The Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s leadership consists of officers elected to an Executive Board and a Central Board, which includes representatives from surrounding towns. These boards guide the activities of the Auxiliary, including the planning of our premier fundraisers and other events.

Executive Board Members

Denise Downey

Administrative Vice President
Theresa Salameno

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
Gerry Pehush

Donna Singer
Nancy Weiss

Internet Chair
Linda Leeder

Central Board Members

Central Board members include members of the Executive Board, branch chairs, and Valley Hospital executives. Valley Hospital Auxiliary branches can be found in many of the communities served by The Valley Hospital and includes an Employee Branch. Each branch meets regularly and hosts many exciting outings, programs and events throughout the year.

Jean Meloro

Allendale Branch Co-Chairs
Deirdre (Dee) Butwin
Nickie Lisella

Employee Branch Chair
Peggy Becher

Franklin Lakes Branch Co-Chairs
Elaine Heimberger
Dana Van Voorhis

Glen Rock Branch Chair
Sharon Meyer

Mahwah Branch Co-Chairs
Jean Chodorcoff
Jeannie Safina

Midland Park/Wyckoff Branch Chair
Gilda Gilmartin

Oakland Branch Chair
Anne Russo

Ramsey Branch Co-Chairs
Ruth Barton
Catherine Stanczuk


Saddle River Valley Branch Co-Chairs
Nancy Bush
Maria Harper

Waldwick Branch Chair
Barbara Clinton

Nominating Chair
Leslie Dinallo

Jean Riva
Gabrielle Winnert

Acorn Editor
Elaine Heimberger

Executive Director, Development, VH Foundation
Sandy Carapezza

Manager of Volunteer Services, The Valley Hospital
Kaitlyn Moceri

Auxiliary Coordinator, VH Foundation
Bonnie Dalal