Our Nursing Leaders



Lisa A. Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Nursing Officer

Lisa A. Breza MSN, RN, has over 30 years in the health care arena and at RWJ Hamilton. A native Hamilton resident, she received her Master’s Degree from Thomas Edison State College. Lisa currently has responsibility for over 500 across the organization along with other support services. She started her career as a staff nurse on the medical surgical nurse and then moved into the Emergency Department. Over the many years in health care she has diverse leadership experience in the inpatient and outpatient arena with over sight of inpatient units along with oversight of the Emergency Department, Cardiac catheterization lab, the cancer center, and the rehabilitation departments to name a few. She firmly believes that we should never lose sight of the fact that our patients are the purpose for which we exist. Her passion is ensuring that patients and families receive the best quality care and service. The way to accomplish this is to empower nurses to be at the table and have a voice in driving their practice. Nursing collaboration with all disciplines is also paramount to achieving quality outcomes. Lisa is proud to lead nursing in an organization that has achieved quality outcomes and one that is recognized as a Leap Frog “A” organization.

Joan Bercari, MSN, RN

Vice President Quality and Patient Safety

Joan Bercari is the Vice President of Quality and Safety. Joan graduated from Walden University with an MSN and an emphasis in Informatics. Joan has been with RWJ Hamilton for 38 years in a variety of roles including Director of informatics, Director of Surgical Services, Administrative Coordinator and several staff positions. Joan has led successful Joint Commission surveys both triennial and disease specific as well as CMS validation surveys and unannounced visits. Joan has administrative oversight for several departments including quality, patient safety, case management, infection prevention, disease management, cardiology services, pharmacy, respiratory, laboratory, radiology, and patient experience. She enjoys her work and making a difference for the patient population the organization serves in assuring high quality care and services.

Tracee Bachman, BSN, RN-BC

Director of Quality

Tracee Bachman is the Director of Quality at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Tracee attended Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She started her career in the finance department of a local hospital. As she learned more about the wide range of options a nursing degree offered, Tracee realized that nursing was the career she wanted to pursue. She was accepted to the accelerated degree program at Johns Hopkins University, and earned her BSN in 2000. Tracee came to RWJ Hamilton in April 2002 as a telemetry nurse. She also worked as a rapid admit nurse based in the ED and as a home care nurse before moving to informatics in 2010. Tracee became manager of Informatics in 2014, and earned certification in Informatics in 2015. In 2017 Tracee was promoted to Director of Quality, overseeing Quality and Patient Safety. She is now working on earning certification in Patient Safety.

Roseann Baker, MSN, RN

Manager, Emergency Services and Intensive Care Unit

Roseann Baker is the Manager of Emergency Services and the Intensive Care Unit. Roseann graduated from Grand Canyon University with an MSN an emphasis on Leadership in Health Care Systems. Roseann has been with RWJ University Hospital Hamilton for thirty-one years. She began her career here as an ED registrar on the nightshift. From the beginning, she was amazed by the Emergency Department nurses. Their commitment to their work and their ability to literally saved lives sparked a calling in Roseann and she began her nursing career as secretary-tech in the ED. She enrolled in college and obtained her nursing license in September of 2001. Roseann never left the Emergency Department. She worked twenty-five years on the nightshift and became a Charge Nurse, then Clinical Coordinator. Roseann became the Manager of the Emergency Department and ICU in 2021. She is currently enjoying the new challenges and successes in both units.

Christina Delate, BSN, RN, CNOR

Nurse Manager, Operating Room

Christina has been a registered nurse for 28 years, 25 of these years have been spent in the Operating Room. Christina has been a member of the RWJUH Hamilton team since 2000. Christina has extensive Operating Room experience, she is proficient in scrubbing as well as circulating. Christina has served in various roles in the OR, including front line staff member, Orthopedic Team Lead, Charge Nurse, and Clinical Coordinator and is currently the Operating Room Nurse Manager. Christina is actively pursuing her Master’s degree at Holy Family University. Christina is an active member of the Association of Perioperative Nurses, AORN and is a nationally recognized Certified Operating Room Nurse, CNOR. Christina prides herself on maintaining an excellent rapport with the surgeons and staff. “My main goals for the OR are to ensure our patients receive safe, quality care and to improve staff satisfaction.”

