Easterseals N.J. adds 4 to its board of directors

Easterseals New Jersey, the largest disability services nonprofit in the state, announced four strategic appointments to its board of directors this week.

The new board members:

  • Jim Ankner, co-founder and co-president of Hummingbird Ventures LLC;
  • Anna Malhari, chief operating officer of Veris Residential;
  • Mansi Patel, vice president of Centene Corp.;
  • Van Shell, managing director and private banker at the JPMorgan Private Bank.

Combined, their diverse business management, communications, nonprofit and finance expertise will help the nonprofit enhance and expand its support to helping people with disabilities attain full equity, inclusion and access through its life-changing services within the state.

Easterseals CEO Brian Fitzgerald applauded the announcement.

“We are honored and excited to have these outstanding individuals join our board of directors,” he said. “Each brings a wealth of experience that will help shape the growth and direction of our organization.

“Our organization cares about one thing: advancing the needs of people with disabilities. I know that each one of these new board members embraces that mission both personally and professionally.”