Violeta Peters, R.N., M.A., LNHA Chief Executive Officer
AcuteCare Health System
Violeta Peters, R.N., M.A., LNHA, has served as chief executive officer of AcuteCare Health System (ACHS) since 2003, playing an instrumental role in the establishment and opening of Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey.
In her top leadership role, Peters is responsible for overseeing operations of Specialty Hospital, recruiting highly qualified professionals to all administrative and clinical staff positions, and collaborating with ACHS executive management to execute strategic initiatives for growth and development.
A member of the American College of Health Executives, she authored an article titled “LTACHs: A New Dimension of Care in New Jersey,” which was published in January 2004 in the New York and New Jersey edition of Nursing Spectrum.
Prior to assuming her current position, Peters spent 15 years working in managerial and administrative positions in hospitals, nursing homes and other residential care facilities dedicated to meeting the needs of older adults. A licensed nursing home administrator, she had served as executive director of Applewood Estates, a continuing care retirement community in Freehold, N.J.
After receiving her registered nursing degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, N.J., she earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N.J., and returned to Fairleigh Dickinson to attain a master’s degree.
Throughout her career, Peters has been an active member of the community, focusing her involvement in efforts that promote academic advancement and cultural awareness. Peters served on the Long Branch Board of Education, including five years as president. She was a member of the Monmouth County School Boards Association, and was elected to serve as vice president for student affairs in 2000, president in 2003, and was a delegate to the New Jersey School Boards Association.
Peters is president of the Latino American Association of Monmouth County, which strives to raise cultural awareness in the community and provides Latino students with mentoring and financial assistance to further their education. She also is a member of the League of United Latino American Citizens. On the county government level, she is a commissioner of the Monmouth County Board of Recreation, serves on Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board and is a member of the Monmouth County Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns. Additionally, she is a member of the New Jersey Hospital Association Policy and Development Committee, the Society of Licensed Nursing Home Administrators of New Jersey and the American Conference on Diversity.
She has been recognized for her service to the community by the Latino American Committee of Monmouth County and the Hispanic Affairs and Resource Center of Monmouth County. She is a recipient of numerous recognitions, including the Earl Thomas Teasley Humanitarian Award from the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission in 2015; the Education Partnership Award from Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board; a Certificate of Recognition for the 2004 Education Partnership Award from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders; the Jersey Shore Chapter Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice-NJ; the Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Long Branch; and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Wilbur Ray Scholarship Committee at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, N.J.