Welcome John Hoffler to LSM/NJ

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey welcomes John Hoffler to the organization as Senior Executive Director for Information Systems and Program Improvement.

John comes to us from Thomas Jefferson University where he was Senior Director of Information Technology Planning and Administration.  In 1989, John joined the Jefferson Academic Medical Center to update existing and implement new financial systems. After receiving his Master’s degree in Management Information Science he became a member of the University IT Senior Leadership Team. He had firsthand involvement in a series of major initiatives that steadily transformed the IT department into a high-performing organization dedicated to customer service and operational excellence.

John worked to develop a University IT strategic plan that has guided IT investments over the past several years and provided the University with a strong platform for moving forward.  Implementation of a new governance structure to prioritize information technology needs across the campus and coordination of all IT activity throughout the Academic Medical Center. IT security and core operations, as well as transactional and back office systems were dramatically improved. Additionally, as part of a leadership team he worked to stabilize and modernize the University’s IT infrastructure, with new systems established for electronic mail, network storage and electronic directory and Enterprise Resource Plan software (ERP).  Other essential IT services were implemented for faculty, researchers, staff and students, including: computer purchasing and leasing, high performance computing, Web-based IT support, specialized help desks, wireless networking, and campus emergency notification.

In John’s role at LSM/NJ he will be providing leadership and direction for the implementation of new information systems.