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Joseph W. Devine

Joseph W. Devine

Joseph W. Devine, FACHE,  is President & CEO of Kennedy Health System.  Mr. Devine has served Kennedy in many capacities throughout his 27 years of service. Prior to being named President & CEO, he was the organization’s Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations since 2006, leading and implementing Kennedy’s business growth and development, as well as playing a key role in governmental and community relations.

He has also served as Vice President of Hospital Services; Vice President, Development & External Relations; Associate Vice President - Corporate Services; and Administrator of the Washington Township Campus during his career.  He has been an active, visible leader for many years in the South Jersey community.

Mr. Devine is a Kennedy Health System Beacon Award recipient, presented in recognition of his outstanding contributions to healthcare in the community and to Kennedy’s ongoing success.  He was also honored as the 2011 “Business Person of the Year” by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and was honored with The Philadelphia Pinnacle Award, which is presented by The Millay Club to individuals who have achieved the highest level of career success and public service to their community.  

Currently, Mr. Devine serves as a Commissioner of the South Jersey Transportation Authority, as a member of the New Jersey Hospital Association Policy Development Committee, as a board member of both the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which supports athletes with spinal cord injuries.  He was also the past Chairperson for the South Jersey Heart Walk, the Chairperson for the Arthritis Foundation Walk, and active in many other charitable events including receiving the “Community Benefit Award” for the Dancing with the Gloucester County’s Stars event by raising $62,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Pediatric Center. 

He also been involved in many township committees during his years as a resident of Washington Township and in 2012 was named the Chairman of the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Development for revitalizing growth in the community.  

Mr. Devine holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a Bachelor’s of Sciences in both Accounting and Organizational Management from LaSalle University in Philadelphia.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, its highest level of recognition.

Joe and his wife, Dina, are residents of Washington Township, NJ since 1986.  They have two daughters.