Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care is a committed group of carefully chosen community and professional leaders who have been entrusted with the major public responsibility and authority to preserve the Mission and Vision of Cooper; and ensure that comprehensive medical services are being delivered in a quality manner consistent with the needs of the South Jersey community.

Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Health System

 

George Norcross

GEORGE E. NORCROSS III serves as Executive Chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew, one of the nation’s largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. Norcross has been the head of Conner Strong & Buckelew and predecessor companies since founding the firm in 1979 in a basement office in Camden, New Jersey.

Mr. Norcross also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System, Cooper University Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, all in Camden, NJ. He has served as a Trustee of Cooper University Hospital since 1990. Under this leadership, Cooper has grown into a top-tier tertiary academic medical center and is the only state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey. Annually, nearly two million patients visit Cooper’s 750-plus physicians practicing in 75 specialties at more than 100 convenient medical offices and three urgent care centers. As Chair, Mr. Norcross led Cooper as it launched the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the first new medical school in New Jersey in 30 years, and opened the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Mr. Norcross has won wide praise for his leadership of Cooper and has been repeatedly named one of New Jersey’s top health care leaders by NJBiz, recognized as one of New Jersey’s Top Influencers in New Jersey Biotech by BioNJ, Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Hospital Association, and Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals. For his leadership in the creating of Cooper’s Veterans VIP Priority Program, Mr. Norcross was awarded the prestigious Seven Seals Award given by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support for National Guard and Reserves. In 2009, Mr. Norcross accepted the Susan G. Komen Beacon of Hope Award on behalf of Cooper University Hospital/Cooper Cancer Institute. 

Mr. Norcross serves as chair of The Cooper Gala, which is one of the largest single event charity fundraisers in the greater Philadelphia-South Jersey area each year and has raised $14.3 million to benefit Cooper University Health Care, including $2.2 million in 2019. In addition to supporting The Cooper Foundation, in 2011, Mr. Norcross committed $5 million to Cooper. It was the first commitment in a $50 million capital campaign to help fund the rapid expansion of one of New Jersey’s preeminent academic medical centers. 

In addition to his role in making Cooper a regional health care leader, Mr. Norcross has been recognized for his personal philanthropy and support of the larger South Jersey community, especially the City of Camden. Conner Strong & Buckelew, working with the Norcross’s family foundation, focuses its charitable efforts on improving education for youth, funding research to help cure diseases, supporting the arts and culture, improving the community’s safety, and helping people with disabilities. Conner Strong & Buckelew was a founding sponsor of a $1 million grant program for Camden City based non-profit organizations committed to making Camden a healthier place to live, work, learn, and play.  To increase employment among Camden residents, Mr. Norcross led the creation and funding of Camden Works, along with NAACP, Latin America Economic Development Association, Center for Family Services, Hopeworks, and Camden County Workforce Investment Board. 

Through The Norcross Foundation and in conjunction with The Cooper Foundation and in partnership with the non-profit TEAM Schools of New Jersey, Mr. Norcross led development of the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy which delivers world-class public education to 3,000 children, grades K-12, in Camden.  A KIPP Cooper Norcross High School is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020. 

In partnership with AmeriHealth New Jersey, The Cooper Foundation and The Norcross Foundation founded and provided $1 million to create the Camden Health and Athletic Association (CHAA) in order to expand youth sports programs and health initiatives in the City of Camden. Since its kickoff, CHAA has helped more than 1,000 Camden children participate in more than 30 sports programs across Camden. 

Mr. Norcross has been a long-time benefactor of the Larc School in New Jersey, a special education school for children with disabilities, and he and his family were recognized for their commitment at the school’s 50th anniversary in 2018. His involvement includes serving as Chairman of the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge, the largest 10K run in the tri-state area and the Larc School’s most significant fundraising event. Through the run and other initiatives, Larc School has been the beneficiary of more than $5 million in fundraising dollars.

