Louis Brusco Jr., MD. Morristown Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer
The Chief Medical Officer at Morristown Medical Center since 2014, Louis is an Anesthesiology Intensivist with 25 years’ experience in both Operating Room Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. His clinical expertise is in pre-operative preparation for surgery of all patients, the intraoperative care of the most critically ill patients, and the ICU care of post-surgical and post-Trauma patients. Since becoming a CMO, first in NYC and later here in Morristown, his responsibilities have broadened to the quality of ALL care provided within the hospital, along with the various dealings with physicians who are on staff, federal and state regulation of medicine, quality report cards, and improving the satisfaction of patients who come to the hospital. Louis lives in Somerset County with his wife, and is the proud father of two daughters, two stepchildren and three step-grandchildren. An avid sports fan whose allegiances run towards the Yankees and Giants, his active physical pursuits now run from golf to water motorsports. A self-proclaimed travel aficionado, Louis has yet to get to Australia and Antarctica to complete his world tour and add to the hundreds of thousands of photos he has taken.
Shirell A. Gross, Esq. Bayer Pharmaceuticals- VP and Chief Legal Counsel, Bayer Radiology; recipient of Top Blacks in Healthcare Award
As VP and Chief Legal Counsel for Bayer’s Radiology business, Shirell is responsible for the Americas, Product Supply and global Regulatory, Quality and Informatics Business, and counsels US Corporate Security. Prior to Bayer, she was Corporate Counsel at Quest Diagnostics and an Associate at Aaronson, Rappaport Feinstein and Deutsch. With a B.S. from Northeastern and a J.D. from Hofstra, Shirell’s career began as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, NY. A sought after industry and community speaker for legal issues within the Health Care, Professional development and Diversity, Shirell was recognized by Black Doctors.org as a 2016 Top Blacks in Healthcare Honoree and has received other community awards. She serves on the Board Legal Committee for the trade association, AdvaMed, and is also involved in her community as Vice-Chair WNET (Channels 13 and 21), a Sunday school teacher at Mount Olive Baptist Church, a proud member of both Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Jack and Jill of America Inc. and she volunteers at many social service agencies. She is married to jazz musician and educator, Mark Gross Sr. They have 2 sons, ages 13 (7th grader) and 21 (a senior at Ithaca College).
Mark J. Guinan. Quest Diagnostics, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
From 2010 until joining Quest Diagnostics in 2013, Mark Guinan served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., a manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry. Previously, he had served in a number of finance and operations roles in a long career at Johnson & Johnson in which he served most recently as Chief Procurement Officer, and earlier as CFO of the pharmaceutical business. Before that, Mark held a number of financial roles at Procter & Gamble. He earned an MBA from The John M. Olin Graduate School of Business at Washington University (St. Louis, MO) and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Bonita F. Stanton, M.D. Founding Dean of NJ’s new Seton Hall University-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine; nationally recognized expert in pediatric medicine
Prior to becoming the founding Dean and president of academic enterprise for the new medical school, Dr. Stanton served in top leadership roles in Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit), at West Virginia University School of Medicine and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In the mid-1980s, she served in Bangladesh, as a senior research leader in the treatment and prevention of diarrheal diseases and as the World Bank’s maternal-child health specialist. Prior to that, she was medical director of Yale University’s Hill Health Center in New Haven (CT) and attended on Yale’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Service. She holds a BA in biology from Wellesley College (MA), an MD from Yale, a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Yale and residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland (OH). With more than 300 peer‑reviewed papers, she has also served as an editor of pediatric textbooks, journals and medical database tools – all while presiding over multiple national organizations including serving as the president of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs as well as chair of the Federation of Pediatric Organizations Task Force on Women in Pediatrics and on the advisory board to the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A principal investigator on NIH awards since 1990, Bonita has served on or chaired multiple NIH study sections and received numerous accolades for her research in global HIV prevention. She also consults for such national and international agencies as the World Health Organization, the World Bank, UNICEF, Elsevier and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Remarkably, she remains clinically active and is a respected teacher, elected to the Gold Humanism Society by her Wayne State students while the Pediatric Residents at Children’s Hospital of Michigan established the “Bonita Stanton Professionalism in Pediatrics” award, given to a graduating resident identified by his/her peers as possessing the highest attributes of professionalism.