Community Foundation of New Jersey

Zufall’s Eva Turbiner Joins Community Foundation Board

April 26, 2016

The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that Eva Turbiner, President and CEO of Zufall Health, has joined its Board of Directors.

Zufall Health is a fully licensed Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides affordable medical and dental care to underserved New Jerseyans in Morris, Sussex, Hunterdon, Warren, Somerset, and Essex counties.

Turbiner has been the organization’s president and CEO since 2006. During her tenure, Zufall expanded from one location to eight, and today serves more than 30,000 patients.

In 2015, Zufall was recognized as one of 57 ‘National Quality Leaders’ by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Senator Robert Menendez said at the time that, “Zufall has served the community with distinction.” He also explained that, “Community health centers are the cornerstone of our health care system. They provide care to those who might not otherwise receive it, keeping our families and neighbors healthy, and provide enrollment assistance for affordable health insurance through the new health insurance marketplace.”

Zufall Health welcomes patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, regardless of income or insurance status. It offers a broad range of primary care and support services delivered in the comfortable, healing environments of its eight offices as well as in the Highlands Health Van, an eco-friendly mobile medical unit. Recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Zufall is committed to working closely with patients to coordinate their care so they have direct access to all the services they need for optimum health and well-being.

“Eva knows better than most how community organizations can help individuals get healthier and, in time, improve the quality of life of all those around them,” said Tom Uhlman, Chairman of the CFNJ Board of Trustees. “We are so glad that Eva will be sharing her unique and informed perspective as a member of our board, so that we may all work together to make New Jersey a better, healthier place.”

Turbiner previously served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Hudson River Healthcare and was a consultant specializing in planning, business development, and project implementation for healthcare organizations.  She is a board member of the New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA) and is a veteran of healthcare policy on the state and federal level.  Turbiner holds BA and MA degrees from Temple University and completed candidacy requirements for a PhD in Public Policy Analysis at the University of Pennsylvania.

“The Community Foundation of New Jersey stands out as an organization that identifies the root causes of our state’s challenges and works collaboratively to find effective solutions,” said Turbiner. “Given everything the Foundation has achieved over thirty-five years, there is really no limit to what we can do in the area of public health and beyond. I’m pleased and privileged to support their important work.”

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

Since 1979, individuals and businesses have opened charitable funds at the Community Foundation of New Jersey to fulfill their charitable goals and craft their philanthropic legacies. These Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds have granted on average more than $30 million each year, and enabled the Foundation to launch its own Changemaker Projects that are improving New Jersey and its dynamic communities. The Foundation’s funds currently hold over $380 million in charitable assets and made over 5,000 grants last year to charitable work in New Jersey and across the world.