Newark, NJ, October 24, 2008 — John D. Goldsmith, a shareholder in the Corporate Finance & Technology practice at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Newark office, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Northern New Jersey Maternal/Child Health Consortium.

Goldsmith was elected on October 22 and will serve a three-year term as a member of the board.

About the Northern Consortium

The Northern New Jersey Maternal/Child Health Consortium was established in 1992 with the mission to improve the physical and mental health of women and children. It is an independent, nonprofit health planning agency licensed by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services to be the hub of regional obstetric and pediatric health care services for women and children in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties. Focused on underserved communities, the Northern Consortium has been a leader in promoting cultural competency and the elimination of racial/ethnic disparities in health and education.

About Goldsmith

For more than 25 years, John Goldsmith has counseled many types of business entities on a broad range of corporate and commercial issues. He represents individuals and family-held businesses as well as large public and private organizations, acting essentially as an outside general counsel and business advisor.