New Appointments to Alumni Advisory Board

Pace University College of Health Professions (CHP) has announced the November 2020 appointment of two distinguished alumni as new vice-chairs.

Dianne Aroh ’92, MS, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, a nationally recognized health care leader, is the executive vice president, chief clinical and patient care officer of Hackensack University Medical Center, the largest hospital within the Hackensack Meridian Health Network. In her current role, she leads all clinical and patient care portfolios, and collaborates with other executive team members to advance the health system’s continuum of care, value capture initiatives and geographic expansion strategies.

Aroh is widely known for her community and philanthropic service, as well as her intentional leadership. She was recognized by NJBIZ 50 Best Women in Business, for her strategic business and operations acumen- a recognition that was also the first to be awarded to a CNO.

In addition to her NJBIZ 50 Best Women in Business recognition, Aroh has also been listed by Crain’s New York Most Notable Women in Healthcare in 2018 and 2019. She has been awarded the national HcPro Image award for Nursing Leadership, was the co-honoree of the PACE University’s 2016 Innovator Award and holds the Community Services Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Bergen County Branch. She is also a recipient of the Health Trust 2017 Clinical Excellence Team award.

Aroh’s philanthropic and community board memberships include Pace University’s College of Health Professionals Board, New York; Center for Hope and Safety Advisory Council, New Jersey; the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiatives (BVMI) Board of Trustees, New Jersey and the Governing Board of the Paramus Surgical and Endoscopy Centers of Bergen County, New Jersey.

A situational and innovative leader at heart, she has authored and published several articles on leadership, value-based approaches to care and clinical standards.

Aroh is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and holds a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from Pace University.

Stacey Petrower, MPA ’97 has been a senior leader in health care for more than two decades, serving as president of New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital since July 2016, where she is responsible for the overall leadership and operations at the Cortlandt Manor site, as well as medical center locations in Croton and Cold Spring, and the physical therapy location in Croton.

Petrower joined New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital from New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell, where she was vice president, operations, overseeing and managing the operations and operating budget of the emergency department, diagnostic and interventional cardiology, radiology services, radiation therapy, rehabilitation medicine and clinical lab services.

Petrower began her career in health care operations more than 20 years ago. She joined New York-Presbyterian in 2003 in leadership roles, first in Corporate Services and then in Operations at both New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell, both located in New York City. She has extensive experience in collaborating with physicians, nurses and staff to enhance nationally recognized clinical service lines and driving improvements in patient experience and employee engagement.

Petrower holds a bachelor’s degree in Law & Society from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Pace University.

CHP looks forward to benefiting from their combined leadership.

CHP and the Lienhard School of Nursing is on the frontline of training the future heathcare workforce. These efforts are bolstered by the generocity and dedication of alumni and friends serving on the CHP Advisory Board.