About Our Team


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.


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.


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.

Michael G. Faust, MD, FACOG, Board Chair
Valley Center for Women’s Health

Amit Limaye, PhD, Vice Chair
Associate Director, Program Management, Office for the Centers of Excellence, BD

Valerie Mauriello, Treasurer
Prudential Financial – Retired

Kristen Silberstein, Secretary
Vice President, Payor Strategy & Contracting, Hospital for Special Surgery

Jill Altana
Automatic Data Processing – Retired

Stefan Canizares, JD
Civil Rights Attorney, US Dept of Education

Jordan Goldsmith, Esq.
Of Counsel Cohn Lifland

Medha Havnurkar
Chief Learning Officer, P4R4 Consultants

Terry Hensle, MD FACS, FAAP
Given Foundation Professor of Urology Emeritus, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Eric Kim
Vice President, Grant Avenue Capital

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

Jonathan K. Mays, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG
Director, Obstetrics Maternal/Fetal Medicine – PAGNY; Physicians Affiliate Group of New York, Metropolitan Hospital Center

Zachary Meli
Director, Strategy and Implementation, Henry Schein

Lauren Menkes, LMSW, MPH
Director of Social Work, Englewood Health

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

Divya Paliwal, MD
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Horizon BCBS of New Jersey

Cesar Romero, MBA
Director, Senior Lead Data Scientist, S&P Global

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

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

Karina Malysheva
NFP Relationship Manager, M&T Bank

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 Systems

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 (ret) 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; Diplomat 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

Clifford Surloff, CPA
Former CFO, Jewish Federation

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
Patient Care Specialist @AM/PM Urgent Care

Zui Dighe
Engagement Analyst @Acorn AI

David Heller
Co-founder of C16 Biosciences

Scott H. Lee
Senior Associate @ Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

James Lubowsky
Software Engineer @ Beeswax

Margaret Murphy
Registered Nurse @ New York Presbyterian Columbia Univ. Doctoral Candidate

Mark Surgent
Marketing Manager (Acute and Preventative Drugs) @ Becton Dickinson

Parth Vaidya
Post Doctoral Fellow, Infectious Disease/Vaccines @ Merck

Jisoo Yoon
Vice President, Securitized Products Group @ JPMorgan


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.

Alexandre Ackad, MD
Theresa Adelgais, RN
Sonal Argarwal, RDN
Heidi Ahlborn, MD
Stella Ahn
Rahmat Ajagbe, RN
George M. Ajjan, DO
Susan Aveta
Nancy Baker- Newman, RN
Rich Balter
Rebecca Baxt, MD
Alyssa Becker, MD
Tapas Bhowmik
Linda Bleiweiss
David Blood, MD
Patty Bombolevicz, RN
Alicia Brockaway-Raven
Eva Brodkin, RN
Irma Burgos
Phylis Burman
Michael Butler
Danbee Chae
Donna Christiano
Sarah Chung, RN
Elizabeth Cole
Sandra Colen, LCSW
Dale Cook

Janet Cook, RN
Timothy Corey, MD
Stephanie Cornejo
Jennifer D’Elia
Mary Ann Donohue-Ryan,MA, PDH
David Duarte
Rosemary Dujnic, RN, BSN
Victoria Eftychiou, MSN, APN
Eva Erb
Kathleen Fagan, PhD, RN, APN
Diego Feijoo
Vicky Fliman, RN
Noel Friedland, MD
Dorothy Gagliardi, RN
Susan Geltman, LCSW
William Getreuer
Sofia Giron
Dorothy Glantz, LPN
Bella Goldberg
Landy Gonzalez
Janice Goodman BSN, RN
Lisa Grohsman, MSN, APN
Martha Guardia, BSN, RN-BC
Patty Halsall
Judith Haystrand, RN, MSN, APN
Maryann Hew, RN, BSN

