Who We Are

St. Mary Advocates was formerly known as the Hoboken University Medical Center Auxiliary. When HUMC was sold to a for-profit group in late 2011 the Auxiliary could no longer operate as a charitable organization affiliated with the hospital. It reincorporated itself as St. Mary Advocates, Inc a nonprofit charitable organization. Its new name reflected the original name of the organization – the St. Mary Women’s Auxiliary – founded in 1966. Our mission is to raise funds for health care and health education


Officers

Elizabeth Falco
President

Catherine Ferrara
Vice President

Dominic Casulli
Treasurer

Josephine DeGennaro
Secretary

Robert Chaneski
Corresponding

Committee Chairpersons

Trish DeRose
Thrift Store

Renee Turonis
Scholarship

Marietta Chaneski
Hospitality

Catherine Ferrara
Programming

Advisory Board

Francis Bove

Catherine Ferrara

Lucille Casulli


Previous Presidents

Mary Ann DePascale
(1966-1968)

Marguerite Quinn
(1968-1970)

Inez Scrivani
(1970-1972)

Margaret Kroll
(1972-1974)

Ann Blohm
(1974-1976)

Lucille Casulli
(1976-1978)

Carlotta Winslow
(1978-1980)

Margaret McFeeley
(1980-1982)

Ann Accetta
(1984-1988)

Lucille Casulli
(1982-1984)

Dina McKnight
(1988-1990)

Frances Bove
(1990-1992)

Anna R. Barella
(1992-1994)

Doris McLaughlin
(1994-1996)

Elizabeth Falco
(1996-1998)

Patricia Pope
(1998-2000)

Trish DeRose
(2000-2002)

Catherine Ferrara
(2002-2004)

Beverly Altomare
(2004-2006)

Josephine DeGennaro
(2006-2008)

Patricia Pope
(2008-2010)

Maria Reilly
(2010-2012)

Lucille Casulli
(2012-2013)

Patricia Pope
(2013-2014)

Dorothy DeMauro
(2014-2017)

Sarah Passante
(2017-2019)