Staff Directory

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The Office of Institutional Advancement's main office is located in the Sheridan Building at 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

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Leadership

Elizabeth Dale, EdD, MPA Executive Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer 215-503-5138

Elizabeth Dale joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Previously, she was the senior vice president for institutional advancement at Drexel University. She earned a doctoral degree in educational policy, research, and administration from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Jill Kyle, MBA, CFRE Senior Vice President, Regional Advancement 215-481-4977

Jill Kyle joined Abington in 1999. She is an honorary member of the Abington Health Foundation Women’s Board, having previously served as president for four years. Jill earned a Master of Business Administration with distinction and an international perspective from Arcadia University and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in psychology from Tulane University. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, and a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

Steve Smith Senior Vice President 215-955-6456

Stephen Smith has 25 years of experience in all phases of development. He has held development positions at The College of New Jersey, Columbia University, and Villanova University prior to joining Jefferson in 2002. Steve began his professional career at the United States Naval Academy and has earned a bachelor's degree and Master of Education Administration degree from Temple University.

Mark Turbiville Vice President, Advancement Communications and Campaign Director 215-955-7920

Mark Turbiville joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. He previously led the communications and stewardship programs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and psychology from the University of Virginia.

Eileen Fitzgerald Manager, Office of the Executive Vice President 215-955-6831

Eileen Fitzgerald joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Prior to Jefferson, she worked at Drexel for 17 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Drexel University.

Howard Grant, MD, JD Chief Medical Officer for Philanthropy 215-955-9296

Dr. Grant, a pediatrician and attorney, joined the Jefferson OIA team in 2018 following a 35-year career in health system management. Dr. Grant retired as the CEO of the Lahey Health System in Burlington, Massachusetts, and previously served as the chief medical officer in the Geisinger and Temple Health Systems. He spent the first 10 years of his career at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he completed his pediatrics training. Dr. Grant has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his JD and MD degrees at George Washington University.

Garth Poorman Administrative Assistant 215-955-9297

Garth Poorman joined the OIA team in 2022. Prior to Jefferson, he has worked in administrative roles at American Bible Society, Geneva Global, and UCLA. He earned his degree in journalism from Lehigh University.

Jaime Porter Vice President, Advancement Services 215-955-0436

Jaime Porter joined Jefferson in 2015. In her 25+ years in development, she has held leadership positions at Princeton, NPR, Georgetown, and Carnegie Mellon. Jaime is a founder of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences. A Kansas native, she has a BA in journalism from Drake University.

Noa Boonin Assistant Director, Advancement Services 215-955-8722

Noa Boonin joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2020. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as a community relations coordinator at WHYY. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in media and communication from Muhlenberg College and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in education at The University of Pennsylvania.

Taylor Lescallette Director, Advancement Services 215-503-1497

Taylor Lescallette joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Previously, she held various positions in advancement at the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She earned a Bachelor of Science in foreign service from Georgetown University, majoring in international history.

Terri McDevitt Business Services Associate 215-955-8308

Therese “Terri” McDevitt, administrative coordinator for business services and assistant to the Women's Board of TJUH, joined Jefferson in 1985. She earned an associate degree from Peirce College.

Jaime Porter Vice President, Advancement Services 215-955-0436

Jaime Porter joined Jefferson in 2015. In her 25+ years in development, she has held leadership positions at Princeton, NPR, Georgetown, and Carnegie Mellon. Jaime is a founder of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) and is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences. A Kansas native, she has a BA in journalism from Drake University.

Kathy Wilson Director, Advancement Services 215-955-6621

Kathy Wilson has been with Jefferson since 1989. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Widener University.

Cristina Geso Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations 215-955-8164

Cristina Geso joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. With more than 27 years of experience in growing alumni organizations, Geso has held leadership positions at Drexel University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Georgia State University, and West Virginia University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in decision science from West Virginia University.

Philly Cheung Assistant Director, Alumni Relations 215-503-1687

Philly Cheung rejoined the Office of Institutional Advancement in November 2019, having previously worked with the alumni relations team in 2016 as a co-op student. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in international area studies from Drexel University, concentrating in media, culture, and art.

Bridget Irelan Associate Director, Alumni Relations

Bridget Irelan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. She previously worked in enrollment management at Jefferson. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Mount St. Mary’s University.

Dana Robinson Assistant Director, Alumni Relations 215-955-7751

Dana Robinson joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Previously she worked for the Department of Gastroenterology at Methodist Hospital. She is currently taking courses to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Jefferson.

Jeff Spence Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations 215-955-1544

Jeff Spence joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2020. He previously served as assistant vice president for alumni engagement and communications at Arcadia University, where he also served as interim chief advancement officer in 2019. Prior to Arcadia, Spence served in advancing positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement at Drexel University from 2000 to 2014, culminating in his position as director of alumni relations where he supported the University’s $455 million comprehensive campaign. He received a Bachelor of Science in individualized studies, with a concentration in business ­administration, from Drexel University.

May Their Aye Administrative Assistant 215-955-7750

May Their Aye joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in January 2022. She has a liberal arts background and previously worked at Arcadia University, her alma mater, supporting undergraduate and graduate students as the coordinator of access, equity, diversity, and inclusion. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education in 2012, a Master of Arts in health education in 2014, and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in 2020.

Roberta Watson Associate Director, Alumni Relations 215-955-5042

Roberta Watson joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in February 2020. Before joining Jefferson, she previously worked in alumni relations at the University of California, Riverside. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in business administration from the University of Redlands.

Melissa Salazar Associate Vice President, Annual Giving 215-503-5510

Melissa joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. She has 20 years of experience in building annual giving operations and has held leadership positions at University of California-Irvine, Mount St. Mary’s University, and University of California-Los Angeles. She received two baccalaureate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles in English literature and political science.

Joe Boyle Associate Director, Annual Giving, Clinical 215-503-1546

Joe Boyle joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in November of 2021. Before joining Jefferson, he was the manager of the Prep Fund at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia where he managed the organization’s annual giving program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in investment finance from LaSalle University.

Kelly Brennan Senior Director, Annual Giving, Clinical 215-955-0229

Kelly Brennan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Before joining Jefferson, she was assistant director of annual giving at Stockton University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in criminology at The College of New Jersey and a Master of Arts in public policy from Monmouth University.

Margaret DeWyngaert Associate Director, Annual Giving, Clinical

Margaret DeWyngaert joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in April 2021. Before joining Jefferson, she was the development officer at the Texas Freedom Network where she managed the organization’s annual giving program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and religious studies from Skidmore College

Amanda Hiltner Associate Director, Annual Giving 215-955-8744

Amanda Hiltner joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in January 2020. Before joining Jefferson, she was the manager of annual giving at the Pennsylvania SPCA. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Communication & Creative Arts at Rowan University.

Samantha Martin Development Associate, Annual Giving 215-503-1502

Samantha Martin joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. She previously served as an intern in cause marketing for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. Samantha is a proud alum of Jefferson – East Falls, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in communication.

Shelby Palmer Director, Affinity Giving 215-955-4274

Shelby Palmer joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Previously, she was the director of annual giving at the Kutztown University Foundation. Before Kutztown University, she was the annual giving officer at Hartwick College. Shelby also serves on the board of directors for the Northeast Annual Giving Conference Association. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Moravian College in business administration and marketing management.

Cynthia Rowand Assistant Director, Annual Giving 215-503-7774

Cindy Rowand joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in April 2018. Previously, she worked for the Department of Anesthesiology at Jefferson Hospital. Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Rutgers University.

Janelle Rushton Associate Director, Affinity Giving 215-955-8238

Janelle Rushton joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. Previously, she was the associate director of annual giving at Widener University and assistant director of annual giving at the West Chester University Foundation. She received a Bachelor of Science from the Pennsylvania State University in human development and family studies.

Mark Turbiville Vice President, Advancement Communications and Campaign Director 215-955-7920

Mark Turbiville joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. He previously led the communications and stewardship programs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and psychology from the University of Virginia.

Lillie Allen Administrative Assistant, Communications 215-503-8447

Lillie Allen joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication with focuses in intercultural communication and emerging media from Eastern University. She previously served as an editor at the Waltonian, Eastern’s on-campus newspaper, from 2018 until 2021. She currently serves as a member of the TJUH Women’s Board.

Joe Amato Visual Communications Content Producer

Joe Amato joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production and a minor in sociology from Penn State in 2017. Joe started his own freelance production company, 133 Media, in 2018 and previously worked in the events industry helping plan and execute family-style conventions all over the United States.

Shae B. Goudreau Creative Director, Communications 215-503-5460

Shae Goudreau joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. She earned a Master of Science in mass media arts and journalism from Clarion University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Temple University.

Emily Butkus Associate Director, Visual Communications 215-503-1842

Emily Butkus joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. She previously worked as a video editor for a food photography/motion company working on promotional content for national restaurant chains. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in film and media from Temple University.

Irisa Gold Senior Writer

Irisa Gold joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. She has worked for the past 25+ years in healthcare marketing/communications and fundraising. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from George Washington University.

Whitney Grant Graphic Designer

Whitney Grant rejoined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2020. She previously worked with the communications team in 2016 as a co-op student. She earned her Bachelor of Science in graphic design from Drexel University.

Cindy Lefler Senior Writer 215-955-8664

Cindy joined the Office of Institutional Advancement as a writer in 2017 after several decades as a freelancer. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter/editor for the Philadelphia Bulletin and the Bucks County Courier Times, and as a web content writer for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has a BA in English, journalism, and education from Rutgers University.

