Todd Thiede, Named Humanitarian of the Year, to Be Honored by the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

Posted on January 25, 2018 By

Todd Thiede, Hoboken, the CFO of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF). He will be honored at the 18th annual ECF Crystal Gala Masquerade Ball, presented by PHHC, Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club, 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, N.J.

Prior to joining PHHC, Thiede was vice president of financial planning and analysis for five years at Goldman Sachs Inc., New York City. Thiede was the architect behind Preferred’s largest acquisition, the Massachusetts-based Acelleron Medical Products that expanded the company’s reach into New England and broadened its product line to include such durable medical equipment as pediatric nebulizers and breast pumps.

Thiede holds a B.S. in accounting from Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He is a member of the board of directors for Circle of Life, an organization that provides support for families, and palliative and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting illnesses. He is a member of the board of directors of Home Care Association & Hospice Association of N.J., a statewide organization that educates and advocates for home care providers, and the patients and families they serve throughout New Jersey.

Thiede was named one of New Jersey’s 2015 “Forty under 40” award winners by NJBiz, a New Jersey business news publication, and CFO of the Year in 2017 by Corporate Vision Magazine, a division of AI Global Media, a publishing house with global readership in more than 170 countries and close to two million subscribers of its magazines, websites and multimedia content.

For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at or call 732-547-9886 or visit

Tickets to the ECF Crystal Gala Masquerade Ball cost $150 each and include an evening of casino, an open bar; dinner, silent and gift auctions; dancing; prizes; and more. Black tie and masks are optional. Ads and sponsorships, ranging from $50 to $20,000, are now available. Proceeds benefit hundreds of families facing pediatric cancer. For sponsorship opportunities, call Rosemarie Contreras at 732-282-2324 or

About Emmanuel Cancer Foundation ECF, 1710 Highway 71, Suite 2, Wall, N.J., provides specialized services, at no charge, to New Jersey families who are caring for a child with cancer. The services include professional in-home counseling; advocacy on behalf of families; material support, such as food, clothing, toys, and household items; and emergency financial aid, such as paying for rent or utilities.

For more than 30 years, ECF has helped more than 1700 New Jersey families in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties who are dealing with pediatric cancer. The regional centers of EFC are in Scotch Plains (Headquarters), Woodbury, Midland Park, and Wall Township.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1993, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Toms River; Galloway; Elmwood Park; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at for more information.