Executive Moves: National Assn. of ACOs, CMA 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.

Dr. Thomas Kloos, National Association of ACOs

Dr. Thomas Kloos, president of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and director of the Atlantic Management Services Organization, has been named chair of the board of directors for the National Association of ACOs.

Kloos, who is also a vice president for Atlantic Health System, has led the organization’s efforts in coordinated care, which enhanced quality while reducing costs, ever since Atlantic Health began participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2012. Last year, he served as vice chair of the NAACOS, of which he has been a longtime member.

“Serving the last year as vice chair has been an amazing experience that has allowed me to get a better view of the excellent work being done by NAACOS and its member ACOs across the country,” Kloos said. “I’m looking forward to this year as chair, continuing to learn from peers, while also sharing the excellent work being done at Atlantic Health System’s own ACOs to better coordinate care for our patients and improve the health of our communities.”

Donna Latham, CMA

CMA, a full-service communications, marketing and association management firm, welcomes Donna Latham as its marketing sales coordinator. Along with supporting the business development team, Latham is accountable for lead generation and advertising sales. Her responsibilities include new business sourcing, plus evaluating opportunities on multiple platforms such as websites, social media, paid subscriptions and at networking events.

Latham has more than 20 years of experience in business development, advertising sales, client services and event marketing. As the vice president of sales for the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce (now Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber), Latham managed event sales sponsorships. She also led customer relationship management, which consisted of membership recruitment and retention. Additionally, she executed digital and print marketing campaigns and initiated an event marketing program, which resulted in an increase in memberships.

Prior to that, Latham was a corporate business development manager for Hamilton Jewelers Co. She developed new business strategies and conceptualized yearly recognition and incentive programs for B2B clients. They included Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gulfstream Aerospace, General Motors, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Otsuka and PwC.

Scarinci Hollenbeck

Scarinci Hollenbeck recently welcomed the addition of three new counsel to three of the firm’s core practice groups. Maryam M. Meseha has joined the firm’s Litigation practice group, Stan Barrett has joined the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Business Law practice group and Jorge R. de Armas has joined the firm’s Government & Education Law practice group.

De Armas and Meseha will be based out of the firm’s Lyndhurst office, while Barrett will be based out of the firm’s Red Bank office. The attorneys bring with them nearly 40 years of combined legal experience.

Meseha brings with her a decade of experience handling a wide range of litigation matters in varying industries from inception to resolution. Barrett brings with him a decade of experience in the areas of corporate transactions & business law, litigation, corporate compliance and white collar criminal defense. De Armas has 15 years of experience and demonstrated ability in the representation of corporate, individual and government clients.

Michael Chirico, Beckage PLLC

Attorney Michael Chirico, a New Jersey resident, has joined Beckage PLLC to assist the New York state-based law firm and its rapidly growing client base in privacy, technology, cybersecurity, data protection and other matters.

“We continue to meet the demands of our global clients by adding more high-caliber practitioners to our team,” Beckage PLLC Managing Director Jennifer A. Beckage said. “Our sophisticated health law practice is further enhanced with the addition of Mike, a triple threat as a lawyer, information security officer and Certified Information Systems Auditor.”

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Robert J. DelAversano, OncoSec

OncoSec Medical Inc., a company developing late-stage intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced the appointment of Robert J. DelAversano as OncoSec’s principal accounting officer and controller.

DelAversano will be responsible for preparation of financial statements, as well as other finance-related functions, assuming these responsibilities from Sara M. Bonstein, who stepped down from her roles as chief financial officer and chief operating officer to pursue another professional opportunity.

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Bo Luongo, OpenLegacy

OpenLegacy, the leader in delivering microservices-based application program interface integration for legacy systems, is pleased to announce that Bo Luongo is joining the global leadership team as global senior vice president of alliances and business development.

Luongo previously worked at MuleSoft as global lead, OEM sales & programs, where he significantly grew the global original equipment manufacturer practice and experienced both a successful initial public offering and a strategic acquisition by Salesforce. Previously, he spent a decade at Informatica building strategic alliances and OEM partnerships.

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New Jersey Policy Perspective

New Jersey Policy Perspective announced the election of two new board members: Sarah Lechner, a leading policy expert on the social determinants of health, and John Butler, a national voice on prosecutorial and criminal justice reform.

“I am thrilled to welcome Sarah and John to the NJPP board, as they bring unique perspectives and experience on issues that affect the lives of everyday New Jerseyans,” said Marcia Marley, Chair of NJPP’s Board of Trustees.

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Phelps Construction Group

Phelps Construction Group, a full-service construction management firm, has announced the promotion of executives within the management team. Jeffery Rainforth has been promoted to president, Brian Stricker to vice president and Thomas Brennan to executive project manager.

Rainforth, a founder of Phelps Construction Group with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, will continue to oversee all project management and estimating while leading Phelps Construction Group into the next decade.

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