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No. 4: Brian Strom & Perry Halkitis

Halkitis is Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the School of Public Health at Rutgers and Strom is the first chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the executive vice president for Health Affairs at the university.

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The Metuchen method

Jonathan Busch describes it as his most difficult moment as Metuchen’s mayor. It was Sunday, March 15, 2020, and he had learned of CDC guidance suggesting that business closures were imminent. Busch called an impromptu outdoor meeting with several downtown business owners and local leaders, in front of Metuchen’s Borough Hall, to share the harsh reality of the worsening pandemic.

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No. 7: Brian Gragnolati

As president and CEO of Atlantic Health System and a recognized voice in the national health care conversation, Gragnolati is one of the most influential executives in the state.

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No. 1: Judith Persichilli

The woman who needs no introduction” has been a fixture at news briefings conducted by Gov. Phil Murphy and other top state health officials update the public on just where things stand with the pandemic. That role earned the state’s health commissioner the number two spot on the NJBIZ 2021 Power 100 2021 list just over a month ago.

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No. 9: Steve Rusckowski

As chairman, CEO and president of Quest Diagnostics, the world’s largest provider of diagnostic information services, Rusckowski is in charge of the Secaucus-based lab’s nearly 50,000 employees who he says “responded as heroes to the COVID-19 pandemic” by developing COVID-19 tests, building test capacity, innovating new testing models with its retail partners, transporting specimens, delivering results and, of course, supporting its customers.

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No. 8: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick

Johnson’s impressive resumé starts on line one: he’s the dean of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, and is the first person to simultaneously lead two medical schools, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges.

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On being a director

During March we applaud women who are blazing trails and making differences in their communities, all while inspiring the next generation of leaders. Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE) is especially proud to announce a virtual event on March 30 with a mission to help all professionals of every gender, race, and professional specialty develop their potential and further their knowledge and readiness to achieve a seat on the board of directors to be a Force For Change.

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March 29, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Mar. 29, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at HEALTH CARE POWER 50 - The most influential men and women leading the industry that keeps New Jerseyans strong, active and full of life; With recreational adult use of cannabis on the horizon, experts convened by NJBIZ offer guidance to business owners and executives on what they can expect from the state and local governments; and more!

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No. 3: Alex Gorsky

Gorsky was named CEO of Johnson & Johnson in April 2012 and chairman later in the year. As one of the largest and most prominent pharmaceutical companies in the world, Johnson & Johnson was bound to be a critical component of the fight against COVID-19. And the company did not disappoint.

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No. 2: Robert Garrett

As CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, Garrett runs New Jersey’s largest health network with 17 hospitals, 500 patient care locations, 35,000 team members and 6,500 physicians.

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No. 10: Cathleen Bennett

Since 2017, Bennett has served as CEO of New Jersey Hospital Association, the nonprofit trade group representing New Jersey’s hospitals, health systems and other health care providers. In the role, she oversees the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a not-for-profit affiliate that promotes continuing education, patient safety, quality improvement and research; and the for-profit Healthcare Business Solutions, which provides group purchasing and other business solutions for health care providers.

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