Beth Levithan of Short Hills has been elected chair of the board of trustees of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, according to a report from New Jersey Jewish News.
Levithan takes the place of the organization's founding chair, Lester Z. Lieberman, who passed away in November 2013.
Levithan joined the organization’s board in 1997 and has served as the first vice chair for many years, according to the report.
The foundation was established by Lieberman in 1996 to manage money raised by the sale of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System, according to the report. Since then, the foundation has disbursed over $100 million in grants to benefit the under-served in Newark and the Jewish community of MetroWest NJ.