The Valley Hospital Auxiliary is comprised of branches throughout many of the communities served by The Valley Hospital. Each branch meets regularly and hosts many exciting outings, programs and events throughout the year.

Our elected Central Board, which includes representatives from surrounding towns, guides the activities of the Auxiliary, including the planning of our premier fundraisers and other events.

Central Board 

Denise Downey

Administrative Vice President
Karen Hoy

Vice President, Community Relations
Carol Gillespie

Vice President, Volunteer Services
Charlotte Byrne

Co-Vice Presidents, Ways and Means (Fundraising)
Elaine Heimberger
Jean Meloro

Co-Vice Presidents, Membership
Lisa Beslity
Ann Swist

Co-Vice Presidents, Public Relations
Diana Frankel-Hughes
Elaine Heimberger

Co-Recording Secretaries
Barbara Mills
Dana Van Voorhis

Corresponding Secretary
Lee Jenkins

Donna Singer
Nancy Weiss

Internet Chair
Kathy Ambrose

Jean Meloro

Central Board Chairs

Allendale Co-Chairs
Deirdre (Dee) Butwin
Nickie Lisella

Peggy Becher

Fair Lawn
Donna Singer

Franklin Lakes Co-Chairs
Elaine Heimberger
Dana Van Voorhis

Glen Rock
Sharon Meyer

Mahwah Co-Chairs
Cynthia Duell
Jeannie Safina

Midland Park/Wyckoff
Gilda Gilmartin

Anne Russo

Ramsey Co-Chairs
Ruth Barton
Catherine Stanczuk


Saddle River Valley Co-Chairs
Nancy Bush
Maria Harper

Barbara Clinton

Nominating Chair
Theresa Salameno

Jean Riva
Gabrielle Winnert

Elaine Heimberger

Executive Director, Development, VH Foundation
Sandy Carapezza

Auxiliary Coordinator, VH Foundation
Bobbi Zientek