Continuum of Care


To assist in fulfilling the vision of the Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ) to transform the future of healthcare in New Jersey through innovative nursing leadership by collaborating with all nurse leaders across the continuum of care on issues related to transitions of care and population health management.


  1. Provide a forum for nurse leaders and aspiring nurse leaders to collaborate on matters impacting the delivery of care at all levels in the continuum.
  2. Engage nurse leaders from all areas of care such as case managers, home care, sub-acute facilities, skilled nursing facilities, etc., to identify issues impacting the delivery of care and explore best practices to address these issues.
  3. Furnish support and resources to advocate on behalf of nursing leaders on healthcare issues and policy affecting care across the continuum.
  4. Provide education to the nursing community on population health, transitions of care and new roles emerging as a result of the changes in the delivery of healthcare.
CCC Members at the Annual Conference


Margaret M. Pogorelec, DNP, MSN, NE-BC, RN, CPEN, Nurse Manager, The Valley Hospital


Denise Redmond, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Assistant Administrator, Virtua Health and Rehabilitation Center-Berlin

Board Sponsor

Lori Ann Colineri, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer-Southern Region, RWJBarnabas Health


  • Jessica A. Ahearn, BSN, RN, Wound Care Nurse, Deborah Heart and Lung Center
  • Linda Ambacher, RN, BSN, MBA, MSN, CRRN, Chief Nursing Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation-Chester
  • Margaret M. Ames, DNP, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Vice President, Nursing, Jersey City Medical Center
  • Veronica A. Betts, DNP, RN-BC, CCM, Director, Transitional Care, Holy Name Medical Center
  • Amanda C. Horak, MSN, RN-BC, RN-Clinical Coordinator, Morristown Medical Center
  • Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President Patient Care Services and CNO, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
  • Karen Ranta-Daly, MSN, RN, CAPA, NE-BC, Director Surgical Services, Bayshore Medical Center
  • Elizabeth Readeau, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Retired
  • Coleen Rossi, MBA, RN, CCM, CRRN, Chief Nursing Officer, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River
  • Debra Valentine, RN, Corporate Director of Case Management, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
  • Soffy Vilson, DNP, RN, LNHA, CDP, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Spring Hills Senior Living
  • Melissa Zak, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Patient Care, Virtua Memorial Hospital & Virtua Willingboro Hospital

Meeting Schedule - contact Susan Cholewka, Executive Director,