The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees is a committed group of community and professional leaders.

Robert A. Ortiz, Jr., J.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer,
The Cooper Foundation

  Philip A. Norcross, Esq.
The Cooper Foundation, Chair
Managing Shareholder & CEO, Parker McCay
Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE
Cooper University Health Care
  Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD
Cooper University Health Care

Donna Forman
The Cooper Foundation, 2nd Vice-Chair Former VP, The Little Rock Foundation


Christopher Fifis
The Cooper Foundation, 3rd Vice-Chair
Director of Business Development,

Grace Barr
Member, The Cooper Women's Board 

Jeffrey Brown
President & Vice Chairman, NFI Industries

Amanda R. Burden, MD
Director, Simulation Program at Cooper

Chuck M. Cahn
Former Mayor, Cherry Hill

Amanda DiMattia 
General Manager, Cherry Hill Imports
  Penny Ferrara
Member, The Cooper Women's Board
Joseph A. Forline
VP of Gas Operations, PSE&G
  Debra Fogel

Generosa Grana, MD
Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

  Judith Heuisler
The Cooper Women's Board
Michael E. Hirsch
Retired, Executive VP, Sea Gull Lighting

Anne E. Koons
Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS


Emily Kostic
Director, PR, Social Media & Brand
Ad Council
  Deborah L. Krauss-Kelleher
Director – Total Rewards,
Carpenter Technology Corporation

Barbara McMaster
Member, The Cooper Women’s Board

  Ruth Palmer
Member, The Cooper Women's Board
Sal Paolantonio
National Correspondent, ESPN
  Phyllis Pearl
Superintendent of Elections, Camden County
Steven E Ross, MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery 
Director, Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit Trauma Surgeon
Cooper University Health Care
  Roland Schwarting, MD
Chairman and Chief, Department of Pathology 
President, Cooper Medical Staff

Adam Taliaferro, Esq.
State Advocacy & Alliance Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
New Jersey State Assemblyman - Third Legislative District

  Jack Tarditi
Managing Director, Conner Strong & Buckalew
Ann “Teddy” Thomas
President, Ronald McDonald House of SNJ
   Marian Wissman
Member, The Cooper Women's Board
Retired, VP of Human Resources, eResearch Technology





The Cooper Foundation Women’s Board

It was 1919 when a volunteer auxiliary of community women came together to support the work of the caregivers at Cooper Hospital. Since then, the Auxiliary has grown to become the Women’s Board Committee of The Cooper Foundation and has raised millions of dollars for the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and other hospital initiatives.

Over the decades, Board members have organized a variety of events, all benefiting Cooper. In recent years, the Board played an instrumental role in helping to fund renovations to the pediatric unit in the hospital’s Kelemen building, making it a brighter place to be for our littlest patients.

Eileen Archer


Grace Barr

Mary Berardi


Marilyn Cohen

Penny Ferrara


Fran Gates

Nicole Guerin


Judith Heuisler

Colleen Hirst


Janet Houston

Barbara McMaster


Maria Nocchi

Cathy Sharrar


Sarah Silva

Betsy Sullivan

  Teddy Thomas

Marian Wissman


Melissa Wojtylak


Please see cooperhealth.org for information on the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees.