Eva’s Village Board of Trustees Names Mark Schmit New Chief Executive Officer

Mark Schmit, Eva’s Village Chief Executive Officer

Each day at Eva’s I see hope for the future, and I am inspired by employees, volunteers and donors who lead with a servant heart, showing empathy and compassion to each and every person who comes through our doors.

The Board of Trustees of Eva’s Village announced the appointment of Mark Schmit as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer on Friday, July 14. “After a comprehensive search process, the Board is pleased to have identified the best individual to guide our organization, whose mission is to serve the most vulnerable members of our community in Paterson and Passaic County,” said incoming Board Chairwoman, Dr. Eileen Clifford, a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. “Mark brings with him a broad set of skills and a multitude of gifts that made him the best candidate: a background in business; ability to work with different groups of people; his love for the mission of Eva’s Village and a deep understanding of its operations and history. He is the complete package,” she explained.

A member of the search committee, Dr. Clifford, S.C., is the first woman to chair Eva’s Board of Trustees. Like Mr. Schmit, she and many board members share a deep commitment to the mission of Eva’s Village. Dr. Clifford’s connection to Eva’s dates to its inception in 1982, when she organized a weekly medical clinic for kitchen guests staffed by volunteer doctors from St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. The program was the forerunner of the free Medical and Dental Clinics that still serve the community and Eva’s residential clients today. She is currently the Medical Director of Care Management at the hospital and…

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