About Our Team

Meet TEAM BVMI!

It takes a village to make sure that BVMI’s patients have access to quality, compassionate healthcare.

People make the difference, and the people at BVMI – from the front desk staff to the board chair – create a warm and welcoming medical home for our patients.

Board of Trustees

Passion for BVMI’s mission starts at the top.  Our trustees bring wide-ranging viewpoints and experiences to the board table, and provide strategic oversight and direction to BVMI.

Amit Limaye, PhD, Board Chair
Director, Sustainable Medical Technology Institute (SMTI), Enterprise R&D
Becton Dickinson & Company

Valerie Mauriello, 1st Vice Chair
Prudential Financial – Retired

Jordan Goldsmith, Esq., 2nd Vice Chair
Porzio Bromberg
& Newman, P.C.

Edward J. Gollhofer, Treasurer
Vice President, Finance, NBC News Group
NBCUniversal

Karina Malysheva, Secretary
NFP Relationship Manager
M&T Bank

Stefan Canizares, Esq.
Assistant Counsel
Fordham University

Medha Havnurkar
Director
NJ Department of Health

Julie Karcher
Senior Vice President
Valley Health System / Valley Medical Group

Brenda Lapadat
FVP / Market Manager
Valley Bank

Jaideep Mulchandani
Horizon BCBS of New Jersey – Retired

Keith Murillo-Stasiak, CPA, CITP, CISA
Risk Assurance & IT Auditor
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Antonia Oladipo, MD
Hackensack University Medical Center/ Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Anita Ramsetty, MD
Director of Health Equity
Englewood Health

Cesar Romero, MBA
Manager, Advanced Analytics
GAF Materials Corp.

Michael Ruiz de Somocurcio
IPA President
Vytalize Health

Mark Sparta, FACHE
President and Chief Hospital Executive, Hackensack University Medical Center, Executive Vice President, Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health

Liseets Tavera
Director, Human Resources
Triangle Manufacturing

Jane Tuohy
VP, Program Marketing & Medical Education
Tela BIO

Gian Varbaro, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Advisory Board

Volunteers, donors and former trustees act as a sounding board to the CEO and provide leadership and support to BVMI. 

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

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

Kathleen M. Burke, PhD, RN
Professor of Nursing, Assistant Dean in Charge of Nursing Programs, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Currently Nurse Research Consultant at the Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ; Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ; and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

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

Barry Freeman, EdD, MBA
Professor (retired) of Personal Finance and Marketing, Bergen Community College. Former marketing executive at Best Foods, Thomas J. Lipton, and Unilever. Personal Investment Counselor

Kenneth Herman, EdD, ABPP
Author, “Secrets from the Sofa;” Retired psychologist; Diplomate in Clinical Psychology; Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology

Gladys Laden
National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County Section Board Member; former Director of Financial Aid, Weil Cornell Medical College of NY

Marilyn Schotz
Community Volunteer

Lindy Washburn
Senior Healthcare Reporter (retired)
USA TODAY Network

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

Joanne Westphal
TD Bank – Retired

Associate Board

Members of BVMI’s Associate Board are early-career professionals who want to make a difference and bring their passion, talents and drive to help support BVMI’s mission. 

Brandon Baek
OMS-1 @ Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown

Zui Dighe
Data Scientist @ Paradigm

Phoenix Jay
Manager Digital Community @ dbt Labs

Margaret Murphy
Nurse Practitioner and Professional Falculty @ Columbia University

Mark Surgent
Sr. Marketing Manager, IV Access @ Becton Dickinson

Parth Vaidya, PharmD
Medical Science Liaison @ Sanofi Genzyme

Volunteers

BVMI volunteers are amazing! They are the heart and soul of the healthcare center and donate thousands of hours of their time to make sure that BVMI’s patients have access to quality, compassionate healthcare.
*As of 2/1/2024

Alexandre Ackad, MD
Sonal Agarwal, RDN
Stephany Aguilar Meza
Heidi Ahlborn, MD
Stella Ahn
George M. Ajjan, DO
Akua Amoah
Cheryl Amsterdam
Melissa Arroyo-Hernandez, RN, APN
Muhanad Aziz Oughali
Mallareddy Banala, MD
Christine Barrett
Rebecca Baxt, MD
Alyssa Becker, MD
Cate Becker, BS
Harsimran Bhandal
Tapas Bhowmik, MD
Nicole Biegun
Joyce Bivone
Linda Bleiweiss
Patricia Bombolevicz, RN
Anna Broder, MD
Eva Brodkin, RN
Kadesha Bryan, BSN, RN
Anna Calvetti
Terri Caust
Barbara Cavallaro, MD
Kaitlynn Chaljub
Yeeun Choi, MS
Elma Chowdhury
Elizabeth Cole
Daniel Contreras
Dale Cook

Janet Cook, RN
Sanford Cooper, MD
Timothy Corey, MD
Jennifer D’Elia
Bernice Diaz, BSN RN
Jane Dunleavy, RN, APN
Debra Dunn, MSN, RN,
Victoria Eftychiou, MSN, APN
Eva Erb
Annemieke Exton
Kathleen Fagan, PhD, RN, APN
Vicky Farhi
Clarissa Fay, APN
Laura Fernandez, BS
AnnMarie Ferran
Erica Fields
Beth Figman
Vicky Fliman, RN
Junanyelis Flores-Sanchez
Leonard Frank, MD
Jean Freck
Noel Friedland, MD
Marilynn Friedman
Susan Geltman, LCSW
William Getreuer
Sofia Giron
Bella Goldberg
Alvaro Goncalves
Janice Goodman, BSN
Deborah Greenfield
Naomi Grobstein, MD
Lisa Grohsman, APN
Lina Guarin

