Pediatric Angel Network

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS   

Deborah Ratynski R.N.

Co-Founder/President

 

Deborah Ratynski R.N.  has been a practicing clinical Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She began her career in 1991 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla New York as a telemetry nurse and then in 1995 a critical care nurse at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach  S.C.. After relocating to Northern New Jersey in 1997, she began her career in pediatrics with Total Care Pediatrics and Bayada Kids providing high tech specialty care to chronically ill and medically fragile children in their homes. This home environment is where Deborah was able to assess the dire need for an organization to help families with the costs of uncovered medical expenses. Deborah is presently working at St. Luke's University Health Network in the Intensive Care Unit and is pursuing an advanced nursing degree as a Family Nurse  Practitioner.  Deborah is a member of the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) American Nurse Association (ANA) and the Society for Pediatric Nurses (SPN). She is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Her free time is spent competing in marathons, travel, and enjoying her family in Warren County.   

 

 

Michael Jay Nusbaum M.D., FACS,

Co-Founder /Chairman

 

Dr. Michael Jay Nusbaum is currently the founder/CEO of MedXcom, Chief of Bariatric Surgery and Section Chief of the Department of Surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Newton Medical Center. Dr. Nusbaum has numerous memberships which include NJ State Dept. of Health, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, American Medical Association, and the ASMBS Access To Care Committee. He has served as a surgical proctor for Allergan and Ethicon (J&J) and has numerous clinical appointments in Northern New Jersey.  Dr. Nusbaum has been named by Consumer Research Council of America as a Top Surgeon for the past 10 years and as a NJ Top Doc (NJ MONTHLY) from 2007-present.   Dr. Nusbaum resides in Morris County and enjoys golfing, writing, and developing new business ventures.

Raymond Sedge, M.D.

Treasurer

 

Dr. Raymond Sedge is a resident physician in Family Medicine at Hackensack UMC Mountainside.  He graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2007 and St. Georges University School of Medicine where he was awarded numerous scholarships based on leadership, community service, and academic achievement. He served as President of Santa Monica Chemistry Club and Vice President of Persian Student Association. His past memberships include SGU Family Medicine Club, UCLA Pre-Med Peer Association, and SGU Orphanage Student Organization which provided care to neglected and abandoned children. Dr. Sedges volunteer work is extensive. In addition to his Family Medicine residency, Dr. Sedge remains a USMLE Step 2 Coach and Organizer at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens New York. Dr. Sedge enjoys soccer, skiing, as well as interior design and frequently travels back to Los Angeles, California to help in his family's business, the Sedek Gallery.

Jill Elizabeth Evans, LPN

Secretary

 

Jill Elizabeth Evans grew up in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey and graduated from Eastwick College as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She has worked at La Souk in New York City and has instructed children at DMG School of Boxing and Sports Training promoting health and wellness. She currently works at Epic Home Healthcare providing care for children who are ill or have multiple disabilities. Jill resides in Bergen County, New Jersey with her family.  

 

Michael M. Rothkopf M.D. FACP,FACN

 

Dr. Rothkopf is currently the Director of the Metabolic Medicine and Weight Control Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey  (UMD-New Jersey Medical School). He then attended visiting fellowships in Critical Care Medicine, Nutrition and Metabolism at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nutrition. He has been an attending physician at numerous  New Jersey hospitals and has been a faculty member of two major medical schools as well as contributed to numerous scientific publications , including 4 textbooks. He regularly consults on critically ill, hospitalized patients who require nutritional support.

Dolly Mabin, MAS

 

Dolly Mabin graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University and is currently a Manager/Physician Liaison Surgical Services at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dolly resides with her family in Morris County.

Sister Elizabeth DaLessio, Ed.D.

 

Sister Elizabeth graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth and is presently working as the Executive Educational Leader at the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey where her services include online education, grantwriting and educational consultation. Her past positions include Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Monmouth Ocean Educational Commission and Director and Co-Founder of New Jersey Virtual School. Sister Elizabeth also currently works as an adjunct professor at Colorado State University and Seton Hall University where she teaches Organizational Leadership and Educational Leadership.