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‘Women of Achievement’ and ‘Community Partner’ Selected By Girl Scouts

By MARIA SCANDALE | Sep 03, 2014

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore are honoring registered nurse Eileen Dolan of Meridian Health and certified public accountant Deborah Mathis of Cowan Gunteski & Co. as Women of Achievement for 2014. Robert Stohrer, president of Manahawkin Shell, was selected Community Partner of the Year.

The honorees will be recognized at a cocktail reception, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Element Restaurant, Route 72 West, Manahawkin.

Tickets are $75, which includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and raffles. It is recommended to purchase in advance, as the event may sell out. For tickets or for information on sponsorship or journal ads, contact Karen Palamara, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, at 732-349-4499 or by email at kpalamara@girlscoutsjs.org.

Eileen Marie Dolan, of Little Egg Harbor Township, celebrates her 25th year of nursing at Southern Ocean Medical Center. She originally practiced in Newark. After 33 years of marriage to Patrick F. Dolan Jr., whom she married in 1960, she lost her husband to breast cancer in 1993. After marriage, she had put her career on hold to raise six children and foster three children, and now she has 20 grandchildren.

Dolan has been an active parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Theresa’s churches. Volunteering for the food bank, she also donates all of the proceeds of her homemade knit scarves to this cause. She was also a first responder in the aftermath of Sandy and helped to provide food, clothing and lodging to storm victims.

Every year, she also sponsors housing for players on the LPGA tour who are playing in the area. She has run numerous charity golf tournaments to benefit the hospital and her church. She is presently an active volunteer and board member of Interfaith, a neighbor-helping-neighbor organization.

She is a talented crafter, an avid golfer, and enjoys playing bridge and traveling. Throughout the year, she is visible at many various sporting events cheering on her grandchildren.

Deborah Mathis is a shareholder of a regional accounting firm and a certified healthcare business consultant. In the latter capacity, she consults on the financial and operational facets of medical and dental practices. She has worked with many of the major health systems in the state as they have been developing an integrated provider strategy for the new health care environment. Her strong accounting and tax foundations have enabled her to find creative solutions for her clients in an industry that has seen constant changes in regulations and reductions in reimbursements over the past decade. Mathis has been a featured speaker at the national Medical Group Management Association convention. In addition, she has presented at the annual NJ MGMA Practice Management Conferences and the Atlantic Regional Osteopathic Conventions many times over the last several years.

Mathis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a past president of United Way of Ocean County. Currently, she is secretary of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, and a trustee of the Meridian Health Professional Care Committee. She received the 2006 Warren G. Christenson Award and the 2010 Young Altruistic Professional Award from United Way. She was included in the NJBiz 2007 Class of Forty Under 40, and 2010 Class of Fifty Women of Distinction.

Mathis lives in Little Egg Harbor with her husband, Dan, and two sons, Luke and Carter.

Robert R. Stohrer is a familiar presence at meetings around Southern Ocean Medical Center, where he served as a trustee on the past Southern Ocean County Hospital Board. He now serves on the SOMC Foundation Board and the Major Gift Giving committee for the new emergency department.

Stohrer is past president of the Long Beach Island Rotary Club, a current board member, and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow honor. He received the Art Schwerzel Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America; the James J. Mancini Award for Community Service; the Appreciation Award from the NJ Travel Industry Association; and an award for outstanding and dedicated vocational service from NJ Vocational Assembly. He has also received fundraising recognition from the American Cancer Society, and the Southern Regional School District wrestling and football teams.

Stohrer has served on the Stafford Township Business Park Commission, Alliance for a Living Ocean, New Jersey Gasoline Retailers Association, and the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, where he is currently a member. He serves on the Shell Dealers National Board of Directors, for which he is a past president. He is on the board of directors of the Taste of Southern Ocean County hunger relief fund-raiser, and he chaired the Rotary auction at Christmas for the past 28 years. Further on the long list of community service, he is a past member of the Long Beach Island Board of Education and the Long Beach Island Planning Board.

From 1966 through 1970 he played professional football for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the Canadian Football League, the Hartford Knights in the ACFL, and the NFL Washington Redskins.

He sold Quality Tire and Muffler in 2012, and remains active at Manahawkin Shell and Stohrer’s Towing, both located in Manahawkin for the past 43 years. He and his wife, Carol, live in Beach Haven Terrace. They have two children, Bob Jr. and Kristen, and four grandchildren.

Southern Ocean County is in the Shore Pines Region of the Toms River-based Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

—M.S.

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