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Deborah Heart and Lung Center has appointed Thomas R. Percello as its new executive vice president of finance and CFO. Percello joins Deborah after spending time as the corporate director of finance at Hunterdon Healthcare System and his other previous stops include Community Medical Center in Toms River, Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood and various positions with RWJBarnabas Health.

Warren E. Moore, FACHE, has been named the new executive vice president and COO for 

Inspira Health. Moore most recently served as CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital and as senior vice president, pediatric services for RWJBarnabas Health. In addition, Moore also served as the chief administrative officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and held several leadership roles at HealthSouth.


Inspira also announced Anneliese McMenamin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, as its new chief human resources officer. McMenamin brings more than three decades of experience in human resources to the position, including 28 years spent in the health care industry. She also spent more than 

a decade as vice president of human resources for Kennedy Health System, now part of Thomas Jefferson University. 


James Keating joined Parker McCay as counsel in its construction and procurement department and will practice out of the firm’s Mount Laurel office. A Widener University School of Law graduate, Keating recently managed claims departments for insurance companies and has also served as a construction litigation attorney in Philadelphia. 


The law firm of Capehart Scatchard welcomed five new attorneys to its Mount Laurel office. Maxx M. Budine, Conor A. Deane, Jessica A. Wilson and Daniel W. Klementowski will represent insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all states of litigation. Alana M. Hans-Cohen will focus her practice on cannabis law, policy and 

regulatory compliance along with health law. 


Stark & Stark has announced that Ruben D. Perez has joined its real estate, zoning and land use and banking and financial services groups. Perez brings a broad range of experience to the firm, specializing in representing developers, landowners, lenders and individuals. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he was president of the Latin American Law Students Association and was a Criminal Law Dean’s Scholar.




Cooper University Health Care trauma surgeon John Chovanes, DO, FACS, was presented with The Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Army for the establishment of the Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) program at Cooper. 

Chovanes is the founding medical director and chief surgeon of Cooper’s Section of Military, Diplomatic and Field Affairs.


Parker McCay’s Brett E.J. Gorman, an attorney and litigator with the firm’s public schools and education department, is the newest president of the Burlington County Bar Association. An active member of the organization, Gorman has served as a trustee or as an officer since 2015. He received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 2009 and his bachelor of arts in history from Rutgers University in 2006. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association as well as the county bar associations of Camden and Cape May.


Kevin Aberant will become Moorestown’s new township manager at the end of July. Aberant is the township’s former mayor and currently serves as township solicitor. He will take over his new role for Tom Merchel, Moorestown’s CFO.


Charny, Karpousis, Altieri and Donoian’s Rebecca A. Berger has been appointed to the RVN Television Board of Directors. Berger currently hosts the network’s Justice for All and will continue hosting the half-hour series. 


Kennedy Ganti, MD, FAAFP, FHELA, was just named the 229th president of the Medical Society of New Jersey, replacing Dr. Philip E. Kline. Ganti has been a member of the medical society since 2010 and has served as a member of its board of trustees in various positions.


The New Jersey Bankers Association has named John Fitzgerald, CEO of Magyar Bank, as its new chair. Serving in the role of vice chair will be Chris Maher, chairman and CEO of OceanFirst Bank, while Steven Klein, chairman and CEO of Northfield Bank, will serve as second vice chair.


Giuseppe Palmese will become the dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering on Sept. 1. Palmese joins the South Jersey campus after spending the past two decades at Drexel University, where he was interim dean of the school’s college of engineering and headed its chemical and biological engineering department.



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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 11, Issue 6 (June 2021).

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