May 5, 2011
DATE: March 3, 2009
CONTACT: Dr. Roxanne Debski- Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
PHONE: 973-383-0115 FAX 973-383-6889
PHOTO: Julia Quinlan, President of The Karen Ann Quinlan Charitable Foundation
March 3, 2009-Newton-The Karen Ann Quinlan Charitable Foundation INC.’s, annual re-organization of the Charitable Board of Directors named new officers for 2009-2010. Julia Quinlan will remain as President and preside over the board. Julia is the mother of Karen Ann Quinlan, and co-founder, along with her late husband, Joseph T. Quinlan, of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. The couple started the hospice, located in Newton NJ, in 1980, after their daughter Karen Ann, in 1975, lapsed into a coma and subsequently became the focus of an intense court case. The landmark case resulted in a well-known court ruling that set a precedent for all future cases giving patients and their families the right to live their last stages of life with dignity and respect.
Terry Thompson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sussex State Bank was named Vice President. Robert Vandenbergh, Senior Executive VP/COO of Lakeland Bankcorp, Oakridge, NJ, remains Secretary. Robert Charlton, CPA, CVA with Nisivoccia & Company LLP has been named as Treasurer. Other members serving on the board are John Quinlan and Dominic Ruggiero (past treasurer).
The Charitable Foundation is entrusted with funds to hold and utilize for the benefit of the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation and for programs of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. A new subcommittee from the Charitable Board has been established to further the development of the charitable funds and board contributions towards future assignments. Serving on the sub-committee will be Julia Quinlan as chair, Bob Vandenbergh, and Dominick Ruggiero.
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill, Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones and Home Care assistance for recovery patients. For Northern NJ and PA, please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ, Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care, 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 315 West Harford St., Milford, PA. For all programs and events or for more information please visit their web site www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.