Board of Trustees

Diane Calesnick, CRNA

President, Co-Director, Medical Teams Abroad Program


Nurse Anesthetist at Society Hill Anesthesia

Richard Colavita, MD, MBA

Vice President


Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pediatrician, President, Anesthesia Consultants of New Jersey, LLC, Somerset, NJ

Joanne Wilkinson, RN, BSN, CNOR

Secretary, Co-Director, Medical Teams Abroad Program


Operating Room Registered Nurse, Raritan Valley Surgery Center and University Center for Ambulatory Surgery

Gregory D. Sawicki, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Treasurer


Managing Director, Wealth Management Consultants – A Division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Jeffrey Bienstock, MD, FAAP

Medical Director


Board-certified general pediatrician, Chairman of Pediatrics, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ

Tijana Hitchon, MA

Trustee


Owner and Principal, New Dimension Studio LLC, Interior Design Firm, Summit, NJ

Don Connell, CRNA, MS, APN

Trustee


Vice President, Professional Anesthesia Services of North America, Fogelsville, PA

J Mark Engel, MD

Trustee


Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH and at St Peter’s University Hospital. He is also the President of University Children’s Eye Center.

Rosemarie Gelber, MHCA

Trustee


Director, Adult ESL Program at Bishop Francis Center for Immigration, Newark, NJ

Carol Grelecki, Esq.

Trustee


Brach Eichler, L.L.C., Roseland, NJ

Gina Lalla, ANP-C

Trustee


Certified Nurse Practitioner/RN, Personal Plastic Surgery, West Orange, NJ

Justin Oplinger, MBA

Trustee


Sales Trader, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY

Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak

Trustee Emeritus


Pastor, St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy, NJ

Francis B. Light, MD

Trustee Emeritus


Board-certified Anesthesiologist, Robert Wood Johnson at Rahway Hospital, Rahway, NJ

Evelyn Dudziec

Founder


Founder and Executive Director at Katie’s House Inc

Administrative Staff

Karen Mackie

Executive Director


Karen Mackie joined HTCNJ in 2017 as the Executive Director after volunteering with the organization for six months. She is responsible for overseeing HTCNJ’s three programs (Medical Teams Abroad, International Inbound, Domestic Aid), spearheading the marketing and fundraising efforts of the organization, and serving as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and the office.

Denise Malsky

International Inbound Program Coordinator


Denise Malsky joined HTCNJ in 1990. She is the Coordinator of the International Inbound Program, where she arranges life-changing surgeries for international children who are unable to be treated in their native country. Denise is also HTCNJ’s Development Coordinator.

Laura Gilmartin

Medical Teams Abroad Program Coordinator


Laura Gilmartin joined HTCNJ in 2002. She is the Coordinator of the Medical Teams Abroad Program, where she assists the Co-Directors in assembling volunteer medical teams, liaises with international hosts and hospitals, and helps to obtain donated medications and surgical supplies. Laura is also the Coordinator of the Domestic Aid Program, where she interacts with social workers, medical providers and families of local New Jersey children in need.
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