Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

Oct 17, 2018

Two new members of Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees were announced  Oct. 10: Jeremy DeFilippis and Joseph Rulli.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jeremy and Joseph to the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation,” said Joseph Stampe, south regional president and foundation chief development officer of Hackensack Meridian Health.

“Both of these individuals are well known within the community and will be tremendous assets as we work to build upon the extraordinary offerings already in place at this medical center,” Stampe said. “Community support is crucial to being able to provide enhancements, and we are thrilled to welcome these two outstanding members to our enthusiastic board.”

A graduate of the University of Delaware, DeFilippis is the CEO of lifestyle apparel brand Jetty, which he co-founded in 2003. He is also treasurer of the Jetty Rock Foundation – the nonprofit arm of Jetty – which was born out of need following Superstorm Sandy, and which aims to enhance business, arts, the environment and culture for future community business leaders. He is also an active member of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. DeFilippis lives in Beach Haven Crest with his wife, Crystal, and their two dogs.

Originally from northern New Jersey, Rulli moved to the area when he was 8 years old and is the owner of Joey’s Pizza & Pasta, with three locations in Manahawkin, Ship Bottom and Beach Haven Crest. He is a former board member of the Stafford Little League, as well as the treasurer and vice president of fundraising for the organization. Rulli is a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Advertising. He lives in Stafford Township with his wife, Lori, and their two children.

“It’s so important to have a strong board of trustees, and I know that the addition of Joseph and Jeremy will greatly complement our existing members,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., regional president, southern market, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Southern Ocean Medical Center is poised for great growth, and having such strong individuals in our corner will truly help to propel this local hospital to the next level. We are grateful for their desire to serve on the board.”

In recent years, Southern Ocean Medical Center has seen tremendous growth and support from its community. More than $1 million was raised in 2017 by the foundation in support of a variety of medical center initiatives, including lobby renovations, a new Cancer Care Center, an oncology survivorship program, nursing scholarships and renovations to the surgical unit.

Those interested in learning more about supporting the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation may contact James Young, executive director, at 732-751-5175 or, or visit —M.S.

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