VNA Foundation Appoints New Board of Trustees

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VNA Foundation Appoints New Board of Trustees


March 2, 2017 (Holmdel, NJ) –Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group announced today the appointment of new officers to its Foundation Board of Trustees, a voluntary board that spearheads fundraising for its services and programs.


Longtime board member and Rumson resident Lynn Spector was appointed as Chairman and Alice DiFiglia of Little Silver and Jeanne Shanley of Rumson were appointed as Vice-Chairpersons. Lincroft resident Pamela Gubitosi was appointed as Secretary, and Margaret Riker and Elizabeth Thees, both of Rumson, were appointed as Assistant Secretaries.


In addition to board officer appointments, the VNA Health Group Foundation announced Jill Drummond of Little Silver has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Visiting Nurse Association Children’s Auxiliary, a committee focused on raising funds for VNA’s children and family programs. Mrs. Drummond was also elected to the VNA Health Group Foundation Board of Trustees.


“Our Foundation board members play a crucial role in raising funds for VNA programs that serve our most vulnerable community members,” said Steven H. Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. “We will continue to turn to them for their commitment and creativity as we take another step toward the next generation of healthcare.”


The Foundation’s important work in fundraising and community awareness enables VNA Health Group to provide high-quality health care for thousands of patients in New Jersey every day through its hospice, home care, and community-based programs. The Foundation organizes several fundraising events including the annual Halloween Fest, Holiday House Tour, and the Holiday Dinner Dance.


In partnership with the VNA, the Board manages planned gifts and a portfolio of grants. The Board is also responsible for the 2020 Vision Campaign, the VNA’s vital fundraising initiative to support the Children and Family Health Institute, the Connected Health Institute, and the Advanced Care Institute, the three pillars of VNA Health Group’s bold new healthcare architecture. Together the Institutes will combine progressive thought leadership and technological innovation to address the dramatic changes facing American healthcare.


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