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New Trustees Join Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Board


MORRISTOWN, NJ A new group of dynamic local leaders in medicine, business and philanthropy have joined the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center's board of trustees. They are Marc Adee of Bernardsville, Lori Barer Ingber of Mendham, Keith J. Richardson of Far Hills, W. Rodman Ryan of Far Hills, Dr. Keerti Sharma of Jersey City, Dr. David L. Taylor of Mendham and Dr. Eric D. Whitman of Mountain Lakes. Robert and Susan Sameth of New Vernon were appointed as honorary trustees and Leigh Simon Porges of Morristown was elected as a trustee emerita.

Marc Adee is CEO of Crum & Forster, a leading national property and casualty company. Mr. Adee earned his bachelor's degree in math from Northwestern University and his master's degree in business administration, specializing in finance and accounting, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and a board member for The Redwoods Group Foundation. He and his wife, Janice, have twin daughters.

Lori Barer Ingber, PhD, is president and founder of Parent Match, a confidential database of birth parents and adoptive families created exclusively for adoption agencies. She received her bachelor's degree in women's health and statistics, a master's degree in public health, specializing in health behavior, health education and women's reproductive health and her doctorate in public health all from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Pediatric Philanthropy Council at Goryeb Children's Hospital and a generous donor to pediatrics. She and her husband, Michael, have four children.

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Keith J. Richardson serves as chief operating officer of Shelter Haven Capital Management, LP. Mr. Richardson earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Fairfield University and his master's degree in business administration, specializing in finance, from Seton Hall University. He serves as a volunteer at the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, Inc. of Morristown. He and his wife, Dawn, have three children and are generous donors to Goryeb Children's Hospital.

W. Rodman Ryan is chairman and CEO of Open Road Auto Group. In 2017, Mr. Ryan received the TIME Dealer of the Year Award for NJ. He was the recipient of the 2015 Senator Millicent Fenwick Civic Award, the 2012 Somerset Business Partnership "Citizen of the Year," and the Boy Scouts of America Patriots Path Council's 2007 "Man of the Year" Award. Mr. Ryan is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He and his wife, Dianne, are generous donors to Goryeb Children's Hospital. Their daughter, Jamie and her husband, Michael Morais, have blessed them with three grandchildren.

Keerti Sharma, MD, is director of Inpatient Geriatric Services and director of the Geriatric Assessment Center at Morristown Medical Center. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sharma completed her training in geriatrics at NYU Medical Center and has been a faculty member at Rutgers Medical School in Newark and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She and her husband, Siva Tallavajhala, are generous donors to geriatrics at Morristown Medical Center.

David L. Taylor, MD, FACS, is a urologic surgeon and president of Garden State Urology. Dr. Taylor is an attending physician in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, at Morristown Medical Center. He received his bachelor's degree and medical degree from the University of Michigan. His residency in urology was completed at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Taylor has five children and is a generous donor to pediatrics and oncology at Morristown Medical Center.

Eric D. Whitman, MD, FACS, is medical director of Atlantic Health System's Oncology Service Line. He is also the founding director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center. Dr. Whitman is a certified physician investigator and is widely published. He graduated from Haverford College with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Whitman completed his residency at Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He and his wife, Amy, have two sons and are generous donors to Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

Robert and Susan Sameth have a long legacy of giving to the hospital and have lent their support to various hospital needs, including Gagnon Children's Emergency Center and the purchase of a pediatric ambulance. They were the lead donors for the expansion of the Emergency Department, which now bears their name. Mr. Sameth is retired president of Western Industries, and Mrs. Sameth is a long-time member of the New Vernon First Aid Squad. They have two children.

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