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 Senior Associate Vice President, Advancement Communications 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.

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.

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 seventeen 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.

Caroline Hill Administrative Assistant to Elizabeth Dale 215-955-9297

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

Anne Carlin Senior Director, Alumni Relations 215-955-1544

Anne Carlin joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. She was previously associate director of alumni relations at Drexel University. She earned her Master of Science in education from Drexel University and her Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Scranton.

Philly Cheung Administrative Assistant, 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.

Dana Robinson Administrative Assistant, 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.

Lucia Volpe Assistant Director, Alumni Relations 215-955-2202

Lucia Volpe joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in July 2017. Previously, she worked in marketing and communications for The Main Line Chamber of Commerce and KYW Newsradio. Lucia earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Temple University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Jefferson.

Melissa Salazar Assistant 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.

Julia Barr Director, Employee Giving 215-955-0977

Julia Barr joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in spring 2016. Before joining Jefferson, she was an associate director of alumni relations and annual giving at Haverford College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and Latin American studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kelly Brennan 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.

Lori Ferro, CFRE Director, Annual Giving 215-481-2529

Lori Ferro joined Abington in 2009. Previously, she served as marketing communications manager and director of development for Mercy Health System. She earned a Master of Arts in communications from Temple University, a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Baruch College and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Janna Harvey Director, Annual Giving 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.

Robert Meyer Senior Director, Annual Giving 215-955-6043

Robert Meyer joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. He previously served as the director of annual giving at Fordham University. Bobby also serves on the board of directors of the Northeast Annual Giving Association. He earned a BA in communications from Temple University.

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 Development Associate 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 and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Jefferson.

Mark Turbiville Senior Associate Vice President, Advancement Communications 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.

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.

Lauren Evron Event Communications Coordinator 215-955-5303

Lauren Evron joined the Office of Institutional Advancement as the event communications coordinator in 2019. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in communication studies with a focus in interpersonal communication at the University of Rhode Island. She served as a lecturer of communication there from 2017 to 2019.

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 Digital Communications Coordinator 215-955-4698

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.

Mabel Luu Graphic Illustrator 215-955-4138

Mabel Luu joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Previously, she designed digital campaigns for a range of clients at an advertising agency. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication with a minor in fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Peter Nichols Senior Writer 215-503-1572

Peter Nichols joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Previously he was a senior writer in Drexel University's Office of Institutional Advancement. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ali Pajonk Communications Project Coordinator 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.

Thomas Parry Writer 215-955-1802

Thomas Parry joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. He previously worked as an independent journalist and teacher. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers Workshop and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Temple University.

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.

Kyle Richardson Editorial Director 215-955-8797

Kyle A. Richardson joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Previously, he served as editorial director at NAPCO Media and senior writer at AmeriHealth Caritas. Richardson brings more than 15 years of editorial, creative, and healthcare experience to Jefferson. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Pennsylvania State 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.

Michael Baratta Assistant 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.

Adrea Cope Development Associate, Corporate & Foundation Relations 215-955-8286

Adrea Cope joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Penn State University.

Emma DelVecchio Director, 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 Development Associate 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.

Laura Mateer Assistant 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.

Amanda Molinaro Development Associate, Principal & Leadership Giving amanda.molinaro@jefferson.edu

Amanda Molinaro joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in tourism and hospitality management.

Erin Morton Associate Director of Development, Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity 215-955-9418

Erin Morton joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Prior to joining the staff, she held a range of positions in corporate and foundation relations fundraising for science and healthcare organizations including Fox Chase Cancer Center and the American Association for Cancer Research. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Sarai Perkowski Assistant 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.

Matthew Scheuermann 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.

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
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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.

Suzanne Beers Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 215-955-6386

Suzanne Beers joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Previously, she held positions at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. She earned a Master of Science in nonprofit arts administration from Drexel University and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in music and communication/public relations from Rowan University.

Maddie Benner Development Associate, SKCC 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.

Kelly Connors Administrative Assistant, Office of the SVP 215-955-0402

Kelly Connors joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Prior to her role at Jefferson, she worked in IT marketing and account management. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Ursinus College.

Diana Elbanna Assistant 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.

Andrew Flanagan Assistant Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 215-955-8733

Andrew Flanagan joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Previously, he was a consultant for Stanford University Athletics and iQ Media, a Philadelphia-based technology start-up. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Villanova University.

Emily Flemming Development Associate, Orthopaedics and Clinical Programs 215-503-1499

Emily Flemming joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. She previously worked in fundraising and donor relations at Center for Family Services. A graduate of Ithaca College, she earned a Bachelor of Science in television-radio, with a minor in English.

Bob Francis Director of Development 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.

Katie Geary Associate Director of Development, Medicine 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.

Kaitlyn Hunt Development Associate, Neuroscience 215-955-1684

Kaitlyn Hunt joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services from Saint Joseph’s University.

