VNACJ Community Health Center appoints new CEO and CMO

The VNACJ Community Health Center, with four locations in Monmouth County, recently appointed Sarina Brady as its new CEO and Dr. Ian Leber as the chief medical officer. Brady and Leber will leverage their combined 40-plus years of diverse executive health care leadership to fulfill the organization’s mission of building healthy communities and enhancing well-being.

Brady, with over 15 years of executive health care management experience, replaces Christopher Rinn, the outgoing CEO of VNACJ Community Health Center who was recently appointed the new CEO and president of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. She has presented locally, regionally and nationally on patient care and was interviewed by NPR’s Neil Conan on brain injury rehabilitation. Her passion lies in utilizing a team-based approach to delivering high-quality health care to the patients and communities we serve.

“Sarina embodies the leadership and compassion necessary to expand access to health care for all in Monmouth County,” Rinn said. “I am confident that VNACJ CHC and the community will thrive with her care and guidance.”

“We have made tremendous strides in the past year, and we will build on that progress to move health care forward for the members of our community,” Brady said. “I look forward to collaborating with our providers, community partners and staff to ensure our communities have greater access to high-quality and affordable health care options.”

Leber, with over two decades of experience leading diverse organizations in health care, takes over for Dr. Tery Slimbaum, who is retiring this month. Leber previously served as chief medical officer for two New York-based companies and vice president of clinical effectiveness and medical affairs for Bayshore Community Hospital.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Leber to our leadership team at VNACJ Community Health Center,” Brady said. “Our communities are sure to benefit from his longstanding dedication to patient-centered care and extensive leadership at the highest levels of healthcare.”

“It is an honor to join a team that tirelessly works to ensure all members of our community have access to quality health care,” Leber said. “I look forward to partnering with VNACJ Community Health Center’s providers to offer life-changing healthcare to those in need.”