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Medical History Society of New Jersey

Meet Our Executive Team

The Executive Team guides the activities of the MHSNJ and ensures that the MHSNJ promotes its mission to enhance public awareness and preservation of local and international history of medicine.


PresidentLinda Whitfield-Spinner, DMH, LCSW

Dr. Whitfield-Spinner is the President of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and an university adjunct professor. She has a doctorate in Medical Humanities from Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey, and her published works include topics related to medical history in New Jersey and family genealogy. Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has worked to improve the quality of healthcare in NJ for most of her professional career.


Vice PresidentRobert Vietrogoski, M.L.S.

Robert Vietrogoski, M.L.S. is the Head of Special Collections – History of Medicine, Rutgers University Libraries, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences.




Treasurer: Curt Gibson, BA, MA

Curtis Gibson is a seasoned financial executive with a work experience, primarily within the financial printing field, with a solid and demonstrated record of proven accomplishments. Curt manages all the financial matters for the Society.


Secretary: Valerie Josephson, BA

Valerie Josephson is a retired medical editor and Civil War researcher. In a recently published book, Stirring Times: The Lives of New Jersey’s Civil War Surgeons, Valerie shares a history about nine doctors who go off to war.


Program Committee Chair: Sandra Moss, MD, MA

Sandra Moss, MD, MA (history), a retired internist, is past president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and the American Osler Society, an international society for medical historians.  She is the author of four books and numerous articles about the history of medicine, with a focus on New Jersey’s medical history. Dr. Moss frequently addresses diverse New Jersey audiences on a variety of topics in the history of medicine. 

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Web Design & Technical Support: Nicole Salomone, MA

Nicole Salomone has worked 15 years in administrative aspects of healthcare including telecommunications, research, multi-manager support, human resources, and non-profit.  She has a Masters of Arts in History and is an active historian with an academic focus relating to the misdiagnosis of death during Enlightenment Britain. On the side, Nicole runs the digital archive: Stories Behind the Stones, and takes landscape and cityscape photography.

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Medical History Society of New Jersey
c/o RBHS - Special Collections
G.F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences
30 Twelfth Avenue
PO Box 1709
Newark, NJ 07101-1709

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