New Karen Ann Quinlan Charitable Foundation board

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:40

NEWTON — Julia Quinlan remains as president of the Karen Ann Quinlan Charitable Foundation Inc., after the board’s annual reorganization for 2009-2010. Quinlin is the mother of Karen Ann Quinlan, and co-founder, along with her late husband, Joseph T. Quinlan, of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. The couple started the Newton hospice in 1980, after their daughter Karen Ann, in 1972, lapsed into a coma and subsequently became the focus of an intense court case. The landmark case resulted in a well-known court ruling that set a precedent for all future cases giving patients and their families the right to live their last stages of life with dignity and respect, foundation officials said. Terry Thompson, Sussex State Bank president and chief operating officer, was named vice president. Robert Vandenbergh, Lakeland Bankcorp senior executive vice president/chief operating officer, remains secretary. Robert Charlton, CPA, with Nisivoccia and Company has been named as treasurer. Other members serving on the board are John Quinlan and Dominic Ruggiero. The foundation is entrusted with funds to hold and utilize for the benefit of the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation and for programs of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, said officials. A new subcommittee from the Charitable Board has been established to further the development of the charitable funds and board contributions toward future assignments. For more information, visit: