Meet the Board2019-08-08T22:54:53-04:00


John DeTullio, MD, MBA, FCCP has been a member of Monmouth Ocean Pulmonary Medicine and of the Medical Staff at Medical Center since 1987. He is triple boarded in Internal, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. DeTullio has been actively involved in medical staff learship for the past twenty-nine (29) years, as a member of the board of the former Freehold Hospital IPA, Chair of the Critical Care Committee and Medical Director of the Critical Care Unit at Medical Center.

Additionally, he has served on many medical staff and hospital committees, including CentraState Medical Center’s Strategic Planning Committee for the past 16 years. He was Chief of Staff at CentraState from 2010 to 2012. Dr. DeTullio is currently the Co-Director of Physician Integration and serves on various Board committees.

Vice President

John T. Gribbin, FACHE is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CentraState Healthcare System. Prior to joining CentraState in 2000, he was a founding member and served as Executive Vice President of Meridian Health System, and prior to that as President of The Medical Center of Ocean County. His extensive and successful career in healthcare administration spans over 40 years. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in 1974 and Rider University with an M.B.A. in Finance in 1978. Mr. Gribbin’s numerous affiliations include: Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, member and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Hospital Association, member and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Central Jersey Blood Center, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp., chairman of the Hospital Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey.


James Matera, DO, FACOI has transitioned into a leadership role at CentraState Medical Center focusing on Population Health, Chronic Disease Management and the PHO initiatives. Dr. Matera is maintaining an outpatient Nephrology office practice in Jackson and serves as the Board Chair for Partners Health Alliance.


John A. Dellocono, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, employed with the System since 1989, has served as CFO since July, 1998. Prior to that time, Mr. Dellocono held various positions with the Medical Center including Director of Corporate Finance and Managed Care, held since 1993, and before that, Controller and Finance Manager. Mr. Dellocono received a B.S. degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ. Mr. Dellocono is also 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 & Managed Care for CentraState Healthcare System. Prior to joining CentraState in 1990, she was a Finance Manager with Supermarkets General Corporation. Her vast experience includes annual and long-term budget development, managed care contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, financial and decision support management. She graduated from Kean University with a B.S. in 1989 and Georgian Court University with a M.B.A. in Finance in 2003. Additionally, 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, who met with Congressional representatives, in Washington DC., to discuss provisions of the Affordable Care Act and its potential effect on hospitals.

Kenneth Eng, DO has maintained a Family Medicine solo practice for ten years. He is Board-certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He 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 Medical Center. 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.

Steven Guillen, MD has been at CentraState Medical Center 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. He has participated in several committees at CentraState and is a partner at Central Jersey Emergency Medicine Associates, PC.

Robert Kayser, MD received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and was commissioned a lieutenant in the US Force in 1989. He spent the next three (3) years as an explosive ordinance disposal officer with duty stations across the country, as well as a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. At the end of 1992, he left the Air Force and returned to upstate New York, where he worked as a paramedic and in 1997, earned a M.B. A. 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 in Charlottesville, VA and his general and interventional cardiology fellowships at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Upon completing fellowship, he decided to return home and joined Change of Heart Cardiology, LLC. He has been on staff at Medical Center since 2008 and is currently the Chairman of the Division on Endovascular Interventions. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine with UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey and is Board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Computed Tomography and Interventional Cardiology.

Peter G. Licata, Esq. is a shareholder at Sonnenblick, Parker, and Selvers, PC of Freehold. He has served on the CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board since 2009 and on the CentraState Healthcare System Board since 2012. He currently serves as the Chair of the System Board and has served as the Vice Chairman of both the System and Foundation Boards of Trustees. Mr. Licata has served as Chair of the Governance Committee and on the Executive Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, the Foundation Strategic Planning Committee, Cancer Campaign Cabinet and Celebration Ball Committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark. He is a member of the Monmouth County and New Jersey State Bar Associations as well as the Sports Car Club of America.

David Lombardi, MD has been an active member of the Medical Staff since 1995. He graduated and trained at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Lombardi is board certified in Internal Medicine. His current primary care office is located 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 B.A. 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 Pediatric Health, a pediatric practice with multiple locations in Monmouth County.

Gabrielle M. Pinzon, MD, MHCDS has served as the Physician Informaticist at CentraState Healthcare System since June 2010. She attended New York University graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Biology and Chemistry. She spent the next 3 years working as a cytotechnologist at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. In 1998, she earned her Medical Doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Saint Vincents Medical Center in New York City. She was in private practice in the Freehold area for 6 years and was on staff at CentraState. She went on to attend the Master of Health Care Delivery Program through the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College from which she graduated in February 2014. Dr. Pinzon has been a member of the CentraState Healthcare Partners board since 2014


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