Board of Trustees

BVMI is governed by a Board of Trustees. They provide strategic oversight and direction for BVMI, and ensure adequate resources to provide care to patients. Trustees for 2016-2017 are:

Neil Abitabilo, RPh, MS, Chair
Former CEO of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association; former COO of St. Lukes Hospital in Newburgh, NY

Gene Marsh, First Vice Chair
Former commercial real estate executive, currently active with Habitat for Humanity

Andrea Costa Egan, CFRE, Secretary 
Board member, St. Ignatius School/New York Nativity; Mission Director of Development, School of the Holy Child, Rye, NY; Director of Major Gifts, Bergen County’s United Way; Founding Board Member and Treasurer, Glen Rock Education Foundation

Ronald J. Saldarini, PhD, Treasurer
Founder, Biological Initiatives; former president, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Global Vaccine Business

Dianne A.M. Aroh, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Hackensack University Medical Center

Michael W. Azzara, MBA
Senior Consultant, Foley, Proctor, Yoskowitz, Executive Search and Consulting firm; retired President and CEO, Valley Health Systems

Janet Finke
Principal, real estate management firm; former President, Jewish Family Services of North Jersey; former Board member, Barnert Hospital

Wendy F. Klein, Esq.
Partner, Commercial and Estate Litigation, Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.

Shannon K. Lazare, MBA
Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager, M&T Bank

Mark McKoy, MBA, CRMA
Senior Director, Corporate Revenue Management and New Jersey Customer Operations, SUEZ (formerly United Water)

Charlotte Sokol, MD
Retired physician, diabetes expert and BVMI volunteer; board member, Diabetes Foundation

Ana K. Stankovic, MD, PhD, MSPH
World Wide Vice President, Medical Affairs, BD Diagnostics – Preanalytical Systems and Global Health

David B. Sutter, MD
Retired physician, previously owned private practice in Internal Medicine; formerly an Attending Physician with The Valley Hospital

Christopher Vanuga, MBA
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Bernard Weinstein, MPH
Former Executive Director, Bellevue Hospital, NYC; former Commissioner of Hospitals, Westchester County, NY; Professor Pace University Graduate Center, board member, Bon Secours Charity Health System


Members of BVMI’s Advisory Board offer additional guidance to the organization.

Michael R. Armellino, CFA Goldman Sachs Group, LP (ret)
Kathleen M. Burke, PhD, RN Ramapo College of New Jersey
Samuel A. Cassell, MD Founder of BVMI
Kenneth Herman, EdD, ABPP
Gladys Laden National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County Section
Joseph Rutch Borough of Cliffside Park
Joanne Westphal TD Bank
Joan M. Wright The Wright Perspective