Andrew R. Greene
Executive Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Health Network
Committee Chair, NJCTH

Andrew R. Greene is the Chief Executive Officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network. He is the only CEO the network has had. Beginning in 1995, the Network has become the only clinically integrated health delivery Network in New Jersey. It is currently a group of eight hospitals in central New Jersey, the RWJ Medical School, four health centers, and the largest elder care provide in New Jersey. He has led the clinical integration and outcomes improvement process in the Network since 1997 and the implementation of the 15/30 Emergency Room Guarantee Program in 1998, among other programs that have improved health care in central New Jersey. He was previously Vice President and Treasurer of Princeton, New Jersey based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (not affiliated with the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network). In that position, Greene was responsible for financial monitoring of all grants, tax matters and other administrative functions. It is the nation’s largest health care philanthropy, making grants of $500 million per year. A graduate of Ohio State University, with a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Greene was assistant to the President at the Health and Hospitals Corporation in New York City and Program Planning Specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, prior to joining the Foundation in 1981. He is on the Board of national, regional and municipal health organizations, as well as an Associate Professor at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is a contributing author of the book entitled, Under the Safety Net: The Health and Social Welfare of the Homeless in the United States, and his published work has appeared in The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and the Johns Hopkins Journal of The International Society for Research in Healthcare Financial Management Symposium and Workshop 2000.


Joseph A. Trunfio, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Health System
Sectretary, NJCTH

Joseph A. Trunfio, Ph.D., is President & Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Health System, which includes Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital in Summit, Mountainside Hospital in Montclair/Glen Ridge, The General Hospital Center at Passaic and affiliate Newton Memorial Hospital. Atlantic Health System, one of the largest health care systems in the state, serves nearly 5 million people in 11 counties in northern and central New Jersey. Previously, Mr. Trunfio had served as Atlantic Health System’s Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer since March 1999. Before joining Atlantic Health System, he was President/Chief Executive Officer of the Via Caritas Health System based in Parsippany. He assumed that role in March 1997 with the formation of Via Caritas, the parent corporation which sponsored St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center in Paterson, St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, and Northwest Covenant Medical Center. Prior to this, he had served as President/CEO of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (SSM) Health Care Ministry Corporation, and President/CEO of Northwest Covenant Medical Center, having joined the SSM system in 1975. Mr. Trunfio earned both a Master of Science degree and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology at the University of Miami, and has completed post doctoral fellowships at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, NY), and the National Institute of Mental Health (Rockville, Maryland). He completed his undergraduate work in psychology at St. John’s University in Queens.


John P. Ferguson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Hackensack University Medical Center
Chairman-elect, NJCTH

A graduate with a B.S. in Economics from St. Peter’s College, and an MBA in Health Care Administration from George Washington University, John Ferguson has served as President & CEO of Hackensack University Medical Center since 1986. Prior to joining HUMC in 1981, as a Vice President for Professional Services and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Ferguson was the Senior Vice President at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. From 1978 through 1984 he served as an adjunct faculty of the New School for Social Research Graduate School of Management & Urban Professionals. He currently serves as a Representative to the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges Assembly; is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Inc.; is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the QualCare Alliance Networks, Inc.; is a Member of the Board of Trustees of St. Peter’s College; is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Greater New York Hospital Association; is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Molly Foundation for Diabetes Research; is a Commissioner of the Economic Development Commission of the City of Hackensack; is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey; is a Founding member of the Bergen County Economic Development Corporation of the County of Bergen; is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals; is a Member of the Board of Directors of Commerce Bank/North; and is a Member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.


John K. Lloyd, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Meridian Health System

John K. Lloyd has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Health System since 1997. He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the System and its affiliates, and is an ex-officio member of the Board. Previously, Mr. Lloyd was President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey Shore Medical Center where he served in that capacity since 1982. From 1972 through 1982, Mr. Lloyd was associated with Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, where he rose from the position of Administrative Resident to Executive Vice President. From 1968 to 1971, he served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Lloyd received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1968 and a master’s degree in business administration from Temple University in 1973.