Ali Lubin Assistant Director, Digital Communications

Ali Lubin joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. She previously worked in communications and membership management for the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The College of New Jersey.

Heather Mahon Director, Digital Communications 215-955-9305

Heather Mahon joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. She previously worked as a website manager at iHeartMedia DC/Baltimore. She earned her Bachelor of Science in marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.

Joey McDougall Content Specialist

Joey McDougall joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from Temple University.

Ali Pajonk Assistant Director, Communications 215-955-8323

Ali Pajonk joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in April 2017. Previously, she held positions with the Arden Theatre Company and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. A graduate of Drexel University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in entertainment and arts management, with a minor in business administration.

Megan Plescha Assistant Creative Director, Communications 215-503-3110

Megan Plescha joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She previously worked on print and digital designs as a graphic designer at Campbell’s Soup Company. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a focus in graphic design from Temple University.

Molly Gerber Vice President, Principal Gifts & Chief Strategy Officer 215-955-1061

Molly Gerber joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2006. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.

Casey Burkard Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations 215-587-3453

Casey Burkard joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Prior to joining the staff at OIA, she worked as a data analyst for Performance Improvement at Magee Rehabilitation, and as a research assistant at Drexel University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Drexel University.

Emma DelVecchio Assistant Vice President, Corporate & Foundation Relations 215-503-3869

Emma DelVecchio joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Previously, she worked in medical education as both a grants coordinator and a clinical education director. Originally from Chicago, IL, Emma received a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from Villanova University.

Melissa Elgendy Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations 215-503-1507

Melissa Elgendy joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Previously, she worked as a program associate at the John Templeton Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from American University, and a Master of Arts in anthropology from Hunter College.

Nicholas Gaul Assistant Director, Enterprise Sponsorships 215-429-7869

Nick Gaul joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. A graduate of West Chester University, he earned a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, with minors in business finance and information technology.

Laura Mateer Associate Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations 215-955-7548

Laura Mateer joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Prior to joining the staff at OIA, she held a range of positions in healthcare administration. She earned a Bachelor of Science in health services management from East Carolina University and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Jefferson.

Sarai Perkowski Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations 215-955-0889

Sarai Perkowski joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Previously, she developed academic research proposals at Drexel University and wrote grants to support social services at Holy Redeemer Health System. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.

Joanne Sabatini Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations 856-566-5309

Joanne Sabatini joined Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2013. Previously, she served as an events manager at Tech Impact. Joanne has earned her Bachelor of Science in accountancy at Villanova University.

Meghan Schury Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations 267-592-7898

Meghan Schury joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. Prior to joining OIA, she worked as an advocate at Philadelphia’s sexual violence center. She earned a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science from Saint Joseph’s University.

Catherine Valentine Development Associate, Corporate & Foundation Relations 215-503-7677

Catherine Valentine joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in October 2019. Prior to joining Jefferson, Catherine was an AmeriCorps member in the School District of Philadelphia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina.

Steve Smith Senior Vice President 215-955-6456

Stephen Smith has 25 years of experience in all phases of development. He has held development positions at The College of New Jersey, Columbia University, and Villanova University prior to joining Jefferson in 2002. Steve began his professional career at the United States Naval Academy and has earned a bachelor's degree and Master of Education Administration degree from Temple University.

Chris Ahearn Assistant Vice President of Development, Orthopaedics
 and Clinical Programs 215-503-8862

Christopher Ahearn joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Previously, he served in advancement roles at Princeton University and Simmons College. He earned a Master of Science in communications management from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University.


Kelly Austin Assistant Vice President of Development, Medicine – Surgery 215-955-6383

Kelly Austin joined Jefferson in 2015. She earned a Master of Tourism Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from The College of William & Mary. Kelly previously held positions at the American Diabetes Association and Inova Health Foundation.

Katie Bampfield Associate Director of Development, Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience 267-595-3740

Katie Bampfield joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. Prior to joining Jefferson, she held fundraising positions at Bancroft and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Administration as well as a certificate in nonprofit management from Villanova University.

Maddie Benner Assistant Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs 215-955-9967

Maddie Benner joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in September 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from West Chester University.

Elena Boroski Associate Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs 267-225-8380

Elena Boroski joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. Prior to joining Jefferson, Elena worked in fundraising at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Temple Health, and Stanford University. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of North Macedonia. Elena earned a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communications from the College of Charleston.

Rebecca Bunnell Development Associate, Medicine/Surgery 215-687-2949

Rebecca Bunnell joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. She previously served as the corporate sponsorship intern at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Penn State University.

Christine Carter Administrative Assistant, Office of the SVP 215-955-0402

Christine Carter joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from West Virginia University. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as a social service coordinator providing outcome-based programming to families and children in Philadelphia.

Diana Elbanna Associate Director of Development, Medicine/Surgery 215-955-6775

Diana Elbanna joined Jefferson in 2019. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in event management. Diana became a part of the OIA team after several years of supporting families going through the organ transplant process at Gift of Life Family House.

Bob Francis Director of Development, Capital Projects 215-955-6426

Bob Francis joined the Office of Institutional Advancement after a career spanning more than 35 years as a chief facilities officer for universities, public schools, health care facilities, and cultural institutions. Bob’s advancement collaboration includes donor presentations, stewardship, and alumni outreach. At Jefferson, he supports OIA’s initiatives on capital projects.

Kaitlin Garthwaite Assistant Director of Development, Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience 609-969-0709

Kaitlin Garthwaite joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. Prior to joining Jefferson, she spent eight years fundraising and managing special events for a wide range of nonprofit organizations. Kaitlin is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Katie Geary Director of Development, Medicine/Surgery 215-955-9454

Katie Geary joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and health sciences from The College of William and Mary.

Gwynedd Kieffer Development Associate, Medicine/Surgery 215-955-0632

Gwynedd Kieffer joined Jefferson in December of 2019. Gwyn previously worked in marketing at a neurological medical device company. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in business, organizations, and entrepreneurship. While at Brown, Gwyn competed on the varsity rowing and rugby teams.

Andy Kitaeff Senior Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 617-838-3659

Andy Kitaeff joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2020. Andy brings more than 10 years of healthcare-related fundraising experience, having worked for Penn Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Most recently, he was the director of major and principal gifts at The Franklin Institute. Andy earned a Bachelor of Science in communications from Boston University.

Madi Kushner Administrative Assistant, Medicine/Surgery 207-593-2419

Madi Kushner joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in March 2022. They were previously self-employed as a house painter. Additionally, Madi is a volunteer in the Elmwood neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia, participating in an after-school tutoring and literacy program.

Marisa Logue Development Associate, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs

Marisa Logue joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2020. Previously she worked as a business manager at Freeman’s Auction House located in Philadelphia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and visual art from Penn State University.

Amanda Malinchak Assistant Director of Development, Medicine/Surgery 215-955-4955

Amanda Malinchak joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in January of 2019. She previously worked as an account associate at News Corp’s News America Marketing in New York City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and business from Penn State University.

Michelle Maslowski, MBA Associate Vice President of Development, Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience 215-955-0591

Michelle Maslowski joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. Michelle has over 10 years of development experience in both higher education and healthcare. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked at Drexel University, where she was an assistant vice president of Drexel Athletics. Maslowski earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and MBA from Drexel’s LeBow College of Business. She played basketball at Drexel and had a 10-year professional career in Europe.

Katie McByrne Director of Development, Medicine/Surgery 215-955-1263

Katie McByrne comes to Jefferson with over 10 years of nonprofit experience, starting in welfare-to-work, then working for three nonprofit charities. Most recently, Katie worked for four years as an area director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Kristen Sokoloski Assistant Director, Office of Principal Gifts 267-275-1272

Kristen Sokoloski joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. She previously was a marketing and sales representative in the chemical industry for LANXESS Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and a certificate in conceptual foundations of medicine from the University of Pittsburgh.

Rachel Vetesi Assistant Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs 215-955-0890

Rachel Vetesi joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and a Master of Arts in business communication from Rider University.

Sarah Yoon Administrative Assistant, Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience 215-955-1684

Sarah Yoon joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. Sarah previously served in customer service roles and was an intern at a nonprofit organization. She graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.

Alim Young, Sr. Development Associate, Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience 215-327-0480

Alim M. Young, Sr., joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in May of 2021. Alim graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. He has served in various customer service roles and most recently worked as a COVID-19 contact tracer in St. Joseph’s Office of Student Life.

Lisa Repko Vice President, TJU & Planned Giving 215-955-0437

Lisa Repko, JD, has 20 years of experience as a fundraising professional. She began her career at the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University, where she received her law degree and served as the director of annual giving. Prior to Jefferson, she was the director of development at Doylestown Hospital.

Lara Allan, MBA Associate Vice President of Development, TJU 215-612-4952

Lara Allan has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2004. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in advertising management from Syracuse University.

Rosie Blair Associate Director of Development, TJU 215-955-3970

Rosie Blair joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Jefferson, she served in development and alumni engagement roles at her alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College, and at Drexel’s Kline School of Law. Rosie is currently pursuing an MBA, with a focus in entrepreneurship and innovation, at Drexel University.

Naiyesha Funchez Administrative Assistant, TJU 267-970-9163

Naiyesha Funchez joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. She worked for several years in the marketing and communications department at Einstein Healthcare Network, now part of Jefferson Health, and is currently completing courses toward her bachelor's degree in business administration.

Colleen Morgan Director of Development, TJU 215-503-2994

Colleen Morgan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Prior to joining Jefferson, she held advancement positions at Rutgers University Camden and the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental business economics from Rutgers University.

