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February 6, 2019 — Several local community leaders have been named to the Boards of Trustees of the Englewood Healthcare System, Englewood Hospital, and its fundraising organization, the Englewood Health Foundation. Joining the healthcare system’s board are Gregg Lobel, MD and Steven Rudnitsky; joining the hospital’s board is Jonathan Lefcourt; and joining the Foundation’s board are Susan Marenoff-Zausner, Matt Wasserlauf, and Alexandra Gottdiener, MD.
“These appointments come at a time of growth and expansion for the organization,” said Thomas C. Senter, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Englewood Health. “Our trustees play a crucial role in strengthening the healthcare system and helping advance its mission as we set and meet even higher standards of care in the years to come.”
“We recognize the value that each of our new Board members will bring to the table. They will be key players in building upon Englewood Health’s community impact,”said Jay C. Nadel, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Englewood Health Foundation.
“We’re excited to add new talent to our governing boards, whose vision and unique perspectives will help us move our mission forward,” said Warren Geller, president and CEO of Englewood Health. “Their insight and guidance allows us to build upon our medical excellence and innovate further to benefit the communities we serve.”
Gregg Lobel, MD is chief of anesthesiology at Englewood Health, specializing in pediatric anesthesia. He is a past president of the medical staff at Englewood Health, treasurer of the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, and serves on the Committee on Patient Blood Management of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, for which he is a delegate. He is also a member of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Anesthesia Research Society, Medical Society of New Jersey, and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management. Dr. Lobel earned his MD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed postgraduate training at Maine Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Children’s Memorial Hospital. He is currently an assistant clinical professor of anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Lobel is the co-author of numerous articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed publications, and has contributed chapters to several books. He has volunteered on close to a dozen international medical missions with Healing the Children, a local nonprofit providing access to medical care and services for children in need throughout the state and worldwide. Dr. Lobel is also a member of the Englewood Hospital Board of Trustees.
Steven Rudnitsky, a corporate president and CEO since 1999, has been recognized for his management capabilities and leadership roles in publicly traded companies, as well as working in private equity environments, growing and stabilizing new businesses, turning around distressed businesses and driving shareholder value. He has served some of the country’s most widely known brands, from iconic consumer packaged-goods companies including Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi Co, Pillsbury,Kraft Foods, and Nabisco, to leading hospitality companies including Cendant Corporation, Wyndham Worldwide, Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Miraval Group and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Among his key accomplishments, Rudnitsky initiated and facilitated the sale of Dolce Hotels & Resorts to Wyndham Worldwide and Miraval Group to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Rudnitsky earned his MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University and his BBA from Temple University. He was appointed to the Englewood Hospital Board of Trustees in 2014.
Jonathan Lefcourt is the president and CEO of Alliance Shippers Inc., a global provider of logistics services, headquartered in Englewood Cliffs. Lefcourt got his start in the logistics industry over 34 years ago with his family-owned transportation and shipping businesses. His responsibilities included customer relations, inventory management, supply chain warehousing, and consolidation. Prior to his appointment, Lefcourt served as vice president of information technology for Alliance Shippers Inc. His oversight of new systems and technologies spurred company growth and he was integral in instituting significant company-wide efficiencies. Lefcourt graduated summa cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Alexandra Gottdiener, MD has been the chief of medicine at Englewood Health since 2009. Prior to that appointment she was the program director for the internal medicine residency program, and has been a member of the Department of Medicine faculty since 2001. Dr. Gottdiener established the patient safety and quality improvement curriculum at Englewood Health and continues to lead the patient safety curriculum as well as mentor residents in quality improvement projects. In addition, Dr. Gottdiener has chaired and served on numerous medical staff quality and patient safety committees for Englewood Health. She received her MD from the University of Illinois-Chicago and completed her internal medicine residency training at NYU/Bellevue in New York City, where she was also a chief resident. Dr. Gottdiener is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She is an alumna of the 2013 Quality and Safety Educators Academy of SHM and is a faculty mentor in QI for that organization.
Susan Marenoff-Zausner serves as president of the Intrepid Museum, an organization she joined as chief marketing officer in 2004, after which she became executive vice president of business development and, shortly thereafter, executive director. Earlier in her career, Marenoff-Zausner spent eight years with Madison Square Garden, culminating with the title of vice president of client services. She was recruited by the Women’s World Cup in 1998 to be the Giants Stadium venue director for the 1999 championship games, and briefly served as external marketing director of the U.S. Women’s Tennis Association. From 2000 to 2003 she was general manager of the New York Power, which was a professional women’s soccer team. Marenoff-Zausner serves as a member of the board of directors at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
Matt Wasserlauf is founder and chief executive officer of Torrential, Inc., a company connecting brand advertisers with desired audiences by selling and distributing premium video advertising formats. He is the author of Start-Up SOLD (2012), the story of how he started, built and sold Broadband Enterprises (BBE), the first online video network. Wasserlauf founded BBE in 2004, serving as chief executive officer. In 2009, he was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award in the New York metropolitan region. Previously, he was vice president of The Feed Room and an account executive for Warner Brothers. Wasserlauf also serves on the board of the TD Foundation, a 100-percent volunteer organization that aids wounded warriors and their families in need. It has shipped school supplies, medical supplies, vitamins, and donated clothes and toys, and has funded more than 30 life-saving surgeries for severe burns, orthopedic reconstructions, and heart repairs.