Sunwoo Hong
David Isralowitz MD
Bryan Izzo
Kristi Izzo
Kristen Jan
Patricia Joseph, MD
Andrew Kagan, MD
Satish Kashyap, MD
Ben Kim
Esther Kim
Ruth Kirschenbaum
Jayant S. Kirtane, MD
Rekha Kirtane, MD
Patricia Klein
Iris Kopeloff
Peter Krautle
Karen Latimer, MD
Henry Lau, MD
Siew (Birdie) Lau
Grace Lee
Juheui Lee
Amy Leogrande
Joanne Levine
Howard L. Lipton, DO
Kristan Louis, APN
Josef Machac, MD
Albania Martinez

Silvia Mayer
Dianne McDermott, BSN
Catherine McPolin, RN, MSN
Aida Melamed
Debbie Melamed
Ellen Menschel, RN, BSN
Ingrid Mezza
Lisa Ann Miller, MD
Miriam Moctezuma
MaryAnn Monaco
Katherine Montgomery
Jane I. Morais
Esther Nelson, RN
Elizabeth Noe
Donna O’Hern BSN, MSN
Laura Oliva-Beltran
Deborah Oppenheimer, RN
Sol Ostrovsky
Dave Owens
Sue Panek, RN, BSN
Grishma Parikh, MD
Edward Perez
Michelle Pham
Barbara Porsche, RN
Meli Quevedo
Elizabeth Ramirez
Sharon Ramsaier, RN

Marie de Pilar Reilly
David Reiner, MD
Dena Rice
L. Pat Robinson, MD
Tameh Rohani
Jacqueline Ross, PT, DPT
Julio Sarmiento
Marla Sherman
Erika Silvestre
Charlotte Sokol, MD
Eileen Steinvurzel, LCSW
Paula Tedesco, RN, MSN, APN
May Terry, RN
Sharon Tobias, PhD
Toni Tortorella Genova, DNP, APN-BC, RN, FNP-BC, NP-C
Carla Van Duzer, RN
Ana Vasquez
David Vesole, MD
L. Donald Weinstein, MD
Kristie Woods
Alice Wright, RN, MSN
Jesson Yeh, MD
Riso Zegarra Solano
Robert Zurier, MD


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

Amanda Missey
President & CEO

Angela Bueno
Front Desk Manager

Maytte Cadena
Front Desk Assistant/Phlebotomist

Dale DeAngelis Mottola
Administrative Director

Mary DiGiulio, DNP, APN
Nurse Practitioner

Ellen Dudas
Legacy Advisor

Sue Dyrness
Director, Donor Relations

Phoebe Flemming
Staff Dietitian

Rosa-Flores-Campos, MSW
Case Manager

Nancy Fremed, ANP
Women’s Nurse Practitioner

Karla Goffe, RN
Staff Nurse

Holly Homa, RN-BC, CDCES
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Joanne Hansen
Front Desk Assistant / Phlebotomist​

Michelle Kaye, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager

Jihyeon Lim, MSN, FPN-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Howard L. Lipton, DO
Associate Medical Director

Barbara Loscalzo
Events Manager

Karla Lozano
Diabetes Prevention Program Manager

Magalye Matos
Eligibility Interviewer

Joanne Murad
Manager, Grants & External Affairs

Jocilyn Pak
Korean Patient Navigator

Sue Polito, MSN, RN, ANP, C., GNP, C.
Nurse Practitioner

Elaine Posner
Volunteer Manager

Rita Prospero
Telehealth Manager

Rebeca Ramirez
Front Desk Associate 

Judy Haystrand
RN, MSN, APN, Nurse Practitioner

Sunny Swadhin, RN
Staff Nurse

Carla Van Duzer, RN
Data Entry Nurse​​

Blanca Vidal
Lab Technician

Yula Victorio
Patient Care Coordinator

Erica Joy West
Charitable Investment Counselor​​

Erika Silvestre
Front Desk Assistant​