Elizabeth Betsy Ryan was named the next president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Hospital Association, succeeding Gary Carter, who will retire next year after 14 years in the position.
Ryan, 47, currently serves as the NJHAs chief operating officer and was the unanimous choice of the trade associations board. An attorney, she oversees the hospital associations daily operations and its advocacy efforts in Trenton and Washington.
Among her multiple roles, she oversees the NJHAs legal and legislative activities, communications, clinical affairs and human resources. She is a former assistant counsel under former Gov. Jim Florio and chief of staff of the state Department of Health. She also served as a senior vice president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. and as a regional executive for the American Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. She has also served on the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, the Clinton-Gore transition team, the transition teams for New Jersey Govs. Jon Corzine and Jim McGreevey, and the legal audit team for former President Clintons National Health Care Reform Task Force.
Ryan received her law degree from Seton Hall University and a bachelors degree from Rutgers University. Carter, 63, will remain at the NJHA through June. -- by Cinda Becker
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