OUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE: Rabbi Yitzchok Halberstam

Rabbi Halberstam, Founder and Executive Director of NAQAP, has spent his distinguished and lengthy career advocating to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes across the continuum of care, successfully advising health systems, industry leaders, private equity funds, capital sources, diverse cultural and religious groups, payers, and life sciences companies.

His highly-valued advocacy and policy expertise has been sought by healthcare leaders throughout the Northeastern United States, including those in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

From fledgling startups to large healthcare systems, from concept through implementation, Rabbi Halberstam is called upon to provide crucial strategic guidance to leading healthcare organizations. Long-recognized for his substantial contributions to New Jersey statewide issues, Rabbi Halberstam is very involved in that state’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, and population health management.

Rabbi Halberstam`s expertise extends to the healthcare marketplace with a unique understanding of healthcare`s changing landscape including population health, value based reimbursement, aging in place, HCBS, government payers,  regulators and provider/payer consolidation. An expert in military and veterans’ issues, Rabbi Halberstam is currently working with stakeholders, including state government leaders, veterans’ organizations and the American Legion, on public/private partnerships and various other strategic initiatives.

In March 2011, Rabbi Halberstam was named to the NJBIZ Power 50 Health Care list. According to NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal, “The Lakewood rabbi and Hasidic leader is often seen in the halls of Trenton lobbying for better healthcare for the poor. He won approval to start a federally qualified health center in Lakewood, is well connected politically, and uses his influence to fight for better healthcare for mothers and children.” 

Rabbi Halberstam has founded numerous community-based healthcare facilities throughout New Jersey, notably:

  1. The Center for Health Medicine and Dentistry—a non-profit community-based healthcare provider that provides primary care services to the uninsured and underinsured population of Ocean County, NJ. With 26 exam rooms and 7 dental chairs, the Center provided 50,000 medical encounters in just the second year of its operation.
  2. The Resource and Referral Center—a “one stop” facility that helps the needy navigate their way through government processes. It serves as the Affordable Housing Agent for Lakewood, NJ and acts as liaison to NJ Family Care, Medicaid, Food Stamps, WIC, NJ Cares for Kids, TANF, General Assistance, HUD, Social Security, Unemployment, Senior Services and other government agencies.

Founding Members

Accurate Diagnostic Lab

Accurate Diagnostic Labs is an independent, CLIA certified regional diagnostic laboratory that participates in the CAP proficiency programs. Serving hundreds of practices throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, Accurate Diagnostic Labs has built an outstanding client network based on innovative, service-oriented principles, resulting in strong, communication-based relationships that far exceed the basic client-provider standard.

Atlantic, Tomorrow's Office

Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office was founded in 1959 as Atlantic Photocopy. Since its inception, the Atlantic family has grown from a five person operation to a 300+ employee corporation, supporting over 20,000 organizations. Atlantic is an Office Technology and IT Solutions company (VAR) providing horizontal niche market services to small and large corporations in the New York City metropolitan area, and the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley regions. Atlantic’s offerings include: Imaging, IT Support, Document Management and Managed Services.

Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm with more than 750 attorneys in offices across the United States and 9 countries around the world, provides innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges for a wide array of clients. Founded by a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, Duane Morris’ expertise now stretches from the U.S. to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Throughout this global expansion, Duane Morris has remained committed to preserving its collegial, collaborative culture. Not only has this culture, unique for a large firm, attracted numerous highly-talented attorneys, it has allowed the firm to prosper throughout changing (and challenging) economic and industry conditions.


EisnerAmper LLP provides comprehensive audit, accounting, advisory, consulting and tax services to large enterprises, privately owned companies and high net worth individuals. One of the largest accounting firms in the U.S., with nearly 1,300 employees and 180 partners across the country, EisnerAmper helps clients meet the pressing issues they face today and positions them for success tomorrow. EisnerAmper is an independent member of Allinial Global. To serve U.S.-based clients with interests in financial services opportunities overseas, EisnerAmper is an independent member of EisnerAmper Global, with offices in the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

GEM Ambulance

GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Ambulance is a high-quality medical transportation provider at the forefront of supplying 24/7 safe, professional and cost efficient transport in its leading-edge fleet of state-licensed vehicles. Its dedicated staff is recognized for providing dependable, patient-focused medical transport and outstanding customer service. Gem Ambulance's services are complemented by the Gem Transportation Management division, relieving healthcare facilities of the administrative burden of transportation management, from intake to claims processing to compliance updates, and more.

Madison Commercial Real Estate Services

Madison Commercial Real Estate Services is a group of independent yet related companies that offer specialty services for the commercial real estate market. Each company — Madison 1031, LeaseProbe, Real Diligence and Madison SPECS — excels in a specific, highly specialized area of expertise. MCRES’s collective mission is to anticipate and fill the needs of the commercial real estate market with a comprehensive network of services delivered by exceptionally knowledgeable, skilled and experienced professionals to real estate owners, managers, investors, attorneys and other professionals.

Medical Scrubs Collection

Medical Scrubs Collection provides medical scrubs and medical accessories to nurses and medical professionals in the healthcare industry. Founded by Jeff and Kathy Feldman and headquartered in Howell, NJ, Medical Scrubs Collection offers up-to-the-minute scrub styles, fashion tips and sizing advice. A small, rigorously client-focused operation, Medical Scrubs Collection’s mission is to consistently provide superb customer service.

Renaisance Home Health Care

Renaissance Home Health Care is a New York City-based adult day care and home health agency providing exceptional home health and senior day care. Focusing on the specific concerns, needs and interests of each individual, Renaissance Home Health Care pairs its specialists to meet those needs in a very personal, synergetic way. Offer customized stimulating activities that meet the preferences of each guest, its home health and adult day care programs adhere to a comprehensive set of values while offering Signature Touches for even more tailored care while nurturing the mind, body and spirit.

Tender Touch

Tender Touch provides comprehensive rehabilitation services and management to subacute, long term care, outpatient, hospital, assisted living and home care settings. With our corporate office located in Lakewood, New Jersey, we service healthcare facilities in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, Connecticut and Rhode Island. We are rapidly becoming more widely known and are expanding into new regions due to our repertoire of programs, services and outcomes.  It is Tender Touch’s proactive approach to understanding changes in the rehab space and healthcare industry that has earned us a reputation as a leader in rehabilitation services and management. We are committed to excellence in clinical quality and care, efficient and effective systems and operations, regulatory compliance and unparalleled customer service.