Mr. Norcross has been widely recognized for his leadership and contributions to the community. He was named a 2020 “Champion of the C-Suite” by ROI-NJ for “making the impossible possible” and the 2018 Business Leader of the Year by the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University for his successes as a business and community leader. In 2015, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey awarded Mr. Norcross and his family the Haas Regional Champion Medal for their commitment to the United Way’s mission and embodying the entrepreneurial spirit of the legendary philanthropist, John Haas. In 2013, Mr. Norcross was honored by the New Jersey March of Dimes at the organization’s Born to Shine Gala and has been honored by Chabad Lubavitch, awarded the Annual Champion of Children Award by the Camden Children’s Garden and the Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund for his philanthropic and community leadership.

Mr. Norcross also serves on the Board of Directors for the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Holtec International, a global leader in power generation technologies. He was on the Board of Directors for Delta Risk, a firm that provides high impact cybersecurity and risk management services to government and private sector clients worldwide. Formerly, he served on the Board of Directors of Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:CBH) and as Lead Director of the $7.8 billion sale of the bank to TD Bank Financial Group. Mr. Norcross was Chairman and majority shareholder of U.S. Vision, a large national retailer of optical products and services, which he later sold. In 2012, Mr. Norcross and other local business and civic leaders purchased Interstate General Media (IGM), the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, the region’s largest and most popular online news source. In 2014, Mr. Norcross sold his shares to the minority owners.

Mr. Norcross has two adult children.

 

Kevin O'Dowd

KEVIN M. O'DOWD, JD, is Co-President/CEO of Cooper University Health Care. In this capacity, Mr. O’Dowd and fellow Co-President/CEO Dr. Anthony J. Mazzarelli oversee all strategic direction and day-to-day functions and operations of the health system. 

From December of 2014 to March of 2018, Mr. O’Dowd served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Cooper University Health Care. In that role, Mr. O'Dowd was responsible for business and organizational development, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper partnership. In addition, Mr. O'Dowd also oversaw compliance, marketing, communications, government relations, real estate, and human resources for the health system.

Before joining Cooper, Mr. O’Dowd served in the Cabinet of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, including as Chief of Staff from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining the Christie Administration in 2010 as counsel to the Governor, Mr. O’Dowd served as Chief of the Securities and Health Care Fraud Unit in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. During his seven-year tenure as a federal prosecutor, Mr. O’Dowd investigated and prosecuted cases ranging from computer hacking and intellectual property theft to complex health care, securities, and financial fraud. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. O’Dowd served as the Chair of the Health Care Task Force, which comprised the leading federal and state health care fraud investigators and prosecutors in the State of New Jersey.

While at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. O’Dowd was a frequent panelist and speaker on health care compliance matters. Mr. O’Dowd was twice awarded the Integrity Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Award for Excellence from the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. In 2012, Seton Hall University School of Law presented Mr. O’Dowd with the St. Thomas More Medal for his distinguished public service.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2003, Mr. O’Dowd served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey for nearly five years. In that position, Mr. O’Dowd’s responsibilities included providing legal counsel to the New Jersey Department of Health. Mr. O’Dowd received his BA from The Catholic University of America in 1994 and his JD from St. John’s University School of Law in 1997.

Mr. O’Dowd serves as a member of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board of Trustees, as the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey, a member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, a member of The VIDOCQ Society of Philadelphia, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey Board of Directors. Mr. O’Dowd also serves as a member of the South Jersey Industries Board of Directors, an energy services holding company.

Mr. O’Dowd was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey for his exceptional leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Dr. Mazzarelli

ANTHONY J. MAZZARELLI, MD, JD, MBE is Co-President/CEO of Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Mazzarelli has had various roles at Cooper since his arrival in 1999. His most recent role prior to being named Co-President/CEO of Cooper University Health Care was as Chief Physician Executive and Senior Executive Vice President. In that position he had oversight of Quality and Patient Safety for the health system as well as oversight of Cooper's practice plan of more than 630 employed physicians who also serve as the faculty for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Prior to that role, he was Senior Vice President of Operations and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, where he reorganized the Quality and Patient Safety Department, which led Cooper to its recent first-time recognition as a “Top Performer” by The Joint Commission. Under his leadership, Cooper also realized significant improvement in the nationally recognized quality and safety Leapfrog Report Card.

