Mary Ann Boccolini is the president and CEO of Samaritan, a not-for-profit, community-based provider in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Founded in Moorestown in 1980 as one of the country’s first hospices, Samaritan now provides an expanding range of life-enhancing services for nearly 11,000 patients and their families annually in five New Jersey counties.
Prior to joining Samaritan, Mary Ann was director of oncology services at Virtua Memorial Hospital-Burlington County. Previous positions included the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in PA, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY, the National Institute of Health in MD, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in PA. She received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University and her master’s degree in human services administration from Rider University.
Mary Ann joined Samaritan as director of clinical operations in 1997. Since becoming president and CEO in 2001, Mary Ann has established Samaritan as the state’s largest and leading provider of palliative medicine and end-of-life care. She has developed a comprehensive and growing family of life-enhancing services including: primary care at home, palliative medicine, hospice care, grief support, education and advocacy.
Mary Ann has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades over her career. Most recently Mary Ann was recognized by NJBIZ as one of its Best 50 Women in Business; by South Jersey Biz as a Power 50 in the South Jersey Business World; and SJ Magazine’s Women in Healthcare of Influence & Impact.
Through Mary Ann’s leadership, Samaritan’s award-winning services consistently exceed national quality benchmarks. Samaritan is a four-star provider in the national We Honor Veterans program. Samaritan’s Institute for Education, Research & Innovation launched New Jersey’s first fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine through a collaboration with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Samaritan opened South Jersey’s first freestanding hospice center in December 2016, increasing access to inpatient care for more patients.
Throughout all her milestones and achievements, including her service as Board Treasurer of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation, Mary Ann’s humble servant leadership inspires staff, volunteers, and colleagues. She considers it her honor and privilege to serve our community’s most vulnerable patients and imparts that philosophy to her staff as they fulfill Samaritan’s mission to provide extraordinary compassion and professional expertise to help patients, and those who care about them, live their best life every day.
Stephen Goldfine, MD, DABFP, CAQGM, DABHP, is a palliative care physician with more than 30 years of experience. Since 2003, he has served as the chief medical officer where he oversees the care of all Samaritan’s patients in hospice care, palliative medicine, and primary care at home. In addition to his role on Samaritan’s Senior Leadership Team, Dr. Goldfine also serves as Samaritan’s liaison with the medical community and provides direct care for patients at home, at hospitals and long-term care communities.
Dr. Goldfine is certified by both the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice, with added qualifications in geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine.
An articulate and engaging speaker, Dr. Goldfine has presented a range of educational workshops to healthcare professionals and the public through collaborations with the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Medical Society of New Jersey, and the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey. Dr. Goldfine provided keynote presentations for the New Jersey Healthcare Leadership Academy, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Leadership and Management Conference. Dr. Goldfine serves on the National Partnership for Healthcare & Hospice Innovation’s Physician Forum. Dr. Goldfine completed Faculty Training with VitalTalk, an organization nurturing healthier communication between clinicians and patients on advance care planning, serious illness, and end-of-life care options.
Dr. Goldfine received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta.
As chief operating officer, Susan oversees all of Samaritan’s clinical programs. She began her service to Samaritan 2003 as manager of social work and bereavement services, and then vice president of human resources.
Prior to joining Samaritan, Susan spent 16 years in clinical and administrative roles in not-for-profit/healthcare organizations. She worked as a medical social worker in long-term care, as well as in acute care and outpatient settings serving the AIDS population. She served in administrative roles at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Central NC Chapter, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, and the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey.
Susan received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a specialization in administration.
Chris Rollins is Samaritan’s chief development officer, leading the organization’s fundraising efforts. He previously served as the senior development professional at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Virtua West Jersey, and Southern Ocean Medical Center, in Manahawkin, NJ. Most recently, as executive vice president of Pride Philanthropy, Chris consulted not-for-profit organizations across the US.
Chris is a trustee of the Community Foundation of South Jersey; past president and founding member of both the South Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Georgia Hospital Association’s Society of Development Professionals; and current chair of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation’s (NPHI) Philanthropy Forum.
Chris earned a BA from Hood College, a MBA from Frostburg State University, the Certified Fundraising Executive credential (CFRE) in 2000, and has published his first book: Truisms of Fundraising.
As chief marketing and public affairs officer, Joanne Rosen provides leadership and oversight for all marketing and public affairs operations to support Samaritan’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
Joanne and her team develop and execute strategic marketing communications plans to increase access to Samaritan services, educate and engage all key stakeholders, and promote Samaritan’s reputation in the community.
Joanne oversees the organization’s government affairs, marketing, communications, and more. Among her many passions is her leadership role in advancing Samaritan’s Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity & Access. Joanne also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Planning, Inclusion & Diversity, and Governance committees.
Joanne joined the organization in 1994 as Samaritan’s first director of marketing, eventually expanding her role to vice president of marketing and development, and later to chief marketing and public affairs officer.
Joanne serves as the liaison for Samaritan’s global partnership with Kawempe Home Care, a community-based organization in Kampala, Uganda that offers medical care to disadvantaged people living with HIV/Aids, TB, and cancer. She is a member of the Global Partners in Care Advisory Council. Global Partners in Care supports access to compassionate care by establishing collaborative partnerships, supporting research and education, and raising awareness of the global need for access to essential hospice and palliative care services. As a council member, she will offer insight and expert advice in the organization’s strategy and operations.
Joanne holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Glassboro State College (Rowan University).