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Hackensack's Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative Names Officers, Trustees

Shannon Lazare, Ana Stankovic and Mark McKoy Photo Credit: BVMI
The board of trustees for the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative. Photo Credit: BVMI

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative has announced the election of four new trustees who will serve a three-year term on the nonprofit organization’s board.

They are Shannon Lazare, Mark McKoy, Ana Stankovic and David Sutter.

Lazare is vice president/senior relationship manager for M&T Bank in Saddle Brook. She acquires new business for the bank and cultivates and maintains long-lasting relationships with clients. Her community involvement includes service as Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce president and Bergen County Workforce Development Board director.

McKoy is senior director of corporate revenue management and New Jersey customer operations for SUEZ in North America. He plays a pivotal role in the company’s technological strategies and customer operations.

Stankovic is world wide vice president for medical affairs and diagnostics-preanalytical systems at BD. She has more than 25 years research and development experience in academic, government, and device industry settings. She has developed and implemented clinical programs and health economic tools worldwide.

Sutter maintained a 37-year private practice in internal medicine in both Ridgewood and Midland Park until 2013. During that time, he also was an attending physician at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, and currently is a member of its emeritus staff. He has served on numerous committees at the hospital.

In addition to welcoming its newest board members, BVMI also elected new officers to serve one-year terms. They are Neil Abitabilo, chair; Gene Marsh, first vice-chair; Andrea Egan, second vice-chair; Jack Inserra, secretary; and Ron Saldarini, treasurer.

BVMI provides free primary and preventive health care to Bergen County adults who work but don’t have insurance. BVMI believes how people are treated is as important as the care they receive. With the help and expertise of 82 volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and dieticians – as well as lay volunteers – BVMI treated nearly 1,000 patients in more than 6,000 medical visits during 2015. BVMI does not receive payment from patients, reimbursement from insurance companies or support from the government. The organization relies on contributions from individuals, businesses, community groups and foundations.

BVMI Healthcare Center is at 241 Moore Street, Hackensack.

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