In 2011, Dr. Mazzarelli helped start Cooper’s new Process Improvement office, which has included the introduction of continuous process improvement principles, such as Lean Six Sigma, as a methodology for operational efficiency improvements. Prior to that role, he was Vice President of Strategic Planning and Implementation and was responsible for assisting in the development of the latest strategic plan for the health system as well as other business development projects. He was also one of the three original team members to work on integrating Cooper and Rowan in preparation for the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

Dr. Mazzarelli received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, his law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School and his master's in bioethics from University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. He trained in Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident and later as the Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine. In 2009, he was recognized as one of Philadelphia’s “Best Physicians Under 40.” In 2010, he was awarded the Halo Award by the South Jersey Professionals Association for leading a team of 18 health care providers from Cooper into Haiti in the days immediately following the 2010 earthquake.

In 2012, Dr. Mazzarelli was named one of the 50 most powerful people in New Jersey health care by NJ Biz. A member of the board of trustees for the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, as well as the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers, Dr. Mazzarelli has also received commendations for his leadership, and was named an Outstanding Young American by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.

 

Peter Amenta

PETER S. AMENTA, MD, PhD, a Cooper Board Member since 2006, is a Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rowan University. He most recently served as the President and CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center (2015–2019), the world-renowned institute centered on diabetes treatment and research. A former member of Joslin’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Amenta is also a well-known clinician and scientist with significant administrative experience in medical education, clinical management, and research development.

Dr. Amenta served as the Dean of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and became the founding dean of Rutgers-RWJMS in 2013; the CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty medical practice and a faculty member/practitioner of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University Hospital from 1989 to 2015, respectively.

During his 26-plus years at RWJMS and the University Hospital, Dr. Amenta held a number of key administrative positions, including Residency Program Director, Chief of the Pathology Service and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief of Staff at RWJUH, and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at RWJMS. He was the founding Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s Immunohistochemistry Shared Resource, and a member of the Cancer Institute’s Scientific Council and Internal Advisory Board. He is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist. His research contributed to our understanding of novel connective tissue components during development and disease, as well as the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal diseases. He served on the Editorial Board of Human Pathology and as a reviewer for a number of other clinical and research journals. He has published more than 175 manuscripts, chapters and abstracts, including co-editing the textbook Histology-From Normal Microanatomy to Pathology. He was also a member at large of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Amenta holds a bachelor of science from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and received his medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA, where he also obtained his PhD in anatomy.

 

Sidney Brown

SIDNEY R. BROWN is a third-generation owner and the Chief Executive Officer of NFI, a leading third-party supply chain solutions provider.

NFI, founded in 1932, provides global supply chain solutions and has locations across North America. Family owned and operated since its inception, NFI’s suite of solutions consists of dedicated transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, crossdock, distribution, eCommerce, brokerage, transportation management, drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate.

Under Sid’s leadership, NFI has successfully acquired various companies, including California Cartage Company, G&P Transportation, and Dominion Warehousing, to diversify geographically and enhance services to provide customers with extensive end to end supply chain solutions. Today, NFI employs more than 16,000 associates across North America. NFI’s dedicated and drayage fleet consists of more than 5,300 trucks and the company operates approximately 68 million sq. ft. of warehouse and distribution space. NFI has experienced over 12 consecutive years of top line growth, generating over $3.8 billion in annual revenue.

Sid is currently a Board Member of J&J Snack Foods (NASDAQ: JJSF), FS Investments Energy and Power Fund, and Cooper Health System. From 1990 to 2017 Sid served in various capacities with Sun National Bank, including Chairman, and interim CEO. Sid is a 2016 recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Sid graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. Prior to joining NFI, Sid began his career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley in New York City.

