Meet Our Foundation Leadership

Virtua Health Foundation Board of Trustees

John J. Parker, Sr.

Chair

John is the managing director of Investments at Parker Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and a graduate of Rutgers University. He has served as Chairman of the Virtua Health Foundation Board of Trustees since 2019.

“I am fortunate to call the Virtua Health system my ‘go to’ hospital for my entire life. I was born at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, and my three children were all born at the former Virtua West Jersey Hospital. Virtua has always impressed me, not only with the quality care they provided to my family, but also with their proactive approach to serving our community; from high quality clinicians and staff, to wonderful facilities, and amazing philanthropic programs aimed at helping those in need. It is truly my honor to serve on Virtua’s Foundation and Hospital Boards and make a difference for my community.”

Damien Ghee

Vice Chair

Damien currently serves as SVP and Regional Vice President for the Greater Philadelphia Area at TD Bank. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his graduate degree from Boston University. Damien currently resides in Cherry Hill with his wife, son, and two daughters.

Reggie Beckett

Trustee

Reggie spent 28 years in law enforcement with the Camden County Prosecutor as an investigator, director, and captain. A long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, he is currently the NJ State Vocations Director and a trustee with Santa Maria Council 1443. Reggie is committed to giving back to his community and has served as a trustee on many local non-profit boards.

“My family has been part of the Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital family for more than 50 years, so I know first-hand the exceptional care they provide to our community. The staff is compassionate and care deeply for their patients. For me, it’s also important to support the faith-based mission of the hospital.”

Celeste Canuso

Trustee

Celeste has spent more than 30 years in the home development, design, and construction industry. She is the owner of InHouse Design Build and Marketing, LLC. Celeste earned her MBA from St. Joseph’s University. She has held numerous volunteer positions as a way to give back to her community.

“Coming from a family with roots in Camden, it’s important to me to give back to this community. I believe in the Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital mission, which combines excellent compassionate care with the latest in innovation, as well as care for the underserved. It is also of paramount importance to me and those around me to know that a top ranked medical facility is within minutes for treatment during times of medical crisis.”

Mary F. Campagnolo, MD, MBA

Trustee

Dr. Campagnolo has more than 30 years of experience as a family physician and geriatrician. She is the Medical Director for Virtua Medical Group Value Based Programs and Payer Contracts and provides comprehensive care to her patients at Virtua Medical Group Primary Care of Mansfield. She also serves as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Virtua Mount Holly Hospital. Dr. Campagnolo earned her medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

“In my role as a family physician practicing in Burlington County for decades, I have viewed Virtua Health as a trusted support for my patients and practice. Virtua helps my patients meet their needs for healthy food, transportation to medical appointments, preventive health screenings, and optimal care for chronic medical conditions. If they ever require emergency care or hospitalization, I know that we can provide them cutting edge, and compassionate treatment for their healing. I am proud to give back to my patients and the community, in service as a Virtua Health Foundation Board Member, and to join Virtua Health in being Here for Good!”

Randolph Deger, MD

Trustee

Dr. Deger is a gynecologic oncologist and the physician director at Virtua Gynecologic Oncology Specialists in Voorhees and Moorestown. He attended Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Deger has dedicated his time and talents as a trustee with Virtua Health Foundation since 2015.

“As member of the Virtua Medical Group, I feel very fortunate to have my role in health care. I believe as physicians that our duty is not just to provide excellent care, but also to lift up our community and patients in need through personal philanthropic support. My hope is that by serving as a trustee I can inspire other physicians to understand the importance of giving back and take action.”

Thomas J. Fanelle

Trustee

Tom is an associate with EMR, the largest privately owned recycler in the world, which purchased R. Fanelle’s Sons in 2016. Tom was formerly the president and third-generation owner of R. Fanelle’s Sons, a leader in the local scrap iron and metal industry for more than 100 years. He is a graduate of Stockton College and serves on many local civic and service association boards.

“Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital makes a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in and around Camden and that’s why I choose to be involved.”

