Meet Our Women’s Empowerment Series Panelists!

The final panel of our highly anticipated Women’s Empowerment Series is here! Join us on Dec. 4 for “Success Stories: Taking charge without wearing a suit and tie.” The evening will feature our successful panelists sharing personal stories on success and lessons they’ve learned along the way. Learn more about these inspiring women before you join us to hear their fascinating stories (get your tickets here!).


Jennifer Caudle, DO

Dr. Jennifer Caudle is a board-certified family medicine physician and associate professor in the department of family medicine at Rowan University-SOM. Dr. Caudle graduated with honors from Princeton University and earned her medical degree from UMDNJ-SOM.

She is known nationally as an on-air health expert and regularly appears on CNN, HLN, “The Dr. Oz Show,” FOX News, Sirius XM, PBS and many others. She also appears bi-weekly as a medical expert on the CBS3 Philly News morning broadcast.

Dr. Caudle’s health articles have been published in The Daily Beast,, and HuffPost. She has also been quoted extensively in publications including USA TODAY, HuffPost, “Reader’s Digest,” “Good Housekeeping,” “Prevention Magazine,” Yahoo and many others. Recently, Dr. Caudle provided medical commentary in the October 2017 issue of “Cosmopolitan.”

Her professional experiences include working at MTV Networks in New York City. In addition, in 1999, she earned the title of Miss Iowa and competed in the 1999 Miss America Pageant.

Dr. Caudle currently practices family medicine at Rowan Medicine in Sewell. She is active on social media and can be found at


Terry Ricca, RN

Terry Ricca, RN, is senior vice president and chief experience officer at Cooper University Health Care and is responsible for employee, physician and patient engagement, and for driving alignment, improving access and increasing results for the entire health system. She leads the effort to align culture, improve engagement with employees and physicians, reduce turnover, and improve access points – all to improve the patient experience and engagement.

Prior to coming to Cooper, she served in a variety of leadership roles at Virtua, including vice president of customer experience, where she provided strategy and direction for the health system’s patient satisfaction and service excellence initiatives. Previously, she held leadership roles within the health system’s women’s and children’s service line from 2006 to 2009, as vice president.

Ricca has received numerous awards for her accomplishments. She received the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ Women of Achievement Award in 2005. In 2006, she was honored with the Outstanding Leadership and Achievement in Nursing award from the Alumni Association of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In 2016, Ricca was named chairperson of the American Heart Association’s 10th Annual Southern New Jersey Go Red For Women luncheon. Ricca has been a supporter of improving women’s health over her entire career, and this campaign helps raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.


Mary Ann Boccolini

Mary Ann Boccolini is president/CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. Since becoming president/CEO in 2001, she has established Samaritan as the region’s most experienced provider of hospice care. She has also led the not-for-profit organization through the development of a diverse “family” of services in addition to hospice care, including a palliative medical service, grief support and counseling, New Jersey’s first hospice/palliative fellowship in collaboration with Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, and extensive professional and community education programs.

Prior to joining Samaritan, Mary Ann was director of oncology services at Virtua Memorial Hospital-Burlington County. Previous positions included the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the National Institutes of Health in Maryland and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. degree from Boston University and her M.A. degree in human services administration from Rider University.

In 2005, Mary Ann proudly opened Samaritan’s first inpatient hospice center in Mount Holly, and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, the area’s first free-standing hospice, opened in December 2016.

Mary Ann is the mother of three daughters. She lives with her husband Bob in Marlton.


Helaina Semmler, MD

Dr. Helaina Semmler is the director of general X-ray at South Jersey Radiology Associates. She has been with the practice for more than 15 years.

Dr. Semmler began her career in general surgery and later moved into the specialties of radiology and nuclear medicine. She is now board-certified in both radiology and nuclear medicine, and practices both at SJRA.

Dr. Semmler graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and then moved on to medical school at UMDNJ (now Rutgers). After medical school, she began her surgery residency at Brown University. She completed her radiology residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital in north Jersey and then completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine and PET at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

While at SJRA, Dr. Semmler has served on the practice’s executive committee while also serving on the radiation safety committee at Virtua. She has been recognized as a Top Doc in nuclear medicine by both SJ Magazine and New Jersey Monthly more than 10 times over the past 15 years.

She enjoys traveling the world with her husband and loves restoring and collecting antique cars. She is also dedicated to animal charities and has runs fundraisers for several N.J. rescues.

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