Organization Raised $100,000 in Six Months of Fiscal Year
Early this year, the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Anthony Community Hospital, announced that it had named Raul Berina as the new chair for its Board of Directors. He succeeds Deirdre Hamling.
Berina is the Founder and CIO of Magellan Financial Solutions LLC, a Boutique Consultative Wealth Management Firm based in Warwick, NY.
Prior to starting Magellan, he spent 20 years as an International Investment Banker.
He is also the co-founder of Happy Feet Youth Sports Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial support, resources, and structure for low-income youths to participate in organized sports. Berina was previously a member of the Tuxedo Park School Development Committee, the Junior Committee of the Quadrille in NYC, and The Multiple Sclerosis Society of NYC.
He grew up in Warwick, graduated from Burke Catholic High School and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Finance and Economics from Fordham University. Berina lives in Monroe with his wife, Nina, and their two children.
The Foundation also appointed two other new officers:
Foundation Treasurer Garrett Durland is owner/partner of Seely & Durland Insurance Agency Inc., now celebrating 80 years of business in Warwick.
He has served as Treasurer and twice as President of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Durland has also been an active member on several committees, including the Warwick Applefest committee and he currently serves as a trustee of the Warwick Soccer Club Board of Directors. He lives in Warwick with his wife, Rachel. Their two sons Benjamin and Lucas are away at college.
Foundation Secretary Mary Juliano is a trustee for Catholic School Region Ulster/Sullivan/Orange of the Archdiocese of New York. She is also President of the St. Stephen-St. Edward’s Educational Trust and an organizer for several other school and parish fundraisers.
Juliano and her husband, Dr, John Juliano, and their five children have lived in Warwick for more than 15 years.
In addition to these new officers and Board Chair, a prominent group of individuals also serve on the Foundation Board of Directors: President Clare Brady, Stratos Colman, Sue DeVincenzo, Geoffrey Green, Jane Gyulavary, Caroline Hamling, Dr. Harold Hansen, Leo Kaytes, Steve Kent, Bonni Masi Oswald, Frank Petrucci, Dr. Tomi Prvulovic, Terry Quint, Susan Ronga, Douglas Stage, Barbara Sullivan and Cindy VanderPlaat.
Rounding out the Board are Dr. Mary Leahy, CEO Bon Secours Charity Health System and Jeffrey Reilly, senior vice president Operations, St. Anthony Community Hospital and Bon Secours Community Hospital.
In the first six months of the fiscal year, the Bon Secours Warwick Health Foundation has raised nearly $100,000 and has a sound fundraising ratio of 20.8 percent.
Gifts to the Foundation help St. Anthony Community Hospital continue to advance healthcare in the region and are used for new technology and equipment, staff training and education, community wellness programs, improvements to the facilities and more.