PATERSON, NJ [MARCH 2, 2011] – St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Paterson, NJ, is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald J. Parker as Vice President of Physicians' and Ambulatory Services at St. Joseph's Healthcare System.
Mr. Parker comes to St. Joseph's from AtlantiCare Health Services, a member of the AtlantiCare Health Systems, Egg Harbor, NJ, where he served as President. Prior positions include Vice President, Business Development, AtlantiCare Health System, and President/CEO of AtlantiCare Behavioral Health. Mr. Parker's areas of expertise include strategic planning/implementation, business development, health care innovation, medical talent management, and partnership building.
Actively involved in the community, Mr. Parker is currently a member of the leadership boards of Atlantic Cape Community College, United Way of Atlantic County, and the Atlantic County Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the faculty of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Social Work & Business Departments and has served as President of the Hammonton School Board, Kessler AtlantiCare Home Care, The New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies, and Gilda's Club of South Jersey.
Recognized for his expertise and leadership, Mr. Parker has lectured extensively on innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives in health care. He is the recipient of numerous awards including The United Way Director of the Year, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies Leadership Award (twice), as well as special citations from the United States Senate and House of Representatives for volunteer community contributions.
Mr. Parker earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Rutgers University and has been involved in health care for more than 25 years.