an owner and manager of commercial real estate properties nationwide.

Wilson-Brito previously was real estate counsel with Rockefeller. Wilson-Brito's practice will focus primarily on complex commercial real estate transactions with concentration in the financing, leasing and acquisition of real estate property.

At Rockefeller Group, Wilson-Brito handled financing and real estate transactions for the company and its affiliates. Her responsibilities included negotiating leases, building contracts, licenses and other transaction documents. Wilson-Brito earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Law firm Parker McCay has announced two promotions:

Carl Tanksley was named counsel in the firm's Lawrenceville office. He concentrates his practice in the area of school law, representing boards of education.

Before joining Parker McCay, Tanksley served as counsel for the New Jersey School Boards Association, where he represented more than 600 public school districts in matters before New Jersey courts. Tanksley earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

George M. Morris was promoted to counsel in the firm's Mount Laurel office. Morris concentrates his practice in municipal and government relations, public contracting and education. He serves as township solicitor for Southampton Township, special counsel for Lumberton Township and municipal prosecutor for Medford Township.

Morris was elected to chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's local government section. He earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

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Vice president, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.

Key role: Overseeing and expanding some of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute's most exciting programs.

Goals: Development of our program, known as the Affiliated Accountable Care Organizations, a learning network that supports and educates existing and in-formation accountable care organizations and other health care professionals and hospitals working to create new health care delivery systems. Upholding and building the Quality Institute's reputation as an independent voice for health care quality, safety and affordability. Supporting and growing our existing membership, which includes a who's who of health care leaders in New Jersey, including payers, consumer advocates, health care professionals and others who support our mission.

Previous jobs: Director of strategic affairs at Horizon Healthcare Innovations; director of legislation and policy at the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance; senior counsel at the New Jersey Senate majority office.

Key strengths: Bringing parties together to reach agreement.

Career high: New Jersey being chosen as one of seven states for the federal patient-centered medical home program; passage of the 2006 and 2008 New Jersey health care reform laws that I worked on.

Next: Make the Quality Institute the home of credible quality and cost information for employers, consumers and the growing number of accountable care organizations in New Jersey.

Challenges: Getting all the stakeholders in health care to work together — challenging, but possible.

After hours: Running, swimming, enjoying family and friends.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Banking

Peter Provenzel has joined Siena Lending Group LLC as an originator for the company's Northeast offices.

Provenzel, of Somerset, has 35 years' experience in helping middle-market companies obtain financing. He will be responsible for originating asset-based loans for Siena's northeast region and growing Siena's partnership program with community banks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Based in Connecticut, Siena provides financing from $1 million to $20 million for middle-market companies. It targets clients unable to access bank financing because of size or credit profile.

Construction

River Drive Construction named Marshal Boysen vice president. Boysen, who was previously director of business development, joined the Elmwood Park company in 2007.

Boysen, of East Brunswick, has worked in marketing construction management services for more than 15 years. He began his career as a journeyman carpenter with Carpenters Local 1006, in Milltown.

River Drive Construction specializes in general construction and construction management services for developers, management companies, and corporations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Consultancy

Maggie Laird has joined Arsenault Associates, a Burlington Township company providing clients fleet management software and technologies, as a fleet management consultant. Laird previously founded and operated Laird Consulting. She also worked for the cities of Lincoln, Neb., and Houston.

Engineering

KMB Design Group LLC, an engineering firm in Wall Township, has named Neil Palmer regional vice president of telecom. Palmer will head the firm's new branch in Dallas. Palmer, who lives McKinney, Texas, will focus on expanding KMB services into Texas, Oklahoma and California.

Education

Amy Endo was named director of research and development at Eye Level, a Ridgefield Park provider of self-directed education. This newly created position will oversee the company's English program in the United States.

Endo most recently was a graduate research assistant at Columbia University, and before that a research and development specialist for Kumon North America, in Teaneck. She holds a doctorate in educational psychology from Columbia University.

Law

Simone Wilson-Brito has rejoined Newark-based law firm as partner in the real estate practice of Rockefeller Group Development Corp., an owner and manager of commercial real estate properties nationwide.

Wilson-Brito previously was real estate counsel with Rockefeller. Wilson-Brito's practice will focus primarily on complex commercial real estate transactions with concentration in the financing, leasing and acquisition of real estate property.

At Rockefeller Group, Wilson-Brito handled financing and real estate transactions for the company and its affiliates. Her responsibilities included negotiating leases, building contracts, licenses and other transaction documents. Wilson-Brito earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Law firm Parker McCay has announced two promotions:

Carl Tanksley was named counsel in the firm's Lawrenceville office. He concentrates his practice in the area of school law, representing boards of education.

Before joining Parker McCay, Tanksley served as counsel for the New Jersey School Boards Association, where he represented more than 600 public school districts in matters before New Jersey courts. Tanksley earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

George M. Morris was promoted to counsel in the firm's Mount Laurel office. Morris concentrates his practice in municipal and government relations, public contracting and education. He serves as township solicitor for Southampton Township, special counsel for Lumberton Township and municipal prosecutor for Medford Township.

Morris was elected to chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association's local government section. He earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

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