Sid and his wife, Sandy, have three children, Courtney, Eric, and Jacob, who are among the fourth generation working at NFI.

 

Chansky

MICHAEL E. CHANSKY, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Health Care and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in Camden. For almost 40 years, under his direct leadership and through his strong commitment to his patients, undergraduate and graduate education and mentorship, Dr. Chansky has transformed Cooper’s Department of Emergency Medicine into one of the highest quality and busiest EDs in the region, treating more than 80,000 adults and children a year.

Dr. Chansky received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he moved on to serve as Chief Resident prior to coming to Cooper full time. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Chansky has received many teaching awards for his commitment to academics from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and CMSRU, where he has taught for almost four decades. He was inducted into the Masters Education Guild and appointed the inaugural Chair of Emergency Medicine at RWJ/UMDNJ – the first Camden Campus faculty member to be so honored. Most recently he received the Sol Sherry Teaching Award, was inducted into the Arnold Gold Humanism Society, and was founding AOA honor society lead councilor at CMSRU. This year was awarded the Outstanding Senior Physician Leadership Award by the Medical Staff of Cooper University Health Care.

 

Leon Dembo

LEON D. DEMBO, Esq., is the managing member of the law firm Dembo, Brown & Burns LLP in Mount Laurel, NJ, where his practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate and commercial law.

Mr. Dembo received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University and earned his juris doctor degree from Rutgers University Law School, Camden, NJ. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1980 and is licensed in the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Dembo is a past vice-president and previously served on the Board of Managers for the Katz Jewish Community Center of South Jersey. Mr. Dembo currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vaso Corporation (OTCQB: VASO).  He resides in Voorhees with his wife, Jody. They have two adult children, Adam and Michelle.

 

Justice Faustino Fernandez-Vina

JUSTICE FAUSTINO FERNANDEZ-VINA was born on February 15, 1952, in Santiago, Cuba. His family escaped persecution by the communist government led by Fidel Castro as a young boy, eventually settling in South Jersey. He attended Haddon Heights High School, playing football for an undefeated team that went on to win a state championship his senior year. He went on to college at Widener University to play for a powerhouse college football program and was the co-captain of the 1973 team that featured running back and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Billy “White Shoes” Johnson and NFL All-Pro center Joseph Fields.

Upon graduating from Widener with a degree in history, Fernandez-Vina attended Rutgers University School of Law-Camden and graduated in 1978. Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to Superior Court Judge E. Stevenson Fluharty. 

During his first tenure in private practice, Fernandez-Vina became a certified civil trial attorney and served on the District IV Ethics Committee, the Supreme Court Committee on Character and the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection. In 2004, then Governor James McGreevey appointed Fernandez-Vina to the Superior Court bench. He was the first Latino nominated to the Superior Court from Camden County and sat in the civil division of the Camden Vicinage. He moved to the family division in 2006 and was named presiding judge of the civil division on February 1, 2007. Chief Justice Stuart Rabner named him assignment judge of the Camden Vicinage on January 11, 2012.

While on the bench, Fernandez-Vina served on a number of committees, including the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee. Fernandez-Vina was nominated to the Supreme Court by Governor Chris Christie on September 30, 2013, and was sworn into office on November 19, 2013, following confirmation by the state Senate. He continued to serve as an associate justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court from November 2013, until he retired in February 2022, at the mandatory retirement age of 70. Justice Fernandez-Vina is currently practicing law with the law firm of Parker McCay.

 

Charles W Foulke III

CHARLES W. FOULKE III is General Manager and Vice President of Foulke Management Corporation, established by his father, Charles W. Foulke Jr., in 1967. Mr. Foulke has overall responsibility for consolidated operations of eight retail automotive dealerships in South Jersey, representing five major automotive manufacturers. Mr. Foulke has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of automotive retail sales, service, parts, and collision center operations.  

When Mr. Foulke is not working, he enjoys attending youth sporting events and assisting in developing youth athletic facilities. Mr. Foulke has donated significant funds to improve his local communities, including sports facilities, youth sports programs, and his local church. Mr. Foulke also serves on the Board of Catholic Charities.

