Board of Trustees

Those who serve on FHI’s Board of Trustees represent the best in nonprofit leadership and business management.

Ronald Librizzi, DO

FHI Board Chairman

Chief of High Risk Pregnancy at Virtua Maternal Fetal Medicine Center. ACOG Fellow. Practices at Virtua Memorial and Virtua Voorhees Hospitals. Graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency at Pennsylvania Hospital – University of Pennsylvania Health.

Matt D'Oria

Director of the Medicaid Policy Center at the New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute, an independent initiative to improve quality, cost-effectiveness and long term sustainability for NJ Medicaid. Former Deputy Commissioner at the NJ Department of Health.

Heather Howard, JD

Faculty affiliate of the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University; Director of State Health and Value Strategies, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Served as Associate Director of the Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton administration.

David L. Knowlton

Retired. Former President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and Health Care Payers Coalition of New Jersey. Former officer and director of the Leapfrog Group. Served as Deputy Commissioner of Health for NJ under Gov. Tom Kean.

Daniel L. Lombardo

President and CEO of Volunteers of America-Delaware Valley, which provides community-based assistance to populations in need so that they can lead self-fulfilled, independent lives. Appointee to various advisory boards, commissions, and task forces. Recipient of numerous awards for his work in human services.

Karen Shields, CNM, MSN

Founder and President of midwifery practice, Gentle Beginnings. Master of Science in Nursing with a Midwifery Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania. Graduate school faculty in the Midwifery Department at University of Pennsylvania teaching intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care.

Diane Timms, DO, MS, FACOG

Program Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. She is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Thomas Westover, MD, FACOG

Attending Perinatologist at Cooper University Health Care. Assistant Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. ACOG Fellow and Vice Chair of the NJ Section of the American College of ObG. Co-Chair of the NJ Hospital Association Statewide Perinatal Safety Collaborative. Graduate of UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School.

Ilise Zimmerman, MPH, MS

President and CEO, Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey. Former Assistant Director of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Masters of Public Health and Masters of Science in Health Planning from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Judy Donlen, RN, DNSc, JD

President/CEO of Family Health Initiatives

Responsible for the creation of Family Health Initiatives as Executive Director of Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, a position she still holds. Chair of NJ State Health Planning Board. Graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Rutgers University Law School – Camden.