Nonprofit profile: Samaritan, N.J.’s largest hospice organization, continues to grow

In Brief 

Locations: Mount Laurel (main headquarters and administrative offices).
Serving:  Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties.
Key members: Mary Ann Boccolini, CEO and president; Dr. Stephen Goldfine, chief medical officer; Marjorie Ivins, chief operating officer; Susan Manzi, chief financial officer; Susan McCann, vice president of human resources; T. Christian “Chris” Rollins, chief development officer; Joanne Rosen, vice president of marketing & public affairs; Phillip W. Heath, chair of the board of trustees.


Founded in 1980 in Moorestown by visionary volunteers as one of the country’s first hospices through a grassroots effort, Samaritan remains a regional leader for hospice and palliative medicine. Serving south and central New Jersey, Samaritan is the largest hospice organization in the state of New Jersey.


Samaritan’s mission is to provide extraordinary compassion and professional expertise to help patients, clients and those who care about them live their best life every day. Samaritan approaches each person and family in its care with reverence for the sacredness of life, while developing and sustaining a relationship that is serving, trusting, authentic and caring. Samaritan is committed to honor every person’s culture, values and wishes by respecting who they are and what matters most to them.

Samaritan is currently under the leadership of Mary Ann Boccolini, who has served in the capacity of CEO and president since 2001. Since becoming CEO and president, she has established Samaritan as the region’s most experienced provider of end-of-life care through the development of a diverse family of life-affirming services.


Samaritan’s guiding vision is to be the region’s preferred provider of life-enhancing care. Additionally, Samaritan seeks to lead the advancement of palliative medicine and person-centered advanced illness care.


This year, Samaritan is celebrating its milestone 40th anniversary year by introducing a new brand, launching new essential services and programs, and relocating its administrative headquarters.


A significant source of support is through contributions to the organization from generous donors. Samaritan receives support from individuals and corporate entities through two annual fundraising events: an annual gala held in February and an annual golf outing, held in June. Due to COVID-19, this year’s golf outing was moved to Oct. 5 — get details at


Samaritan graciously accepts donations from all who wish to support our work, programs and mission. Learn more about all the ways you can give to Samaritan by visiting:


Reinforcing its commitment to education and advocacy, Samaritan recently introduced the Institute for Education, Research and Innovation. The institute leverages 40 years of collective knowledge and experience as a national leader in the fields of palliative medicine and hospice care, grief support, caregiving resources and advance care planning. Subject matter experts will present lectures, host workshops and lead interactive discussion forums in a variety of settings for health care professionals, community members and more.

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For more information, please contact Joanne Rosen, vice president of marketing & public affairs, at or or call 856-261-3524.