Rachel Rosen Development Associate, TJU 215-955-7920

Rachel Rosen joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked on the major gifts team at Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

David Brownstein Associate Vice President, Donor Engagement & Special Events 215-955-9304

David Brownstein joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Before joining Jefferson, he was an associate director of event fundraising and community partnership at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a manager of special events at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. He earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in telecommunications and sports journalism from Penn State University.

Alyson Caplan Senior Director, Special Events & Women’s Board 215-955-4183

Alyson Caplan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in March 2019. Alyson has 25 years of special event experience in Philadelphia and regionally. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Zac Ernst Associate Director, Special Events 215-587-3101

Zac joined Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in 2015 after earning a master’s degree in history from The University of Edinburgh. While in Scotland, Zac organized pop-up events, merging history and food.

Jennifer Gabale Director, Special Events

Jennifer Dunn Gabale joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. She brings more than a decade of donor relations and event operations experience to the team and previously worked at the Clinton Global Initiative and EARTH University Foundation. Jenny earned a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University.

Kelly Hageman Director, Special Events

Kelly Hageman joined the Kennedy Health System, now Jefferson Health, in 1996 as office manager of the Diabetes Education Program. In 1999, her role expanded to corporate manager of special events within Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey.  Kelly joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in Center City in July 2020 and works as the liaison for Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey sponsored events, including the gala, the golf outing, and National Philanthropy Day.

Delilah Hernandez Assistant Director, Special Events 215-955-6890

Delilah Hernandez joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in October 2021. Prior to Joining Jefferson, she served as an account executive and part-time events facilitator at the National Constitution Center. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Elly Johnston Associate Director, Donor Engagement 215-503-2417

Elly Johnston joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in August 2016. Previously, she worked as an account management specialist for a research and advisory services company. She graduated from Lehigh University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in behavioral neuroscience.

Ryan Lawrence Assistant Director, Special Events 215-955-0435

Ryan Lawrence joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. Prior to joining Jefferson, he was an associate manager of data and gift management at Einstein Healthcare Network, and an event operations manager for Wolfgang Puck Catering & Events at the Tower Theater, the Theater of the Living Arts, and The Fillmore Philadelphia. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business marketing from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Miller Gobrecht Director, Special Events 215-955-8387

Jennifer Miller Gobrecht joined Jefferson in 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with concentrations in marketing and international business from Drexel University.

Kelly Nayerahmadi Director, Special Events 215-955-4851

Kelly Lewis Nayerahmadi joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in October 2019. Previously, she was assistant director of special events at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. She earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Saint Joseph’s University, majoring in marketing.

RJ Nunes Administrative Assistant, Donor Engagement & Special Events 215-906-3794

RJ joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. They earned their Bachelor of Arts in English at Ursinus College.

Kristen Resh Assistant Director, Special Events 215-955-9971

Kristen Resh joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in January 2018. Previously, she interned at the Philadelphia Zoo within their special events department. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in tourism and hospitality management and a concentration in event leadership.

Katie Siegmann Director, Donor Engagement 215-955-9929

Katie Siegmann joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in October 2017. She previously held development positions at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Katie earned Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dana Carthen Data Quality Analyst 215-955-0403

Dana Carthen joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. She has been a part the Jefferson community since 2009. She previously worked in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for seven years prior to joining OIA and is currently completing courses towards her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management.

Suranjana Das Data Architect 215-955-9368

Suranjana Das joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Technology in computer engineering from Kalyani University, India. Suranjana previously worked for more than 11 years with Tata Consultancy Services, a global leader in IT solutions, as an assistant consultant for BI and data management services.

Kemar Dixon Gift Processing Coordinator 215-955-6516

Kemar Dixon joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. Part of the Jefferson community since 2013, he previously worked in the Department of Rheumatology and is currently completing courses towards his RN.

Janna Harvey Director, Data Quality 215-955-8238

Janna Harvey has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 1999. She earned an associate degree in business from Jefferson College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University.

Carolyn Hobbs Director, Gift Administration

Carolyn Hobbs joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2020. She has extensive experience with gift processing and data management, most recently at Merkle Response Management Group, a national processing vendor for nonprofit and government clients. Carolyn holds a BA in communications and an MS in leadership from Cabrini University.

Gail Hopkins Gift Processing Coordinator 215-955-4032

Gail Hopkins joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Prior to joining the staff at Jefferson, Gail spent several years in corporate banking at BNY Mellon as a check service work leader.

Dave Matthews Information Delivery Analyst 215-955-2152

David Matthews has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from La Salle University.

Lorraine McKnight Gift Processing Coordinator 215-955-0510

Ankita Narayan Senior Information Delivery Analyst 215-955-9068

Ankita Narayan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in September 2019. She has a master’s degree in information systems from Stevens Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Pune University in India. Previously, she has worked with Capgemini, MTA, and TransCore.