 

Michael Goodman MD

MICHAEL H. GOODMAN, MD, MMM, FAAP, FAES, is the President of the Medical Staff of Cooper University Health Care, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the Chief of Pediatrics at the Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper. 

Dr. Goodman received his medical degree from Ross University (1986). He completed a residency in Pediatrics, and served as Chief Resident at Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ (1986-1989), a Pediatric Neurology residency at State University of NY, Health Science Center at Brooklyn and served as Chief Resident (1989-1992), and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (1992-1993). Dr. Goodman is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Goodman also holds a Master of Medical Management from Carnegie-Mellon University (2008). Dr. Goodman has been elected as a Fellow of the: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Epilepsy Society, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Dr. Goodman is active in many professional societies, and he has served as a board examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child Neurology, the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, and the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).  Dr. Goodman served on the Leadership Committee of the New Jersey Council of Children’s Hospitals (2010-2017, as Chair from 2014-2016) and he is a Past President of the Philadelphia Neurological Society and the Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers. 

Dr. Goodman has a strong commitment to community and academic education.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes-South Jersey Division, the Camden Health and Athletic Association, the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET), the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Family Services, Camden, NJ, since 2011, where he currently serves as the Vice Chair (since 2019). As a pediatric neurologist with clinical interests in children with seizure disorders, fetal and neonatal neurology, and concussion, Dr. Goodman has been recognized as a regional Top Doctor® annually since 2007.

Dr. Goodman lives in Philadelphia, PA.  He is married with 2 adult sons.
 

 

Gen Grana MD

GENEROSA GRANA, MD, FACP, is Director of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. She is an expert in the field of genetics and breast cancer. She is also Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden, New Jersey.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Grana attended medical school at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago before completing her residency in internal medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Grana completed her fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University in Philadelphia, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in preventive oncology.

At Cooper University Health Care, she has held multiple administrative roles including Division Head of Hematology and Medical Oncology and, currently, Director of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Dr. Grana serves as a member of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, and The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees – the fundraising arm of the organization. She is also a member of the Cooper University Physicians Executive Committee. Dr. Grana has been actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows and has been actively involved in multiple community outreach initiatives.

Dr. Grana has received numerous awards, including the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Crystal Award in 1999, the American Cancer Society Silver Chalice Award in 1999, and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure "Light of Life" award in 2009.

 

Phoebe Haddon

PHOEBE A. HADDON, JD, LLM, is the Chancellor Emerita and Professor of Law of Rutgers University. She served as Chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2020. As chancellor, she led a research university that enrolls 7,350 students in 39 undergraduate programs and 28 master’s and doctoral programs, and has more than 1,300 employees. Under her leadership, Rutgers University–Camden increased affordable access through its landmark Bridging the Gap program, which provides full or significant tuition coverage for New Jersey’s working families. Ms. Haddon also amplified Rutgers–Camden’s role as an anchor institution in Camden and the Delaware Valley by expanding the university’s nationally recognized civic engagement program. In 2020, she became chancellor emerita and returned to the Rutgers Law School faculty in Camden.

Ms. Haddon is on the Board of Trustees for The Cooper Health System, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Contributionship, Vector Security. HERS (Higher Education Resource Services). She also serves on the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant Study Commission.

Ms. Haddon is the recipient of the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools and the 2019 Smith College Medal. In 2015, she received the Trailblazer’s Award from the New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association, and was similarly honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners in South Jersey in 2016. NJBIZ named her among the “Top 50 in Higher Ed” in New Jersey in 2019, while Philadelphia Business Journal named her to its “Power 100” list for 2019 and the Philadelphia Inquirer selected her as a winner of its 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Pioneer Award. In 2011, she received the Great Teacher Award from the Society of American Law Teachers.