John C. Gillespie

Trustee

John joined the Virtua Health Foundation Board of Trustees in 2019. He is an attorney and executive committee member with the Parker McCay law firm. He has been active in numerous not-for-profit institutions, including Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, Church of St. Isaac Jogues, and Crossroads Runaway Program. He holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity College and a law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Timothy Healey

Trustee

Tim is the owner, manager, and director of Healey Funeral Homes based in Haddon Heights, NJ with a branch location in Cherry Hill, NJ. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Tim attended the University of California at Berkeley and received his Bachelor’s degree in biology. He first joined the Lourdes Health Foundation Board in 2016.

“The commitment to caring for patients at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital is evident from the entry level staff all the way to the physicians. I have always been impressed with their ability to combine the care and concern of a community hospital with the expertise and leading edge technology of a major health care provider. I am proud to serve as a trustee and support the needs of patients served by the hospital.”

William F. Hyland, Jr.

Trustee

Bill is a partner at the firm of Hyland Levin, LLP in Marlton, NJ. He has actively supported his community through service to not-for-profit organizations, including Wiley Mission, Wiley Christian Day Services, and Saints Prison Ministry. Bill attended LaSalle University and Rutgers University School of Law Camden. Bill has served as a trustee with the Virtua Health Foundation Board since 2011.

Mark Kramer

Trustee

Mark is the president of Kramer Beverage in Hammonton, NJ, a company that has been in the Kramer family since 1924. As a life-long resident of South Jersey, Mark is passionate about making a difference in his community. In 2021, he launched Kramer Cares, a company-wide initiative that encourages employees to give back to causes that are important to them.

“I am committed to supporting Virtua’s mission because I understand the importance of a community hospital to the local population. Virtua inspires us to think about our health and our wellness, and through philanthropy, we can provide the means and methods for people to be healthy and thrive. This is the type of organization that I want to support.”

George M. Kozub

Trustee

George has served as Councilman for Burlington Township for more than 25 years. He is a retired facilities project director and graduate of Villanova University. George joined the Virtua Health Foundation Board of Trustees in 2002.

“Virtua is our family hospital and its physicians, nurses, and staff have provided my wife and me with excellent care over the years. I am grateful to Virtua and proud to give back as a trustee and donor. Virtua’s community programs and commitment to advancing the future of health care are what inspires me to give back.”

John LaProcido

Trustee

John is the managing principal and architect at L2P in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University. John and his wife, Elizabeth, are long-time residents of Haddonfield and have three children.

“Having grown up in South Jersey, Virtua has always been a part of my family. I joined the Virtua Health Foundation Board as a way to share my gratitude and give back to the organization that has cared for my family. As a trustee, I am proud to help advance Virtua’s community initiatives, which go beyond traditional health care and help those in need at the most basic level.”

Francis X. Manning

Trustee

Fran is a trial lawyer and Partner-in-Charge at Stradley Ronon’s Cherry Hill, NJ office. He and his wife Lynn, who is also an attorney, are long-time residents of South Jersey and have three adult daughters: Alexandria, Elizabeth, and Genevieve.

“I serve as a trustee for Virtua Health Foundation because it serves our community – not as an arm of the hospital, but as a resource to keep us healthy and out of the hospital. Donors of the foundation are helping to feed our community through the Mobile Grocery Store and the NICU Infant Nutrition Room. Their support provides preventive care through the Mobile Health and Cancer Screening Unit and the Pediatric Mobile Service unit. For many of us, the pandemic has hammered home that good health is a precious gift. Our board is committed to giving our community the tools and resources to make that gift a reality. That is something I’m proud to be a part of.”

Wendy Martinez, MD

Trustee

Dr. Martinez has more than 30 years of experience caring for women as a physician at Advocare The Women’s Group for OB/GYN. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her doctorate in medicine with honors from Temple University School of Medicine, and completed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Martinez is a long-time member of the Virtua Health Foundation Board, serving as a trustee since 1996.

Brenda O’Brien

Trustee

Brenda joined the Virtua Health Foundation Board in 2020. She currently serves as the Vice President of Enterprise Project Management Office at South Jersey Industries in Folsom, NJ.

“I’m grateful for the compassionate Virtua caregivers who supported me through one of the most vulnerable times of my life. Their personalized services connected me with the resources I needed to confidently care for my newborn and myself. I am also inspired very by Virtua’s progress and commitment to advancing wellness in South Jersey with innovative health care solutions.”

