Summit-based Overlook Foundation announced recently that Clelia Biamonti has been named its new executive director.
Biamonti is succeeding Ann Oliva, the foundation's executive director, who retired this year. Oliva began her career at Overlook in 1969 as a staff nurse before taking other roles at the hospital.
“I have been very fortunate to have the opportunities to work with the people at Overlook as well as in the community,” Oliva said. “It has been a pleasure working under Clelia’s leadership and that relationship will greatly ensure a seamless transition for the foundation."
Biamonti has been serving for seven years on the Overlook Foundation board of trustees, three of which as chair of the board. She also served as a senior principal at Blue Fin Group. Prior to that, she was a management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand, and later, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“My accomplishments in consulting and my charitable contributions have always been focused on optimizing the patient and health care provider experiences. As executive director, we’re never going to lose sight of that at the foundation,” Biamonti said. “Anything we can do to further that ability at the hospital, I’m all in. I want to contribute to the tradition of excellence and innovation at Overlook.”
Michael A. Tanembaum, chair, Overlook Foundation board of trustees, said Biamonti has a deep understanding of health care and is experienced in motivating high-performing teams.
“Clelia has already demonstrated her commitment to bringing new approaches and ideas to fundraising and is part of the community we serve,” Tanenbaum said. “Above all, Clelia has an abundance of energy and creativity, and a deep and abiding commitment to our mission and our collective ability to grow the contributions that the foundation makes to the Overlook community.”
“With her experience on the foundation board, coupled with her connection to the community and background in health care, Clelia is uniquely qualified to lead the foundation and continue to cultivate the support that has made Overlook Medical Center a leader,” Overlook Medical Center President Alan Lieber said.
“In her service to Overlook, Ann has set a very high bar for both the role and the foundation,” Biamonti said. “I greatly value Ann’s legacy, respect it and will do my best to honor it.”