August 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Erin DeLoreto has been selected as an NJBIZ Forty Under 40 award honoree.
DeLoreto, assistant vice-president of operations at Health-Lynx, will be featured in the Oct. 6 issue of NJBIZ, and will be honored at an awards ceremony Sept. 29.
“I am honored to be selected as a Forty Under 40 recipient,” she said. “As a leader in the healthcare field, I take pride in the work I do to further the access and quality of comprehensive and affordable healthcare.”
The NJBIZ Forty Under 40 is a selective program that recognizes professionals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. They are judged based on leadership ability, community involvement, notable achievements and more.
At Health-Lynx, DeLoreto’s responsibilities include overseeing operational, analytic and client management teams. She has developed 12 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations and six commercial shared savings and pay for performance programs.
“I am deeply proud of the Accountable Care Organizations that Health-Lynx has helped to build,” she said. “Each one is poised to dramatically shift the way healthcare is delivered in New Jersey, serving as models for national healthcare reform.”
In addition, DeLoreto was instrumental in developing the company’s technological and analytic services.
“Our web-based physician portal and reports have empowered Health-Lynx ACOs to clinically integrate providers on disparate Electronic Medical Records and paper medical record systems,” she said. “The Health-Lynx portal delivers unprecedented access to claims and clinical data."
Before she joined Health-Lynx in 2011, DeLoreto was a chief of staff for a member of the New Jersey State Legislature. At that time, she completed a Master’s in Public Affairs and Politics from Rutgers University.
In addition, DeLoreto has a BA from Drew University.
DeLoreto has many goals for her future, and hopes to continue working as hard as she can.
“Life is an adventure,” she said. “Ten years ago, I would have never guessed that I’d be where I am today. In the next 20, I hope to have that same, or better yet even greater, sense of amazement about my life. I hope to have a career where I continuously learn and help others achieve their full potential, and a life where I am able to give back every day and spend time with the people that I love.”
For DeLoreto, her biggest role model has always been her father.
“It’s hard to quantify or put into words all of the lessons that he has taught me,” she said. “I aspire to emulate his selflessness, his bold moral compass and his decisiveness in tough situations. I have also learned from his more subtle traits like his quiet intensity, calm influence and keen intellect.”
As for herself, DeLoreto said people would be surprised to learn she is a measured risk taker, although she knows to work more on her work/life balance.
“I do try to have tech time-outs when possible,” she said. “Unplugging from emails and texts is an important recharge.”
As for her advice to others, DeLoreto said it is important to keep a clear head.
“My first week working for a member of the state legislature, I edited a speech,” she said. “Shortly after submitting it to the senator, I started to second guess one of the stats that I had quoted. A colleague at the time gave me advice that I still lean on today – in politics or anything, do not be overly excited about a win or depressed about a loss for more than a couple minutes.”
“Keeping a clear head is important in both business and life,” she added.