Office of Institutional Advancement

Staff Directory

The Office of Institutional Advancement is located in the Sheridan Building.

125 S. 9th Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-955-1635
1-877-JEFF-GIFT toll free
Fax: 215-923-5164

Leadership

Dale

Elizabeth A. Dale, EdD, MPA
Executive Vice President

Email Elizabeth
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. 
Read Elizabeth's column


Smith

Stephen Smith
Senior Vice President

Email Stephen 
215-955-6456

Stephen Smith, senior vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, 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 degree and Master of Education Administration degree from Temple University.


Kyle

Jill Kyle, MBA, CFRE
Senior Vice President
for Regional Advancement

Email Jill
215-481-4977

Jill Kyle, senior vice president for regional advancement, joined Abington in 1999. 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.

Office of the Executive Vice President

Campbell

Sara M. Campbell
Associate Vice President for Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils

Email Sara
      215-503-8696

Sara M. Campbell, associate vice president for presidential and leadership advisory councils, 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

Eileen Fitzgerald
Executive Assistant

Email Eileen
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.


Caroline Hill

Caroline Hill
Administrative Assistant to Elizabeth Dale

Email Caroline
215 955-6831

Caroline Hill, administrative assistant to Elizabeth Dale, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in April 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Art from West Chester University.


Turbiville

Mark Turbiville
Assistant Vice President for Executive Communications

Email Mark
215-955-7920

Mark Turbiville, assistant vice president for executive communications, 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.

Alumni Relations

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Cristina Geso
Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations

Email Cristina
215-955-8164

Cristina Geso, associate vice president of alumni relations, 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.


Charuk

Rebecca Charuk
Director, Alumni Relations

Email Rebecca
215-955-5052

Rebecca Charuk joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rollins College and a Master of Science in higher education from Drexel University. Rebecca has seven years of experience in alumni relations, university advancement and enrollment management and previously held the position of associate director of Alumni Relations at Drexel University.


Jensen

Anne Jensen
Director, Alumni Relations

Email Anne
215-955-1544

Anne Jensen, director, alumni relations, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. She was previously associate director, Alumni Relations at Drexel University. She earned her Masters of Science in education from Drexel University and her Bachelors of Science in communications from the University of Scranton.


Kopp

Louisa Kopp
Associate Director,
Alumni Relations

Email Louisa
215-955-2171

Louisa Kopp joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. She previously worked in alumni relations at Philadelphia University and Drexel University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in business from Drexel University.


Robinson

Dana Robinson
Administrative Assistant,
Alumni Relations

Email Dana
215-955-7751

Dana Robinson, administrative assistant, alumni relations, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She is assisting Anne Jenson, Rebecca Charuk, and Cristina Geso.

Communications

Berler

Shae Berler
Associate Director, Communications

Email Shae
215-503-5460

Shae Berler, associate director of communications, 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.


Butkus

Emily Butkus
Visual Communications Specialist

Email Emily
215-503-1842

Emily Butkus, visual communications specialist, 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 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media from Temple University.


Cindy

Cindy Lefler
Writer

Email Cindy
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.


Luu

Mabel Luu
Graphic Illustrator

Email Mabel
215-820-2031

Mabel Luu, graphic illustrator, 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.


Mahon

Heather Mahon
Associate Director of Digital Communications

Email Heather
215-955-9305

Heather Mahon, associate director of digital communications, 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.


Myers

Eugene Myers
Editor In Chief

Email Eugene
215-955-6890

Eugene Myers, editor in chief of communications, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Previously he was technical writer and editor at Family Design Resources Inc. and a development writer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and has four published novels.


Nichols

Peter Nichols
Senior Writer

Email Peter
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.


Nichols

Zachary Nichols
Writer

Email Zachary
215-955-9303

Zachary Nichols joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. He is a staff writer and works closely with the Department of Radiology. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.


Pajonk

Alison Pajonk
Administrative Assistant

Email Alison
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.


Plescha

Megan Plescha

Graphic Illustrator


Email Megan
215-953-3110


Megan Plescha, graphic illustrator, 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.

Corporate & Foundation Relations & Strategy

Gerber

Molly Gerber
Vice President of Principal Gifts & Chief Strategy Officer

Email Molly
215-955-1061

Molly Gerber, vice president of principal gifts and chief strategy officer, 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


Michael Baratta

Assistant Director, Strategic Writing


Email Michael
215-955-9284


Michael Baratta, assistant director of strategic writing, 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.


