Board of Trustees

Jeffrey Bienstock, MD, FAAP

President and Medical Director

Board-certified general pediatrician, Chairman of Pediatrics, Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ

Richard Colavita, MD, MBA

Vice President

Regional Senior Vice President for Clinical Services at North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA)

Gregory D. Sawicki, CFP®, CPA, PFS


Senior Managing Director, Wealth Management Consultants – A Division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Carol Grelecki, Esq.


Brach Eichler, L.L.C., Roseland, NJ

J. Mark Engel, MD


Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH and at St Peter’s University Hospital. He is also the President of University Children’s Eye Center.

Rosemarie Gelber, MHCA


Director, Adult ESL Program at Bishop Francis Center for Immigration, Newark, NJ

Don Connell, CRNA, MS, APN


Vice President, Professional Anesthesia Services of North America, Fogelsville, PA

Joseph D'Amico, PhD, APN, CRNA


President/CEO-Professional Anesthesia Services of North America, P.C.

Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak

Trustee Emeritus

Pastor, St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy, NJ

Jayne Graepel, MPA


Director of Grants and Special Projects, The Connection for Women and Families, Summit, NJ

Barbara Ann Herrmann


Operating Room Registered Nurse, Overlook Hospital

Debra Dunn, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR


Operating Room Education Specialist, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, NJ

Trustees Emeriti

Diane Calesnick, CRNA

Trustee Emeritus

Francis B. Light, MD

Trustee Emeritus

Joanne Wilkinson, RN

Trustee Emeritus

Evelyn Dudziec


Founder and Executive Director at Katie’s House Inc

Administrative Staff

Karen Mackie

Executive Director

Karen joined HTCNJ in 2017 as the Executive Director, where she oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.

Denise Malsky

Office Administrator

Denise joined HTCNJ in 1990, where she serves as Office Administrator. She is also the Coordinator for both the International Inbound and Domestic Aid Programs.

Arlyne Cariddi

Medical Teams Abroad Coordinator

Arlyne joined HTCNJ in 2019 as the Coordinator for the Medical Teams Abroad Program.