She previously served as dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. In 2011, the school received a $30 million commitment from the W.P. Carey Foundation. Prior to joining UM Carey Law, she was a distinguished faculty member at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. She has written extensively on equality and access in education issues as well as on matters related to access to counsel for civil litigants.

Haddon earned an LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1985 and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 1977. She received a bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 1972 and served as vice chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees until 2009.

 

Duane Myers

DUANE D. MYERS is President and Chief Executive Officer of M&C Insurance Agency, Inc., a full-service insurance agency, writing property, casualty and health insurance lines. Mr. Myers founded the company in 1983 after receiving a bachelor of arts in accounting from Rutgers University, CCAS in Camden, NJ. The company is headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ, and has grown to include multiple locations in South Jersey. 

Mr. Myers is also the President of DDSM Properties, LLC, a real estate holding company founded by Mr. Myers in 1985 and formed as an LLC in March 2006. 

Mr. Myers has been a concert promoter for many years and has many personal and business relationships with sports organizations and his local communities. In addition, Mr. Myers is a partner in several other businesses. He is a true entrepreneur and investor.

Mr. Myers is the Chairman of Camcare Health Corporation. Additionally, he also serves on the Cooper Health Systems Board, Rowan College of South Jersey Foundation, and The Camden Schools Foundation. Mr. Myers is a board founder of the Camden Schools Foundation and he takes such pride in assisting to provide scholarships to all children in the City of Camden.

Mr. Myers has devoted many years of service and support to numerous South Jersey community organizations with a strong commitment to working with youth. He supports his communities Athletic Programs and hosts and Co-Sponsors numerous community events.

He and his wife reside in Washington Township with their two children.

 

Norton

CHERYL NORTON serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for American Water. Ms. Norton is responsible for the successful performance of American Water’s regulated state subsidiaries. She also leads customer service across the company’s footprint, as well as systemwide Engineering, Health and Safety, and Environmental and Regulatory Compliance.

Previously, Ms. Norton served as president of New Jersey American Water, where she was the principal external contact for American Water in New Jersey, serving approximately 2.8 million people. Additionally, she served as senior vice president of the company’s Eastern Division, which was comprised of New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Maryland. Ms. Norton was also the company’s Chief Environmental Officer, overseeing environmental leadership and compliance across American Water’s national footprint. She has also served as president of Missouri American Water and Kentucky American Water. 

Ms. Norton serves on the boards of the Cooper Health System and The Water Research Foundation.

Ms. Norton received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

 

Philip Norcross

PHILIP A. NORCROSS, ESQ., is the Managing Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Parker McCay P.A., a New Jersey law firm based in Mount Laurel, with offices in Hamilton and Camden, NJ. Mr. Norcross focuses his law practice in the area of public finance and transactional law, with an emphasis on municipal, economic development, redevelopment, and other specialized financings. Mr. Norcross is also Chairman of Optimus Partners, LLC, a public affairs advisory firm based in Trenton, New Jersey.

Mr. Norcross serves as Chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Health System and a member of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and Treasury Subcommittee. He previously served on the Board of Directors as Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Committee of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Mr. Norcross was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Home Port Alliance for the U.S.S. New Jersey, Inc. Mr. Norcross also served as a member of the Mount Laurel Board of Education and was a founding member and Vice-President of the Mount Laurel Public Education Foundation, Inc.

An active member of the corporate and business community, Mr. Norcross served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sun Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNBC) and Sun National Bank from 2012 to 2016. In addition, Mr. Norcross is a former member of the Board of Directors of U.S. Vision, Inc., one of the largest retail optical chains in the United States.

Mr. Norcross is widely recognized by various publications as one of the preeminent attorneys in New Jersey. He was named to SJ Magazine’s Top Attorney List for Business in 2015. NJBIZ has included Mr. Norcross on the Power 100 list every year from 2015 to 2023, and the Power 50 Banking list in 2011. 
The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey honored Mr. Norcross and his family with the prestigious 2015 John C. Haas Regional Champion Medal for their commitment to volunteerism and the community. In 2018, Mr. Norcross was recognized, with his family, by the Larc School, a special education school for children with disabilities, for their commitment to the school.

