Céu Cirne-Neves, FACHE

Assistant Teaching Professor
MPA, Fairleigh Dickinson University; BA English/Journalism, Rutgers University; Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Villanova University; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives; Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
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Research Interests
  • leadership development and mentorship
  • strategic planning & performance excellence
  • population health (alignment of public health, health care and social services)
  • community needs assessment, health equity and systems alignment
  • operations management and patient safety
  • employee engagement and patient experience
  • diversity and inclusion

Céu Cirne-Neves, MPA, FACHE, is a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in senior administration positions. She served as the CEO of Saint James Hospital, Cathedral Healthcare System, Newark, from 1996-2005, and most recently, in a variety of senior-level roles including as Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health, Livingston. Her areas of interest are leadership development and mentorship, strategic planning, performance excellence, and health equity beyond hospital walls.

Throughout her career, Cirne-Neves has demonstrated how to convert an organization’s Mission, Vision, and Values into a leadership model that improves workforce engagement, organizational performance, and results. She excels at strategic planning and implementation, operations management, and community benefit; and most of all, she shares the resolve that health administrators must integrate health care with public health and social services to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

Cirne-Neves is board certified in hospital administration and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); she is a past president of ACHE’s New Jersey chapter and serves as the chapter’s chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. She has served on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners since 2016 and as a Part-Time Lecturer of Population Health with the Bloustein School’s health administration program since 2018.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)


Areas of Expertise:  Community Needs Assessment, Health Equity, Health Policy, Leadership, Organizational Strategy, Social Policy/Inequality and Disparities, Strategic Planning