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OHI's Board of Directors

Board Members

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 Rod


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…)

Tony Lombardino, MD, MMM


Dr. Lombardino is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of OHI.


He has been board certified in Adult Neurology since 1978, and received a Master of Medical Management degree from Tulane University in 2005. (more...)


Cathy Ainora


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 Levinson

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...)

John Craddox

Mr. John Craddox has proudly served Lakewood School District for over thirty (30) years.  During his career, he has been a teacher, a coach, Vice Principal of Oak Street School, and now, Athletic Director.  (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...)


Mary Jo Grauso, CSW

Ms. Grauso is a graduate of Rutgers University with a major in Psychology. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Lakewood Housing Authority and has served in that position for the last 18 years. (more...)

Mary Guarin

For over 14 years, Mary has served Ocean County families from diverse socioeconomic, professional, cultural and ethnic backgrounds through community-based, grassroots, nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, immigration, and health. Mary has served our New Jersey Public Schools in the capacity of Teacher, Literacy Coach, Curriculum Writer and Assistant Principal. (more...)


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