Kudos to our financial ‘coach’

Matheny is pleased to announce that Wayne Guberman, our director of finance for the past 25 years, was honored by NJBIZ as a finalist in its CFO of the Year competition for large nonprofits. He recently celebrated at the newspaper’s awards breakfast, held at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, with his wife, Lita, left, and daughter Corie, along with several Matheny staff members.

According to NJBIZ: “Hospitals don’t grow by accident. Especially in today’s political and economic climate, it requires a sound financial footing and an appreciation for the shifting terrain of public financing. Wayne Guberman has delivered both for Matheny Medical and Educational Center.”

“You need to be realistic in preparing your annual budget and constantly stay in touch with the funding agencies so that you’re aware of the economic and political climate,” notes Guberman, whose original career goals were to be a gym teacher and basketball coach.

In the vernacular of a coach, he adds, “My management style is hands-on, but I am willing to give staff the opportunity to run with the ball.”