Emma Laverty Assistant Vice President, Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 215-503-8679

Emma Laverty has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2014. She previously was assistant director of event fundraising and community partnerships at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from James Madison University.

Amanda Malinchak Development Associate 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.

Samantha Martin Development Associate, Neuroscience 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.

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

Michelle Maslowski joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. 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 Associate Director of Development, Neuroscience 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.

Emily Nist Development Associate 215-503-7604

Emily Nist joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in April 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and her Master of Science in sport business from Temple in May 2018. She previously worked with enrollment management for the online MBA program and the STHM graduate programs.

Sheila Rae Associate Director of Development, Neuroscience 215-955-8342

Sheila Rae joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Sheila earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in strategic communication from The Ohio State University.

Maria Schena Development Associate, Medicine 215-503-1501

Maria Schena joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as the U.S. marketing and sales director for Agriturismo Il Tesoro in Italy. Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Dallas.

Larry Slagle Director of Development, Medicine 215-955-6658

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.

Catherine Valentine Administrative Assistant, Medicine/Surgery 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.

Rachel Vetesi Administrative Assistant, 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.

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.

Lola Adedeji Administrative Assistant, TJU 215-955-7908

Lola Adedeji joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Previously, she worked as a legislative aide at the 5th Legislative District office of Senator Nilsa I. Cruz Perez. Lola studied political science at Rowan University.

Ryan Baumuller Director of Development, TJU 215-955-4126

Ryan Baumuller has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2013. Before joining Jefferson, he was a major and planned gifts officer for the East Stroudsburg University Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Albright College.

Rosie Blair Assistant 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.

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.

Joe Carroll Associate Vice President, Office of Information Management 215-955-2696

Joe Carroll has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2012. He previously worked as the senior data and market analyst for the development office at Princeton University. He earned a Master of Arts in human services administration from Rider University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Stockton University.

Samantha Boyd Research Data Analyst 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 Senior Director, 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 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.

Dana Carthen Administrative Assistant 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.

Michael Doyle Assistant Director, Prospect Research 215-955-4458

Michael Doyle joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. Previously, he worked on various political campaigns, including the campaign for the current mayor of New Orleans. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University New Orleans.

Janee Harris Gift Processing Coordinator 215-955-9197

Janee Harris joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Prior to joining the staff at Jefferson, Janee spent several years at UHS of Delaware as the accounts payable coordinator.

Gail Hopkins Data 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.

Evan Post Assistant 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.

David Ritchie Senior Director BI, Analytics & Data Services 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 Gift Processing Coordinator 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 Lead Gift Processor 215-955-8276

Sarah Staley 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 Director, 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 Patient Navigator 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.

Maria Rivera-Boozer Patient Navigator 215-503-1506

Maria Rivera-Boozer joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in January 2019. Previously, she served as a concierge and international care coordinator at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Global Medicine. Maria brings a wealth of knowledge to her present role and thrives off of fostering rapport with patients and physicians to provide exceptional service. She looks forward to assisting her team with the growth of Jefferson Signature Services.

Jaime Porter Vice President, Advancement Operations & Campaign Director 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.

Taylor Lescallette Associate Director, Advancement Operations 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 Administrative Coordinator, Business Services 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.

Tyler McGrath Administrative Assistant, Advancement Services 215-955-0435

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.

Kathy Wilson Director, Business Services 215-955-6621

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

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.

Maura Fortino Project Coordinator 215-955-8722

Maura Fortino joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Capital University.

Conan Louis, Esq. Associate Director, Planned Giving 215-955-1265

Conan Louis joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. In his nearly three decades in advancement, he has held leadership positions at Georgetown and Howard universities, and has provided guidance and counsel to institutions and organizations large and small throughout the nation as an independent consultant. Conan holds a BS in applied linguistics, an MS in sociolinguistics, and a JD with a focus on international law, all from Georgetown University.

Kathy Sarlson Senior Director, 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.

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.

Leah Kelsen Assistant Director, Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils 215-955-0817

Leah Kelsen joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in September 2018. Previously, she worked as a development officer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Leah earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Franklin & Marshall College and is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ilene Parker Administrative Assistant, Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils 215-955-6739

Ilene Parker joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in May of 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science in French and international business from Penn State University.

David Brownstein Assistant Vice President, Protocol & 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 Director, Protocol & Special Events 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.

Cara DiGregorio Assistant Director, Community Fundraising 215-955-6890

Cara DiGregorio joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in January 2019. Prior to her current role, she was a fundraising manager at the Histiocytosis Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Susquehanna University.

Jennifer Dunn Gabale Director, Advancement Special Events 215-955-2228

Jennifer Dunn Gabale joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. She brings nearly 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.

Nicholas Gaul Assistant Director, Protocol & Special Events 215-955-9902

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.

