President and CEO
Roberto Muñiz is the President and CEO of Parker Health Group, Inc., a not-for-profit, best-in-class health care and aging services organization based in New Jersey.
As Parker’s President and CEO for nearly 25 years, Roberto has grown the organization from two small nursing homes to five communities with a full continuum of care that is provided for residents and patients, as well as for thousands of seniors aging at home across Central New Jersey.
Roberto believes there is no greater service than to provide care for those who have helped shape the world we live in. He has consistently proven himself to be a strong advocate for innovation and improvement in aging care and services. He has upheld and advanced the long-standing tradition of offering superlative, personalized and quality health care services to improve the quality of life for older adults. He has also been a prominent leader in helping to change the national conversation around aging in America. “Making Aging Part of Life”, which is Parker’s vision, is his passion. Roberto is dedicated to taking a stand against ageism and discovering the beauty in every stage of life.Read More
Among the many boards that Roberto has served and continues to serve in our industry, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Ageing Network, is a member of and immediate past Chairman of the Board for New Brunswick Tomorrow, and is a founding member of the Life Enrichment Aging Project Professionals (LEAPP), a coalition of experienced professionals consulting with public and private organizations to create communities that support aging in place. Most recently, Roberto was appointed Chair-Elect for LeadingAge, the national organization representing more than 5,000 providers of aging services.
Roberto is a Fellow and former Board member of the American College of Health Care Administrators, has served as past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, and is a Board member for the New Jersey Commission on Aging, the New Jersey Advisory Council on Elder Care, and the Governor’s Transition Policy Group on Health and Senior Issues.
Roberto is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Excellence in Leadership Award by LeadingAge New Jersey, the Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Health Care Administrators for his leadership within the profession of long-term care administration, the Distinguished Citizen Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community by the Boy Scouts of America, and the Leaders of Tomorrow Award by Long-Term Living Magazine.
In 2012, Roberto was appointed adjunct instructor of the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Currently, Roberto is a Senior Health Fellow & Instructor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Teaching at Rutgers has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his career. Roberto hopes the knowledge his students receive in his class will inspire more of them to choose career paths in health care, particularly in long-term care and aging services.
Roberto holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Administration and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University. He is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) in both New Jersey and New York. To learn more about Roberto Muñiz, visit his LinkedIn profile.