Meet our team...

Suzanne Ianni
President and CEO


Suzanne leads HANJ to improve health-care for New Jersey’s most vulnerable. As the recognized voice for safety net hospitals for over two decades, she works with legislative and administrative leaders to raise awareness of critical healthcare issues facing our state.

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Chris Czvornyek
Vice President, Finance and Strategy


Chris has more than 12 years of experience in Medicaid financial management and reimbursement policy.  While at the NJ Office of Management and Budget and Medicaid, he led several federal maximization initiatives that generated significant revenue for both the State of NJ and the hospital industry.  Most recently, Chris administered incentive and value-based programs for a Medicaid health plan.


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Cara Herrick
Office Manager/Executive Assistant


Cara has held positions in government and not-for profits. She provides critical administrative support and keeps our members informed.


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Brian Shott
Vice President, Policy

Brian previously served as Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.  Prior to this, he was Senior Program Manager for the State Health Reform Assistance Network and State Health and Value Strategies.  These programs provided technical assistance to states in their implementation of the Affordable Care Act and efforts to improve population health and reform the delivery of health care services.  Brian previously spent several years as a legislative aide for the NJ State Senate President. 

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Board + Members

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

(Atlantic City)
Hak Kim, Chief Financial Officer

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center


Deborah Visconi, President & CEO


Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Shane Fleming, Senior VP & CFO

HANJ Treasurer 

CarePoint Health 

Christ Hospital

(Jersey City)

Hoboken University Medical Center


William Pelino, CFO

Cooper University Health Care


Kevin O'Dowd, Co-President/CEO

HANJ Vice Chair



East Orange General Hospital
(East Orange)

Paige Dworak, CEO 

RWJBarnabas Health

John Doll, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Jersey City Medical Center

(Jersey City)

Monmouth Medical Center

(Long Branch)

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


St. Francis Medical Center


Daniel Moen, President

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center 


Kevin Slavin, President & CEO


St. Mary’s General Hospital
Ed Condit, President & CEO

Trinitas Regional Medical Center (Elizabeth)
Gary Horan, President & CEO

HANJ Chair

University Hospital

Dr. Shereef M. Elnahal, President & CEO

HANJ Secretary