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    SBUH Auxiliary Elects Officers for 2012

    Janice Rohlf re-elected as President of volunteer organization

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 7, 2012 – The Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary elected its officers for 2012, with Janice Rohlf re-elected President.

    The Executive Board members were installed at the 31st annual Auxiliary Installation and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on June 27 at Lombardi’s on the Sound in Port Jefferson, NY. Carol Gomes, MS, FACHE, Director of Operations for Stony Brook University Hospital and an Auxiliary Corporate Board member, administered the oath of office to:

    • Janice Rohlf, President
    • Gloria Snyder, 1st Vice President
    • Loraine Sommer 2nd Vice President, Membership
    • Karen Villanueva-Walsh, Recording Secretary
    • Patricia Macarchuk, Treasurer
    • Lynn Autz, Corresponding Secretary

    Rohlf is serving her second year as President of the Auxiliary Executive Board. A resident of Port Jefferson, she retired in 2009 after serving for 21 years as Director and Assistant Vice President of Governmental Relations at Stony Brook University. She received an M.A. in Public Affairs and an M.A. in Social Work, both from Stony Brook University.

    Rohlf has served as President of a variety of civic organizations, including the Maple Park Civic Association, the Joint Civic Council of Smithtown, the Suffolk County Women’s Political Caucus, the Smithtown Business and Professional Women’s Network and the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Smithtown YMCA, the American Heart Association, and the Ride for Life to raise money and find a cure for ALS.

    The SBUH Auxiliary is a volunteer organization made up of a diverse group of men and women committed to raising money for hospital projects for which other sources of money are not readily available. Since its formation in 1981, the Auxiliary has raised more than $6 million for hospital projects, services and equipment. Membership in the Auxiliary includes an invitation to the annual luncheon, advance notice of all special events, quarterly newsletters and an annual report. For more information about the Auxiliary, call (631) 444-2699.

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    About Stony Brook University Hospital:

    Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 597 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.