John DeTullio, MD, MBA, FCCP has been a member of Monmouth Ocean Pulmonary Medicine and of the medical staff at CentraState Medical Center since 1987. He is triple boarded in internal, pulmonary, and critical care medicine. Dr. DeTullio has been actively involved in medical staff leadership for many years, as a board member of the former Freehold Hospital IPA, chair of the Critical Care Committee and medical director of the Critical Care Unit at CentraState. He also has served on many medical staff and hospital committees, including CentraState’s Strategic Planning Committee. He was chief of staff at CentraState from 2010 to 2012. Dr. DeTullio is currently the director of Physician Integration and serves on various Board committees.

Vice President

John T. Gribbin, FACHE is president and chief executive officer of CentraState Healthcare System. Prior to joining CentraState in 2000, he was a founding member and executive vice president of Meridian Health System, and prior to that served as president of The Medical Center of Ocean County. His extensive career in healthcare administration spans over 40 years. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in 1974 and Rider University with an MBA in finance in 1978. Mr. Gribbin’s 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., and chairman of the Hospital Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey.



Robert Kayser, MD 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.

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.

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.

Peter G. Licata, Esq. is a shareholder at Sonnenblick, Parker, and Selvers, PC of Freehold and chair of the CentraState Healthcare System Board of Trustees, with service on the board since 2012. He also has served on the CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board since 2009, including as vice chair. Mr. Licata has served as chair of the Governance Committee and as a member of the Executive Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, the Foundation Strategic Planning Committee, the Cancer Campaign Cabinet, and the 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 and the Sports Car Club of America.

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.

Gabrielle M. Pinzon, MD, MHCDS has served as physician informaticist at CentraState Healthcare System since 2010. She earned her BA in both biology and chemistry from New York University in 1991. She spent the next three 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 Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City. She maintained a private practice in the Freehold area for six years and was on staff at CentraState. She then attended the Master of Health Care Delivery Program through the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, graduating in 2014. Since that time, Dr. Pinzon has served as a member of the CentraState Healthcare Partners board.

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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