As the charitable organization established to support University Hospital, we foster a strong culture of philanthropy so that we can help advance University Hospital’s important mission.  We build relationships and raise funds to improve healthcare, education, and wellness.  The Board of Directors for University Hospital has appointed seven members from the community to serve a Trustees on behalf of the Foundation.

Board of Trustees

Michael Curi, MD, MPA

Chair, Board of Trustees

Chief of Vascular Surgery
Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School

Calvin R. Ledford, Jr.

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

President of the PSEG Foundation
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

Jennifer C. Erdelyi


Senior Vice President, Wealth Strategies Advisor
and Head of the Charitable Planning Center
of Excellence
Bank of America Private Bank

Seamus Morley


President of Prudential’s Social Responsibility and Partnership
President of The Prudential Foundation

Barbara E. Kauffman


Strategic Advisor
Newark Regional Business Partnership

Cecilia I. Lassiter, Esq.


Member of the Firm
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Marjorie Perry


MZM Construction & Management Company, Inc.


Joseph L. Muscarelle


Jos. L. Muscarelle, Inc.


Jess Backofen

Executive Director

Anne Egan

Secretary to the Board

Office of Medical Staff Affairs & Education
Office of the Medical Staff President 

Vicki Perez

Development Director