Audrey Pasnello Business Intelligence Delivery Analyst 215-955-6672

Audrey Pasnello joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Previously, she worked as an analyst in book publishing at Penguin Random House. Audrey earned a Bachelor of Science in decision science from Carnegie Mellon University.

David Ritchie Assistant Vice President, Information Management & Analytics 215-955-6929

David Ritchie has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2015. He previously worked for 10 years at Princeton University as the associate director of information services within the Office of Development. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Cletus Romano Client Services Analyst 215-955-5046

Cletus Romano joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. He previously worked in information services at Penn Medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Science in communications, arts, and science from Northern Vermont University–Lyndon.

Necol Smith Lead Gift Processor 215-955-8494

Necol Smith joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in November of 2018. Prior to joining the staff here at Jefferson, Necol served as the data coordinator at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.  She previously worked at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Sarah Staley Niebauer Assistant Director, Gift Administration 267-734-4324

Sarah Staley Niebauer has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2004. Previously, she worked for JeffTemps in various hospital and university departments. She studied history at Covenant College.

Kenneth Brownstein, MD Harold A. Honickman Physician Director of Jefferson Signature Services 215-503-2111

A pillar of the Jefferson community for more than 40 years, P. Kenneth Brownstein, MD, is a distinguished clinician and educator whose work in the Department of Urology has touched the lives of thousands of patients and students. Dr. Brownstein joined the Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement in 2008 to help raise funds for various programs and special projects.

Persis Rice Lynne R. Honickman Assistant Vice President, Jefferson Signature Services 215-955-5626

Persis Rice is the Lynne R. Honickman Director of Jefferson Signature Services. In this role, she guarantees a superior patient experience for our most generous supporters. Part of the Jefferson community since 1990, she previously worked in the radiology department and the patient services department.

Michael Ambler Director, Jefferson Signature Services 215-955-4354

Michael Ambler joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Previously he served in the accounting and distribution departments with the MandMarblestone Group, LLC. He earned his Bachelor of Science in business from Drexel University.

Caroline Hill Assistant Director, Jefferson Signature Services 215-955-9297

Caroline Hill joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in April 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University.

Jess Lucas Associate Director, Jefferson Signature Services 856-371-8343

Jess Lucas joined Kennedy Health, now Jefferson Health – New Jersey, in 2015. She previously worked as a corporate events and community outreach manager at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, coordinating all the merger-related milestone events, groundbreakings, topping-off ceremonies, and grand openings. She has worked closely with the President’s Office, assisting with board activities and working with community leaders. When Kennedy Health merged with Jefferson, her role expanded to include support for Jefferson Signature Services.

Lisa Repko Vice President, TJU & Planned Giving 215-955-0437

Lisa Repko, JD, has 20 years of experience as a fundraising professional. She began her career at the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University, where she received her law degree and served as the director of annual giving. Prior to Jefferson, she was the director of development at Doylestown Hospital.

Tatum Lawrence Development Associate, Planned Giving 267-601-4785

Tatum Lawrence joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. She previously worked in development research at the University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh University. She earned her Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Lehigh University.

Kathy Sarlson Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving 215-955-9259

Kathy Sarlson joined Jefferson in 2016. She has held fundraising positions for over 25 years, with several institutions including Federation Housing, Inc., Einstein Healthcare Network, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Kathy earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion from the University of Michigan, a Master of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

John Schlesinger Director, Planned Giving 215-456-3258

John Schlesinger has 40 years of advancement experience and has held leadership positions at Salus University, Williamson College of the Trades, and Tyler Arboretum. He has served Einstein Healthcare Network since 2017.

Sara Campbell Associate Vice President, Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils 215-503-8696

Sara M. Campbell joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Sara brings more than 25 years of experience working in admissions, development, recruitment, and operations. Prior to Jefferson, she worked at Drexel, Penn, Bryn Mawr College, and University of the Sciences. She earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from McDaniel College.

Molly Gerber Vice President, Principal Gifts & Chief Strategy Officer 215-955-1061

Molly Gerber joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2006. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College.

Michael Baratta Associate Director, Strategic Writing 215-955-9284

Michael Baratta joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Prior to his current role, he worked in Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s communications and marketing department. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rowan University.

Samantha Boyd Assistant Director, Prospect Management & Analytics 215-503-1165

Samantha Boyd joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. She previously worked as a clinical research associate at ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. Samantha earned her Bachelor of Arts from Elon University, double majoring in psychology and statistics.

Amy Bryant Assistant Vice President, Research & Prospect Management 215-955-4968

Amy G. Bryant joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. Previously, she held similar positions with Temple University, Fox Chase Cancer Center and the University of Illinois Foundation. She earned a Master of Library Science from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Southern University.

Dannielle Buchy Senior Director, Prospect Management & Analytics 215-955-2207

Dannielle Buchy joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. She previously worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center as the associate director of development analytics. Dannielle earned a Master of Science in nonprofit arts administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts in art history from Pennsylvania State University.

