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Management Team


David L. Flood 
President of Sleep for Life/EOS, Inc.

An executive at Somerset Medical Center since 1997, Mr. Flood was named president of Sleep for Life in 2006 . He brings to that role extensive management experience in both healthcare and higher education, having served in leadership posts at some of New Jersey's top universities.
He is president of Somerset Medical Center Foundation, vice-chairman of the Far Hills Race Meeting Association, a board member of Hospital Fund Raising Executives of New Jersey, regional director and member of the International Board of Directors of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, a member and former executive committee officer of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-NJ Chapter, vice-chairman of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Jersey and a trustee of Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, N.J. Mr. Flood holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Seton Hall University.

Carol Ash, DO, D, ABSM
Medical Director

A board-certified sleep and pulmonary specialist, Dr. Ash has more than 10 years of experience in sleep medicine. A former partner in RespaCare Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Bridgewater, she previously served as director of the Cardio Sleep Center in Old Bridge and the medical director of the Albert A. Marks, Jr. Sleep Disorder Center at Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital in Pomona.

Dr. Ash is a graduate of Seton Hall University in South Orange and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's (UMDNJ) School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford. She completed her medical training in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine at UMDNJ's Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford.

Dawn Romond-Reidy
Managing Director of Operations

Ms. Romond-Reidy joined Sleep for Life in December 2006. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Most recently the director of OB/GYN practices at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, she also has held leadership positions at CARES Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Brunswick, Aetna US Healthcare in Fairfield and Healthcare Management Partners in Princeton.

Ms. Romond-Reidy holds a bachelor's degree from Kean University of New Jersey.


Jeffrey Sank, RRT, RPSGT
Clinical Manager

Mr. Sank joined the staff in June 1998 and has served as the Respiratory Therapy department's supervisor and team leader. He held previous positions at Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden, NJ; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ; and St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, providing all aspects of respiratory therapy from neonatal to adult critical care and trauma. In 1999, Mr. Sank became involved in the development and management of the sleep program at Somerset Medical Center.

Mr. Sank graduated Phi Theta Kappa from UMDNJ-SHRP and Camden County College in 1995. He maintains memberships to the National Board of Respiratory Care, American Association of Respiratory Care, American Association of Sleep Technologists and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 

Dharmesh Patel, MD
Sleep Specialist

A board-certified neurologist and a sleep specialist, Dr. Dharmesh Patel received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) and completed his residency at SUNY's University Hospital in Syracuse, where he was named chief resident in neurology and honored as Most Outstanding Resident. Dr. Patel has served two fellowships, one in sleep medicine at Saint Vincent's Hospital and another in neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease at the Lahey Clinic, both located in Massachusetts. He has published articles in academic journals and presented his research at the annual conference of the Northeast Sleep Society. Dr. Patel also practices at Advanced Neurology Center, located in Bridgewater.

James R. Smith, MD
Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine Specialist

Board-certified in both internal medicine and sleep medicine, Dr. Smith is an honors graduate of Seton Hall University. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), where he later was an assistant professor in the department of Internal Medicine after completing his residency at New Jersey Medical School Integrated Residency Program. Dr. Smith has served a fellowship in sleep medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. A member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the New Jersey Sleep society, he has 14 years of experience in sleep medicine and internal medicine and has published articles in a wide variety of academic medical journals.