Mr. Lloyd is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was also a member of its Committee on Ethics from 1986 to 1989. He served as Regent for Southern New Jersey from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Lloyd served on the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees from 1986 until 1993 and again from 1998 until the present. He is currently the Chairman-elect of the Hospital Association. He is a former chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of University Health System of New Jersey and has served as chairman of Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corporation from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Lloyd also served on the following boards: Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross (1992 to 1996); Central Jersey Blood Center (1983 to present) and is currently Chairman; and Monmouth County Tuberculosis Control Board (1982 to 1990). His other memberships include School of Business Administration Advisory Council for Monmouth College (1985 to 1994); Health Care Management Advisory Board for Monmouth University (1999 to present); Board of Directors of QualCare (1993 to present).

He was 1993 recipient of Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts Joshua Huddy Distinguised Citizen Award; The 1996 recipient of the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award by the Monmouth Ocean Chapter of the National Conference; the 1999 recipient of the Monmouth County Urban League Corporate Award for Strong Community Support and Leadership, the 1999 recipient of the Lakewood Chapter of the NAACP Community Service Award, and the 2001 Honoree, The Center for Holocaust Studies at Brookdale Community College, Testimonial Dinner and Journal Tribute.


Harvey A. Holzberg, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Harvey A. Holzberg leads a distinguished career in health care administration. Since 1989 he had been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the principal hospital of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Under his leadership, the hospital has become a leading academic health center through the establishment of nationally recognized centers of excellence such as the Heart Center of New Jersey, the Vascular Center of New Jersey, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The hospital is also a founding partner of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the only National Cancer Institute designated center in New Jersey.

Mr. Holzberg instituted and successfully implements the hospital’s fourfold mission of Care, Outreach, Research and Education (CORE). Through his example and leadership the hospital has achieved the highest level of patient care in its more than 100 year history, greatly enhanced its community outreach efforts and vastly increased its clinical education and research programs. To give just a few examples, during his tenure, the hospital was designated a Level I Trauma Center, a new CORE Pavilion was opened, and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital was found to have the lowest risk-adjusted mortality rate in a national study.

Prior to taking the helm at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Mr. Holzberg was the president and CEO of Jersey City Medical center for six years, where he was instrumental in converting the medical center from a struggling public hospital to a financially sound private institution. While there, he launched the Family Health Center, an outpatient facility offering a full-range of health services to over 20,000 patients each year. Before that he was Senior Vice President of Administration at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he made a similar commitment to increasing access to quality health care to community residents by developing the sunset Park Family Health Center, the largest of its kind in the country.


Stuart D. Cook, M.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Stuart D. Cook, M.D., internationally renowned physician, scientist, and leader in academic medicine, was named acting president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on July 1, 1998 and president on November 23, 1998.

UMDNJ comprises eight schools, a tertiary care hospital, and a statewide behavioral health care network.

As president, Dr. Cook has drawn on his experience as a clinician, researcher, and administrator to develop ambitious goals to raise the university’s national profile over the next five years. He has challenged the university to double its external support for research, maintain its standards of academic excellence and promote statewide collaborative projects that ensure the highest quality clinical careis available to all New Jerseyans.

Dr. Cook came to the University in 1971 to establish a Department of Neuroscience.



Christopher Olivia, M.D.
The Cooper Health System

Christopher T. Olivia, M.D. is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cooper Health System. Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center is a 554 bed not for profit academic medical center located in Camden, NJ which specializes in the treatment of seriously ill and critically injured patients. Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center has the only Level I Trauma Center, only dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room, and the only Children’s Hospital in southern New Jersey. The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper also includes a Pediatric In-Patient Unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and a Newborn ICU. It is also a core teaching hospital of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The system also runs satellite facilities and physician offices in 35 New Jersey municipalities, among them Voorhees, Cherry Hill and Washington Township, Gloucester County. Before becoming President & CEO of the Cooper Health System, Dr. Olivia served as the president of the faculty physician organization, called University Physicians of Cooper. During his tenure, he is credited with restructuring and streamlining Cooper’s physician-management structure, improving business operations, and recruiting clinical specialists to the Cooper physician staff. Before joining Cooper, Olivia served as Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Health Partners in Springfield, Ohio, a division of Catholic Health Partners. Dr. Olivia received a medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and a master's degree in business administration from Wharton.