Janice O’Neil

Trustee

Janice spent her career caring for others as a registered nurse. She joined the Auxiliary Board to Virtua Memorial where she previously served as president for several years. Janice earned her nursing degree from Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing. She has been a trustee on the Virtua Health Foundation Board since 2004.

“Maintaining the legacy of Virtua Mount Holly Hospital has always been close to my heart. I became a volunteer with the auxiliary after nursing as a way to continue making a difference for patients. My beloved husband Jim was a cardiologist at Virtua and cared deeply about his patients. I am grateful to be able to continue to give back to our community and advocate for patients in his memory.”

Althea Pennock

President, Auxiliary Board to Virtua Memorial

Althea has been a long-time volunteer with the Virtua Memorial Auxiliary and was appointed President of the Auxiliary Board in 2021.

Bob Platzer

Trustee

Bob is the Executive Chairman of Town Square Real Estate Holding, LLC and the Founder/former Executive Chairman of the PJW Restaurant Group. He has a long history of giving back to charitable organizations that support the needs of children and families across the South Jersey region. In 2019, he was honored with Virtua Health’s Humanitarian of the Year Award.

“Growing up, my mother and father raised my siblings and me with the values of faith, family, and loyalty. Those values have guided me through the years and they are the reason why I choose to give back. Supporting programs like the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store is important to me because it makes a difference for people right here in my community. Serving as a Virtua Health Foundation Trustee allows me to do something for others — and that’s the real gift!”

Chris Poyatt

Trustee

Chris is the Director of Operations for AerDux, Incorporated and in conjunction with his wife, Maggie who is the owner, President and CEO, manages 170+ employees. Chris grew up in Haddon Heights, attended Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School and Drexel University.

“Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital strengthens my goal to help the underserved in Camden by actively participating in projects and bringing awareness to the people I encounter each day. They make it possible for everyone to have a seat at the table.”

Margaret Prendergast

President, Auxiliary Board to Virtua West Jersey Health

Margaret, affectionately known as Marge, spent her career in banking, working for Girard-Mellon Bank for 25 years. In retirement, she wanted to use her talents and experience in financial services to make a difference. She began volunteering with the Auxiliary Board to West Jersey Health in 2005. Raised in South Philadelphia, Marge is a long-time Haddonfield resident with four adult children and is a proud Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

“It’s an honor to serve as president of the Virtua West Jersey Auxiliary and volunteer with a wonderful group of women who are passionate about giving back and continuing the legacy of Virtua Health. Virtua’s programs that focus on increasing food access and addressing the needs of Camden residents are especially close to my heart. When I raised my four children as a single mother I learned just how much of an impact community programs like this can make for families.”

Troy Randle, DO

Trustee

Dr. Randle is a physician with Virtua Lourdes Cardiology in Cherry Hill. He received his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and serves as Program Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program at Rowan School of Medicine. Dr. Randle is dedicated to supporting cardiovascular education initiatives for underserved communities in South Jersey.

“As a cardiologist, I am dedicated to improving the health of my patients, but my interests go beyond that to improving the cardiac health of those in our community who may not have access to health care and to preparing the next generation of cardiologists.”

Jill Ross

Trustee

Jill serves as Acting Director of the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance and Chief Executive Officer at Flow Financial Therapy and Advising. She is an alumna of Rutgers University School of Business where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Jill joined the Virtua Health Foundation Board in 2014 because of Virtua’s commitment to the community and initiatives in holistic and preventive health care. She is a long-time resident of Lumberton where she resides with husband, Robert, and son Connor.

“I am passionate about the work that Virtua is doing through philanthropy. The education and awareness that Virtua provides to the community on medical advancement, prevention of food deserts, newborn baby care, and accessibility of health care services to underserved populations makes an impact. I have experienced first-hand the excellent care provided by Virtua when I had to have an emergency induction during the birth of my son Connor, and more recently when my mother passed from COPD. When you are treated by the team at Virtua it feels like you are being treated by family.” 

Melanie Santos Grant

Trustee

As the founding principal of 2ndGenPartners, Melanie speaks on corporate culture transformation and provides strategic value creation services to founders and management teams of privately held companies.  She holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and is an alumna of the Eagleton Institute Undergraduate program at Rutgers University where she served as President of the student body of Rutgers College.

