Leadership at Community Medical Center

Located At:
99 Hwy 37 West
Toms River, New Jersey 08755

Donna Bonacorso

Donna Cartelli Bonacorso RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care Services

Community Medical Center
Toms River, New Jersey

Donna Bonacorso is the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Community Medical Center an RWJBH facility. In her role, she is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and oversees all functions of the Nursing Division.

Before joining Community Medical Center, Ms. Bonacorso worked primarily at Montefiore Medical Center with multiple years in Critical Care, Emergency, Psychiatry and Education.

During Ms. Bonacorso’s tenure for the past 17 years at Community Medical Center, she has been the Director of Patient Care for the ICUs, transitioned to the Emergency Department to lead the team during construction, grew cardiovascular and neurological services and has held multiple nurse executive positions to drive high quality patient care.

Ms. Bonacorso received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Lehman College in 1982 in New York followed by a Master of Science (Nursing) from Pace University in New York in 1989. She has earned numerous certifications including CCRN, CEN, and CNS in Psychiatry, and has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Board Certified Nurse Executive, Advanced in 2007 and 2012.

Ms. Bonacorso is proud of the nursing team at Community Medical Center who continue to earn advanced degrees, specialty certifications, offer multiple podium and poster presentations at local and national conferences, have been published, and provide social impact throughout the community. The launch of the Nurse Residency Program in August 2018 has brought exceptional graduate nurses to our professional nursing team.

Ms. Bonacorso is active with the New Jersey Chapter of Organization of Nurse Leaders, and is active on their Mentorship Committee and the Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Council. Ms. Bonacorso is currently completing her Doctorate of Nursing at Rutgers University in Leadership.