Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Announces New Trustee Appointments

January 6, 2017 — Englewood Hospital and Medical Center appointed four new members to its Board of Trustees and its fundraising organization, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation. Ira Cohen and Christ Economos have been appointed to the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Board of Trustees; Gayl Suede and Richard Goldweit, MD, have been appointed to the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“As we enter a new era of growth at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, we recognize the essential role of our trustees in helping us advance care throughout the region,” said Thomas C. Senter, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and its parent organization, Englewood Healthcare System.

“We’re looking forward to working with our new trustees. Their experience, insight, and guidance will help us build upon our high-quality, humanistic care and meet the needs of the communities we serve in an ever-changing healthcare model,” said Warren Geller, president and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

“Each of our new board members will be invaluable for years to come in building upon the medical center’s commitment to providing world-class healthcare close to home, said Jay C. Nadel, chairman of the Board of Trustees of EHMC Foundation.

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Ira Cohen is a managing director and board member of Signal Hill Capital, LLC, Chairman of Signal Hill India and a cofounder and partner of Updata Partners, a growth private equity firm, among other distinguished roles. He has served on various boards, including as vice chairman of the Herbert H. Lehman College Foundation Inc, member of the board of advisors of the Metropolitan College of Boston University, and chairman of the Executive Committee for Alphanet Solutions, Inc., as well as on other public and private company boards and non-profit organizations. Mr. Cohen is a certified public accountant and a registered supervisor and representative of FINRA; in addition, he is a FINRA dispute resolution arbitrator. He also is an adjunct lecturer for finance and accounting courses at Boston University. He received a B.S. in accounting from the City University of New York-Lehman College and an M.S. in banking and financial services from Boston University. Mr. Cohen resides in Alpine.

Christ Economos is a partner with PwC, serving as the global deputy tax leader. Mr. Economos has been practicing public accounting for more than 30 years and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received a degree in accounting from George Mason University and an M.S. in taxation from Georgetown University. Mr. Economos serves in various roles in The Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John The Theologian in Tenafly. He and his wife, Anastasia, also a partner at an accounting firm, have two college-aged children. Born in Ridgewood, Mr. Economos has been a Norwood resident for 20 years, and his parents currently reside in Englewood.

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Gayl Suede has been a Demarest resident for more than three decades. She earned a B.A. degree from Brandeis University and J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law. She is currently an active member of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation’s Heel the Soul fundraising committee and served for many years on Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Medical Staff Wives Advisory Committee, during which she co-chaired an annual gala event. She supports many Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation events, including the Breakfast Club, the Walk for Awareness, galas and Graf Center for Integrative Medicine celebrations. Her other community commitments include Youth Children’s Services. She and her husband, Dr. Sam Suede, have two daughters.

Richard Goldweit, MD, is chief of interventional cardiology and the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Englewood Hospital, where he has served for more than 30 years. He also serves on a wide range of professional boards and committees. Dr. Goldweit has been honored with the Dardik Research and Education Award and the Community Leadership Award from the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative and is consistently ranked among the region’s top physicians. He has worked with the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation to foster a culture of philanthropy among physicians, leading by personal example. Dr. Goldweit earned a B.S. degree from the University of Rochester and an M.D. from Cornell University. He and his wife, Nina, reside in Tenafly and have two children.


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