Every day, Lifeline Medical Associates challenges the standards of women’s care by staying ahead of the healthcare curve. We believe in
doing more. We believe in doing better. Our mission is at the heart of what we do, so our patients can experience a difference that matters.
We do not just say that we do more for women. We prove it through the results we achieve by implementing superior prevention and treatment
protocols that directly benefit our patients.
Women have a choice regarding where to seek their medical care – and at Lifeline Medical Associates, we do not take this decision lightly.
We respect that both those who choose us for the first time and those who continue to see us year after year have an expectation that must
be met – and surpassed – every time. We believe the experience that a woman has at Lifeline Medical Associates extends far beyond just the
interaction with her chosen practitioner – it includes everything from the ease of scheduling appointments to the convenience of our
locations to the caring and friendly treatment by each Lifeline professional she encounters. We work tirelessly to fine-tune our efforts
in all of these areas, so every patient remains confident in her decision to choose us.
As a trusted partnership of over 100 providers across New Jersey, the knowledge we share among all Lifeline practitioners is vast.
We continually train our teams on the latest advancements in healthcare which are supported by evidence-based medicine. We leverage the
quantity of our practices to enhance the quality of the care we deliver. We also continually welcome new practices and practitioners into
our partnership with the fundamental understanding that they must believe in what we do and take action on the principles we hold steadfast.
On behalf of the entire clinical, operations and support teams at Lifeline Medical Associates, it remains our privilege to serve the
amazing women of New Jersey. We openly welcome any questions that you may have – now and in the future.
Jack Feltz, MD
Lifeline Medical Associates
Jack Feltz, MD
“We empower every Lifeline Provider to have the power and obligation to deliver better healthcare to women, and the sustainability and growth
of private medical practice achieves this goal every day.”
Jack is a seasoned physician leader with over 30 years of experience in private practice, as well as a proven healthcare innovator. He is deeply
involved in women’s health reform at the state and national levels and has made a profound impact in changing the paradigm of women’s care.
During his corporate leadership at Lifeline Medical Associates, Jack has created a strategic vision, leading the initiative to join together
over 100 providers across 35 care centers to achieve the financial sustainability of their private practices and strengthen the quality of
care provided to their patients. Leading and empowering his team at the Central Business Office, Jack has helped revolutionize the way medical
practices run their businesses by implementing a value-based care platform for the entire network. By lowering total medical costs, each Care
Center in the network can deliver more affordable and higher-quality care to every patient.
To complement his medical practice work at Lifeline Medical Associates, Jack currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic
Accountable Care Organization (AACO), where he also is the Chairman of the Performance Improvement Committee. He is an active member of the Quality
Committee at Horizon Blue Cross / Blue Shield and the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and was formerly on the Board of Directors for MD
Advantage Medical Liability. Jack also serves as a student and resident teacher at Morristown Medical Center, an Affiliate of the University of
Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
In addition to his role as President of Lifeline Medical Associates, Jack is a founding member of the U.S. Women’s Health Alliance (USWHA), where
he proudly serves as the organization’s President. Jack received his medical degree at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of
Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed his internship and residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
Chief Operating Officer
“Running operations in a large organization is not about the numbers, but about the people. With every relationship that our team builds internally
and externally, it is about making a difference one person at a time.”
Karen Ryer has made an outstanding professional impact at every healthcare company she has worked from her early days as the Assistant Director of
Admissions at Morristown Memorial Hospital to her current Chief Operations Officer role at Lifeline Medical Associates. With over 30 years of
experience, she has played an integral role in implementing and advancing the newest techniques and technologies in the medical business industry.
In addition to her strategic and managerial oversight of billing & collections, managed care relationships, group purchasing, human resources
& benefits and Episodes of Care development, Karen rolls up her sleeves with her team at Lifeline to ensure all protocols and processes are
implemented to the highest quality level. Karen is also the Operations Liaison to the Compliance and Coding Committee as well as to the entire
network of care centers.
