MORRISTOWN, NJ – September 21, 2023 – The Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) today announced the Executive Committee for 2023-2024. WAMMC has a strong 130-year history of providing financial and service support to Morristown Medical Center to enable it to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community.
The WAMMC Board consists of the following nine Executive Committee members, along with 34 Board members representing 20 committees.
President: Dale Scolnick
Vice President, Fundraising, Communications and IT: Eileen Burke
Vice President, Governance and Structure: Carol Critchley
Vice President, Healing Services: Barbara Ruane
Vice President, Business Operations and Membership: Marsha Wolfson
Secretary: Kathy King
Treasurer: Diane Rispoli
Assistant Treasurer: Cathy O’Neal
Past Officer: Patricia O’Connor
Incoming president Dale Scolnick, a resident of Harding, joined the Women’s Association in 2013 and has served as a member of the WAMMC Board since 2018 as a Co-Chair for Membership and then Vice President. She also served on the Planning Committee for WAMMC’s 125th anniversary and as an Executive Board member for the last three Mansion in May signature fundraisers, The Abbey in 2017, Tyvan Hill in 2020 and Three Fields in 2023.
“I am honored to work with an incredible team to carry on the legacy of our founders and previous leaders who, over the past 130 years, have worked to support Morristown Medical Center with financial resources and services,” said Dale Scolnick. “Our creative and committed Women’s Association members are ready to move forward with a commitment to build on our traditions and develop new ways of giving and supporting the hospital in its ongoing efforts to continue to provide superior health services to our community.”
“Dale is the right person to lead the Women’s Association at this time in our 130-year history. She has the expertise and experience needed to continue our commitment to Morristown Medical
Center, as well as our focus on developing new opportunities for our membership to volunteer their time and talents in support of the hospital, its patients and team members,” said Kathy Christie, immediate past president of WAMMC.
“The ongoing partnership between WAMMC and the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center plays an important role in our shared mission to advance exceptional health care for our communities. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to WAMMC for the volunteer organization’s incredible contributions on behalf of Morristown Medical Center,” said Jennifer L. Smith, philanthropy officer, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. “Under Dale’s leadership, I have no doubt that our collaborative efforts will continue to make an extraordinary impact.”
Professionally, Scolnick retired in 2013 after 25 years in fund development and non-profit management at the local and national level for the Girl Scouts of USA. She also volunteered for many organizations over the years serving the community at large while living in Basking Ridge.
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOR MORRISTOWN MEDICAL CENTER Founded in March 1893 to provide financial support to Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) helps enable the hospital to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the community. With a volunteer base of more than 400 members, WAMMC hosts a number of fundraising events, anchored by the flagship event, Mansion in May Designer Showhouse and Gardens. WAMMC also operates the hospital’s gift shops and The Bargain Box Thrift Boutique, as well as WAMMC Network TV, which created Calling All Kids and is the first in-house family television station for young patients and their families to enjoy during their stay at the hospital. As a volunteer, fundraising arm of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, WAMMC contributes to capital modernization and expansion initiatives across the medical center and funds innovative clinical programming, breakthrough research and continuing clinical education to help attract and retain the brightest minds in medicine today, and has raised more than $30 million to date to support this mission. For more information about WAMMC, visit http://www.wammc.org.
WAMMC Executive Committee 2023-2024
L to R: Cathy O’Neal, Barbara Ruane, Marsha Wolfson Carol Critchley, Dale Scolnick, Eileen Burke, Diane Rispoli, Patricia O’Connor, Kathy King