Kenneth Eng, DO has maintained a family medicine practice for more than a decade. He is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Eng is chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, chairman of the Medical Records Committee, and a member of the Nursing/Physician Collaborative Committee at CentraState. He is also vice president of the Monmouth County Osteopathic Society, a member of the House of Delegates of the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and a member of the American Osteopathic Association.

Vice President

Thomas W. Scott, FACHE is a seasoned healthcare executive whose career spans more than 20 years. He presently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CentraState Healthcare System, having initially joined in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Scott previously served for seven years as Chief Operating Officer at Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, New Jersey, an Atlantic Health System hospital. He has deep experience in healthcare management with prior positions at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, among others. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Fellow of The Advisory Board, and he serves on the Board of Trustees of the VNA Health Group and the Board of Directors of NJHA Business Solutions.


Robert Kayser, MD, FACC, FSCAI earned his BS in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and was commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1989. He spent the next three years as an explosive ordinance disposal officer with duty stations across the country, and on a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. In 1992, he returned to upstate New York, where he worked as a paramedic and earned an MBA in health systems administration from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He graduated AOA from New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ in 2001. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia and his general and interventional cardiology fellowships at Virginia Commonwealth University. He then joined Change of Heart Cardiology, LLC and has been on staff at CentraState since 2008, where he chairs the Division on Endovascular Interventions. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, and is board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology, nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, and interventional cardiology.


John A. Dellocono, MBA, senior vice president and chief financial officer at CentraState, has been with the system since 1989. Prior to becoming CFO in 1998, Mr. Dellocono held various positions with the medical center, including director of Corporate Finance and Managed Care as well as controller and finance manager. He earned a BS degree in accounting and an MBA from Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ. Mr. Dellocono is a member of the New Jersey Hospital Association’s CFO Committee and a standing member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Deborah Connors, MBA is vice president of Revenue Cycle Management and Managed Care for CentraState. Prior to joining CentraState in 1990, she was a finance manager with Supermarkets General Corporation. Her extensive experience includes annual and long-term budget development, managed care contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, and financial and decision support management. She earned a BS from Kean University in 1989 and an MBA in finance from Georgian Court University in 2003. She holds HFMA certifications in both managed care and reimbursement proficiency. In addition to her membership affiliations with the New Jersey Hospital Association, Ms. Connors was a New Jersey Delegate with the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, meeting with Congressional representatives in Washington D.C. to discuss provisions of the Affordable Care Act and its potential effect on hospitals.

Steven Guillen, MD has been with CentraState since 2013. Currently vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, he earned his BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and then continued at Penn to earn his medical doctorate in 2001. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2004 and is board certified in emergency medicine. He has participated in a number of committees at CentraState and is a partner at Central Jersey Emergency Medicine Associates, PC.

David Lombardi, MD has been an active member of the CentraState Medical Staff since 1995. He graduated from and trained at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Lombardi is board certified in internal medicine. He maintains a primary care office in Howell, New Jersey. Dr. Lombardi is a member of the Board of Central Jersey ACO.

Leo Lopez, DO, has been a member of CentraState Medical Staff since 2002. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in 1994 and earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999. Dr Lopez completed his pediatric residency at Cooper Hospital and is board certified in pediatrics. He is vice president of Advocare Pediatric Health, a pediatric practice with multiple locations in Monmouth County.

James Matera, DO, FACOI, former secretary of the CentraState PHO and president of the Medical and Dental Staff, is senior vice president and chief medical officer at CentraState. He brings visionary medical leadership to this position to foster collaboration in shaping how CentraState physicians embrace the ongoing evolution of health care, with a focus on improving quality, reducing costs, and enhancing efficiencies. Dr. Matera maintains an outpatient nephrology office practice in Jackson. He received his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA, was chief resident at Union Hospital in Union, NJ, and completed postdoctoral training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with a fellowship in nephrology.

Robert Pedowitz, DO, FACOFP is medical director of Primary Care Integration and Innovation at CentraState and medical director of Family Practice of CentraState. Board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, he earned his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was chief resident at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ—School of Osteopathic Medicine. A clinical assistant professor in family medicine with two area medical schools, he is very active with the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.


Ravi Verma, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who was born and raised in Monmouth County, volunteered at CentraState’s Emergency Department during high school, and recently returned to Monmouth County to practice medicine with University Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Verma graduated from the seven-year combined bachelor of science/medical degree program through The College of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, while also earning an MBA from Duke University. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., and a fellowship in scoliosis and spinal surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. With a keen interest in research, he has authored numerous publications and research presentations on spinal conditions and surgical procedures.



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