Zufall Board Elects New Officers
Michael O’Donnell, a prominent New Jersey attorney, has been elected chairman of the Zufall Health Board of Directors, succeeding William Shuler, who served as board chair since 2017.
A co-managing partner at the Morristown-based Riker Danzig law firm, O’Donnell is taking the helm at an unprecedented time as Zufall begins to emerge from the pandemic.
“After two difficult years, I view my tenure as an opportunity to provide strategic guidance and oversight as we re-focus on completing our new West Orange site and opening a facility in Bridgewater,” said O’Donnell. “I’ll also be working with my board colleagues to continue providing our outstanding staff the support needed to advance programs and services.”
For Eva Turbiner, Zufall president and chief executive officer, O’Donnell has been a great asset since joining the board in 2018.
“Michael brings a wealth of experience and a business perspective gained from his many years of legal and management leadership,” Turbiner said. “We also value his thoughtful approach to issues and look forward to his help spreading the word about who we are within the business community.”
Well-regarded as a commercial litigator particularly serving title insurance companies and financial institutions, O’Donnell has been included in the lists of Best Lawyers in America and New Jersey’s “Super Lawyers” for the last several years.
His commitment to Zufall reflects his belief in the importance of community service. A mediator in the Morris County Chancery Division pro bono mediation program, he has served as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Colonial Symphony, and was past chair of the District XB Ethics Committee.
O’Donnell and his wife have two adult children and recently welcomed their first grandson.
In other Board action, Donald Costanzo was elected vice chairman, Andrea Rios will serve as treasurer, and Linda Seeley will be secretary.