Vice President, Jefferson Medical Group
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, MBA
Vice President Ambulatory Operations, Jefferson Medical Group
As Vice President of Ambulatory Operations, Amanda Kimmel oversees day-to-day operations of Jefferson Health’s primary and specialty care practices in New Jersey. In this role, she collaborates with medical directors, providers, administrators, and staff across outpatient services to ensure high-quality, patient-centered care. With more than 22 years of experience with nonprofit organizations and healthcare facilities, Kimmel has established expertise in operations management, business development, and strategic planning.
Prior to her current role, Kimmel served as Assistant Vice President of Population Health for Jefferson Health – New Jersey, where she worked to develop and execute the organization’s strategy to deliver efficient and high-quality care.
Kimmel holds a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes Greater Philadelphia Market Board. She resides in Collingswood, NJ, with her husband and two young 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.
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.
Medical Director of Operations
Eric J. Kaminetsky, DO, 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 Clinical Initiatives
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 Clinical Initiatives.
Director of Operations
Linda Carroll serves as Director of Operations 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.
Director of Operations
Nicki Bodenstein, Director of Operations, 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.