Cope

Adrea Cope
Development Associate, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Email Adrea
215 955-1684

Adrea Cope, development associate, corporate and foundation relations, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Penn State University.


DelVecchio

Emma DelVecchio
Associate Director Corporate & Foundation Relations

Email Emma
215-503-3869

Emma DelVecchio joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2016. Prior to her role as associate director, corporate and foundation relations, 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. 


Mateer

Laura Mateer
Assistant Director of Development, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Email Laura
215-955-7548

Laura Mateer, assistant director of development for corporate and foundation relations, 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-East Falls.


Molinaro

Amanda Molinaro
Development Associate for Principal Gifts

Email Amanda
215-955-9286

Amanda Molinaro, development associate for principal gifts, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management.


Morton

Erin A. Morton
Associate Director of Development, Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity

      Email Erin
      215-955-9418

Erin Morton, associate director of development for the Philadelphia Institute for Health Disparities, 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.


Perkowski

Sarai Perkowski
Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Email Sarai
215-955-0889

Sarai Perkowski joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Prior to her role as assistant director, corporate and foundation relations, 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. 


Scheuermann

Matthew Scheuermann
Associate Director, Strategic Writing

Email Matthew
215-955-8283

Matthew Scheuermann, associate director of strategic writing, 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.


Worsham

Zachary Worsham
Writer, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Email Zachary
215-955-9931

Zachary Worsham, writer, corporate and foundation relations joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Prior to his role at Jefferson, he worked as an advancement writer and graphic designer for Westminster Theological Seminary. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida in 2013.

Development - Academic

Repko

Lisa Repko
Vice President for TJU & Planned Giving

Email Lisa
215-955-0437

Lisa Repko, JD, vice president for TJU and planned giving, 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.


Baumuller

Ryan Baumuller
Director of Development, TJU

Email Ryan
215-955-4126

Ryan Baumuller, director of development, TJU, 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.


Gross

Colleen Gross
Director of Development, TJU

Email Colleen
215-503-2994  

Colleen Gross, associate director, regional giving, 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.


Herbison

Molly Herbison
Administrative Assistant,
TJU

Email Molly
215-503-7677

Molly Herbison, administrative assistant, TJU, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in December 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from West Chester University.


Schmidt

Gregory Schmidt
Senior Director of Development, TJU

Email Gregory
215-955-0435

Gregory Schmidt, senior director of development, TJU, has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2015. Previously, he held positions at Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Saint Joseph’s University and an MBA from Villanova University. 

Development - Clinical

Smith

Stephen Smith
Senior Vice President

Email Stephen 
215-955-6456

Stephen Smith, senior vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, 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 degree and Master of Education Administration degree from Temple University.


Agree

Jonathan Agree
Vice President of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs

Email Jonathan
      215-503-6058

Jonathan Agree, vice president of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and clinical programs, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Previously, he was a major gifts officer at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University.


Ahearn

Christopher Ahearn
Assistant Vice President of Development, Orthopaedics


Email Christopher
215-503-8862

Christopher Ahearn, assistant vice president of development, orthopaedics, 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.



Austin

Kelly Austin
Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Email Kelly
215-955-6383

Kelly Austin, director of development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, 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.


Cohen

Jordana Cohen
Associate Director of Development, Medicine

Email Jordana
215-955-1265

Jordana Cohen, associate director of development, medicine, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. Before joining Jefferson, she was a Development Executive at UJA-Federation of New York. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Science in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.


Connors

Kelly Connors
Administrative Assistant, Office of the SVP

Email Kelly
215-955-0402

Kelly Connors, administrative assistant, office of the SVP, 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.


DelVecchio

Natalie Di Nunzio
Development Associate, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs

Email Natalie
      215-955-0890

Natalie Di Nunzio, development associate for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and clinical programs, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in March 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Natalie previously held positions at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts and The Walnut Street Theatre.


Fala

Margaret Fala
Assistant Vice President Development, Medicine

Email Margaret
215-955-7556

Margaret Fala, assistant vice president, development, medicine, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2006. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Arts in music from Temple University.


Flanagan

Andrew Flanagan
Assistant Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Email Andrew
215-955-8733

Andrew Flanagan, assistant director of development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, 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.


Francis

Bob Francis
Director of Development

Email Bob
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 will support OIA’s initiatives on capital projects.