Amy German, MSN, RN, OCN

Director of the Oncology Services

Amy German is a registered nurse and is the Director of the Cancer Center at RWJ University Hospital Hamilton. She received her Associate’s Degree in 1998 and later received her BSN through Immaculata University in 2007. Amy has been a Robert Wood Johnson employee since March 1996. She started her career here in registration and then transferred to the in-patient oncology floor as the unit secretary where she later worked as an RN. Her entire 21 years in nursing have been in oncology and she is an oncology certified nurse. Amy transferred to the Cancer Center in December of 2001, she started there as an infusion RN and moved to clinical coordinator, manager and then director as of August 2017. Amy is responsible for the daily operations of the medical oncology practice, infusion and radiation departments. Amy obtained a Master of Science in Nursing degree on June 13, 2022, from Capella University.

Erin Glospie MSN Ed., RN, PCCN

Director of Infection Prevention

Erin Glospie is a registered nurse and is the Director of Infection Prevention at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. She received her Associate’s Degree in 2001 and later received her BSN through Drexel University in 2005. She received her Master's of Science in Nursing Education from Monmouth University in 2011. She is nationally certified in progressive care. Erin has been a Robert Wood Johnson employee since March 2003. She started her career as a Telemetry nurse and later advanced into the role of staff development as a Telemetry Unit based educator. Erin has also served as PRN nursing supervisor. Over the years, she has taught at several local colleges and worked PRN for a wound care center. Erin assumed the role of the Director of Infection Prevention in October 2021. She is currently enrolled in Monmouth University's Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program and is working towards her certification in Infection Control.

Stephanie Harvilla, RN, BSN, CNOR

Director of Cardiology Services

Stephanie Harvilla grew up in Allentown, NJ. She found her love for nursing through her mother, Patricia, a nurse in Mercer County for over 20 years. Stephanie attended Muhlenberg College from which she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Stephanie spent some time in Bermuda studying sea cucumbers with this degree. She then returned to Mercer County Community College to attain her Associates Degree in Nursing. After working as a telemetry and ICU nurse, she went back to school for her Bachelors in Nursing from The College of New Jersey. During that time, she became a certified nurse in the Operating Room specializing in Trauma and Neurosurgery where she remained for over 12 years. Stephanie then did some travel nursing which ended up bringing her to Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton. Stephanie fell in love with the hospital and wanted to stay on staff. She accepted a position as Director of Cardiology Services. She is currently perusing her Masters in Nursing from Widener University. Stephanie is proud to be able to serve her community and is truly loving her career at RWJUH Hamilton.

Dawn Hutchinson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, PCCN-K

Assistant Vice President of Nursing

Dawn Hutchinson is currently the Assistant Vice President of Nursing RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton. Dawn’s professional nursing career began in 1988, at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in NYC. Dawn achieved her Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership from Excelsior College and holds two national certifications one for Progressive Nursing Care and Nurse Executive Advanced. Over the last 33 years, she has provided leadership to Med- Surg/Telemetry and Endoscopy nursing teams. Dawn has been employed by RWJ Hamilton since 2006, she has served as staff nurse, clinical coordinator, manager and director. In her current role, she provides direction and vision for nursing excellence for over 200 clinical team members and 132 patient beds; her nursing units are comprised of patients receiving medical-surgical care, telemetry and specialties including stroke, bariatrics, orthopedics and inpatient oncology. Dawn’s passion has always been to help inspire and influence others to work together to achieve the highest goals. On a personal note, Dawn is a proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 1. She enjoys spending her free time with her family.

Tammy E. Leigh, MSN, RN

Director of Emergency Services and Intensive Care Unit

Tammy E. Leigh is the Director of Emergency Services and the Intensive Care Unit. Tammy graduated with her MSN from the University of Phoenix. To date, Tammy’s tenure here at Robert Wood Johnson has spanned 36 years. Early on, she began her professional career as a staff nurse, quickly moving to the Emergency Department as an ER nurse. As she progressed, Tammy has held several leadership roles. She managed the Family Health Clinic for 15 years. In addition, she served as Coordinator for the Congestive Heart Failure program. Throughout her career, Tammy has always held a special passion for the Emergency Department. She enjoys the pace of an atmosphere filled with activity and daily challenges. Currently, she oversees the 30 bed Emergency Department and a 20 bed Intensive Care Unit. Tammy is involved in the system ED Collaborative and recently received her Green Belt for her Lean Project work. Tammy enjoys spending her down time with her husband, two daughters and her two young grandchildren.

