NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – NJ Sharing Network has named marketing executive Marla Bace as the new Chair of its Foundation Board of Trustees.

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for over 4,000 New Jersey residents awaiting life-saving transplants. The Foundation Board plays a critical role in inspiring people to get involved by raising funds, participating in events and educating others about the life-saving power of donation.

“I am honored and excited to build on the work of past chairs, while leading the implementation of new strategies we believe will strengthen our mission to save more lives,” says Bace, who stepped up recently from her role as Vice-Chair into the position of Chair previously held by Peter Rooney, Jr.

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A longtime resident of Berkeley Heights, Bace has been an active Board member and passionate advocate for organ and tissue donation since she joined the Foundation Board in 2010. She is currently employed by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) as VP, Global Client Partnerships, and has worked as a senior-level business executive at several leading multi-national companies. 

“Marla is extremely passionate about our mission and has been an invaluable member of the Foundation. Her expertise in marketing, strategic planning, communications, fundraising, brand building and promotion is a tremendous asset to our organization,” says Elisse Glennon, VP and Chief Administrative Officer of NJ Sharing Network and Executive Director of the Foundation.

The Foundation Board of Trustees continues to create strategic initiatives to support the Foundation’s mission of increasing the number of lives saved through innovative transplant research, family support, education and public awareness about organ and tissue donation. It is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from both public and private sectors who have been touched by donation, including donor families and transplant recipients.

To date, there are over 120,000 people waiting for a transplant and 22 die each day while waiting, but one organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 others.  In New Jersey, there are over 4,000 people on the waiting list - 286 in Union County alone - and one person dies every three days waiting.

New Jersey residents can help save lives by registering as organ and tissue donors at www.NJSharingNetwork.org, having a conversation with family and friends and joining NJ Sharing Network at its upcoming events.

About NJ Sharing Network

NJ Sharing Network saves lives through organ and tissue donation. Located in New Providence, the organization recovers organs and tissue and belongs to a national network that helps the 120,000 people waiting for a transplant.  In 2016, more lives were saved than ever before. Thanks to the selflessness of New Jersey organ donors and their families who said yes to donation, 613 people are alive today. This year, the organization is celebrating 30 years of saving lives.