Mr. Norcross is a graduate of Temple University School of Law (JD, 1987) and Rutgers University (BA, summa cum laude, 1984) and is admitted to the practice of law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Born in Camden, New Jersey, Mr. Norcross currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, and Ocean City, NJ, with his wife, Carole. They have two grown children, Nicole and Christopher.

 

Annette Reboli

ANNETTE C. REBOLI, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and the Dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in Camden, NJ. As such, she is the Chief Academic Officer with ultimate responsibility for all areas of the school. Prior to this, she was Founding Vice Dean and was responsible for oversight of the LCME accreditation process, undergraduate and graduate medical education, faculty affairs and faculty development, and developing affiliations for the medical school.

Dr. Reboli received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC. She received her MD degree cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society during medical school. She completed an internship, residency, and a year as Chief Medical Resident in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, followed by a three-year clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Prior to becoming Founding Vice Dean, she served as Interim Dean of CMSRU and was also the Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Deputy Chief for Administration of the Department of Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, where she also served as the hospital epidemiologist.

Dr. Reboli is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. She has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts. Over the course of her career, she has garnered over $15,000,000.00 in research support from a variety of sources, including NIH, NIAID, HRSA, private foundations, and private industry. In 2008, she received the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Dean’s Research Award in the faculty-clinical sciences category for research on antifungal therapy that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. She has served on the Candida Infections Guidelines Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She has received several teaching awards and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the Philadelphia College of Physicians. She served as the President of the Medical Staff of the Cooper Health System from 2011 to 2015.

In 2016, she received the Healthcare Provider of the Year award from the New Jersey Hospital Association. In 2018, she became a voting member of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for allopathic medical education in the United States. In 2022, she was selected to be chair-elect of the LCME. In July 2023, she will be chair. During her tenure, CMSRU received the AAMC’s Spencer Foreman Award for Community Engagement.
 

 

Ross

STEVEN E. ROSS, MD, FACS, FCCM, joined Cooper in 1984 as an attending Trauma Surgeon and served as the Trauma Division Head from 1988 until 2015, during which time Cooper’s Trauma Center achieved national recognition for clinical care, education, and clinical research. Since 1989, the Trauma Center has been continuously credentialed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Dr. Ross served as Program Director for Cooper’s Surgical Residency for two separate terms, and for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. 

Dr. Ross is a graduate of the University of Delaware, and obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his General Surgery residency at York Hospital in York, PA; and a fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is board certified in surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. 

He has numerous scientific publications in the fields of trauma, emergency general surgery, emergency medical systems, and critical care, which were his areas of clinical practice. His work in trauma has been recognized by numerous national, state, and regional organizations. His clinical and educational contributions at Cooper have been recognized with the W. Eric Scott, MD award for Critical Care Education, and the Diane Barton Caring award. 

Dr. Ross served as the President of the Medical Staff of Cooper University Health Care from 2019-2021, and as Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery from 2011. He served as Chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and on the national ACS-COT. He has also been President of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, the nation’s oldest surgical society. He was a founding member and Chair of the New Jersey State Trauma Center Council and has been an advocate for trauma system development in New Jersey. He retired from clinical practice in July 2023, but remains an honorary member of the medical staff of Cooper, and Professor of Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. 

Dr. Ross and his wife, Carolyn, live in Cherry Hill, NJ. They have three adult children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Schwarting

ROLAND SCHWARTING, MD, is the Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cooper University Health Care, and Professor of Pathology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He received his MD from Kiel University, Germany, in 1981. He subsequently spent three years at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center developing tumor markers, some of which have U.S. patents and are distributed worldwide. Dr. Schwarting finished his residency in pathology in Berlin, Germany, and continued as an attending pathologist at Thomas Jefferson University until 2006. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology. He serves also as the President of the South Jersey Pathology Society.