Geary

Katie Geary
Assistant Director of Development, Medicine

Email Katie
215-955-9454

Katie Geary, assistant director of development, medicine, 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.


Hunt

Kaitlyn Hunt
Administrative Assistant, Neuroscience

Email Kaitlyn
215-955-1684

Kaitlyn Hunt, administrative assistant, for the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services from Saint Joseph’s University.


Hunter

Sheila Hunter
Associate Director of Development, Neuroscience

Email Sheila
215-955-8342

Sheila Hunter, associate director of development for the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, 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.


Ingenito

Allison Ingenito
Administrative Assistant, Medicine

Email Allison
215-955-0388

Allison Ingenito, administrative assistant, medicine, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Before joining Jefferson, she completed two years of service with AmeriCorps at City Year Philadelphia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bloomsburg University.


Klein

Kathy Klein
Development Associate, Medicine

Email Kathy 
215-955-7908


Kathy Klein, development associate, medicine, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. Prior to joining Jefferson, she worked as the development director at Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius School. She earned a Master of Science in Education degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Delaware.


Laverty

Emma Laverty
Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Email Emma 
215-503-8679

Emma Laverty, director of development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2014. She previously was assistant director, 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.


Jinhee

Jinhee Lee
Assistant Director of Development, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs

Email Jinhee 
       215-955-8797

Jinhee Lee, assistant director of development for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and clinical programs, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2017. She previously worked on the Major Gifts team at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science and planning and public policy from Rutgers University.


Maslowski

Michelle Maslowski
Assistant Vice President for Development, Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Email Michelle
       215-955-0591

 

 

Michelle Maslowski, assistant vice president for development, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. Prior, she came from 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.


Nist

Emily Nist
Administrative Assistant, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Clinical Programs

Email Emily
215-955-7604

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


Shechtman

Jake Shechtman
Development Associate, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center & Clinical Programs

Email Jake
      215-955-3509

Jake Shechtman, Development Associate for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in May of 2018.  He previously worked for the Temple University Men’s Basketball Team, where most recently he served as Video Coordinator.  While at Temple, Jake earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College.    

Information Management

Carroll

Joe Carroll
Associate Vice President, Office of Information Management

Email Joe
215-955-2696

Joe Carroll, associate vice president, Office of Information Management, 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.


Bokar

Holly Bokar
Data Analyst

Email Holly
215-503-5458

Holly Bokar joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Prior to joining the team at Jefferson, she worked at The Nature Conservancy and United Way of New York City in advancement and strategy management roles. Holly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Science from Miami University.


Bryant

Amy Bryant
Senior Director Research & Prospect Management

Email Amy
215-955-4968

Amy G. Bryant, senior director of research and prospect management, 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

Dannielle Buchy
Senior Associate Director, Prospect Research & Analytics

Email Dannielle
215-955-2207

Dannielle Buchy, senior associate director of prospect research and analytics, 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. 


Carthen

Dana Carthen
Administrative Assistant

Email Dana
215-955-0403

Dana Carthen, Administrative Assistant to the Jeff Fund & Information Management Team, 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.


Dange

Nikhil Dange

Business Intelligence Delivery Analyst

Email Nikhil
215-955-9068

Nikhil Dange joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. He earned a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. He previously worked as a Data Analyst at Walgreens and Accenture Consulting.


Das

Suranjana Das
Data Architect

Email Suranjana
215-955-9368

Suranjana Das, data architect, 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.


Dixon

Kemar Dixon
Gift Processing Coordinator

Email Kemar
215-955-6516

Kemar Dixon, gifts processing coordinator, Information Management, 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. 


Hopkins

Gail Hopkins
Data Coordinator

Email Gail
215 955-4032

Gail Hopkins, data coordinator, 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.


Hrincevich

Amanda Hrincevich
Assistant Director of Prospect Research

Email Amanda
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 B.A. in Communications from Marist College and a J.D. from Widener University Law School.


Macon

Leonard C. Macon Jr.
Director of Gift Administration and Constituent Management

Email Leonard
215-955-4631

Leonard C. Macon Jr., director of gift administration and constituent management, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015 and has been with the Jefferson community since 2005. He previously served as Financial Analyst for the Department of Neurology. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Eastern University and a Bachelor of Arts from Cheyney University. 


