BELLEVILLE, NJ – Brian R. Sterling has been named to the Board of Trustees at Clara Maass
Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
Sterling is a Principal and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Group of
Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., a full-service investment banking
firm based in New York. He is responsible for advising banks and other
financial institutions on strategic matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions
“Mr. Sterling brings both extensive business experience and a strong
commitment to community service,” said Robert Gaccione, Chairman
of the Clara Maass Medical Center Board of Trustees. “In addition
to his ongoing service to Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation Board,
we welcome his vision on the hospital Board.”
“My first exposure to Clara Maass Medical Center occurred in 2012
when I became a patient,” said Trustee Sterling. “Even though
it was right after Hurricane Sandy and in the midst of a busy weekend,
I was incredibly impressed by the top-notch care delivered at this community
hospital. Two years later, I was named to the Clara Maass Medical Center
Foundation Board of Trustees. Now, in addition to my continued role on
the Foundation Board, I consider it a privilege to also become a Member
of the Clara Maass Medical Center Board of Trustees.”
Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Clara Maass
Medical Center, said, “Mr. Sterling’s vast business and financial
experience, along with his steadfast commitment to serving the community,
will be tremendous assets to our Board of Trustees.”
Beyond Sterling’s work with Clara Maass, he is involved in a number
of volunteer organizations focused on education. He serves on the Finance
Committee of KIPP New Jersey, a charter school system based in New Jersey.
He is also on the Board of Trustees of New Jersey SEEDS, a non-profit
organization that prepares motivated, high-achieving, low-income students
for admission to private schools and colleges. In addition, he also serves
on the Board of the Yale Law School Fund.
Sterling also serves as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of 70
Faces Media, a not-for-profit digital media company which is the largest
and most diverse Jewish media organization in North America.
A native of West Orange, Sterling resides in Montclair. He holds a Bachelor
of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University
of Pennsylvania and received his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.