New Year Brings Changes to Zufall’s Board of Directors
Zufall Health reported several changes to its Board of Directors this week.
First, former Vice Chair Barry Rabner, MPA, has been appointed to Chair, succeeding Michael O’Donnell, JD. Rabner is a highly influential health care executive who most recently served as President and CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health for 18 years before joining Zufall’s Board in 2021.
“We are privileged to have Barry at the helm of our Board,” said Zufall President and CEO Fran Palm of Rabner’s appointment. “His profound understanding of health care delivery and practical approach to governance will position our health center for long-term success.”
Rabner brings a wealth of experience in health care facility planning, design, and development gained through leadership positions with several nonprofit health care systems. He also serves as a Trustee of the Zufall Health Foundation, Board Chair of the Center for Health Design, and Adjunct Faculty and Executive in Residence at Rider University’s College of Business. He is a frequent presenter on health care matters nationally and internationally.
“Zufall is a critical part of the communities it serves by removing health access barriers for underserved individuals. I, along with my colleagues on the Board, are eager to do everything we can to help the organization advance its important mission and exciting vision,” Rabner said.
In turn, Former Chair O’Donnell has replaced Rabner as Vice Chair. Michael McCloe has taken the Secretary seat in place of Donald Costanzo. Linda Seeley remains Treasurer.
The following three individuals have joined the Board:
Newcomer Erika Iglesias is an executive assistant in a real estate firm, a role she says has equipped her with the skills to effectively advocate for change and influence decision-making processes. As a long-time patient and mother of a patient at Zufall, she brings an extremely personal perspective to her Board service. Iglesias commends Zufall for being there for her during some of the most challenging times in her life, when getting high quality health care was one thing that was a constant.
Another new arrival is Barry Petruzzi, an actuarial executive with more than 25 years of experience. Currently, he serves as Vice President of Actuarial Services at Delta Dental – a longtime Zufall partner – and is highly committed to advancing our shared missions. Petruzzi says he feels thankful to have the opportunity to use his business acumen to advance health care access for underserved communities.
Aura Villa, a real estate agent with Realty Executives Exceptional REALTORS® Randolph, comes to the Zufall Board motivated by her personal experiences with challenges — including the isolation resulting from language barriers — that often affect immigrants. A native of Colombia, Villa considers her Board service an opportunity to use her well-connectedness in the greater Morris County community for good.
Finally, Palm reported that the Board bid farewell to Don Costanzo, Irma McKenna, and Amanda Angarita. Zufall thanks them for their many collective years of dedicated service to its mission.