Connie J Moceri, MSN, RN, AGNP-C

Director of Disease Management and Stroke Coordinator

Connie Moceri is the Director of Disease Management and Stroke Coordinator at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. In 1985, Connie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of NJ and received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the College of NJ in 2017. Connie is an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been a member of the RWJ Hamilton Team since 1986, with 34 years of acute care experience in multiple clinical areas including critical care, cardiology, oncology, pain management, palliative care and neurology. Her role in these areas have included providing direct patient care, planning of continuing nursing education, patient education, peer review for both nurses and other providers as well as leadership in critical care, telemetry and, most recently, disease management.

Her responsibilities include collaboration/management of stroke & TIA patients, as well as providing care/management of those patients with Congestive Heart Failure in the newest program at RWJ Hamilton “Healthy Lives Hamilton.” She has oversight of the Bariatric Center of Excellence and Orthopedic Center of Excellence.

She is a member of the American Heart/American Stroke Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and serves as a Board Member of the NJ Stroke Coordinators Consortium.

Lisa Nevius, MSN, RN, OCN

Nurse Manager for the Medical-Surgical Units

Lisa Nevius is the Nurse Manager for the Medical-Surgical units at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. Lisa began her career in this facility twenty-four years ago as a patient care technician. After graduating from Mercer County Community College with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science and achieving her Registered Nurse License she was employed as a staff nurse on the medical oncology unit. In 2002, Lisa received her national certification in oncology (OCN) and began working towards her Bachelor’s Degree. Lisa graduated from the University of Delaware in 2009. Working in various roles throughout her career including patient care technician, staff nurse, clinical coordinator and now Manager for the Medical-Surgical units. Lisa has been able to gain the knowledge and skills to drive her pursuit for a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a leadership focus through Excelsior College. Lisa is married for twenty years and a mother to two children. According to Lisa, “It is a pleasure to continue to learn, work and grow within this exceptional organization.”

Ceara Phillips, BSN, RN

Nurse Manager Telemetry Units

Ceara Phillips grew up in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Ceara longed to become a nurse as a child from an experience with her mother. Ceara attended vocational-tech schooling while still in high school in the health occupations program. Ceara received her certified nurse assistant license while a Junior. Ceara relocated to New Jersey and attended Mercer County Community College’s Nursing program. Ceara attended college full time while working part time at Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton hospital as a unit secretary and patient care tech. Ceara had the pleasure of gaining nursing experience while in the nurse extern program at Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton hospital. Ceara also had the experience to do an internship at Robert Wood Johnson once she became a registered nurse, which helped jump start her career. Ceara was offered a full time position as a staff nurse on Tele Central after completing the internship. She was a member of the Wound Care Committee and was a Wound Care Champion. Ceara was promoted to a Clinical Coordinator for 3-11 shift and then 7-3 shift on Tele Central. She developed a strong love for nursing leadership and wanted to grow more and more. Ceara stepped in as the acting Manager on Telemetry and then soon became the Manager for both telemetry units. Ceara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Drexel University and is continuing her education in a graduate program for her Master’s Degree in Nursing. Ceara is a beloved wife and a mother of two beautiful princesses. Ceara takes great pride in working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and loves the team and family atmosphere.

Jennifer Pirozzi, MSN, RN, CNOR

Director of Perioperative Services

She began her nursing career as a unit clerk for Doctors Hospital in Staten Island while attending nursing school. She received her Associates Degree from The College of Staten Island. After graduating in 1994, she worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital in a variety of departments. It was there that she fell in love with the operating room. She went back to school and obtained her BSN from Hunter College. She became an Operating Room Certified Nurse in 2000.

After moving to New Jersey, she took a position at RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick as a staff nurse in the Operating Room. The last 8 years of her career at the New Brunswick campus she served as the Operating Room Educator.

Jennifer continued her education and graduated from Grand Canyon University with her MSN /emphasis on Leadership in 2020. Jennifer has been with RWJBH for 21 years. She recently joined the Hamilton Campus in 2022 as the Perioperative Director. Her departments include Pre-Admission Testing, Same Day Surgery, Operating Room. Endoscopy, Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Central Sterile Supply. She is currently enjoying the new challenges and successes of her role as a Director.

Cheryl Prall, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Director Professional Development, Innovation and Research

Cheryl Prall has been a RN for almost 30 years and is currently the Director Professional Development, Innovation and Research. Cheryl started her career as an orthopedic RN at a community hospital. She attended Emory University for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse program in 1994. Cheryl was the Director of Staff Development at a long term care facility for 2 years before returning to acute care. She has been in the Education department at RWJ Hamilton for 21 years. Cheryl loves that her role in Education allows her to teach (which is her passion), but also allows her to go to the bedside which is the core of nursing. Cheryl graduated with her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2004 and achieved her NEA-BC in 2017.

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