Englewood Health announces 2 trustee appointments

Two local health care and business leaders were recently named to the boards of trustees of Englewood Health and its fundraising organization, the Englewood Health Foundation. Joining the hospital board is Lola Brown and joining the foundation’s board is Jared Cohen.

“As Englewood Health focuses on meeting the needs of our communities and expanding key services across northern New Jersey and beyond, the appointment of new trustees is essential to our mission,” Richard Lerner, chairman of the board of trustees of Englewood Health, said. “We welcome both Dr. Brown and Mr. Cohen to our team and are thrilled to have their experience and invaluable knowledge as part of our leadership. We look forward to their many contributions as they help steward our institution into the future.”

“We are confident that both Dr. Brown and Mr. Cohen will use their unique insights and wisdom developed over decades in academic medicine, higher education, finance and philanthropy, respectively, to propel our health care system to be an even greater community resource,” Michael Gutter, chairman of the board of trustees of the Englewood Health Foundation, said.

“We’re excited to have such thought leaders on our governing boards,” Warren Geller, CEO and president of Englewood Health, said. “Dr. Brown and Mr. Cohen bring diverse perspectives gathered from their professional and personal experiences that will support our community and accelerate our goals. Their energy and guidance will help us build upon the medical excellence we deliver and push us to continually improve to further benefit the communities we serve.”

Lola Brown. (Photos courtesy Englewood Health)

Brown is a renowned leader in academic medicine and higher education. She is the associate dean for research and a faculty member of the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from a joint program of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University and received a Ph.D. in biochemistry/molecular biology from Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Maryland. Brown’s interdisciplinary expertise has garnered her a reputation for developing innovative and effective solutions to challenges. She is committed to supporting secondary schools and higher education organizations to achieve success in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs and is passionate about enhancing perspectives on diversity, equity & inclusion in health care, education and beyond.

Jared Cohen.

Cohen is the founder and CEO of Onyx Bridge Wealth Group, a comprehensive financial planning and investment management firm. He has been helping his clients for over 20 years and has achieved special designation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy from the American College of Financial Advisors. In addition to his business acumen, Cohen is committed to improving health across the local and national community. He served as a board member for the Westchester Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for many years and is an enthusiastic fundraiser, having witnessed firsthand the effects of blood cancer on his father, who has lived with chronic lymphocytic leukemia for nearly two decades. Cohen is an advocate for health and well-being and for encouraging children to participate in sports and other healthy activities.