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Saint Barnabas Medical Center board of trustees welcomes new members.

Byline: Anthony Vecchione

Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently named three local residents, Celia Colbert, of Summit; Dr. Russell Langan of Jersey City; and Richard Ritholz, of Short Hills, to its board of trustees.

"I welcome our newest board members and thank them for their passion, talent and dedication to further Saint Barnabas Medical Center in our mission to provide compassionate care, health care excellence and superior service to our patients and their families," said Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

Bruce Schonbraun, chairman of the board of trustees, said that these new members are joining Saint Barnabas Medical Center at a very exciting time in the hospital's history.

"With the recent opening of the Cooperman Family Pavilion and the continuous evolution of the health care landscape, their wealth of experience and expertise will help us expand our award-winning tertiary and quaternary services throughout the region," Schonbraun said.

Celia Colbert graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in English and American Literatures and Language and received her jurist doctorate from Columbia University School of Law. She worked as a senior legal executive at Merck & Co. for more than 20 years, starting as a corporate staff attorney and retiring as senior vice president, secretary and assistant general counsel in 2012. At the time of her retirement, Colbert managed the activities of Merck's board of directors and stockholders and oversaw legal support for the company's corporate, compliance and philanthropic areas.

Dr. Russell Langan joined SBMC in a dual appointment with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Langan specializes in complex surgical oncology and has particular interest and expertise in the surgical management of diseases of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. Langan completed his general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center as well as Georgetown University Hospital. He completed fellowships in Tumor Immunotherapy and Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining SBMC, Langan completed a fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.Langan has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and seven book chapters dedicated to surgical oncology. Within his field, he has lectured and presented nationally and has been an associate investigator on numerous oncology-related clinical trials.

Richard Ritholz retired from Elliott Management Corp. in April 2018. While there, he led a team that traded energy, metals, agricultural commodities, and soft commodities in the firm's New York, London and Hong Kong offices.

After earning a bachelor's degree from Olin Business School in 1984, Ritholz went on to earn a master's degree in business from Columbia University. His first job was with Mobil Oil Corp., where his positions included the head of European natural gas trading, based in The Hague, Netherlands. Ritholz left Mobil in 1998 to start JMR Energy Inc., an energy commodity trading adviser to institutional accounts and high-net-worth individuals.

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Title Annotation:Celia Colbert; Russell Langan; Richard Ritholz
Author:Vecchione, Anthony
Publication:NJ Biz
Geographic Code:1U2NJ
Date:Apr 3, 2019
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