The Overlook Foundation Board of Trustees appointed five new members at its meeting last month at Baltusrol Golf Club. Summit residents Bruce (Toby) F. Wesson, Beverly J. Luehs and Christopher A. Coates along with Stacy W. McCann, of Madison, and James C. Kellogg, of Short Hills were elected to serve three-year terms on the foundation board.
“We are delighted to welcome these dynamic new members to the foundation board,” commented Stephen B. Stone, Chairman, Overlook Foundation Board of Trustees. “Each brings a unique range of talents, expertise and perspective to our fundraising mission on behalf of Overlook Medical Center.”
Mr. Wesson was re-elected to the foundation board after a year hiatus. He was first elected to the Foundation Board of Trustees in 2000 and served as chairman during that term. Mr. Wesson is a founding partner emeritus and senior advisor of Galen Partners. Previously, he was senior vice president and managing director of the Corporate Finance Division of Smith Barney, where he worked for more than 23 years.
Mr. Wesson serves on the Board of Directors of MedAssets, Derma Sciences, Acura Pharmaceuticals, and TPS. He is a former trustee of his alma mater Colgate University and a past president of Colgate’s Alumni Corporation Board of Directors. In addition to receiving a B.A. from Colgate, Mr. Wesson earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Mrs. Luehs is senior vice president and worldwide administration services officer of Chubb & Son, where she has worked in the areas of global strategic sourcing, travel, business continuity, finance, commercial underwriting, claims and external affairs since 1976.
Active in fostering career development and leadership skills among women, Mrs. Luehs has served on Chubb’s Women’s Development Council, is the senior sponsor of the Chubb Partnership of Women and was the recipient of the Central New Jersey YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award. She serves on the board of the Morristown Neighborhood House and the finance and golf committees of the Jersey Battered Women Services, and she is past treasurer and president of the Junior League of Summit. A graduate of Cedar Crest College with a B.A. in psychology, she received her M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Coates is a senior finance executive with Accenture, currently serving as a commercial director. He began his career with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) in 1990 and worked briefly in the corporate headquarters of Marshalls before returning to Accenture in 1996 as part of a relocation to New Jersey.
In addition to his service on the Overlook Foundation board, Mr. Coates is on the board of the Craig School and provides annual support for Junior Achievement events hosted by Accenture. From 2000-2010, he planned and coordinated the John J. Barry Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of his father-in-law and benefitting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Coates earned a B.A. in physics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Mrs. McCann, of Madison, is a former event planner and public school teacher. For more than 20 years, she has been an active member of the Junior League – first in Charlottesville, VA and now in Summit. Throughout her affiliation with the Junior League, Mrs. McCann chaired numerous fundraisers and committees and served on its board of directors. In 2005, she was awarded the Junior League of Summit’s Volunteer of the Year Award.
Inspired to become more involved in domestic violence causes, Mrs. McCann co-founded Friends of SAFE Home, Inc. in 2005 and currently serves on its board of directors. Ms. McCann is also a member of the Liberty Science Center’s Women’s Leadership Council and she volunteers her time and talents for her church and her children’s schools – Oak Knoll and Delbarton. Ms. McCann earned a B.A. in communication from DePauw University and a master’s degree in elementary education from Columbia University.
Mr. Kellogg, of Short Hills, is a retired president of the NJ Community Foundation. Prior to his leadership role at the NJ Community Foundation, he was a practicing attorney and investment banker. He has served on the boards of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, New Jersey Transit, Prudential Insurance, Children’s Specialized Hospital and Bloomfield College.
As president of the J.C. Kellogg Foundation, founded by his father James C. Kellogg III, Mr. Kellogg has maintained a legacy of commitment to public service and philanthropy and is an active supporter of the Frost Valley YMCA, Bay Head Chapel and Point Pleasant Hospital.
The Overlook Foundation raises funds that are used to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and fund special programs to help Overlook Medical Center remain on the forefront of medical care. All gifts to the Overlook Foundation are tax deductible and remain at Overlook. For further information on how to become a friend of Overlook, please contact the Overlook Foundation at (908) 522-2840 or visit www.overlookfoundation.org.