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John P. Silvestri

John P. Silvestri

John P. Silvestri is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kennedy Health System and a member of the Kennedy University Hospital Board of Trustees. He serves as Chairman of the Kennedy Property Corporation Board, and the Kennedy Management Group and is a member of the Kennedy Health Alliance Board of Trustees. Mr. Silvestri has more than 25 years of service with the Kennedy Health System.

As Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2001, he serves on the following Health System Board committees: Executive & Finance (Chairman); Nominating; and on the following Hospital Board committees: Facilities (Chairman); Executive; Compensation; and Nominating.

Mr. Silvestri is the President of Site Development, Inc., of Mount Laurel, NJ, a multi-faceted real estate firm, and Interstate Commercial Real Estate, Inc. He has also served on the Boards of Commerce Bank/Shore, University of Pennsylvania Football Club and Galloway National Golf Club, Inc. 

In 2006, Mr. Silvestri was the recipient of the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Healthcare Leader Award, presented annually to an NJHA member healthcare system trustee who “has contributed significantly to the health of the system through exceptional leadership, guidance and service to the healthcare system and communities it serves.”

Known for his dynamic leadership style, Mr. Silvestri is actively involved in the healthcare system’s major fundraiser, the annual Gala, which traditionally raises more than $200,000 each year to fund various Kennedy services.  He was also instrumental in Kennedy’s affiliation upgrade to Principal Hospital of UMDNJ. Mr. Silvestri is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Silvestri and his wife, Ann, reside in Haddonfield, NJ.