Kennedy’s Joseph W. Devine Receives Gloucester County NAACP Image Award
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Joseph W. Devine, President  & CEO of the Kennedy Health System in southern New Jersey, was recently presented with an Image Award by the Gloucester County NAACP. Mr. Devine was presented with the NAACP’s Corporate Diversity Award at the recent Freedom Fund Dinner & Image Awards, held at Auletto’s Caterer in Almonesson, NJ.

He received the award in recognition of Kennedy’s commitment to community involvement and to diversity in the workplace. Kennedy’s Corporate and Campus Diversity Councils have worked for more than two years to make the workplace more diverse and accepting of other cultures through education, diversity-themed events and ongoing communications efforts. Kennedy, which has more than 4,000 full and part-time associates, is committed to maintaining a workforce that values diversity by nurturing a culture of inclusion and opportunity.

An integral part of Kennedy’s growth over the past three decades, Devine has played a key role in many initiatives, including the development of the Kennedy - Washington Township campus, the establishment of Kennedy Dialysis Services, the expansion of Home Health Care, Family Health Centers, and Behavioral Health Programs. A strong advocate for Kennedy’s Medical Staff and associates, Devine is a well-known leader in the South Jersey community, and has devoted substantial time and energy to many private and public organizations.

A native of Philadelphia and longtime resident of Washington Township, NJ, Devine is known for his ability to engage associates, physicians, and volunteers – along with community and government leaders -- to support Kennedy’s vision and mission. Currently, he serves as a Commissioner of the South Jersey Transportation Authority, and is a member of the NJHA Policy Development Committee. Mr. Devine also serves as Vice Chairman of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which supports athletes with spinal cord injuries..

In 2011, Devine was named a winner of the Kennedy Beacon Award, which recognizes select individuals for their outstanding contributions to healthcare in the community and to the success of the Kennedy organization.  That same year, he was also presented with the Philadelphia Pinnacle Award in recognition of his high level career achievement and public service.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Devine holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Dina, are the parents of two daughters.