Before helping to make the membership-based partnership of Lifeline Medical Associates a reality, Karen was and continues to be the Practice
Administrator for Morristown Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates. She finds great reward in her friendly engagements with the patients, which
balances the work she accomplishes behind the office scenes. Her professional interest in technology has helped different companies transition from
typewriters to computer systems, and she always looks for ways to share her knowledge with others.
To complement her work at Lifeline Medical Associates, Karen is an active member of the U.S. Women’s Health Alliance where she is the IT Chair and
a member of the Group Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Business and Research Committees. She is also taking the lead on advancing the
Pharmacy Assist Program. Karen has been very active in her community throughout her time in New Jersey, and enjoys reading, gardening and antiquing
in her personal time.
Rhona Magaril, MD
Chief Medical Officer
“Medical compliance is not about accepting the standard, but challenging it for even safer, more efficient results. Our research on evidence-based
medicine is at the foundation of everything we do.”
Dr. Magaril has almost 30 years' experience in private practice caring for the women in Springfield, New Jersey and beyond. To ensure her current and
future patients received an outstanding standard of care, Rhona’s practice became a member of Lifeline Medical Associates in 2006.
During the initial years with Lifeline, Rhona developed an interest in utilizing documentation in electronic health records (EHR) to improve women’s
healthcare. Seeing the benefits to this platform, she spearheaded Lifeline’s adaptation of EHR for all of the LMA providers. In two years, she worked
diligently with IT analysts to develop a customized platform for the legacy system. During this process, Rhona was appointed Chief Medical Officer for
Lifeline, where she elevated the network’s level of standard for clinical care. In this role, she also expanded her interests to include patient safety
initiatives and development of evidence-based medical guidelines for Lifeline. With the help of the Medical Policy Committee, which she chairs,
Lifeline has developed multiple guidelines to help providers give consistent, safe, cost effective care to the women of New Jersey. Keeping all
Lifeline practices at the forefront of safety and quality innovation, Rhona continually looks for new way to improve care.
She is an active member of the Perinatal Quality and Safety Committee, the OB Care Review and the Advisory Committee for the OB/GYN department at
Overlook Hospital. In addition, she serves on the ASCCP’s Assessment Committee, where she has contributed questions for the national CRA exam. Rhona
is a proud member of the U.S. Women’s Health Alliance, and in her personal time, Rhona serves on the non-profit Board of The International Cervical
Cancer Foundation, INCCA, which is an international organization dedicated to reducing cervical cancer morbidity and mortality through patient care
and education. Rhona received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Chief Financial Officer
“The finance and accounting team brings seasoned knowledge and tenured experience to take special care of our Members’ assets. My team is driven to
consistently provide timely and accurate service that meets and exceeds the Partners’ expectations.”
Bob Romano is a specialized veteran with over 35 years in a dedicated career in the finance industry. In his role as Chief Financial Officer for
Lifeline Medical Associates, he is responsible for the management of the finance and accounting functions for over 100 physicians and medical providers,
in 39 separate entities operating in 11 Counties throughout New Jersey. During his tenure at Lifeline Medical Associates, he has initiated financial
controls, operating procedures and system solutions, which have resulted in improved profitability and overall operational efficiencies.
Prior to his integral work at Lifeline Medical Associates, Bob has held a variety of prominent financial roles. He was a Region Finance Director for
a $90M region of First Student Inc. that provides student transportation. Bob also spent 15 years in the office products industry as Controller and
Finance Director with Danka Office Imaging and IKON Office Solutions. Prior to this, he was the Controller / Treasurer for OSICOM Technologies, an
international distributor and manufacturer of computers and computer peripherals.
Bob is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as an MBA in Business. He is an active volunteer
in his local civic association, Glacier Hills Association (Treasurer), and has served on the Audit and Finance committee with his local religious
organization. He is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. In his leisure time, Bob enjoys playing golf and softball.