Summit CityMD announces key appointments, launches diversity program

Summit CityMD, a health care entity created by the merger between Berkeley Heights-based Summit Medical Group and New York-based CityMD, announced on Wednesday it has made key executive appointments as well as launched a diversity, equity and inclusion program.

“Today, we are moving to a regional management approach to continue our strategic growth in the New York metropolitan area,” Jeffrey Le Benger, CEO of Summit CityMD, said. “All clinical operations and leadership, including urgent care and multi-specialty practices, will become part of their respective regions under the following leadership, who are all proven clinical leaders on both sides of our organization.”

Here they are:

  • Jennifer Marchitto, chief operating officer, New Jersey region;
  • Jack Cappitelli, chief medical officer, New Jersey region;
  • Vincent “Jim” Campasano, chief operating officer, New York region;
  • Dan Frogel, chief medical officer, New York region.

The COOs will be tasked with overseeing all urgent care and physician practice operations in their regions. They will all report to President Rob Connor. The CMOs will be responsible for the medical care model and will report to CMO Kerry LeBenger.

“I am certain this regional approach will help us quickly add physician practices in New York while expanding our comprehensive care model in New Jersey. We are fortunate to have such accomplished leaders to take us there,” Jeffrey Le Benger said.

Summit CityMD also announced it created a regional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program as well as appointed Natalie Thigpen to senior vice president, DEI, and promoted Ashish Parikh to chief quality officer. Thigpen will be charged with developing, launching and running the DEI program.