Leadership at RWJBarnabas Health

Led by Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, the corporate executive team is comprised of senior leaders representing the functional disciplines charged with executing upon the strategic imperatives of RWJBarnabas Health and supporting the local teams at each of our facilities.

Barry H. Ostrowsky

Barry H. Ostrowsky
President and Chief Executive Officer


Thomas A. Biga

Thomas A. Biga
President, Hospital Division

Mr. Biga’s team:

William Arnold
President, Southern Region

William Cuthill
Senior Vice President, Facilities

James Smith
Vice President, Mobile Health Services


Dr. Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson, M.D.
CEO of RWJBarnabas Health medical group

Dr. Anderson’s team:

Amato Amarain
Chief Financial Officer, RWJBarnabas Health medical group

Joshua Bershad, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Physician Services

Tipton Ford
Chief Operating Officer, RWJBarnabas Health medical group

Kelly Fulton, RN
Senior Vice President, Physician Services

Lina Shihabuddin, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care Services


Mark Manigan

Mark E. Manigan
Executive Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Manigan’s team:

Matthew Fulton
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Patrick Knaus
Senior Vice President, Chief Planning Officer

Debra Lienhardt
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Meg Stagliano RN MBA
Vice President, Business Development


Michellene Davis, Esq.

Michellene Davis, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Ms. Davis’s team:

Sarah Lechner
Senior Vice President, Policy Development and Government Affairs

Barbara Mintz
Senior Vice President, Healthy Living and Community Engagement

DeAnna Minus-Vincent
Vice President, Social Impact and Community Investment

Ernani Sadural, M.D.
Corporate Director of Global Health


Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller
Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer

Mr. Miller’s team:

Gregory Ellmer
Vice President, Gift Planning

Vicki Robinson
Vice President, Development and Strategic Initiatives


John William Doll, CPA

John William Doll, CPA
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Doll’s team:

Nikolas Alexiades
Regional Chief Financial Officer

Richard Davis
Regional Chief Financial Officer

Gail Kosyla
Regional Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Zehner
Regional Chief Financial Officer

Paul G. Alexander, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer

Catherine Dowdy
Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller

Chad Forbes
Senior Vice President, Managed Care

Robert Irwin
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Michael Keevey
Vice President, State and Federal Programs

Joseph Scargle
Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Robert Taylor
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Gerald Tofani
Vice President, Finance - Ambulatory Ventures

Eileen Urban
Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer


David A. Mebane, Esq.

David A. Mebane, Esq.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Mr. Mebane’s team:

Margaret Campbell
Deputy General Counsel

Sara Krauss
Assistant General Counsel

Rowena Spigarelli, BSN, RN, JD
Chief Compliance Officer


John F. Bonamo, M.D., MS, FACOG

John F. Bonamo, M.D., MS, FACOG, FACPE
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Quality Officer

Dr. Bonamo’s team:

James Andrews
Senior Vice President, Cardiac and Neurological Services

Lori Colineri
Chief Nursing Officer, Southern Region

Brian George
Vice President, Orthopedic Services

Nancy Holeck
Chief Nursing Officer, Northern Region

Laura Lark
Vice President, Emergency Services

Deborah Larkin-Carney
Vice President, Quality

Indu Lew
Senior Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Officer

Stephen O'Mahony, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Health Information Officer

Ellen Romanowski
Vice President, Laboratory Services

Suzanne Spernal
Vice President, Women's Health Services


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many hospitals are in the RWJBarnabas Health system?

RWJBarnabas Health, the largest most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick, RWJUH Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

Q. What is the coverage of the RWJBarnabas Health service area?

RWJBarnabas Health has a service area covering nine counties with five million people.

Q. What was the intended goal of the RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University partnership?

RWJBarnabas Health forged a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

Q. How many people does RWJBarnabas Health employ?

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer with more than 33,000 employees.