Ivan J. Punchatz, Esq.

Ivan J. Punchatz, Esq., is a member of the Boards of Directors of SERV Behavioral Health System and  SERV Properties and Management. He is a past chairman of the boards of SBHS, SERV Centers of N.J. and SERV Properties & Management. In 2014, he received the SERVice Award for his 25 years of dedication to these boards.

Mr. Punchatz is Of Counsel to Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, PC in Princeton.  He has practiced in health care law for more than 40 years and formerly was deputy attorney general for New Jersey. He has argued successfully in many cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court, the appellate and trial levels of the New Jersey and federal courts, as well as state and federal administrative courts.  He represented many health care providers in corporate formation and governance, general business matters and before the State and Federal governments in regulatory affairs.

Mr. Punchatz served on the Assisted Living Task Force appointed by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Financing Agency. He has represented many developers and originators of assisted living and nursing facilities in the development and financing of projects as well as with day-to-day operations.

He also is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the N.J. State Bar Association, and  is a former board member of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Punchatz has received several professional honors, including being selected the 2020 and 2013 Princeton Health Care Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America.

President and CEO

SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.

SERV Achievement Centers, Inc.

SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc.

Craig Provorny


Paul M. Lehrer, Ph. D


Nawal Ammar

David Stafford

Susan L. Swatski, Esq. 

SERV Connect, Inc.

Robert N. Cottone, Jr.


Paget Berger


Joanna Adu

Michael Gross

Andrew Jaeger

Mark Kennedy, MBA, SHRM - CP

SERV Foundation, Inc.

Andre Caldini


Richard Diacont


Peter A. Pogany, RP

Ward Bauman

Patrick Brogan

Barbara Byrne

Megan Callahan Sherman

SERV Properties and Management, Inc.

Richard Hauer


Michael Maguire


John Maret

Past Chairperson

Richard Anderson

Ivan Punchatz, Esq.