NJII Healthcare Division Welcomes Government Relations and Technology Officers to Leadership Team

Newark, NJ – June 25, 2024 — New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) subsidiary, today announced two new additions to its Healthcare Division team to work alongside COO & Executive VP of Healthcare, Jennifer D’Angelo.

“I am thrilled to have Robin and Susan join our Healthcare Division leadership team to further develop our strategic plans and foster technological advancement for healthcare providers,” said Jennifer. “As the leading HealthIT organization in New Jersey, we are focused on accelerating digital transformation of health technology to drive interoperability and ultimately, outcomes for patients. Robin and Susan will play a key role in collaborating with government and state entities to further support our operations and developments”.

Robin Ford, NJII Healthcare Division’s Government Relations Officer, brings over 20 years of experience working with both the Legislative and Executive Branches of government.

Prior to joining NJII, Robin served as New Jersey’s Deputy Commissioner of Health for the New Jersey Health Department, having been promoted from her previous position at the Department as the Executive Director of the Office of Health Care Finance. Robin’s past experience focused policy issues in the health, human services, banking, insurance and labor areas. 

“The dedicated team at NJII is working extremely hard at putting technology into action to help the State of New Jersey improve the lives of all of its citizens,” said Robin. “It is a pleasure to work with this team to meet those objectives. NJII is full of dedicated, smart, talented individuals and I am lucky that I am able to work with them to share my knowledge of how to best help the government meet its goal of helping all of New Jersey’s residents.”

Susan Teran joins the Healthcare Division as its new Healthcare Technology Officer. She earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, minor in BioEngineering, and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Rice University and began her Healthcare IT career in application software development.

As an experienced Healthcare executive with demonstrated proficiency in the architecture and delivery of enterprise systems, Susan joins the leadership team to oversee the successful implementation of complex technical solutions within the organization.   She has over 20 years of healthcare interoperability experience, specializing in health information exchange in the US and internationally, working on initiatives in Dubai, Qatar, Australia, the UK and Brazil.

“It’s an honor to lead the exceptional team of technical experts at NJII. Our organization is growing and well poised to create new, innovative healthcare solutions. Together, we can make a difference.” said Susan.

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