New CEO Anna Burian to Lead Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey

Anna Burian

LONG BRANCH/NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (July 18, 2022) – The Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey (RMHCNJ) Board of Trustees announced that Anna M. Burian has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2022.

Burian served as Interim CEO since February 2022 following two years as a trustee on the RMHCNJ Board of Trustees. Immediately prior to her appointment as Interim CEO of RMHCNJ, Burian served as Interim CEO of Family and Children’s Service (FCS) in Long Branch, New Jersey, a nonprofit social service agency with responsibility for Monmouth, Middlesex, and several other counties in New Jersey.

“I am honored to work with Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey as we provide support and comfort to families of children who need medical care,” Burian said. “I am excited to partner with our staff, volunteers, board and community supporters to continue to grow RMHCNJ and deliver compassionate, family-centered care in Central and Northern New Jersey.”

“Anna comes to her new position with connections and relationships within health systems and social service agencies in the greater Monmouth and Middlesex County communities that are vital to our efforts to expand the services we offer to the families of children who are receiving medical care in Central and Northern New Jersey,” Eric Lasky, Chair of the RMHCNJ Board of Trustees, said. “Anna’s experience with and dedication to the mission of RMHCNJ, as well as the leadership she brought to the Houses in her role as Interim CEO, make her an ideal leader for our organization.”

Prior to working with FCS, Burian spent more than 20 years in healthcare administration in Monmouth County. Most recently she served as Vice President of Ambulatory and Community Health at RWJ Barnabas Health/Monmouth Medical Center where she led multiple outpatient programs and successfully developed vital partnerships with like-minded community stakeholders. Burian received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida International University. After a career as a physical therapist, Burian earned her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Seton Hall University.

“Anna brings more than 20 years of executive leadership and commitment to working for mission-centered organizations. Throughout her career, she has been known for making employees and stakeholders feel welcomed and valued. Anna’s experience in strategic planning, program development and community engagement combined with her healthcare and nonprofit expertise position her well to lead RMHCNJ into the future,” said Jessica Mato, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“We are beyond excited that Anna has accepted the full-time CEO position,” said Lasky. “As we focus on expanding the services we offer in the New Brunswick area, Anna’s leadership will be critically important. In addition to solidifying RMHCNJ’s relationship with area hospitals and healthcare facilities, Anna will focus on how we can continue to meet the needs of the families we serve as the healthcare landscape continues to evolve.”