Charisse Fizer, RN, MSN, FACHE, is vice president of Clinical Services and the chief diversity, equity and inclusion Officer (CDEIO) at AtlantiCare. The healthcare organization comprises AtlantiCare Regional Health Services, including AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with three locations, Ambulatory Services and AtlantiCare Physician Group; the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Solutions, an accountable care organization.
In her clinical role, Fizer leads the system’s healthcare delivery service lines. As CDEIO, Fizer leads the development of a transformative diversity strategy to align with the organization’s strategic plan and oversees the continuation and expansion of existing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. She is also responsible for creating new initiatives across the organization.
Fizer has been involved in many quality and performance improvement initiatives that have enhanced patient care. Under her supervision, AtlantiCare implemented many clinical programs, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); a treatment program for atrial fibrillation that involves both an electrophysiology program and CT surgery; and a new intensive care cardiac rehabilitation program. She was instrumental in AtlantiCare’s expansion of pharmacy services to include retail and community pharmacies, as well as pharmacy clinics to help assist patients taking anticoagulation medications.
Fizer joined AtlantiCare as the administrator for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus in 2006. She has also served as vice president of Clinical Operations and Ambulatory Services.
Fizer is involved in many community organizations and is a deaconess at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, New Jersey. She is a member of the Atlantic City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated™ and immediate past president of its area Health Human Services Facet. She’s a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Fizer completed her Master of Science degree in health systems management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
Fizer serves as a Health Services Board member for Northcentral University, a virtual university headquartered in San Diego, California, and on the Board of the Covenant House in Atlantic City. She is president of the South/Central New Jersey Chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA) Board and serves as a member of Eastern States AHA Board.
Fizer resides in Galloway. She has two adult daughters, Chaundrea and Chrystal.