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Photo staff, keynote speaker and honorees at Volunteer Appreciation event

Zufall Health Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers

Ronald I. Deblinger, D.M.D., Named 2018 Zufall Volunteer Honoree

Somerville, NJ (June 5, 2018) – More than 100 volunteers who give their time, talents, and energy to Zufall Health were honored recently at the Fourth 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 grateful to all our volunteers who generously give their time and talents to help Zufall improve health in the communities we serve,” said Eva Turbiner, Zufall’s president and chief executive officer. “Volunteers were the backbone of the health center in its early years and were it not for their support, we wouldn’t exist today.”

This year’s event paid special tribute to 2018 Volunteer Honoree Ronald I. Deblinger, D.M.D., who serves as chairman of the board of Delta Dental of New Jersey.  He was honored for his valued contributions to the Zufall dental program.

“It has been my sincere pleasure to be part of the Zufall family and have the opportunity to participate in the Zufall dental residency program and volunteer with an organization that has a deep commitment to serving its patients across New Jersey,” said Dr. Deblinger.

In his keynote remarks, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli congratulated Zufall and the volunteers.  “I am truly honored to be here today to underscore the important work of Zufall’s volunteers and the impressive patient care and services that Zufall continues to provide to our community,” he said.

Volunteers also acknowledged at the event included:

  • Zufall’s AmeriCorps team members who lead outreach projects and support medical administration and development activities
  • The Good As New shop managers: Phyllis Kumpf, Kathy Grilli, Donna Hollmann, Monica Smith, Linda Lucarelli, Diane Pearly, Corene Noack, and their team of volunteer sales associates who work at the organization’s unique boutique located at 136 East Main Street in Somerville
  • The team of 24/7 Sexual Assault Advocates who, over one year, collectively donated more than 13,000 hours to advocate on behalf of victims and their loved ones

Proud sponsors were Fulton Bank, Saker ShopRites, and Affinity Federal Credit Union.  Additional contributors included Fiorilli Design of Warren, VERVE Restaurant and Bar, Somerset Patriots, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Lapels, SERVPRO, Revive, Bridgewater Bakery and S&G Cleaning Services.