Our Board and Staff

Board of Trustees

Dina Karmazin Elkins, Chair
Executive Director, Karma Foundation

Brett Tanzman, Vice-Chair
Attorney, Wilf Law Firm, LLP/Garden Homes

Ed Guttenplan, Secretary

Managing Shareholder, WilkinGuttenplan

Gil Blitz, Treasurer
Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services

Joseph Anastasio

Ralph Anderson

Managing Member, Lexington Capital Management

Bill Arnold, Ex-officio
Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH

Robert J. Ciatto, Lifetime Trustee

Ankit Gupta
Chief Financial Officer, Nandansons

John A. Hoffman, Esq., Lifetime Trustee
Attorney & Chairman, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA

Leonard Y. Lee, MD
Professor of Surgery, The James W. Mackenzie, M.D. Endowed Chair in Surgery
Chief, Surgical Service, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Chair, Department of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Michael A. Maroney Jr., Lifetime Trustee
Executive Vice President, Universal Mailing Service, Inc.

Glenn Mekles
Senior Vice President, Major Accounts, Conner Strong & Buckelew

Jack Morris, Ex-officio
President, Edgewood Properties

Jenny Mundell, Ex-officio

Vice President, RWJUH Foundation

Amy P. Murtha, MD, Ex-officio

Dean, Rutgers RWJ Medical School

Michael J. Nissenblatt, MD,Lifetime Trustee
Astera Cancer Care

Domenick Salvemini
Managing Partner, Strategic Financial Management, LLC

Amy Schafer

Vice President, Human Resources, Kaplan Companies

Eliza Stasi ,Ex-officio
President, Auxiliary of RWJUH

Elliot Cohen, Emeritus

Foundation Staff

Jenny Mundell
Jenny Mundell
Vice President


Michelle Ewanciw
Michelle Ewanciw
Assistant Vice President, Foundation & Development

Lucy Kassel
Lucy Kassel
Development Officer, Major Gifts & Donor Engagement

Elle Lam-Fortes
Elle Lam-Fortes
Manager, Development Communications & Major Gifts

Kathleen Smithem

Katie Smithem

Director of Major Gifts


Antoinette Spence
Antoinette Spence

Development & Event Coordinator

Sandra Pannullo

Sandra Pannullo

Executive Assistant


To reach any of our staff, please call the Foundation Office at (732) 937-8750 or online.

General Mail Delivery:
RWJ University Hospital Foundation
PO Box 156
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0156

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RWJ University Hospital Foundation
86 Bayard St. #156
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

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