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No. 6: Brian Gragnolati

To close out 2021, Atlantic Health System – where Gragnolati serves as president and CEO – and CentraState cleared the last regulatory roadblock on their way toward an expanded partnership. Under the unique agreement, a model Gragnolati helped to create, Atlantic Health became the majority corporate member in CentraState, which joined the former’s network.

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No. 10: Amy Mansue

Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health

Mansue took over as Inspira Health’s CEO in September 2020, coming off four years as RWJBarnabas’ chief experience officer, and before that holding various positions within the health care and health insurance industries in New Jersey and New York for nearly three decades.

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No. 9: Audrey Meyers

One of the state’s longest-serving top executives, Meyers was named as Valley Hospital president and CEO in 1999, and as Valley Health System president and CEO in 2003. Under her watch, Valley responded to the pandemic with a number of initiatives, including Care After COVID, which coordinates the services of a multidisciplinary medical team that can help individuals struggling with complications from the virus and long-term COVID-19 symptoms.

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No. 5: Barry Ostrowsky

Barry Ostrowsky

Next year it’s likely Ostrowsky’s name won’t grace this list – something that hasn’t occurred since we started putting it together more than 10 years ago. That’s because the man who has led RWJBarnabas Health since 2016 as president and CEO – and built it into $5.5 billion giant – announced that he’ll retire at the end of 2022.

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No. 1: Robert Johnson

Dr. Robert L. Johnson_Dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

As dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School since 2005, Johnson steered the institution through a variety of accomplishments. And since October 2018, Johnson has also served as interim dean of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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No. 3: Perry Halkitis

In the early days of the pandemic, Halkitis, the dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health was handpicked by the Murphy administration — along with his colleague Brian Strom, chancellor of the Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences — to lead the effort to trace the spread of the virus. Since then, Halkitis has become one of the leading sources of information about the pandemic and efforts to curb it.

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No. 4: Robert Garrett

Robert Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health

As Hackensack Meridian Health CEO, Garrett leads a health network with 17 hospitals, 500 patient care locations, 36,000 team members and 7,000 physicians — but maintains an entrepreneurial outlook that keeps the organization nimble.

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No. 8: Steven Libutti

Libutti is the director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and vice chancellor for Cancer Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The institute broke ground last year on a new cancer pavilion in New Brunswick that will fill oncological treatment needs all in one hub.

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No. 7: Judith Persichilli

Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli

The “woman who needs no introduction” was thrust from relative obscurity to a national spotlight in a matter of weeks back in 2020 when COVID-19 crashed into New Jersey. Over the past two years the state’s health commissioner was a fixture at the hundreds of state press briefings Gov. Phil Murphy hosted about the pandemic.

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No. 2: Brian Strom

Strom, the inaugural chancellor of Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, has been among the most prominent sources of information about the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

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