Liz Thomas Named Chair of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Board of Trustees Created by hospice on 1/18/2013 2:30:22 PM
Moorestown, NJ -- Liz Thomas, co-founder and CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications
, has been named chair of the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Board of Trustees
effective January 1, announced Samaritan President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini. Liz joined the all-volunteer board in 2008 as Vice-Chair and has served as a member of the executive committee since 2011.
She was introduced to Boccolini through a business colleague and became immediately immersed in numerous aspects of the non-profit organization that provides palliative medical services and hospice care as well as geriatric care management and grief support counseling in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer and Atlantic Counties.
“Samaritan has been synonymous with quality care since its founding in 1980 as the first hospice to serve southern New Jersey,” said Thomas. “Samaritan’s recent expansion into non-hospice palliative medicine and senior consultative services has extended its reach into the community during a critical time as our nation grapples with how best to meet all its citizens’ healthcare needs in an expert, humane and affordable way. I am thrilled to be in a leadership position at this time of one of our region’s premier not-for-profit organizations."
The 2013 Board officers serving with Thomas include (left to right below) Vice-Chair Michael Bozek of Oki Data Americas, Inc; Treasurer James Wujcik of Sovereign Bank/Banco Santander; and Secretary Roy Fazio of The Protocall Group.
Thomas and co-founder Pam Boyd started Thomas/Boyd Communications in 1998. The full-service public relations and marketing company serves a diverse client base of business and non-profit clients.
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice ─ a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization ─ is the regional leader for palliative medicine, geriatric care management, hospice care, grief support and counseling, and end-of-life education and advocacy. Last year, Samaritan provided $26 million of care for people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who are coping with elder care issues, serious illness, and/or grief. Generous community support last year funded $1.25 million in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services over-and-above Samaritan services covered by Medicare, Medicaid, VA and private insurers. For more information, visit www.SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org.