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Thomas N. Ryan, Leader in Employment Law, Named to Newton Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees

August 20, 2015

August 2015, Newton, NJ – Thomas N. Ryan, a partner of a prominent Sussex County-based law firm, with extensive knowledge and experience in employment and commercial issues, was recently named as a member of the Newton Medical Center Foundation’s board of trustees.

Mr. Ryan is an employment and commercial litigator who is focused on the representation of management and individuals in both private and public sectors. He has a considerable amount of experience representing clients in employment and commercial issues. He also serves as outside general counsel to corporations, municipalities and business on litigation, commercial agreements, corporate compliance and strategic planning. Mr. Ryan also reviews and prepares personnel policies and handbooks, conducts investigations into employee complaints, provides harassment and discrimination training and counsels clients on all employment issues.

In addition to the Newton Medical Center Foundation board, Mr. Ryan’s contributions to Sussex County also include serving on the board of trustees for the Sussex County Economic Development Partnership, serving as the human resources committee chair for the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, and as secretary and scholarship committee chair on the board of trustees for the 200 Club of Sussex County. He is also involved in the community of Mountain Lakes in Morris County, serving as past president of the board of the Lakers Sports Club, as a member and past president of the Mountain Lakes Board of Education, and serving on the boards and as legal counsel to both the Medical Needs Foundation and the Mountain Lakes Educational Foundation.

Mr. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree at Montclair State University, a master of education degree from Harvard University, and his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is also a Lyndon Baines Johnson Fellow as well as a Fulbright-Hays Fellow.

“Tom’s extensive understanding of employment issues and experience in working with individuals and organizations alike will be a great asset to help the Foundation support the future of Newton Medical Center,” said Megan Sandow, chief development officer for the Newton Medical Center Foundation.

The Foundation’s board of trustees is responsible for providing direction and oversight for the overall strategic plan for the foundation. There are currently 26 members of the board of trustees.

The Newton Medical Center Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Newton Medical Center, exists to philanthropically serve the present and future health and wellness needs of our community and beyond, as defined by Newton Medical Center. The Foundation is governed by community trustees, and guided by the principal of community service. To that end, the Foundation is guided by the continuous efforts of Newton Medical Center to identify and address urgent health care and health related issues that require generous philanthropic commitments from individuals, groups and organizations throughout the community.

Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System has been providing care to the community since 1932 and serves the people of Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, Pike County in Pennsylvania and southern Orange County in New York.  Newton Medical Center is a trusted regional resource and a community-focused health care provider dedicated to quality and innovative service. The hospital received The Joint Commission certification for Advanced Primary Stroke, and is the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award. Newton Medical is one of a select few health care facilities in New Jersey to be accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in all three of the following echocardiography procedures:  adult transthoracic, adult transesophogeal and adult stress. It also received the Outstanding Achievement Award and Three-Year Approval with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Newton Medical Center also operates Milford Health & Wellness and Urgent Care, Sparta Health & Wellness, and Vernon Health & Wellness and Urgent Care.