Ricardo Perez, DO, JD, FACOI
Vice President Jefferson Medical Group and Chief of Medicine Jefferson Health New Jersey
Dr. Ricardo Perez is responsible for the strategy, management, and operations for Jefferson Medical Group in New Jersey, a network of primary and specialty care practices. He is a board-certified internist, with a focus on Hospital Medicine.
Most recently, Dr. Perez had served as Jefferson’s Associate Chief Medical Officer in South Philadelphia, where he improved clinical operations and patient safety initiatives while supporting a population health model.
Dr. Perez first joined what was then Kennedy Health (now Jefferson Health New Jersey) in 2012 as Medical Director for its newly formed Hospitalist program, now in place at its three NJ hospitals.
In 2014, he was named Chief of Medicine for Jefferson NJ, making him responsible for quality, patient safety, medical peer review and service line development – as well as overseeing Department of Medicine’s more than 350 physicians.
Dr. Perez had also previously served as Chief Clinical Officer for Accountable Care, where his legal and clinical background helped prepare the organization for future healthcare delivery and payment models.
Dr. Perez graduated from The College of New Jersey in 1998 with a B.S. degree in biology. By 2004, he had completed both a medical degree from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and a law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. He completed a three-year Residency program in Internal Medicine through the Saint Barnabas Health Care System.
Dr. Perez, a resident of Voorhees, NJ, has been honored as a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists for his contributions to the profession. In 2016, he was also recognized by the NAACP of Gloucester County with a “Game Changer” Award. He received the Dr. Angela Jones Medical Award for exemplifying the profession’s highest values: commitment to service, community Involvement, humanity, leadership, and dedication to patient care.
Amanda Kimmel, MSW
Vice President Ambulatory Operations Jefferson Medical Group
Amanda Kimmel earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. With more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations and healthcare facilities, Ms. Kimmel has demonstrated strengths in operations management, business development, and strategic planning. She previously served as Assistant Vice President of Population Health, where she led strategic clinical initiatives that focused on the development of innovative processes that support high quality, comprehensive healthcare. In her current role, Ms. Kimmel provides oversight of Jefferson Health’s primary and specialty care physician offices in New Jersey. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and also on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes Greater Philadelphia Market Board. She lives in Collingswood, NJ with her husband and 2 children.
Jennifer Lucas, MBA
Senior Director of Finance & Decision Support
Jennifer Lucas, MBA, earned both her undergraduate degree and her MBA from Philadelphia's LaSalle University. She also undertook Continuing Professional Development training in Strategic Decision-Making from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Executive Education Program. With more than 15 years of professional experience, Jennifer has held positions as Controller and Director of Finance at top healthcare organizations in the region. In this position, Jennifer is responsible for complete oversight of the primary and specialty care network finance, revenue cycle, decision support, credentialing, and contracting departments in New Jersey.
Matthew J. Gettings, DO
Director of Quality & Innovation
Matthew J. Gettings, D.O., earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Rowan University-SOM. Certified by National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Dr. Gettings is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Before joining Jefferson Medical Group, Dr. Gettings served as a Physician Champion in Family Medicine and held positions on the Best Practice Design Committee and Ambulatory EHR Triage Committee. He has also served as a board member of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Dr. Gettings brings his leadership experience and quality care to Jefferson Health, where he serves as Director of Quality & Innovation.
Eric J. Kaminetsky
Medical Director of Operations
Eric J. Kaminetsky, D.O., earned a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Rowan University-SOM. Certified by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Dr. Kaminetsky is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Before joining Jefferson Medical Group, Dr. Kaminetsky worked at a multispecialty private practice in southern Georgia, where he gained knowledge of the financial and logistical aspects of healthcare delivery. Previously with JMG, he held the position of Assistant IT Medical Director. He currently serves as Medical Director of Operations.
Brian McNicholas, BSN, RN, MPH
Director of Operational Excellence
Brian McNicholas earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Temple University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. With more than 8 years of experience working in primary care and community health, he has an in-depth knowledge of healthcare management, operations, and revenue cycle. Brian joined the primary and specialty care leadership team in 2017 and in his current role serves as Director of Operational Excellence.
Director of Logistical Precision
Linda Carroll serves as the Director of Logistical Precision for primary and specialty care. With a bachelor’s degree from Towson University, Linda brings more than ten years of financial and administrative experience in integrated health care services, and accreditation in Medical Coding and Billing from Camden County College. In her current role, Linda oversees onboarding operations, facility functionality and compliance, and provides oversight for the credentialing department.
Regional Practice Manager
Nicki Bodenstein, Regional Practice Manager, is a cum laude graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, NJ. She began her career in healthcare over 30 years ago as a coordinator for the Memorial Hospital of Burlington County (now Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County). She has worked throughout multiple healthcare delivery organizations, and has expanded her expertise to include business administration and management skills. She also has experience in developing and implementing business strategies and operational framework to best ensure patient satisfaction.
Regional Practice Manager
Pamela DelBuono has been working in management in the healthcare industry for 30 years. A magna cum laude graduate, Ms. DelBuono earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Certificate in Executive Management from Notre Dame University. Prior to joining Jefferson Health, Ms. DelBuono gained extensive experience in practice administration for a number of primary and specialty care practices. She has developed advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, process engineering and change management skills, as well as the management of financial operations. Ms. DelBuono joined primary and specialty care in 2014.
Regional Practice Manager
Mary Guglielmo, Regional Practice Manager, has been working in healthcare administration for more than thirty years. Ms. Guglielmo earned her Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree from the University of Phoenix. Her extensive healthcare background ranges from education coordination at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine (now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine) to practice management of a large surgical office in South Jersey. Currently, Ms. Guglielmo oversees operations of Jefferson Medical Group's specialty services, including General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Gastroenterology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Breast Surgery.