AmeriHealth New Jersey has announced that Judith L. Roman, president and CEO, has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities. Roman took the helm in March 2006 and has heightened AmeriHealth New Jersey’s profile significantly over the past decade. Most notably, she spearheaded the company’s expansion throughout the state and led AmeriHealth New Jersey as it navigated the new health care environment under the Affordable Care Act. During her tenure as chief executive, Roman herself has earned numerous honors and awards for her business and community leadership. Most recently, South Jersey Biz named her one of the most influential business women. NJBIZ has recognized Roman with multiple honors, naming her one of “The Most Powerful People in New Jersey Business,” one of the “Power 50 in Healthcare,” and one of the “50 Best Women in Business.” Roman plans to leave AmeriHealth New Jersey at the end of the month. Upon her departure, Mike Sullivan, president & senior vice president of Diversified Businesses for Independence Blue Cross will oversee AmeriHealth New Jersey, an Independence subsidiary, until a successor is named.