November 1, 2013, Brooklyn, NY…
Lutheran HealthCare Board of Trustee Dale C. Christensen, Jr., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the United Hospital Fund, a health services research and philanthropic organization in New York City. The United Hospital Fund's primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.
"As a longstanding member of the Lutheran Board of Trustees, Dale has helped to guide us through some of the most challenging times in health care," says Wendy Z Goldstein, president and CEO of Lutheran HealthCare. "We couldn't be more pleased to see him join the United Hospital Fund, an organization that we are proud to support and partner with. His skills and his knowledge of health care will be great assets to the UHF board."
Mr. Christensen is a partner in Seward & Kissel's Litigation Group and has been widely recognized for his legal skills and community involvement. He has practiced at Seward & Kissel since 1979 and has been a partner since 1984. He has successfully litigated civil matters, including a number of precedent-setting state and federal cases. He has consistently been recognized as a New York "Superlawyer" and by Legal 500, and retains Martindale Hubbell's highest AV rating.
As an active member of his community, Mr. Christensen was appointed, by two City Council Speakers, to serve on the five-member New York City Campaign Finance Board, a national model for public financing of political campaigns, and has served as an administrator for the New York County Democratic Party's Judicial Screening Panel. He has served as a trustee of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, and is currently its Chancellor. He has also been a director and past president of both the Seafarers and International House, Inc., and the Dartmouth Lawyers' Association. As a trustee of Lutheran HealthCare, he serves as chair of the medical center's Audit and Legal Committee.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Christensen received his master's and legal degrees from Columbia University's School of International Affairs and the Brooklyn Law School, respectively.