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2020-21 Strategic Planning Committees

Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC)

The primary purpose of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC), led by two Co-Chairs, is to direct the Strategic Planning process to successful completion. The SPSC is comprised of senior faculty members who offer guidance, provide strategic direction, and lead theme-based subcommittees for strategic planning efforts. This group of individuals shares a common purpose and a collaborative approach serving in the best interests of RBHS as a collective. SPSC will direct the Strategic Planning process to successful completion, and in the process, encourage SPSC and broad RBHS community input and insights concerning the development of actionable goals and objectives, engagement with internal and external stakeholders, identification of new challenges or opportunities, structural and operational alignment, and suggest priorities for investment in initiatives to support the Strategic Plan. SPSC members also prioritize goals and objectives/strategies/activities, determine what outcomes should be tracked and measured, and propose mechanisms for follow-up on the plan, measurement and communication of indicators progress, and the implementation of plan recommendations.

Andy Anderson
CEO, RWJBarnabas-Rutgers Medical Group

Joseph Barone
Dean and Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Sylvia Christakos (SPSC Co-Chair)
Distinguished Professor, New Jersey Medical School

Karen D'Alonzo
Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Cecile Feldman
Dean and Professor, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Bruce Haffty
Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs, and Professor, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Zach Hosseini
Associate Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications, RBHS

Shawna Hudson
Research Division Chief and Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Teri Lassiter
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and RBHS Faculty Council Representative

Gwendolyn Mahon (SPSC Co-Chair)
Dean and Professor, School of Health Professions

Reynold Panettieri
Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine, RBHS and Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Pamela Valera
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

Kyle Warren
Senior Vice Dean, Administration and Student Services, School of Nursing


Coordinating Committee

The role of the Coordinating Committee is to support the SPSC and Subcommittees in the strategic planning process to include: scheduling, providing logistical support, and facilitating the work of the SPSC and Subcommittees. Additionally, the Coordinating Committee provides a broad “big picture” perspective across the entire process including identifying gaps, challenges, and information needs and ensuring the broad community representation among the Subcommittee membership and stakeholder engagement.

Brent Ruben
Senior University Fellow, Center for Organizational Leadership/Distinguished Professor, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University

Gwendolyn Mahon (SPSC Co-Chair)
Dean and Professor, School of Health Professions

Sylvia Christakos (SPSC Co-Chair)
Distinguished Professor, New Jersey Medical School

Bishr Omary
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research (SVCAAR), RBHS

Meredith Mullane
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, RBHS

Adrienne Ettinger
Chief of Staff for Research, RBHS SVCAAR

Denisse Caban-Santiago
Executive Assistant to the SVCAAR, RBHS SVCAAR