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Experienced Executive Providing Operational Guidance for Skilled Nursing and Senior Living Community in Lawrence Twp., N.J. 

Jenelle Onyenemezu

LAWRENCE TWP., N.J. (May 30, 2024) — The Lawrence healthcare campus in Lawrence Township has named Jenelle “Jay” Onyenemezu, RN, BSN, MBA, MPA-PPM, LNHA, as executive vice president. An experienced healthcare executive, registered nurse and director of nursing, Onyenemezu 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 Hospitaland 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 located at 1 Bishops Drive. 

“This is the perfect role for me,” said Onyenemezu. “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, Onyenemezu served as administrator at Collingswood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Rockville, Md., 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.” 

A licensed nursing home administrator, Onyenemezu earned bachelor’s degrees in nursing and business administration and a Master of Public Administration degree from Bowie State University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University’s School of Business. 

The Lawrence healthcare campus has a rich legacy, having been in operation for decades. More information can be found at   

Brick, N.J.-based Marquis Health Consulting Services provides administrative and consulting services to skilled nursing facilities and senior housing communities along the Eastern Seaboard. The organization’s operational guidance enables its clients to exceed their quality and customer service goals by embracing a progressive, multi-specialty approach to healthcare and lifestyle.   


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