SERV's Chief Financial Officer receives CFO Finalist award from NJBIZ

SERV Behavioral Health System’s Chief Financial Officer James J. Rose received an award Oct. 26 for being named a finalist in NJBIZ magazine’s 2010 CFO of the Year program, which celebrates New Jersey’s financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of the state’s economic growth and stability.

Mr. Rose is responsible for managing the finances and accounting for SERV Behavioral Health System and all affiliated entities as well as all insurance, banking and administrative contract negotiations.

He and his wife Janet Mercer Rose and daughter Kimberly Carroll were among the 400 guests at an Awards Ceremony breakfast at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset. Also at the event were SERV President and CEO Gary van Nostrand and management staff, and representatives from financial and insurance institutions with whom Mr. Rose does business for SERV.

Mr. Rose was among eight finalists in the category of CFO-Large Nonprofits. The CFO of the Year award was presented to John DiAngelo of South Jersey Healthcare. 

September 10, 2010 - SERV President/CEO receives Behavioral Healthcare's 2010 Champion Award

Gary van Nostrand, president and CEO of SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. since 2002, recently received the 2010 Champion Award from Behavioral Healthcare, the professional journal serving the executive, clinical, and operating leadership of mental health and substance abuse centers nationwide.

Mr. van Nostrand was recognized along with four other Champion Award honorees from around the country during an awards luncheon on September 10 in Washington, D.C., at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, attended by nearly 900 people. He also was profiled in the July/August issue of Behavioral Healthcare magazine.

Other 2010 Champion Award honorees were: Franklin D. Lisnow, executive director, CeDAR (the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation) at the University of Colorado; William J. Sette, president and CEO, Preferred Behavioral Healthcare of New Jersey, Lakewood; Denise Bertin-Epp, president and chief nurse, Brighton Hospital, Brighton, Mich.; and Robert E. Whaley, executive director, Southeast Behavioral Health Group, LaJunta, Colo.

These champions, nominated by their peers and selected by the editorial team of Behavioral Healthcare magazine, rank among the most active and accomplished executives and leaders in the fields of community mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment and recovery. “These champions, and the organizations they lead, continue to make great contributions to all those struggling to recover from serious mental illness, mental trauma and substance use disorders across the United States,” says Dennis Grantham, senior editor of Behavioral Healthcare magazine. “Each has played an important role in leading, or reinventing, approaches that help thousands, from young children and teens to adults and military veterans, to recover and reclaim their lives.”

Programs led by the 2010 Champions have:

  • Blazed new trails in recovery-oriented services for those suffering from serious mental illnesses, including effective, community-based treatment;
  • Expanded the reach of behavioral health services into the realm of law enforcement, providing youthful offenders with the guidance and support needed to set a positive course;  
  • Built supported-housing, education, and employment programs that have helped thousands to recover their lives, families, and ability to live independently in their communities;
  • Developed integrated approaches for substance-use disorder treatment that have helped thousands of people achieve and maintain sobriety; and
  • Influenced the selection and adoption of key measures of quality and treatment effectiveness, as well as their measurement through the use of health information technology.


Profiles of the 2010 Behavioral Health Champions can be read on the Behavioral Healthcare website in the BH Champions menu tab found at