 

Singh

KRISHNA (KRIS) P. SINGH, PhD, is the Founder, President, and CEO of Holtec International, a multi-national energy technology company with its business footprint in 18 countries on five continents. Holtec’s major business concentration is in the development of non-polluting power generation technologies which include an innovative small modular reactor (SMR-160). The company has six overseas operation centers based in the UK, Ukraine, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Spain, and four centers in the U.S., of which the KPS Technology Campus in Camden, NJ, is the largest. Holtec is America’s largest exporter of capital nuclear equipment.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, 1972), Dr. Singh is a widely published author (74 archival technical papers, one textbook, and numerous symposia volumes) and a prolific inventor (183 granted patents) whose inventions underpin most of Holtec’s products and systems sold around the world. He has been elected to America’s most elite academies (National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, Fellows of the ASME) and received numerous citations from public institutions for his entrepreneurship and philanthropy. In addition to Cooper, he serves on the boards of the Nuclear Energy Institute; the University of Pennsylvania (Trustee emeritus and overseer of the engineering school); the Atlantic Council (DC), and the National Investment Council (Ukraine). He is also active in academic advisory roles at the University of California (Berkeley), University of South Florida, and the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Harvey Snyder

HARVEY A. SNYDER, MD, is a partner at Cardiovascular Associates of Delaware Valley, with a teaching appointment at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He also holds active privileges at Virtua, Inspira, and Jefferson Health systems.  

Dr. Snyder is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.

He received his bachelors of arts degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. His medical degree is from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  

Dr. Snyder served his internship, residency, and Chief residency at Cornell University Medical Center/New York Hospital and then proceeded to the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. 

 

Weiner

SUSAN H. WEINER served as Executive Director for the Larc School, a private non-profit school educating children with severe multiple disabilities ages three through 21 and a Special Needs Adult Program for those over 21 for the last 25 years, from 1981 through 2019. Through her leadership, Larc established an adult program and a pre-school program and expanded the footprint of the building several times.  Under her direction, the school’s fundraising and grant writing have allowed the establishing of a Legacy Fund to better the lives of Larc’s children, adults and families.

Ms. Weiner served ASAH, a state organization supporting Special Education Schools as a longtime Executive Board of Directors member. For her leadership and service to the organization and her advocacy on behalf of New Jersey’s citizens with special needs, Ms. Weiner received The ASAH Presidential Award.

Ms. Weiner was a founding member of a support group for parents who have lost a child.  Under the umbrella of The Jewish Community Foundation, the mission is to bring bereaved parents together to find healing, comfort and friendship.

Recently, Ms. Weiner established and chaired the Retired Special Education Executive Director Committee for the purpose of mentoring new Executive Directors. Additionally, through grant funding, Ms. Weiner developed a training seminar to educate medical professionals on the specific non-medical needs of individuals with disabilities.

Throughout her career, Ms. Weiner has been honored for her achievements and her service to others. The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners acknowledged her work with their Salute to Women Leaders.  The Camden County Girl Scouts presented Ms. Weiner with the Women of Outstanding Achievement Award and the Goodwill Industries of South Jersey presented her with The Helms Award for Outstanding Charitable Work.  She also received The Paul Porado Humanitarian Award and The Camden County Freedom Medal from the Camden County Freeholders.

Ms. Weiner holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree both from Temple University.

 

Trustee Emeritus

Driscoll

PETER E. DRISCOLL, ESQ., a senior member of the Haddonfield law firm of Archer & Greiner, is a member of the American, New Jersey, and Camden County Bar Associations; and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Attorneys. He is also Chairman of Plastic Suppliers, a privately owned international manufacturer and distributor of plastic films and sheet.

After receiving his bachelor of arts degree from Williams College, Mr. Driscoll attended Harvard Law School and graduated with a bachelor of law degree in 1964.

Mr. Driscoll's many civic activities have included associations with the Haddonfield Board of Education, the Camden County Guidance Center, and Planned Parenthood-Greater Camden. He is presently serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Coriell Institute of Medical Research. His long service to Cooper includes 13 years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.