Press Release

For Immediate Release
Feb 8, 2013
Contact : Joyce McFadden, VP Marketing and Public Relations  

Deborah Allen Named Executive Director of the Southern Ocean Foundation


Manahawkin, NJ - Southern Ocean Medical Center has announced the appointment of Deborah Allen as executive director of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation.  Allen is a fundraising leader whose background includes substantial experience in a variety of settings including a Chamber of Commerce, philanthropy and organizational management consulting, community hospital foundations, and work within a major healthcare system as Major Gift Officer.  She most recently served as Director of Development for Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the largest, non-profit community based ambulance organization in eastern Pennsylvania and the primary ambulance service serving the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Allen has also served as Major Gifts Officer for the Lehigh Valley Health System, as Campaign Director for Community Counseling Service (CCS) in Hawaii and as Hospital Foundation Director at Otsego Memorial Hospital (Gaylord, Michigan) where she successfully completed a hospital emergency department campaign. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) as well as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She is a current member of MOAA, the Military Offers Association of America, having obtained the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserves (USNR).

“I couldn’t be more pleased to represent the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation, and to celebrate the accomplishments and advancements that are being made possible through the generous support of our team members, medical staff, leadership, volunteers and community members,” says Allen.

“We are very excited to have Deborah join us at this important time for our hospital as the Foundation looks to continue their close work with the community and complete the largest campaign in our hospital’s history bringing our new emergency department to life,” says Joe Coyle.  “Her experience and enthusiasm will be a great addition to our hospital and the Southern Ocean community.”