Patient and Family Advisory Council Members

Get to know the members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway! These dedicated volunteers collaborate with hospital staff and administration to influence policies, procedures and activities that will improve the quality of care we provide and the patient experience.

Barbara MartinBarbara Martin

I have been a New Jersey resident for 45 years, having moved here from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1976. After graduating from Bucknell University with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science, I started my career as a Computer Systems Analyst with the Bell System. When my older daughter was born, I put the career on hold and became a stay-at-home mom with my two daughters until they were both in school full time. I then started a career in education and retired in 2013 as the District Manager of Technology for the Rahway Public School System. In 2015 I became a member of the Board of Governors of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway and currently serve as the Secretary of the Board. I am also a member of the Finance, Planning and Governance Committee; the Patient Rights/Ethics Committee; The Continuous Quality Review Council and the Patient Family Advisory Committee. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, New York Times crossword puzzles, knitting, and the beach. I most enjoy when Steven and I spend time with our grandchildren.

John PencakJohn Pencak

I graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) specializing in Industrial Administration – Information Management. I retired from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and the Corporate Security - Business Continuity function, where I managed the development of customized continuity plans for critical business processes, and tested the plans to address various business interruption scenarios.

Currently, I am a Rahway Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team leader. I have also dopted and fostered numerous dogs, the majority being greyhounds.

Warren EvansWarren Evans

I have been a NJ resident for 20 years and a PFAC volunteer for approximately 4 years.

I retired early from construction due to an autoimmune disease that rendered me disabled for a number of years. By the grace of God and the help and care from numerous doctors, nurses and therapist at RWJUH Rahway hospital I have recovered nicely.

In addition to working with RWJUH Rahway I also volunteer at Hospital for Special Surgery and with The Myositis Association. I truly enjoy the feeling of giving something back to the people who have helped me and to helping others who are struggling with their own illness.

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