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.

Brenda J. Bacon, MBA

President and CEO of Brandywine Senior Living, Inc., which owns and operates senior living communities in six states. 27 years of experience in Healthcare Administration. Former Camden County elected official and Vice Chairman of the Assisted Living Federation of America.

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.

Heather Howard, JD

Faculty affiliate of the Center of Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University; Director of two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded programs - Advancing Coverage in States and State Health and Value Strategies. Former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health. Served as Associate Director of the Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton administration.

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.

Liliana Sobczak, RHU

Independent Consultant. Registered Health Underwriter. Served as Chair of International Exchange with Rotary International. Graduate of Catholic University – Peru.

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

Executive Director 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.

Leah Ziskin, MD, MS

Retired. Member of the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities. Former Deputy Commissioner of Health. Former Dean of the School of Public Health at UMDNJ in Stratford. Graduate of Temple University Medical School.

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.