Amanda Hrincevich Associate Director, Prospect Management 215-503-1165

Amanda Hrincevich joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. She previously worked in advancement positions at Swarthmore College. Amanda earned a BA in communications from Marist College and a JD from Widener University Law School.

Evan Post Director, Prospect Management & Analytics 215-503-5458

Evan Post joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Prior to joining Jefferson, he worked for Philabundance, where he oversaw the development services team.

Matthew Scheuermann Senior Director, Strategic Writing 215-955-8283

Matthew Scheuermann joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Before joining Jefferson, he was a technical writer at Unisys. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Drexel University.

Robert Whitehead Associate Director, Strategic Writing 215-955-9931

Robert Whitehead joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Prior to his current role, he worked as a grant writer and consultant for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, BRIC, Philly Youth Poetry Movement, and Ralston Center, among others. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ursinus College and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jamie Winder Development Writer 215-955-0557

Jamie Winder joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. Before joining Jefferson, she was a medical editor at Wedgewood Communications. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Delaware.

 

Sara Campbell Associate Vice President, Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils 215-503-8696

Sara M. Campbell joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Sara brings more than 25 years of experience working in admissions, development, recruitment, and operations. Prior to Jefferson, she worked at Drexel, Penn, Bryn Mawr College, and University of the Sciences. She earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from McDaniel College.

Tracie Burruel Senior Director, Stewardship 215-951-6833

Tracie joined OIA in 2014 to oversee operations for Development and Alumni Relations, with a focus on donor relations and stewardship, database management, research, and analytics. Her fundraising career began 16 years ago at Rutgers University-Camden. Tracie received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Rutgers University.

Amy Gordon Associate Director, Stewardship 215-205-3233

Amy Gordon joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2022. Previously, she held a variety of development positions at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, the United Way of Central Maryland, and most recently, at Abington Friends School. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of Charleston.

Alanna Miller Stewardship Associate 215-955-8448


Alanna Miller joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. She earned a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management with a focus on special events from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Samantha Nystrom, PhD Stewardship Writer

Samantha Nystrom joined OIA in 2022. Prior to Jefferson, she served as a writing instructor at the University of Delaware for seven years, which is also where she earned a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in literature. Sam received a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College, where she also studied literature.

Catrina Strubinger Associate Director, Stewardship 215-955-9446

Catrina Strubinger joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Previously, she worked in special events at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She earned a Master of Arts in business communications and a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Rider University.

Chris Sweeney Director, Stewardship 215-955-7767

Chris Sweeney joined Jefferson in 2015. He previously held development positions at the University of Delaware and Carnegie Mellon University. Chris earned Master of Education and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the College of William and Mary.

Jill Kyle, MBA, CFRE Senior Vice President, Regional Advancement 215-481-4977

Jill Kyle joined Abington in 1999. She is an honorary member of the Abington Health Foundation Women’s Board, having previously served as president for four years. Jill earned a Master of Business Administration with distinction and an international perspective from Arcadia University and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in psychology from Tulane University. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, and a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, and Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

Kathy Acker Associate Director, Leadership Giving & Stewardship 215-481-4446

Kathy Acker joined Abington Health Foundation in 2019. Before joining Abington, she previously held a position as marketing services manager for a manufacturing company. Kathy earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from University of Phoenix.

Aimee Alven Assistant Director, Abington Women's Board 215-481-2508

Aimee Alven joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. Previously, she served as special events manager for the American Red Cross New Jersey Region. She has also held various advancement positions at Bryn Athyn College, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Philadelphia Theatre Company. Aimee earned a Master of Science in arts administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts in interior design from Marymount University.

Alyson Caplan Senior Director, Special Events & Women’s Board 215-955-4183

Alyson Caplan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in March 2019. Alyson has 25 years of special event experience in Philadelphia and regionally. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Christin Cliggett Director, Donor Relations 215-481-2304

Christin Cliggett has been with Abington Health Foundation since 2014. Before joining Abington, she was corporate relations manager with The Moyer Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies from the University of Rhode Island.

Morgan Crostarosa Administrative Assistant 215-380-3491

Morgan Crostarosa joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. She has been a part of the Abington community since 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in speech communication with a focus in public relations from Millersville University.

Michelle Foster Administrative Assistant, Abington Women’s Board 215-481-2500

Michelle Foster joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in January 2022. She earned a Bachelor of Science in tourism and hospitality management from Temple University with a concentration in hospitality operations and a minor in general business studies.

Phil Kuhne Senior Director, Development 215-481-4019

Phil Kuhne joined Abington in 2018. Previously, he worked at Penn Medicine as associate director, planned giving. Phil earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland.

