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
President & Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH

Mary E. Burke, Ex-officio
Vice President, Foundation and Development, RWJUH

Robert J. Ciatto, Lifetime Trustee

Ankit Gupta
Chief Financial Officer, Nandansons

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

Robert L. Johnson, MD, Ex-officio
Dean, Rutgers RWJ Medical School

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

Linda Marmora, Ex-officio
President, Auxiliary of RWJUH

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

Ritesh Mehra
Head of Finance, Global Product Development & Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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

Jack Morris, Ex-officio
President, Edgewood Properties

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

Gerald M. Ostrov
Chief Executive Officer, rethink Israel

Domenick Salvemini
Managing Partner, Strategic Financial Management, LLC

Ann Schafer

Vice President, Human Resources, Kaplan Companies

Elliot Cohen, Emeritus

Herbert H. Raiffe, Emeritus

Foundation Staff

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Mary E. Burke
Vice President

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Andrea Ehasz
Events and Communications Manager

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Michelle Ewanciw
Senior Manager, Campaign and Development Operations

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Crystal Hall
Executive Assistant

frank prado

Frank Prado

Leadership Annual Giving Officer



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Hashani Reaves
Office Coordinator

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Katie Smithem
Director of Major Gifts

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

UPS and FedEx deliveries only:
RWJ University Hospital Foundation
86 Bayard St. #156
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

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