Dedicated Volunteers Recognized by Zufall Health

Zufall Health paid tribute to more than 100 volunteers for their dedicated service to the health center at a recent event at the Bridgewater Manor. Pictured from left: Dr. Sam Wakim, DMD, Zufall chief dental officer; Betsy Roberts, senior vice president, Fulton Bank (retired); 2019 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Howard Rappoport, DMD; Phyllis Kumpf, Good as New Volunteer; and Eva Turbiner, Zufall President and CEO.

Somerville, NJ – More than 100 dedicated volunteers who donate time, talents, and energy to Zufall Health were honored recently at the Fifth Annual Volunteer Appreciation event at the Bridgewater Manor. The volunteers provide a wide range of supportive services at the nonprofit community health center which offers affordable medical and dental care to patients in six New Jersey counties.

“We are most appreciative for the enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers who support our work improving health in the communities we serve,” said Eva Turbiner, Zufall’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Were it not for the volunteers who helped Dr. Bob Zufall and his wife Kathryn establish the health center nearly 30 years ago, we might not exist today.”

This year’s event paid special tribute to 2019 Volunteer of the Year Howard Rappaport, D.M.D., who for the last seven years, has provided care and expertise to Zufall’s dental patients in Dover.  Most recently, his work with dental residents has contributed to the expansion and success of Zufall’s Dental Residency Program.

The featured speaker at the event was Paul Grzella, Somerset County Business Partnership’s 2019 Citizen of the Year.  Paul shared how his passion for helping others and his long-time involvement with numerous community organizations and projects has enhanced his life.

Other dedicated volunteers who were also honored include:

  • Community Partner and Advocate Betsy Roberts, senior vice president (retired), Fulton Bank
  • Good As New shop volunteer Phyllis Kumpf, a manager at Zufall’s unique boutique located at 136 East Main Street in Somerville

Support for the event was provided by presenting sponsor Fulton Bank and underwriter Affinity Federal Credit Union.

For more information, please contact Christine Bonney at 908-526-2335 ext. 134 or cbonney@zufallhealth.org.

Photo Credit: Alex Tinder

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