NJPQC Steering Committee

NJPQC Steering Committee Chairs

Andrew F. Rubenstein, MD
Section Chief Obstetrics
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center

Robyn D'Oria, MA, RNC, APN
Chief Executive Officer
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

NJPQC Steering Committee Members

Joseph Apuzzio, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Lisa Asare, MPH
Assistant Commissioner
New Jersey Department of Health Division of Family Health Services

Gloria A. Bachmann, MD
Professor and Interim Chair
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Norman Back, MD
Chairperson, OB Department
CentraState Medical Center

Alan Cabasso, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Morris Cohen, MD
Director of Neonatal Medicine
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Jackie Cornell, M.P.A.P.
Principal Deputy Commissioner, Public Health Services
Department of Health - Office of Minority and Multicultural Health

Judy Donlen, RN, DNSc, JD
Executive Director
Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative

Lisa Gittens, MD
Associate Professor, Director Obstetrical Service
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Robert A. Graebe, MD
Chairman and Program Director
Monmouth Medical Center

Rickie Kashdan, MPH, LCCE, CD (DONA)
Perinatal Education & Centering Pregnancy Program
JSUMC, Family Health Center

Linda S. Locke, MPH, CNM, LSW, FACNM
President
New Jersey Affiliate American College of Nurse Midwives

Kathleen Mahoney, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, EFM
Assistant Professor, Nursing
New Jersey City University

Daniel Morgan, MD
Clinical Service Chief-OB/GYN
Shore Medical Center

Michelle Shafer, MPH
Northeast Maternal & Child Health Director
NY, NJ, PA, DE, and New England
March of Dimes

Suzanne Spernal, DNP, RNC-OB, APN-C, CBC
Administrative Director, Women's Services
Monmouth Medical Center

Thomas Westover, MD
Assistant Professor
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Ilise Zimmerman, MS, MPH
Executive Director
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ

NJPQC Operational Staff

Angela Centellas, MPH
Project Coordinator
New Jersey Hospital Association