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


Renee Turonis

Eileen Carvahlo
Vice President

Sarah Bond

Josephine DeGennaro

Laurie DePrete

Committee Chairpersons

Lisa Vickery
Thrift Store Chair

Maria Reilly

Pam Layson

Mary DeGaeta

Nita Patel


Advisory Board

Liz Falco

Catherine Ferrara

Lucille Casulli

Previous Presidents

Mary Ann DePascale

Marguerite Quinn

Inez Scrivani

Margaret Kroll

Ann Blohm

Lucille Casulli

Carlotta Winslow

Margaret McFeeley

Ann Accetta

Lucille Casulli

Dina McKnight

Frances Bove

Anna R. Barella

Doris McLaughlin

Elizabeth Falco

Patricia Pope

Trish DeRose

Catherine Ferrara

Beverly Altomare

Josephine DeGennaro

Patricia Pope

Maria Reilly

Lucille Casulli

Patricia Pope

Dorothy DeMauro

Sarah Passante