Foundation appoints new board members

LAKEWOOD — The Kimball Medical Center Foundation recently appointed several new members to its board of trustees, including Thomas Calabro of Jackson, Bruce Himelman of Toms River, Frances Kirschner of Lakewood, Robert C. Novy of Brick Township, and Tamerlan Zorojew of Toms River.

The foundation board oversees Kimball Medical Center’s fundraising and development efforts; it furthers the expansion of hospital services, the development of new programs, and helps to bring leading-edge technology and exceptional medical care to the people of Ocean and Monmouth counties, according to a press release.

Over the years, the Kimball Medical Center Foundation has funded many projects that have helped thousands of patients.

“The board is pleased to welcome such strong community leaders, who will each bring a unique array of knowledge and experience to this important volunteer board,” said David Sickel, chairman, Kimball Medical Center Foundation board of trustees. “We are looking forward to working with each of our new members of the board in our fundraising and development efforts in 2009.”

Calabro, a lifelong resident of Jackson, owns and operates several jewelry stores throughout Ocean County, including Twin City Jewelers, American Gold Jewelers and Gemco Gold Buyers. He graduated from Jackson Memorial High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgian Court University, Lakewood. Calabro is married with two children.

Himelman, a resident of Toms River, has been a wealth management adviser for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network for 27 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Indiana University and a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Illinois. Himelman is married and has two children.

Kirschner, a Lakewood resident, is the president of Frantasy Enterprises, a corporate public relations firm. Kirschner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair University in classical Latin and English, and a master’s degree in human development from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s in administration and supervision from Jersey City State College.

Currently Kirschner is a member of the board of directors for the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, is the president of the Corporate Resource Alliance and is on the board of trustees for the Family Planning Center of Ocean County. She and her husband, Robert, have two children and four grandchildren.

Novy is a resident of Brick Township. He is a graduate of St. Peter’s College, Jersey City; Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, N.H.; and Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Ill.

Novy has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1976 and is admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of the state of New Jersey and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Ocean County, New Jersey and American Bar Associations, and the American Cancer Society’s Business and Industry Council.

He owns and operates his own firm, Novy and Associates in Manchester. Novy is married and has five children.

Zorojew, a resident of Toms River, is the president of Riverland LLC, a real estate management company based in Toms River. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Marshall University. He and his wife, Kathy, have three children and are active with a number of civic organizations throughout Ocean County, including the Toms River Improvement District.

Each of the new Kimball Medical Center Foundation board members has been appointed for a three-year term.