Patty Halsall
Jun Jie Han, MD
SooJung Han
Maryann Hew, RN, BSN
Eva Holzer
Susan Ifill-Sinclair, BSN
Jennifer Interiano
David Isralowitz, MD
Brian Izzo
Kristi Izzo
Zelene Jue
Satish Kashyap, MD
Christina Kim
Chung Kim, RN
Ruth R. Kirschenbaum
Patricia Klein, MD
Jennifer Knight, MD
Susan Kollar, BSN
Rima Kopelman, MD
Iris Kopeloff, MD
Lizabeth Kopp-Faust, MD
Peter Krautle
HyeSook Kwon, RN
Karen Latimer, MD
Siew Lau
Deborah (Dong) Lee, BSN, MSN
John Lee
Nellie Lee, MD
Katherine Leopold
Joanne Levine
Steven Levy, DPM
Dianelis Lopez

Kristan Louis, APN
Daniyah Lugones
Mary Lyons-Kim
Josef Machac, MD
Anita Mannancheril, MD
Albania Martinez-Bojos
Carol Mateo, RD
Fendry MattaClase
John McConnell , MD
Catherine McPolin, RN, MSN
David Meinhard Esq.
Scarlet Mercado
Lisa Ann Miller, MD
Anastasia Milliman
Miriam Moctezuma
Terriann Mohideen
Francesca Mojica
Maryann Monaco, BSN, RN
Jane I. Morais
Esther Nelson, RN
Elizabeth Noe
Daniel Nunez
Donna O’Hern, BSN, MSN
Deborah Oppenheimer, RN
Dave Owens
Kristine Palermo
Sue Panek, RN, BSN
Grishma Parikh, MD
Anne Park, DO
Rosa Pereyra, MD
Marta Perez
Elizabeth Ramirez

Maria del Pilar Reilly
Cheryl Reiner
David Reiner, MD
George Reskakis , DDS
Helen Richards , MD
Adriana Rodriguez
Jacqueline Ross, PT, DPT
Mitchell Rubinoff, MD
Patricia Ryan, BSN
Edwin Sanchez
Doris Sarokin
Karen Severino
Madeeha Shahzadi, MD
Sabina Sicklick
Ava Silverstein, MS, PT
Charlotte Sokol, MD
Illiana Taveras
Paula Tedesco, RN, MSN, APN
Sabrina Tempesta, DO
Mary Tietjen, RN
Lynn Torres
Marina Turbay Paulino
Joselin Vargas
Ana Vasquez
David Vesole, MD
Ana Villagran
Anne Weisblatt
Gail Williams, MD
Dolores Witko
Matthew Zayas-Bazan
Cindy Zirkin, RDN
Robert B. Zurier, MD

Staff

From our newest hires to staff members who helped open our doors in 2009, our staff is singularly focused on providing excellent care to BVMI patients.  No matter their area of responsibility, every employee is dedicated to making sure that BVMI is a warm and nurturing medical home. Working alongside our passionate volunteers, our staff ensures continuity of care, compliance with medical standards and regulatory agencies, organizational sustainability, and so much more. 

Dr. Arthur De Simone

Medical Director
adesimone@bvmi.net

Amanda Missey

President/CEO
amissey@bvmi.net

Andrea Alcala

Certified Medical Assistant​

Sandra Alvarado, RN, APN
Mental Health Counselor

Angela Bueno

Front Desk Manager

Jennifer Comppen
Manager of Data Analytics and Impact Reporting

Dale DeAngelis Mottola

Administrative Director

Mary DiGiulio, DNP, APN
Staff Nurse Practitioner

Sue Dyrness

Director of Donor Relations

Kathleen Ensuncho

Prevent Diabetes Program Manager

Rosa Flores-Campos, MSW

Case Manager

Nancy Fremed, MSN, WHNP-BC

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner​

Karla Goffe, RN

Staff Nurse

So Young Han
Korean Healthcare Program Patient Navigator

Judith Haystrand, RN, MSN, APN
Staff Nurse Practitioner

Holly Homa, BSN, RN, CDCES

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Jasneet Kaur, MD

Associate Medical Director​

Michelle Kaye, MSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Clinical Services​

Seulhee Ku
Outreach Specialist

Jihyeon Lim, MSN, FPN-BC
Korean Healthcare Program Nurse Practitioner

Howard L. Lipton, DO

Associate Medical Director

Joanne Murad

Manager Grants & External Affairs​

Diana Nieves

Director of Operations

Diana Nunez

HR Manager

Zane Pavon
Certified Medical Assistant

Sue Polito, MSN, RN, NP-C

Staff Nurse Practitioner​

Elaine Posner

Volunteer Engagement Manager

Rita Prospero

Operations Manager​

Charina Pujols
Certified Medical Assistant

Yeiry Reinoso
Certified Medical Assistant

Lisa Shea, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Lina Silva
Certified Medical Assistant

Erika Silvestre

Eligibility Specialist

Joanne Simonetti, MS, RNC-OB, APN

Assistant Nurse Manager​​

Maria Surovetz

Special Events Manager

Sunny Swadhin, RN

Staff Nurse

Carla Van Duzer, RN
Data Entry Nurse​​

Blanca Vidal

Senior Certified Medical Assistant

Erica Joy West

Charitable Investment Counselor