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 vice president of human resources, Phyllis Lawrence provides executive-level leadership and guidance to the organization in human capital management, serves as a strategic business partner to the Leadership Team and leads the human resource department in delivering strategic and tactical HR services, programs, and solutions.
She has more than 25 years of experience in delivering strategic and tactical human resource management and organizational development solutions to non-profit and for-profit organizations regionally and nationally. Phyllis previously served in executive leadership at the Please Touch Museum, Maternity Care Coalition, QSI Consulting, and Healthcare Delivery Corp.
Phyllis is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the International Society for Performance Improvement, and is a former first vice chairperson of OIC, Inc., an affiliate of a national non-profit organization preparing people for today’s workforce with quality life skills development, fundamental education, superior job skills training, and employment readiness services. She currently serves on two non-profit boards in the Philadelphia region.
Phyllis received her bachelor’s degree in education from Livingstone College, a master’s degree in education and counseling from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in business with a specialization in human resources and organizational development from Temple University and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership. Phyllis is a double certified professional in human resources and a certified training generalist.
As chief financial officer, Susan (Sue) Manzi oversees all of the organization’s financial functions including strategic financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and revenue cycle.
Sue has more than 18 years of accounting and operations experience in healthcare. She previously served as vice president of accounting & revenue cycle at Regional Women’s Health Management, LLC, and most recently as chief financial officer at Axia Women’s Health.
Sue earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Ohio University in Athens, OH, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. She’s a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
As chief operating officer, Susan oversees all of Samaritan’s clinical programs. She began her service to Samaritan 17 years ago and her previous positions at Samaritan include VP of human resources and manager of social work and bereavement services.
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.
Rosen 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.
Rosen 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. Rosen also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Planning, Inclusion & Diversity, and Governance committees.
Rosen 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Glassboro State College (Rowan University).