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Spectrum360 appoints Healthcare Executive Tim O’Brien to its Board of Trustees
West Orange, NJ – Spectrum360 is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim O’Brien, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, to its Board of Trustees.
This appointment is the latest of several strategic additions to Spectrum360’s leadership, which began with the hiring of new Executive Director Ken Berger in 2020. O’Brien is the fourth addition to the board since that time, as it works to broaden its mission to advance the organization.
“Tim’s commitment and passion for community service falls right in line with our goal to build a board that is actively involved in moving things forward both for and with the organization,” says Kristen Olson, Vice President, Spectrum360 Board of Trustees. “With so many planned initiatives in front of us, I’m excited to have him on the team.”
O’Brien brings years of philanthropic experience to Spectrum360. He has served on the boards of Montclair Public Library Foundation, Adams County Youth Initiative, Hands On Nashville, and Vanderbilt University Healthcare Alumni Association. An avid volunteer focused on supporting underserved populations, O’Brien is excited to offer his talents to Spectrum360’s growing organization.
“I am honored to be joining this wonderful organization,” O’Brien says. “The work and advocacy being done by those at Spectrum360 is vital to our community. I look forward to meeting the members of the Spectrum360 community and learning how I can positively impact the organization’s initiatives.”
O’Brien joined Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center in May of 2017 as the chief operating officer and transitioned to the role of chief executive officer in August of 2020. During his tenure, he led program development efforts in neurosciences, overseeing the addition of advanced neuroendovascular services. He has implemented significant operational improvements to enhance quality and service to patients, and served as the executive lead for the successful implementation of the Epic electronic health records system. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, he led the hospital’s preparedness operations. O’Brien recently received the Ardent Health Services CEO of the Year award for his inclusive leadership style and focus on growth and improvement.
O’Brien previously served as chief operating officer at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colorado, and was the interim chief operating officer and assistant administrator at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida. He started his career as a strategic and operational business consultant for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.
O’Brien resides in Montclair, where he and his husband are raising their two daughters.
Spectrum360 Board of Trustees has seventeen active board members to support its educational, therapeutic and skills-based programs.
For more than 50 years, Spectrum360 has been a pioneer in serving individuals with special needs. Today, Spectrum360 serves children, adolescents, young adults and adults with autism and related disabilities. Spectrum360’s mission is to provide the highest quality educational and therapeutic programs for individuals with learning, language, and social/emotional challenges to achieve their maximum potential as responsible adults in society; to recognize and value individuals’ unique abilities, learning styles, and differences; and to serve as a leader in promoting innovative educational programs. For more information, visit us at https://spectrum360.org/mission-and-values/.
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