Charitable Board names Vandenbergh as President

Robert A. Vandenbergh has been named President of the Karen Ann Quinlan Charitable Foundation Board of Directors.   Recently retired as Chief Operating Officer of Lakeland Bank, Vandenbergh has served on the Charitable Board since its inception in 1999.


Stepping down as President is Julia Quinlan, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, who will remain as a Trustee.  “Bob has been an integral part of the success of the Karen Ann Quinlan Charitable Foundation since the start.  His hard work formulating policy, procedures and mission has been invaluable.  It is reassuring to know that Bob’s commitment to assuring the sustainability of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice as an independent, not for profit, patient centric Hospice will continue into the future,” said Julia Quinlan.


“It is an honor to be assuming the role of President of the Charitable Foundation but clearly, I am not replacing Julia as that just isn’t possible,” said Vandenbergh. “I will however work diligently with the other members of the Charitable Board to protect and grow the financial resources of the organization to ensure continued support of the Hospice’s programs, the excellent staff and administration and the strategic mission.”


“Having had first-hand knowledge of the compassion and deep caring provided by Hospice, I am happy to contribute in this way to show my gratitude for that service and to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Julia Quinlan over the years,” continued Vandenbergh.


Vandenbergh lives in Byram Township with his wife of 47 years Barbara. They have one son, Eric and two grandchildren, Holly and Travis. “Everything that I do is focused back to my family,” said Vandenbergh. In his spare time Bob enjoys golfing and relaxing at the couples’ home on Shelter Island.


Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is a nonprofit organization that serves the public by providing a full continuum of high quality medical, emotional and spiritual services to hospice patients, their family members and the community. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice never refuses anyone based on ability to pay. More information about the services provided to the community can be found online at or by calling 973-383-0115.

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