Robin Perry, MD, is Chair and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Perry oversees all health care providers within the Department of OB/GYN, supporting physician engagement and leading the delivery of the highest level of patient care, safety, and experience.

Dr. Perry is responsible for the overall quality of our OB/GYN services, offered both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She provides the vision and direction for the OB/GYN residency program and Gynecologic Oncology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship programs at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. As a board certified OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist, Dr. Perry also continues to provide direct patient care.

Dr. Perry, the first female president of the medical staff at Cooper, is a pioneer in the field. She is recognized for her work establishing a wide-ranging network of Cooper Maternal and Fetal Medicine satellite offices to improve patient access and collaborate with multiple health care systems.

Dr. Perry has been frequently recognized as a Top Doctor in regional press and was named as a March of Dimes Honoree for the Born to Shine Gala in 2010. In 2012, Dr. Perry was also elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Perry volunteers her time with International Healthcare Volunteers, offering medical training to health care professionals in Ghana and she was chosen to be Honorary Chair for the International Healthcare Volunteers Gala in 2014.

Learn more about Dr. Perry and her determination to become a doctor, balancing career and family, and why you should support the Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper by clicking here to read this short Q & A.





Terry Ricca, RN, is Senior Vice President for Institute Strategy, Access, and Chief Experience Officer at Cooper University Health Care. She joined Cooper in 2014 with more than 30 years of health care experience.

Ms. Ricca provides the vision, leadership, and direction for patient-centric approaches to improve the emotional, physical, and spiritual experiences of patients and their families. She works with Coopers’ physicians, leaders, and staff to build a sustainable culture that promotes accountability, fosters innovation, and consistently delivers a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes.

Ms. Ricca and her team are continuing to expand Cooper’s state-of-the-art Access Center to improve patient access to care. Notably, in 2016 Ms. Ricca relaunched a fully integrated women’s health program at The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, offering coordinated and comprehensive primary and multispecialty care services for women. In October 2017, Ms. Ricca’s role expanded to include institute strategy, focusing on better serving patients, physicians, and staff as Cooper increases the growth of all Institutes.

Ms. Ricca has received numerous awards and recognition for her accomplishments and outstanding leadership in academic and professional roles. 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 from the Alumni Association of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In 2010, she was featured in South Jersey Magazine’s Super Women issue. In 2016, Ms. Ricca had the honor of being named chairperson of the American Heart Association’s 10th Annual Southern New Jersey Go Red For Women® luncheon. Ms. Ricca has been a supporter of improving women’s health over her entire career.

Click here to learn more about Terry as she talks about putting women first, loving her job and advice for other professional women in this short Q & A.