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South Jersey Biz: Mazzarelli, McCray and Norcross Named to Top 20 Under 40

Editor’s Note: The May 2013 issue of South Jersey Biz magazine’s 20 Under 40 recognizes tomorrow’s leaders who are shaping business today.

Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE
Senior Vice President of Operations/Deputy Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director, Institute of Population Health, Cooper University Health Care, Camden
Age 38

Emergency room doctor, deputy chief medical officer, professor, radio talk show host and active member of his community are just a few of the hats Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli wears. He also was one of the original three team members to integrate Cooper University Health Care and Rowan University in preparation for the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, which welcomed its first class in 2012, and he helped to organize a free health care clinic for Camden residents. A member of the board of trustees for the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, as well as the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers, Mazzarelli has also received commendations for his leadership, and was named an Outstanding Young American by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mazzarelli was also named Washington and Lee Universities’ Distinguished Young Alumnus in 2009.

Best Career Advice Received: “The harder you work, the more luck you will have.”

Ultimate Goal: “That no South Jersey resident ever leaves New Jersey for their health care.”

Career Mentor: Adrienne Kirby, PhD, President/CEO of Cooper University Health Care

Scot McCray
Assistant Vice President, CAMCare Health Corporation, Camden Freeholder, Camden County Board of Freeholders
Age 34

Scot McCray began his career in 2001 as the regional cancer control director for the American Cancer Society in Cherry Hill. In 2003, he began working with Cooper University Hospital, where his titles through the years included community relations coordinator and director of urban health initiatives as well as director of special projects. McCray began working for CAMCare in 2011, and in the same year was sworn in as a freeholder for Camden County. He has also served as a member of the regional board of directors of the American Cancer Society, co-chairman of the Camden City Cancer Leadership Initiative, and as a member of the board of the Camden branch of the Settlement Music School. McCray also served as a commissioner on the Camden City Housing Authority from 2005 to 2009.

Ultimate Goal: “As a professional, my goal is to become an innovative leader in the new landscape of health care where we must find a balance between performance, costs and the patient’s experience. As an elected official, my goal is to leave my community and Camden County 100 percent better for my sons and their friends.”

Go-to Smartphone App: “Without question the Calendar app on my iPhone. It is a lifesaver … balancing family, work and civic duties is not easy.”

Lexie Norcross
Vice President, Digital Operations and Corporate Services/ Director, Interstate General Media, Philadelphia, Pa.
Age 25

A Cherry Hill native, Lexie Norcross attended The Lawrenceville School and graduated from New York University with a degree in environmental policy. With plans on going to medical school, she returned to South Jersey after college and worked at Cooper University Hospital for several years as a critical care technician and researcher. After moving to Philadelphia, Norcross switched gears in her career, volunteering as relocation project coordinator for Interstate General Media, parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. In that role, she helped lead the company’s move from its Broad Street offices to its current home at Eighth and Market streets. Norcross now fulfills a leadership role at Philly.com, which she considers an opportunity to apply her passion for “raising awareness and continually breaking through the barriers of various social issues, while providing the public useful news, information and diverse opinions.” Norcross is also a board member of The Larc School, a special needs school in Bellmawr, and actively assists military families.

Career Mentor: “My dad [George Norcross]. He never gives up on what he believes in and started working with people much older than him at a young age, which has influenced him to teach me how to listen carefully, take notes and go back and figure out what I don’t understand later. He has always stressed that making mistakes is part of life, but making the same mistake twice is not an option.”

Favorite Way to Unwind After a Busy Week: “There is no better feeling in the summer than driving over the bridge to LBI after a long week.”