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.

Michael G. Faust, MD, FACOG, Board Chair

Valley Center for Women's Health

Valerie Mauriello, Treasurer

Prudential Financial - Retired

Amit Limaye, PhD, Vice Chair

Associate Director, Program Management,

Office for the Centers of Excellence, BD

Kristen Silberstein, Secretary

Vice President, Payor Strategy & Contracting, Hospital for Special Surgery

Jill Altana

Automatic Data Processing - Retired

Medha Havnurkar

Chief Learning Officer, P4R4 Consultants

Shannon K. Lazare, MBA

Vice President / Senior Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Lauren Menkes, LMSW, MPH

Director of Social Work, Englewood Health

Cesar Romero, MBA

Director, Senior Lead Data Scientist, S&P Global

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Stefan Canizares, JD

Civil Rights Attorney, US Dept of Education

Jordan Goldsmith, Esq.

Of Counsel Cohn Lifland

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

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

Keith Murillo-Stasiak, CPA, CITP, CISA

Risk Assurance & IT Auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mark Sparta, FACHE

President and Chief Hospital Executive, Hackensack University Medical Center

Executive Vice President, Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health

Divya Paliwal, MD

Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Horizon BCBS of New Jersey

Gian Varbaro, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center


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

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; Co-chair Northern NJ Business Volunteer Council

We mourn the passing of Gene Marsh on March 1, 2021. 


Gene was a devoted friend of BVMI and a long-time champion of our mission.  He served in many roles at BVMI, including site selection and project management for our first clinic on Moore Street, member and Vice Chair of BVMI's Board of Trustees, and member of the Advisory Board. 


His wise counsel and cheery demeanor will be sorely missed by all.