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OHI's Board of Directors
Ocean Health Initiatives’ Board of Directors are members of the Ocean County Community serving in all parts of the region. They are dedicated individuals who seek to uphold the mission and policies of OHI and work to ensure the strategic planning and financial stability of the health center. We, the Administration and Staff, are grateful to the following for their dedication and commitment to OHI.
Jorge A Rod was born in Colombia, South America and was raised in Venezuela. Upon Graduating from St. Joseph’s High School he came to the United States at the age of 15.
His mother was from Cuba and his father from Mexico. Both of his parents are now deceased.
Jorge A. Rod has been a resident of Ocean County for 45 years. He lives in Jackson with his wife Betty. Jorge A Rod was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving his country for three years, from 1965-1968 discharged with the rank of Sergeant. (more…)
Catherine A. Ainora is Senior Vice President, System Development / Planning and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee of Barnabas Health. She was appointed to her present position in 1996 after serving as Corporate Vice President of Planning for Community / Kimball Health Care System (1994 – 1996). (more...)
Debra A. Levinson is an energetic, professional health care planner with more than 25 years of professional experience in community, hospital and health care system settings. She has served as a planning consultant for a major health care system participating and supporting Board of Trustee Committees, Executive and Operational Councils. (more...)
Odelind earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kean University and a Masters degree from the Rutgers School of Social Work with a concentration in administration and planning in 2005. Since she has worked in a number of social work roles including inpatient psychiatry, child study team and Therapist. Odelind has over 15 years of experience in (more...)
Patricia Ostaszewski, RN, MS, CRRN, LNHA
Patty has enjoyed many years of employment at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River. She was originally hired as the Evening Nursing Supervisor in 1989, promoted to the Chief Nursing Officer in 1992, and assumed her role as Chief Executive Officer in 1996. Patty values the team with whom she works at HealthSouth and appreciates their talent, professionalism and contributions to delivering high quality patient care. (more...)
Vincent Della Donna, AIA
Vincent Della Donna, AIA, is the director of healthcare services for Gannett Fleming Architects and Engineers, an architectural and engineering firm with a regional office in South Plainfield, N.J., and corporate headquarters located in Harrisburg, Pa., with a global network of 60 offices.
Mr. Della Donna has the unique ability to understand Gannett Fleming’s healthcare clients’ needs, having spent the majority of his professional career as a client representative. (more...)
Donald A. Caruso
Donald A Caruso retired from his private practice of internal medicine/geriatrics after 38 years. He then served as director of Barnabas Hospice in Ocean County for 10 years. He is currently employed as physician director for utilization management for a large insurance firm and also as Medical Director for Bayada Nursing for Ocean County to Cape May County. (more...)
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