Trading places

After two years at the helm of The Friends of Matheny, our auxiliary group, June Cioppettini is passing the gavel to Liz Geraghty, whose daughter, Bozena, is a residential student at Matheny.

The transition in leadership and installation of officers for the 2012-13 season took place at The Friends’ annual luncheon held at the Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham, NJ. Steve Proctor, Matheny president, thanked The Friends for their continuing support, pointing out some of the programs that couldn’t exist without their assistance. Geraghty expressed her admiration for The Friends’ legacy, which originated with a small group of women whose “time, effort and energy totally impressed me,” and said how grateful she was to be part of the Matheny family.

Since its inception in 1983, The Friends of Matheny has raised more than $3 million for the students and patients at Matheny.

Pictured are the new officers, from left: Jean Wadsworth, recording secretary; Andrea Szott, vice president, fundraising; Lisa Lee, vice president, fundraising; Geraghty; Dorothy Carter, vice president, membership; Lisa Novella, corresponding secretary; Nancy Hojnacki, vice president, membership; and Cioppettini.