Emily Hauser Assistant Director, Protocol & Special Events 215-955-8496

Emily Hauser joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in March 2017. Previously, she worked for JP Morgan Chase & Co. as a financial analyst. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a concentration in finance.

Paige Kaltenbach Administrative Assistant, Protocol & Special Events 215-955-4712

Paige Kaltenbach joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Alanna Miller Administrative Assistant, Protocol & Special Events 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.

Jennifer Miller Gobrecht Director, Protocol & 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 Associate Director, Presidential Events and Special Programs 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.

Kristen Resh Administrative Assistant, Protocol & 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.

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.

Elly Johnston Assistant Director, Stewardship 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.

Katie Siegmann Associate Director, Stewardship 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.

Catrina Strubinger Stewardship Coordinator 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.

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 Stewardship Associate 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.

Amy Buick Director, Major Gifts 215-481-2792

Amy Buick joined Abington Health Foundation in 2012. Previously, she was a senior development associate with Koch Companies Public Sector. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Penn State University and an Associate of Arts from Bryn Athyn College.

Cathy Cawley Director, Leadership Giving 215-481-2036

Cathy Cawley joined Abington in 1998. Previously, she served as director of annual giving at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and assistant director at Northwestern University Medical School’s Development Office. Cathy earned a Bachelor of Science in telecommunications from Kutztown University.

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.

Lori Ferro, CFRE Director, Annual Giving 215-481-2529

Lori Ferro joined Abington in 2009. Previously, she served as marketing communications manager and director of development for Mercy Health System. She earned a Master of Arts in communications from Temple University, a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Baruch College and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Phil Kuhne 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.

Nicholle Lawyer Gifts Coordinator 215-481-2011

Nicholle Lawyer has been with Abington since 2002. Prior to her current role, she worked in the Department of Patient Care Services, most recently as program coordinator. Nicholle earned a Bachelor of Science in management and marketing from Penn State University.

Debbie Maha Development/Planned Giving Associate 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.

Kristin Rey Manager, Women’s Board 215-481-2508

Kristin Rey joined Abington in 1983. Prior to her current role, she was the assistant to the president of Abington Hospital. She earned an Associate of Arts in business administration from Manor College.

Radeen Scott Secretary, Women’s Board 215-481-2500

Radeen Scott has been with Abington since 2008. Prior to her current role, she was staff assistant to the president of Abington Hospital. She earned an associate degree in computer science from Berean Institute.

Lynn Shorday-Appelbaum Business Manager, Women’s Board 215-481-2052

Lynn Shorday-Appelbaum joined Abington in 2012. She previously was an entrepreneur and independent consultant. Lynn earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing from Villanova University.

Monica Simon, MSN, RN, GPC, CFRE Director, Grants 215-481-2021

Monica Simon has been with Abington since 1984. Prior to her role with Abington Health Foundation, she was an oncology nurse at Abington Hospital. Monica earned a Master of Science in nursing from Gwynedd Mercy University. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and received Grants Professional Certification.

Tracie Burruel Assistant Vice President, Development Operations 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.

Donesha Peak, JD, MBA Senior Major Gifts Officer 215-951-5353

Donesha joined the East Falls team in 2017 and previously worked at Temple University as the director of gift planning. She received her Bachelor of Science in health sciences, Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University.

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.

Lara Allan, MBA Assistant Vice President, Development 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.

Jeffrey Dubnow Associate Vice President of Development, New Jersey 856-566-5126

Jeffrey Dubnow joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2019. He previously served in development roles at Chimes International, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Loyola University, and Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his career in advancement, Jeff spent nearly 20 years in financial services as a banker and wealth manager. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and his Master of Business Administration from New York University.

Jennifer Baiada Special Events Coordinator 856-566-2061

Jennifer Baiada joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as an events associate at LEGACY Consulting, PR, & Events in Nashville. She earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship at Belmont University.

Kelly Hageman Corporate Manager, Special Events 856-566-5315

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. She co-chaired National Philanthropy Day for AFP Southern New Jersey Chapter in 2018.

Rachel Lippoff Director, Development 856-566-2089

Rachel M. Lippoff joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Previously, she served in advancement positions at Temple University and various community-based organizations. Rachel earned a Master of Liberal Arts from Temple University, with a focus on women and philanthropy, and has a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University.

Patricia McGowan Development Associate 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, Donor 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.

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.

Casey Burkard Corporate & Foundation Giving Coordinator 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.

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 Special Events Coordinator 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.

Jeannie Mungan Donor Relations Coordinator 215-587-3090

Jeannie Mungan joined Magee Development in 2010 and is responsible for gift processing, donor acknowledgement, and database management. She previously worked in human resources in the corporate and nonprofit sectors.  Jeannie is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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

David Pliszka Annual Giving Manager 215-587-3145

David Pliszka joined Magee in 2018. Previously, he served as associate director of annual giving and alumni relations at Temple University and has held advancement positions at both Drexel University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master’s in Higher Education from Walden University and a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication.