JFK University Medical Center Foundation

Philanthropy makes so much possible. The JFK University Medical Center Foundation is the tax-exempt charity that raises funds for JFK University Medical Center to aid the hospital in providing award-winning care for the community.

Gifts from individuals, families, grateful patients, businesses, corporations, foundations and more are greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a donation, but would like more information, or help deciding how and what to support, our foundation team would gladly help to guide you. Thank you for considering a gift to JFK University Medical Center.

Tax ID Number

JFK University Medical Center Foundation: 22-2315044

Board of Trustees

Chairperson: Joseph Yewaisis

Vice Chairperson: Steve Rothman

Secretary/Treasurer: A. Joyce Busch

CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health: Robert C. Garrett

President and Chief Development Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation: Joyce P. Hendricks

President, Central Market: M. Todd Way

President and Chief Hospital Executive, JFK University Medical Center: Amie Thornton

Executive Director: Sheri Marino


  • Vincent Amabile
  • Katie Barnes (Co-President, Auxiliary)
  • Frank Babar
  • Jason Cheng
  • Mary Beth Cunningham (Co-President, Auxiliary)
  • Denise Marra Depekary, Esq.
  • Venkata “Venk” Gorty
  • Ankit Gupta
  • Michael A. Kleiman, D.M.D.
  • John F. Kwasnik, Esq.
  • John G. McDonough, D.M.D.
  • Lorraine Mulligan
  • John “JD” Pearce
  • Janine M. Purcaro
  • Praful Raja
  • Sanket Ruparelyia, M.D.
  • Peter Visceglia

Auxiliary Partners

The Auxiliary of JFK University Medical Center Foundation, mostly staffed by a generous group of approximately 160 members, conducts many activities and programs in two general categories: fundraising and community service in support of JFK University Medical Center. In addition to founding and overseeing the hospital’s gift shop, the auxiliary’s activities support various medical departments and team members throughout the year.

Auxiliary Leadership

Katie Barnes
Phone: 732-742-0854
Email: barneskatie@gmail.com

Mary Beth Cummingham
Phone: 908-436-7990
Email: marybeth.cunningham@hmhn.org

Claudia Mastrapasqua
Phone: 917-453-9919
Email: claudia.mastrapasqua@hmhn.org

Contact Us

Sheri A. Marino, MA, CCC-SLP
Executive Director
JFK University Medical Center Foundation
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Phone: 732-632-1540
Email: Sheri.Marino@hmhn.org

Gregory Jones
Director of Development
JFK University Medical Center Foundation
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Phone: 732-744-5534
Email: Gregory.Jones@hmhn.org
Muhlenberg Foundation Scholarship Programs

In addition to raising funds for JFK University Medical Center, JFK University Medical Center is also affiliated with the Muhlenberg Foundation which supports the JFK University Medical Center Satellite Emergency Department at the Muhlenberg campus, the JFK-Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder School of Nursing, EMS (Mercy 6&7), nursing and medical school scholarships and Plainfield Health Connections community programs for Plainfield residents.

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