Executive Moves: RWJBarnabas Health, DiversityInc and more

Executive Moves is an occasional feature on ROI-NJ.com describing some of the important personnel changes in the New Jersey business community. Reports are based on news releases, edited for content, clarity and style.

Margie Heller, RWJBarnabas Health

Margie Heller has recently been named vice president of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas Health. Most recently, Margie was system administrator of Global Health at RWJBarnabas Health and administrative director of Community Health and Outreach at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Over the past few years, her focus has expanded beyond local and regional community health outreach to include an international focus as part of the RWJBH Global Health strategy.

“Margie is extremely active leader in Livingston as well as many of the surrounding communities. She has dedicated her career to building stronger communities both locally and globally,” says Stephen P. Zieniewicz, CEO and president, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Lissiah Hundley, DiversityInc

DiversityInc is pleased to announce the appointment of Lissiah Hundley as head of strategic partnerships & client fulfillment. She joins New Brunswick-based DiversityInc after nearly two decades of experience in the sector.

Hundley will be based in Atlanta and will report to Carolynn Johnson, the company’s CEO.

“We are delighted that Lissiah brings her extensive experience developing and implementing partner and client management to our company,” Johnson said. “DiversityInc has been fortunate to attract talent from a variety of sectors, and Lissiah will be a great asset to our leadership team.”

Amy Perry, Atlantic Health System

Earlier this year, Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division, and senior vice president, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System, was named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders list. She was honored and featured during the 2019 Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference this summer in Chicago.

Perry participated with other female healthcare executives in a panel discussion titled “Finding the Keys to Long-Term Career and Life Satisfaction.” This session explored the process and best practices for finding long-term career and life satisfaction as a woman health care executive.

Perry also was honored at Modern Healthcare’s biennial dinner and awards presentation celebrating the Top 25 women leaders in the industry. These women executives are affecting policy and changing care delivery for patients across the nation.

Matthew J. Schiller, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Schiller has been named vice chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department. He joins Thomas J. Denitzio Jr. and Jack Fersko, the department’s co-chairs, in the leadership of one of New Jersey’s foremost commercial real estate law practices.

“Matt is a seasoned young attorney and has been a valuable asset to our firm since coming onboard as a partner in 2015,” said Fersko.

Denitzio adds: “Serving as vice chair is well suited to Matt’s growing prominence among the ‘next generation’ of leaders in the commercial real estate field.”

Bruce Stern, American Association for Justice

Stark & Stark Shareholder Bruce Stern was sworn in as president of the American Association for Justice at the annual conference in San Diego this summer.

AAJ is the world’s largest trial bar, with more than 20,000 members. The organization stands to promote justice and fairness, safeguards victims’ rights and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information.

In his remarks at the ceremony, Stern said: “I know that I follow in the footsteps of giants who dug our wells and I thank and honor all the past presidents of AAJ who came before me. Together we can accomplish so much. I look forward to serving as your president and working together with you.”


CMA, a full-service communications, marketing and association management firm, announced four new hires: Michael Canino, Amy Schroeder, Kimberly Tjoumakaris and Paulina Gnuechtel.

Canino, of Cherry Hill, joins CMA as a client director. Schroeder, of Basking Ridge, is a senior account manager. Tjoumakaris, of Yardley, Pennsylvania, is a content marketing specialist. And Gnuechtel is a senior account manager responsible for driving strategic client initiatives.

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Samantha Hennessey, the NRP Group

The NRP Group, a vertically-integrated, best-in-class developer, builder and manager of multifamily housing, today announced the hiring of Samantha Hennessey, an expert on affordable housing in New Jersey, with the goal of accelerating the development of quality affordable housing in the Northeast.

With Hennessey’s expertise, the NRP Group aims to leverage its strong reputation to expand affordable multifamily development in New Jersey and the Northeast.

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Erin Klebaur, Imbue Creative

Imbue Creative announced the hiring of Erin Klebaur as the agency’s new director of client success. In addition to business development, Klebaur will work directly with Lambertville-based Imbue’s broad, multi-disciplinary clients to advance their long-term marketing and strategic goals.

“We are extremely excited to have Erin join the team,” said Imbue’s president, Michael Piperno. “As a brand ambassador with a successful track record of helping companies develop strategies to address their long-term goals, we’re looking forward to adding Erin’s solutions-centric mindset to our team’s approach to helping clients. While much of marketing today is driven by digital tools and data analytics, we know marketing is really about relationships — with real people. Erin shares this view with us, and she is a wonderful addition to the Imbue team.”

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Ogilvy Health

Ogilvy Health, part of Ogilvy, announced the advancement of seven creative team members across the agency’s New Jersey and New York offices.

  • Mike Brune and Deborah Ciauro have been promoted to the positions of executive creative directors;
  • Larry Hannon has been elevated to senior vice president, creative director;
  • Beth Elkis and George Giunta have advanced to the posts of group creative directors;
  • Anita Caruso has moved to vice president, associate creative director;
  • Agnes Topor has advanced to associate creative director.

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