Englewood, NJ (January 10, 2018) — Several local community leaders have been named to the Boards of Trustees of Englewood Healthcare System, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC), and its fundraising organization, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation. Joining the healthcare system’s board are Richard Lerner and Leon Redensky; joining the medical center’s board is Lisa Sepulveda; and joining the Foundation’s board are Neil Piekny and Karen Singer.
“These appointments come during a pivotal time for Englewood Hospital and Medical Center,” said Thomas C. Senter, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and its parent organization, Englewood Healthcare System. “We recognize the integral role of our trustees, who will undoubtedly strengthen our medical center and help advance its mission as we enter an exciting new era of growth that will continue to revolutionize how we deliver care.”
“We recognize the important role that each of our new Board members will have. They will be invaluable in building upon our medical center’s impact in the entire region for years to come,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees of EHMC Foundation Jay C. Nadel.
“We’re very excited to welcome new members to our governing boards, whose visionary leadership, ideas, and perspectives will continue to move our mission forward,” said Warren Geller, president and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “Their insight and guidance provide an opportunity to build upon our legacy of medical excellence, while also innovating to meet the new demands of a modern healthcare model.”
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Richard Lerner is a partner at Housing and Healthcare Finance (HHC), one of the country’s largest financers of healthcare and senior housing real estate. Lerner is regularly consulted by senior members at the department of Housing and Urban Development and, through its Office of Healthcare Programs, advises on loans for hospitals and senior housing facilities. Previously a managing director at Credit Suisse, Lerner was responsible for the company’s healthcare and affordable multifamily housing loans. He was appointed to the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Board in 2014, serves on various other boards, and is active with the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. Lerner graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in economics and English. He resides in Alpine with his wife, Amy, and two children.
Leon Redensky is the co-founder of Lynx Capital Partners, a financial trading and technology firm. He and his wife, Shiri, are also invested in philanthropic work, supporting local charities and foundations including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and Hopes and Heroes. Redensky has been a member of the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center board since 2015. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in bioengineering, with a minor in economics. Redensky and his wife live in Demarest with their three daughters.
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Lisa Sepulveda is chief client officer at Edelman, the world’s largest independent communications marketing company, and a member of Edelman’s 10-person executive committee. With over 25 years of marketing experience, she has played an integral role in some of Edelman’s most successful work, including the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. Her clients include eBay, GE, Mars, PayPal, SC Johnson, Starbucks, and Unilever. Sepulveda is known as a mentor among professionals, and was recently named in the 40 Women to Watch Over 40 ranking. She lives in Rockland County, New York with her husband Andrew, and is an ardent supporter of both her college-aged daughters and their rivaling sports teams.
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Neil Piekny is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP with over 18 years of experience advising life science and other multinational corporations in a variety of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, structuring and divestitures, IPO planning, international tax planning, tax accounting and reporting, tax processes and systems, and accounting methods consulting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Piekny earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He and his wife, Jodi, support the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, and the American Diabetes Association of Central New Jersey. They live in Demarest and have two children.
Karen Singer, Psy.D. earned a doctorate in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and worked as a primary school psychologist from 2001 through 2014. Along with her husband Gary and their three children, Singer is a benefactor of several local and national organizations, including Adler Aphasia Center, Alpine Learning Group, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades—with a focus on the therapeutic nursery and special needs programs—Ronald McDonald House, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Lehigh University, The Jewish Home Family, and Temple Emanu-el of Closter. They are longtime Cresskill residents.