Newswise — Neptune, NJ – August 6, 2020 – Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of David M. Epstein, Esq., Harpreet Pall, M.D., MBA, CPE, Sandra Keary, Jeremy Grunin, Rick Loshiavo, Alexander Taylor and Gary Tolchin to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“The board of trustees is excited to welcome these incredible individuals to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation,” says Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer of Hackensack Meridian Meridian Health Foundation, to which the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation belongs. “The individual expertise of each will enhance and complement our board’s composition, allowing us to continue to nimbly prepare for, and respond to, the changing landscape of health care and the unique needs of our community.” 

Epstein is a founding member of Epstein & Cohen, L.L.C. (Little Silver). He serves on several Hackensack Meridian Health committees and has supported the network in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years, previously serving as a long-time member of the Meridian Health board finance committee and the compliance and audit committee. He received a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University, New York and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the Private Wealth Management program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Pall is the chair of pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology. Prior to joining K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Dr. Pall served as professor and interim chair of pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dr. Pall received his medical degree from McGill University and completed his pediatric residency at Memorial University in Canada. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. 

Keary is past president of the James F. Ackerman Federation at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Under her leadership, the federation made its largest pledge commitment in its history, $300,000, to support pediatric cancer treatment and research at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. Prior to relocating to Monmouth County, she served as president of the auxiliary of Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, where during her tenure, the auxiliary raised significant funding for the Pediatric Emergency Room in the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, the purchase of a jitney bus and paramedic vehicle and the installation of a TV surveillance system, among other projects. 

Grunin built a lengthy career in the private sector and is a current partner of Grunin Holdings, LLC. Since 2013, he has been actively engaged in the community as president of the Grunin Foundation. He has hosted several talk radio shows on both AM and FM radio, including Topic A on WOBM. He serves on a variety of boards and advisory committees, including Fulfill, Count Basie Center for the Arts, Arts Ed NJ and the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU. He is the immediate past chairman of the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and is an executive board member and former chair of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. 

Loshiavo is managing partner of investment management firms, Cobblefield LLC and Windswept Holdings. He has a combined 37 years in the financial industry, including 15 years in investment management and 22 years in investment banking. Loshiavo has been a long-time supporter of Meridian Health Foundation, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Riverview Medical Center, along with other charitable organizations, including Hackensack Meridian Health’s Women’s Heart Fund. Loshiavo is a COVID-19 survivor who has shared his story about the care he received at Hackensack Meridian Health at several recent virtual events. 

Taylor is the partner-in-charge of industrial sales and leasing for Matrix Development Group. Since joining Matrix in 1986, Taylor has grown from the position of property manager in charge of the day-to-day management of all of Matrix’s properties, to project executive, then to vice president of the firm. In 1993, he became a partner of Matrix. Throughout his career, he has successfully prosecuted build-to-suit and speculative leasing and construction programs for more than 35 million square feet of transactions, becoming a recognized leader in the northeast real estate industry. He received a B.A. and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Tolchin began his career on the floor of the NYSE running to place broker's orders and became a clerk at Spear Leeds and Kellogg, where he would eventually rise to the position of managing director. He worked for Goldman Sachs after its acquisition of SLK in 2000 and then formed MTS, his own investment business, in 2002. He is a thoroughbred horse breeder and previous owner of The Mill restaurant. Tolchin resides in Monmouth Beach. 

These new trustees will join an established team working in partnership with Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital administration to raise funds in support of projects and services. Gifts raised under their leadership will all contribute toward a $150 million fundraising goal as part of Meridian Health Foundation’s Giving Heals campaign. Giving Heals supports four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs at the following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties: Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

To learn more about how you can support Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, contact Paul Huegel, vice president, development, southern region, at 732-751-5117 or [email protected], or by visiting



Located in Neptune, New Jersey, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and the only Level II Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. It is home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. With more than 1,200 physicians and dental staff in 60 specialty areas, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s team provides quality care in a patient-centered, environmentally-friendly setting. 

The team’s commitment to excellence has earned Jersey Shore University Medical Center numerous accolades, including being named the #5 top hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report for 2019-2020. The medical center’s clinical research program and longstanding commitment to medical education is evident through an affiliation with Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and a new affiliation with St. George’s University School of Medicine. Jersey Shore University Medical Center serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. 

Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s programs and services have received numerous national recognitions, including designation as high-performing in cardiac, stroke, surgical and oncology services. 

Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower – a $265 million 10-story medical office building provides a new outpatient healing experience. Guided by a patient-centered approach towards care, and informed by the latest medical breakthroughs, HOPE Tower includes advanced imaging services, a clinical academic center, innovative stimulation laboratory, state-of-the-art amphitheater, specialty physician offices, a nine-level parking garage, and a 58,000 square foot cancer facility. The new cancer facility features a range of comprehensive treatment options, including surgical specialties, medical oncology, and the most advanced radiation therapy and minimally invasive interventional therapies. Nurse navigators guide patients through every step and provide an extra layer of support and coordination.



Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. 

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 35,000 team members, and 7,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. 

The network’s notable distinctions include having four hospitals among the top in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2019” list. 

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University opened in 2018, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its second class of 96 students in 2019 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it. 

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. 

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