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Cooper Foundation Names New Chairman, Vice-Chairs, Board Members

The Cooper Foundation today named Philip A. Norcross, Esq. as chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees and announced the appointment of five new board members.  Norcross, of Mt. Laurel, is a managing shareholder and the CEO of the law firm of Parker McCay, where he focuses on the areas of finance and transactional law. The new vice-chairs are Michael L. Hartung, Donna Forman and Christopher Fifis.

The five new board members are:

  • Barbara McMaster – Barbara McMaster, of Delanco, is the president of The Cooper Foundation Women’s Board. Prior to retiring, she served as an administrative assistant in the Administrative Offices at Cooper University Hospital.  Before joining Cooper, McMaster worked for Penn Mutual Life Insurance in Philadelphia as an assistant to the corporate secretary.
  • Steve Ravitz is President of Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, which owns and operates five ShopRite stores in South Jersey. Ravitz is Chairman of the Board of The Ravitz Family Foundation, Executive Officer and Board Member of Wakefern Food Corp., Member of the Finance Committee of Wakefern Food Corp., and Board Member of the Jewish Federation of South Jersey.
  • Adam Taliaferro, Esq. – Adam Taliaferro, Esq., of Swedesboro, works for Bristol-Myers Squibb as an advocate on behalf of patients to ensure access to essential healthcare medications. Taliaferro is a member of the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders and a founding board member of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which is dedicated to providing support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware.
  • Mary Ann Todd – Mary Ann Todd, of Marlton, is president of JRH Electronics, a distributor of electro-mechanical components. Todd is a seven-year breast cancer survivor and an advocate for breast cancer research and women’s health issues.
  • Marian Wissman – Marian Wissman, of Pennsauken, is the vice president of The Cooper Foundation Women’s Board and has been a volunteer at Cooper University Hospital since 2008. She is also a member of The New Jersey Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra and serves on the executive board as secretary. Prior to retiring, Wissman was vice president of human resources for eResearch Technology Inc. (ERT) in Philadelphia.

“The Cooper Foundation is fortunate to have such accomplished and dedicated leaders serving on its Board of Trustees,” said Cooper Foundation President and CEO Susan Bass Levin. “We have a busy time ahead of us with a $50 million capital campaign underway and the opening of the new Çooper Cancer Institute in the fall, and I am grateful for the Board’s commitment to moving the organization forward so we can ensure patients receive the best care, close to home.”