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    Seton Hall University Faculty


    Terrence Cahill, Ed.D, FACHE, is Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, Seton Hall University. His scholarship and teaching focus on topics concerning generational issues, senior leadership, strategic thinking and organizational change. Terry has served in numerous hospital and managed care executive leadership roles. In addition to his academic responsibilities Terry maintains a health care consulting practice providing executive coaching services


    Anne M. Hewitt, PhD, is Program Director for the Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) and Associate Professor at Seton Hall University. Dr. Hewitt also serves as Director of the Seton Center for Community and Population Health. She received a dissertation grant from the American Lung Association while completing her PHD from Temple University, and has been awarded additional grants from federal and state agencies and national non-profit foundations. She was previously selected as a RWJ Foundation Community-Campus Health Fellow She has numerous publications, participates as a peer reviewer for several health journals, and serves on state nonprofit and public health advisory boards. Dr. Hewitt also provides expert commentary on health issues via social and traditional communication channels. Her research interests focus on community health needs assessments, population health models and health professions education including online pedagogy. She is a member of Upsilon Phi Delta, Kappa Omicron Phi, and Sigma Beta Delta honor societies.


    Stephen Wagner, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE, FAcEM, has been active in the field of healthcare for more than 40 years and is an expert in the American healthcare system and its ongoing transformation. He held a number of positions at the Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS) over the last 20 years and was instrumental in the creation of the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute (formerly the Sanger Clinic where he served as Senior Administrator). Before coming to Sanger and CHS, Dr. Wagner was the Senior Executive for Physician Practices at Alliant Health System in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the first health systems to embrace Total Quality Management. In addition to his extensive experience as an executive, Dr. Wagner is devoted to educating the future leaders of healthcare. He actively serves as a Faculty Member and as the Executive in Residence for the Master of Health Administration program in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University, where he has taught for the last 19 years. His work today focuses on change and managing the difficult process of changing the healthcare organization to meet the challenges of the future. His principal areas of emphasis include the neurobiology of change, health policy, leadership and governance, organization development, medical practice administration, medical economics, new healthcare and educational technologies, and emergency management. Recent research has focused specifically on outcomes measurement.


    Ning Jackie Zhang, MD, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of IHSA at SHU. His research centers on long term care, health informatics, health outcomes, quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. Jackie has worked with hospitals, cancer centers, LTCs, pharmaceuticals and governments on disease management, comparative effectiveness, market access, and big data analytics projects. He is also the Executive Editor of International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management.


    Nalin Johri, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor in the Masters in Healthcare Administration program/ Dept. of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Healthcare Administration/ School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University and teaches several courses, including Research Methods, Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Policy, Financial Management and Strategic Planning and Marketing. Dr. Johri’s work experience includes program development, monitoring and evaluation experience on maternal and child health and nutrition and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and spans over 10 years with NGOs such as CARE and EngenderHealth, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as well as consulting with UNICEF and until April 2013 he was the Impact Evaluation Advisor for USAID’s Palestinian Health Sector Reform Project.




    Featured Guest Faculty

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    Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHP, is a renowned palliative care physician with more than 25 years of experience. Since 2003, he has served as the full-time chief medical officer for Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice – South Jersey’s first and largest hospice – where he is the liaison between Samaritan and the medical community. He also sees patients and families as a physician with Samaritan’s medical practice, called Palliative Medical Partners, and with Primary Care of Moorestown. Dr. Goldfine is certified by both the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice. With the latter, he has added qualifications in geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine. Named Hospice Physician of the Year in 2009 by the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Dr. Goldfine previously served as medical director for several rehabilitation facilities, including Virtua Rehabilitation Center at Mount Holly, the Lutheran Home of Moorestown, and Moorestown Estates. An articulate and engaging speaker, Dr. Goldfine has presented a range of educational workshops to healthcare professionals and the public. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta.

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    David Barile, MD, is Executive Director and Founder of New Jersey Goals of Care, a non-profit entity devoted to improving medical decision-making for seniors. In addition to his roll with Goals of Care, he is chief of the Section of Geriatric Medicine and Medical Director of the Acute Cart for the Elderly (ACE) unit at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He also serves as Medical Director of Princeton Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Princeton. Dr. Barile completed his undergraduate education at University of California at Santa Cruz and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his Internship and Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and a two-year Geriatric Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He received Internal Medicine board certification in 1999, Geriatric Medicine certification in 2001 and Hospice/Palliative Medicine certification in 2005. He has been in clinical practice since 2000.


    Neen James, MBA, CSP - Dubbed the ‘energizer powerhouse”’ by event planners worldwide, she’s the expert and speaker to connect with if your goals include: Exceptional performance. Through-the-roof sales. Best-in-business productivity, and insightful, growth-fueling leadership. Neen delivers high-energy, rich content empowering message that shares how the art and practice of paying attention holds the key to greater success. Neen is a Certified Speaking Professional — a valuable accreditation earned by less than 10% of speakers worldwide With a strong corporate background in development and managing large teams throughout several industries, Neen is the perfect fit for organizations who want implementable strategies to increase sales, accelerate engagement, save time, and help people get more done.


    Elizabeth A. McCrea, PhD, MBA, is an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Seton Hall University, focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation, and pedagogy.  Her publications have won three “Bright Idea” awards for applied research, sponsored by NJ Policy Research Organization and NJ Business & Industry Association. Dr. McCrea is Vice President Program Elect of the Eastern Academy of Management. Her professional experience includes finance, operations and executive training roles in the consumer products and health care industries.







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