Debbie Maha Assistant Director, Abington Office 215-481-4488

Debbie Maha joined Abington in 2007. She previously worked as office manager for Manor College and membership coordinator for the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

Kristine Medley Farmer Director of Development 215-221-4397

Kristine Medley Farmer joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2020. Previously, she served in advancement positions at Bryn Athyn College and Pennsylvania Ballet. She earned a Master of Science in arts administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts in art history and fine art from Bryn Athyn College.

Lara Allan, MBA Associate Vice President of Development, TJU 215-612-4952

Lara Allan has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2004. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in advertising management from Syracuse University.

Tracie Burruel Senior Director, Stewardship 215-951-6833

Tracie joined OIA in 2014 to oversee operations for Development and Alumni Relations, with a focus on donor relations and stewardship, database management, research, and analytics. Her fundraising career began 16 years ago at Rutgers University-Camden. Tracie received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Rutgers University.

Michael Molloy Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts and Planned Giving 215-951-0254

Michael joined OIA in 2011 and is responsible for engaging alumni and friends in the life of the University. He is helped reinvigorate the planned giving program in East Falls, encouraging donors to include the institution in their estate plans. He has held leadership fundraising positions at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Philadelphia Zoo. Mike received his undergraduate degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Chris O’Brien Assistant Director of Athletics 215-951-5943

Chris has been the head coach of the Women’s Rowing Team since 2006. During his tenure, the Rams have medaled in the Dad Vail Regatta, participated in NCAA tournaments, and produced a number of all-Americans. He is responsible for overseeing development activities related to the University’s athletics enterprise. He received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University, where he was also captain of the Men’s Rowing Team.

Rayannin Schreiner Assistant Director, Operations 215-951-2867

Rayannin came to OIA in 2016 and is responsible for the processing of alumni, foundation, and corporate gifts. Her duties also include database maintenance to keep solicitation and acknowledgement as up to date and accurate as possible. Before she joined the team, Rayannin had eight years of nonprofit experience from the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she maintained databases and generated solicitation campaigns for the membership department. Rayannin received her undergraduate degree in art history from Temple University.

Alicia Torres Executive Administrative Assistant 215-951-2850

Alicia joined OIA in 2013 and is responsible for managing the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, East Falls, as well as coordinating the vice president’s calendar and workflow. Alicia came to the University from Main Line Health System, where she served as the senior executive assistant in the human resources department. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in management from Peirce College.

Larry Slagle Associate Vice President of Development, New Jersey 856-326-1246

Larry Slagle joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Previously he served in advancement roles at Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and World Vision. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Eastern University and a Bachelor of Science in human resource management from Trevecca University.

Julie Fink, MS, CFRE Director of Development

Julie joined Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2020. She previously served as the director of development for the AtlantiCare Foundation, serving the AtlantiCare Regional Health System located in southeastern New Jersey. She began working in development in 2012 raising funds for social service organizations and has an expanded background in media, marketing, and public relations. She holds a Master of Science in nonprofit management and philanthropy and obtained her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credentials in 2017.

Patricia McGowan Assistant Director, Operations 856-566-2091

Patricia McGowan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. She has previously held development positions at several national nonprofit organizations. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University.

Phyllis O’Neal Assistant to Associate Vice President of Development, New Jersey 856-566-2008

Phyllis A. O’Neal joined Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2015. Prior to the Foundation, she worked at Bancroft. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in MIS from Eastern University.

Joanne Sabatini Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations 856-566-5309

Joanne Sabatini joined Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2013. Previously, she served as an events manager at Tech Impact. Joanne has earned her Bachelor of Science in accountancy at Villanova University.

Samuel Vaughan Development Associate, New Jersey 856-298-9114

Samuel Vaughan joined Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2022. He previously served as a grants coordinator for the Latin American Community Center and has a background in sales management. Samuel earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Eastern University.

Ron Siggs, CFRE Senior Vice President, Development 215-587-3216

Ron Siggs joined Magee in 1992 as director of development and is now responsible for development, Think First, and wheelchair sports. He serves on the board of Help Hope Live, a nonprofit organization located in Radnor. He has a long association with the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter, including serving as a program speaker, mentor, and former board member. Mr. Siggs has an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, a Masters of Management from Penn State University, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Mark Chilutti, CFRE Assistant Vice President, Development 215-587-3226

Mark Chilutti has been with Magee since 2001. He became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2006, is a frequent presenter for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and a distinguished public speaker.

Zac Ernst Associate Director, Special Events 215-587-3101

Zac joined Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in 2015 after earning a master’s degree in history from The University of Edinburgh. While in Scotland, Zac organized pop-up events, merging history and food.

Abigail Lubin Administrative Assistant 215-587-3090

Abigail Lubin joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2021. She previously worked as a scheduling representative at Deborah Heart and Lung Center and as a library assistant in the Burlington County Library System. Abigail graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising.

Tyler McGrath Development Associate 215-587-3145

Tyler McGrath joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in August 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he also competed as a varsity basketball player.

Keith Newerla Wheelchair Sports & Community Programs Coordinator 215-587-3412