Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Announces 2015 Harbor Lights Ball Honorees

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation announced the 31st Annual Harbor Lights Ball honorees during a kickoff cocktail party held at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, NJ.

From left, RBMC President and CEO Michael R. D’Agnes, Michelle Polidura of AristaCare Health Services, Joseph Britton, Rozalia Czaban and Andrew Citron, MD. Not pictured is Timothy P. O’Brien, CFP.

Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation announced the 31st Annual Harbor Lights Ball honorees during a kickoff cocktail party held at the Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, NJ. Executive leaders, trustees and event committee members gathered to congratulate the honorees.

The Harbor Lights Ball is the premier annual fundraising gala for the medical center and will be held Saturday, November 14, at the Hyatt Regency, Jersey City on the Hudson. This year’s theme is ‘All Star Night, Celebrating Changing Times’ and will include music by former Major League Baseball player Bernie Williams and his All-Star Band, dancing and a grand auction. Proceeds from the ball benefit Raritan Bay Medical Center’s programs and services.

The Harbor Lights Ball honorees were selected based on their dedication and philanthropic commitment to Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) and the surrounding community. They include:

  • Humanitarian Award: Timothy P. O’Brien, CFP, of Howell, NJ, Vice President - Investments and Certified Financial Planner, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC in Red Bank, NJ, and RBMC Foundation and Raritan Bay Medical Center Board of Directors Member,
  • Business of the Year Award: AristaCare Health Services; providing sub-acute and post-acute care, rehabilitation and nursing home care, with facilities in N.J. and P.A.,
  • Excellence in Healthcare Award: Dr. Andrew Citron, of Manalapan, NJ, Medical Director of The Surgery Center at Old Bridge, located in the Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ, Director of the Division of Anesthesiology at RBMC and RBMC Board of Directors Member,
  • Norman Tanzman Award: Husband and wife Joseph Britton and Rozalia Czaban of Maplewood. Rozalia is a graduate and longtime member of the Perth Amboy Public School System; she was district Teacher of the Year, recipient of the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award, honored as the area NAACP Educator of the Year and was inducted into the Perth Amboy High School Hall of Fame. Joseph is a retired Detective Lieutenant in the Perth Amboy Police Department. During his career Joe was recognized by NBC News as a “Top Cop” for his work with youth gang intervention. He is the recipient of the NJJOA President’s Award for Distinguished Service, the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Gold Medal for Distinguished Public Service, area NAACP Community Service Award and was named the Hibernian of the Year.

For more information about the Harbor Lights Ball or to receive a formal invitation, contact the Foundation at 732-324-5374 or visit http://www.rbmcfoundation.org.

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