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Desireé Sokoli Joins Temple University Health System as Vice President, Assistant to the President

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Desireé Sokoli, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NE-BC, will join Temple University Health System (TUHS) as Vice President, Assistant to the President, effective June 16, 2021. Reporting directly to Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of TUHS and Temple University Hospital, Sokoli will assist Young in leading and supporting the management team on key projects for TUHS.

“Desireé brings 15 years of leadership experience, most recently serving as Director of Ambulatory Services, NJ region and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,” said Young. “Her multifaceted experience in clinical care, operations, finance, project management, and strategic planning makes Desireé a valued new addition to the Temple Health leadership team.”

Sokoli has a proven track record of success and was instrumental in developing a shared care delivery model connecting oncology patient care services through strategic partnerships spanning hospitals across Long Island, New Jersey, New York City, and Connecticut. She also led Memorial Sloan Kettering’s COVID testing and care delivery for their employees. Prior to that, Sokoli was Administrative Director of Perioperative and Outpatient Services at Hackensack University Medical Center Health Network in Westwood, NJ; and Lead Advanced Practice Nurse in Hackensack’s Department of Surgery - Division of Thoracic Surgery. She is also an experienced Operating Room and Labor & Delivery Charge Nurse. 

Sokoli holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Paterson University.