“Excellence in health care is part of my Filipino-American family history. Growing up as the daughter of Dr. Z, I was privileged to know many health care innovators like the founders of South Jersey Radiology Associates and Advocare. I am grateful to be part of Virtua’s Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store community wellness initiative. Many years ago, the anesthesiologists in my mother’s group wanted to serve the community of Camden by opening a grocery store; and now thanks to Virtua’s leadership and generous donors, we are bringing fresh and nutritious groceries to underserved communities in Camden and Burlington counties.”

Anthony Sauerwein, MD

Trustee

Dr. Sauerwein is a cardiologist with Virtua Cardiology Group with offices in Moorestown, Medford, and Columbus. He is a graduate of Temple University Medical School and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Sauerwein has been a trustee on the Virtua Health Foundation Board since 2002.

“I am proud and grateful to be a physician at Virtua and to serve as a trustee with the Virtua Health Foundation. My patients mean everything to me and my daily interactions caring for them provides meaning and direction for me. I believe that the culture of caring at Virtua fosters positive patient-provider relationships and elevates community health. I’m proud to give back in a way that helps my patients with resources they may need beyond medical care.” 

Michele Selfridge

Trustee

Michele is a licensed clinical social worker. She currently works part time providing training for the National Criminal Justice Training Center on adolescent brain development and ACE response training. Michele is retired from the Black Horse Pike School District where she served the teens in her community first as a Teacher and then as a Social Worker for 26 years.

“My passion for serving Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital goes beyond the generations of care the selfless professionals have provided my family. It is more about knowing that same level of care is being provided to all individuals and families, regardless of their means to afford it. As a social worker, I am especially inspired by the mental health professionals in Virtua’s Bridge and CASTLE programs. These services lift-up children and adolescents to their best adult selves. There is no better life work.” 

Richard Silpe

Trustee

Rich is an attorney with the law firm of Cozen O’Connor and chair of its tax practice group. Rich has also practiced as a certified public accountant. He earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his law degree from Villanova University. Rich serves on various community and non-profit organizations and is passionate about supporting children in need as well as people with cancer.

“As a long-time resident of southern New Jersey, I am grateful to live in a community in which Virtua provides first-class health and wellness services. In addition to providing exceptional health care, Virtua prioritizes underserved and vulnerable populations by providing access to vital services and programs. By serving as a member of the Virtua Health Foundation Board, I am able to be part of the positive impact that Virtua has in changing lives across our community.”

Craig Turner, DO

Trustee

Dr. Turner is an emergency medicine physician with TeamHealth and the Director of Emergency Medicine at Virtua Marlton Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Turner has served as a trustee with the Virtua Health Foundation Board since 2002.

“Virtua has been there over the years for all of my family’s health care needs and I am grateful. As an emergency medicine physician, I have had the privilege of being an integral part of the Virtua family — serving our community for more than 25 years. I often see patients in the ER at their most distressed moments, and see firsthand their suffering and loss. I am empathetic to their needs and always pledge to provide compassionate care to help them through a most difficult time. The support that Virtua provides to our communities and the services to those communities at risk are unparalleled. I am proud to be a supporter of Virtua and advocate of its charitable causes. Knowing we are making a positive impact on those in need in our communities has been a rewarding experience.”

Martina Walker

Trustee

Martina serves as vice president and senior fiduciary manager at PNC Private Bank. She is a graduate from Widener University with a MST in Taxation. Martina joined the former Lourdes Health Foundation Board in 2017 and now contributes her time and talents as a trustee with the Virtua Health Foundation Board.

“I believe a holistic approach to health is important and that’s why I’m involved with Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. They focus on the whole person – body, mind and spirit – and they’re always at the forefront of innovation in cardiac care and emergency services.”

Christopher Warren

Trustee

Chris is the Senior Vice President and Team Leader for Investors Bank in the Burlington and Camden County markets. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ursinus College. Chris lives in Moorestown with his wife, Elizabeth, and has a daughter and a grandson. Chris has served as a trustee with the Virtua Health Foundation Board since 2002.