"Time challenges are tough for nurses, but we all waste a few hours on other things. At BVMI, you put meaning to those hours. And if you're a parent, it's good for the kids to see you volunteer. It's contagious!!"

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BVMI volunteers are a special breed.

From retirees to those just starting out in their careers, all of our volunteers have two things in common: a great attitude, and concern and respect for the patients who rely on the services of BVMI to get and stay healthy. 

The other thing that binds them? How much our staff, our donors and our patients value their contributions. 

Our valued, respected volunteers

Our team of hard-working, dedicated volunteers make BVMI what it is today and provides mission critical expertise.

What does it take to be a BVMI volunteer?


Volunteers are not required to have a medical or healthcare background. In fact, the experiences that many people bring from other walks of life enrich the BVMI community, and make a major contribution to our efforts to achieve our lofty goals every single day. 


We have over 150 volunteers, including 75 clinical practitioners including doctors, APN's, nurses, social workers and other affiliated professionals and para professionals.

Interested in joining us? We'd love to speak with you. Please contact Elaine Posner, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (201) 518-8488 or click here to email.


Volunteer Team

As of April 2021

  • Alexandre Ackad, MD

  • Theresa Adelgais, RN

  • Sonal Argarwal, RDN

  • Scott Agins, DPM

  • Heidi Ahlborn, MD

  • Stella Ahn

  • Rahmat Ajagbe, RN

  • George M. Ajjan, DO

  • Britney Alcantara

  • Angelica Almanza, RN

  • Susan Aveta

  • Nancy Baker- Newman, RN

  • 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

  • Maytte Cadena

  • Sarah Chae

  • Vanessa Chavez

  • Jiye Choi

  • Jamie Choi, RN

  • Donna Christiano

  • Kevin Chung

  • Sarah Chung, RN

  • Elizabeth Cole

  • Sandra Colen, LCSW

  • Dale Cook

  • Janet Cook, RN

  • Stephanie Cornejo

  • Martin Corson, MD

  • Jennifer D'Elia

  • Mary Ann Donohue-Ryan,MA, PDH

  • David Duarte

  • Rosemary Dujnic, RN, BSN

  • Victoria Eftychiou, MSN, APN

  • Eva Erb

  • Da-Eun Euam, RN

  • Kathleen Fagan, PhD, RN, APN

  • Vicky Fliman, RN

  • Noel Friedland, MD

  • Dorothy Gagliardi, RN

  • Susan Geltman, LCSW

  • Dorothy Glantz, LPN

  • Bella Goldberg

  • Landy Gonzalez

  • Dari Gonzalez

  • Lisa Grohsman, MSN, APN

  • Martha Guardia, BSN, RN-BC

  • Jacques Gulekjian, MD

  • Patty Halsall

  • Medha Havnurkar

  • Judith Haystrand, RN,MSN, APN

  • Maryann Hew, RN, BSN

  • David Isralowitz MD

  • Bryan Izzo

  • Kristi Izzo

  • Claire Jeon

  • Patricia Joseph, MD

  • Andrew Kagan, MD

  • Satish Kashyap, MD

  • Ben Kim

  • Dasomie Kim

  • Esther Kim

  • Hyunsook Kim

  • Ruth Kirschenbaum

  • Jayant S. Kirtane, MD

  • Rekha Kirtane, MD

  • Patricia Klein

  • Iris Kopeloff

  • Peter Krautle

  • Yuna Kwak

  • Herbert Laden

  • Salvatore Laraia, MD

  • Karen Latimer, MD

  • Henry Lau, MD

  • Siew (Birdie) Lau

  • Grace Lee

  • Amy Leogrande

  • Joanne Levine

  • Howard L. Lipton, DO

  • Kristan Louis, APN

  • Josef Machac, MD

  • Dianne McDermott, BSN

  • Tammy McManus, RN, APN

  • Catherine McPolin, RN, MSN

  • Aida Melamed

  • Meralis Mendez

Contact Elaine Posner

(201) 518-8488


  • Ellen Menschel, RN, BSN

  • Lisa Ann Miller, MD

  • Miriam Moctezuma

  • MaryAnn Monaco

  • Katherine Montgomery

  • Anna Moon

  • Jane I. Morais

  • Susan Napolitano, RN

  • Esther Nelson, RN

  • Elizabeth Noe

  • Laura Oliva-Beltran

  • Deborah Oppenheimer, RN

  • Sue Panek, RN, BSN

  • Grishma Parikh, MD

  • Barbara Porsche, RN

  • Silvia Prada

  • Susan Profeta, MD

  • Meli Quevedo

  • Sharon Ramsaier, RN

  • Elizabeth Ramirez

  • David Reiner, MD

  • Dena Rice

  • L. Pat Robinson, MD

  • Jacqueline Ross, PT, DPT

  • Marla Sherman

  • Bill Sherman

  • Charlotte Sokol, MD

  • Eileen Steinvurzel, LCSW

  • Alyssa Sweeney

  • Paula Tedesco, RN, MSN, APN

  • Helena Tejada

  • May Terry, RN

  • Sooji Tillmans, 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

  • Sera Yuan

  • Riso Zegarra Solano

  • Robert Zurier, MD

"I am given the opportunity  to care for patients in a very supportive environment."



"I enjoy giving back

to the local community, and caring for our patients from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and to make their quality of life easier."