Lawrence Healthcare Campus Names Onyenemezu Executive VP

June 3, 2024

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Lawrence Healthcare Campus has named Jenelle “Jay” Onyenemezu, RN, BSN, MBA, MPA-PPM, LNHA, executive vice president. An experienced healthcare executive, registered nurse, and director of nursing, she possesses a vast range of expertise, including clinical care, operations, and change management.

In her new role at Lawrence, Onyenemezu oversees operations and leadership at the campus’s two distinct skilled nursing centers — The Meadows at Lawrence and Lawrence Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center — as well as Lawrence Rehabilitation Hospital and assisted-living community The Terraces at Lawrence. Her appointment coincides with a modernization and programming enhancements at the 40-acre, skilled-nursing and senior-living community.

“This is the perfect role for me,” Onyenemezu said in a press release. “As EVP of the Lawrence campus, I have the opportunity to live it, breath it, and feel it on a daily basis, making an impact on a large scale on both the operations and clinical sides. I look forward to working with the dedicated teams at each of the four entities at Lawrence during its next chapter.”

Previously, she served as administrator at Collingswood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Rockville, Maryland, and as Maryland regional director of operations for Marquis Health Consulting Services. At Collingswood, which Marquis supports, she played an integral leadership role during its recent multi-million-dollar modernization and programming enhancement. Prior to that, Onyenemezu held clinical and operational leadership positions at skilled nursing centers in Maryland.

“Jay brings a proven track record in clinical care, operations and management to this senior leadership position as EVP at the Lawrence healthcare campus,” said Michael Smith, division president at Marquis, which also supports the Lawrence campus. “Her appointment is a clear reflection of how Marquis and our clients recognize and promote talent from within. Our congrats to Jay.”

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