Matthews

David Matthews
Information Delivery Analyst

Email David
215-955-2152

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


Ritchie

David Ritchie
Senior Director BI, Analytics & Data Services

Email David
215-955-6929

David Ritchie, senior director BI, analytics & data services, 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.


Roiz

Valerie Roiz
Prospect Research Associate

Email Valerie
215-955-4458

Valerie Roiz, prospect research associate, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in February 2018. She completed her B.A. in social work at Temple University and, after interning in development departments of various nonprofits in Philadelphia, she decided to pursue her career in the nonprofit sector. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership at LaSalle University and her certificate in Nonprofit Administration at the University of Pennsylvania.


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Sarah Staley
Lead Gift Processor

Email Sarah
215-955-8276

Jefferson Fund

Salazar

Melissa Salazar
Assistant Vice President Jefferson Fund

Email Melissa
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.


Carthen

Dana Carthen
Administrative Assistant

Email Dana
215-955-0403

Dana Carthen, Administrative Assistant to the Jeff Fund & Information Management Team, 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.


Gelman-Sheehan

Julia Gelman-Sheehan
Director of Employee Giving

Email Julia
215-955-0977

Julia Gelman-Sheehan, senior associate director of annual programs, 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.


Harvey

Janna Harvey
Director Annual Fund

Email Janna
215-955-8238

Janna Harvey, director, annual fund, 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.

Jefferson Signature Services

Dr. Brownstein

Kenneth Brownstein, MD
Physician Director Development & Signature Services

Email Dr. Brownstein
      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.


Ambler

Michael Ambler
Patient Navigator

Email Michael
215 955-9297

Michael Ambler, patient navigator, 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.


Rice

Persis Rice
Director of Jefferson Signature Services

Email Persis
215-955-5626

Persis Rice is the director for 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. 

Operations & Campaign

Porter

Jaime Porter
Vice President of Advancement Operations & Campaign Director

Email Jaime
215-955-0436

Jaime Porter, vice president of advancement operations and campaign director, 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 B.A. in journalism from Drake University.


McDevitt

Therese "Terri" McDevitt
Administrative Coordinator Business Services

Email Terri
215-955-6831

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's degree from Peirce College.


Salemno

Julie Salemno
Assistant Director of Advancement Operations

Email Julie
215-955-9296

Julie Salemno, assistant director of advancement operations, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in December 2015. Previously, she worked as a program coordinator for a non-profit organization. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Temple University. 


Wilson

Kathy Wilson
Director of Business Services

Email Kathy
215-955-6621

Kathy Wilson, director of business services for the Office of Institutional Advancement, has been with Jefferson since 1989. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Widener University.

Planned Giving

Repko

Lisa Repko
Vice President for TJU and Planned Giving

Email Lisa
215-955-0437

 

Lisa Repko, JD, vice president for TJU and planned giving, 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.


Fortino

Maura Fortino
Administrative Assistant, Planned Giving

Email Maura
215-955-8722

 

 

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


Sarlson

Kathy Sarlson
Director, Planned Giving

Email Kathy
215-955-9259

 

 

Kathy Sarlson, director of planned giving,  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.

Presidential Advisory Councils

Campbell

Sara M. Campbell
Associate Vice President for Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils

Email Sara
      215-503-8696

Sara M. Campbell, associate vice president for presidential and leadership advisory councils, 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.


Parker

Ilene Parker
Administrative Assistant, Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils

Email Ilene
215-955-6739

Ilene Parker, administrative assistant, Presidential and Leadership Advisory Councils, 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.

Special Events & Stewardship

Guthart

Janet Guthart
Associate Vice President,
Special Events/Protocol &
Stewardship Office

Email Janet
215-955-9136

Janet Guthart, associate vice president for the Special Events/Protocol and Stewardship Office, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Before joining Jefferson, she was the associate vice president for the Office Special Events and Protocol, Institutional Advancement, at Drexel University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in institutional and hotel management at Drexel University.


Brownstein

David Brownstein
Senior Director, Protocol & Special Events

Email David
215-955-9304

David Brownstein, senior director, protocol and special events, 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.


Dunn

Jennifer Dunn Gabale

Director, Advancement Special Events

Email Jennifer
215-955-2228

Jennifer Dunn Gabale, director of advancement special events, 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.


Gaul

Nicholas Gaul
Assistant Director, Protocol & Special Events

Email Nicholas
215-955-9100

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.


Hauser

Emily Hauser
Protocol/Special Events Coordinator

Email Emily
215-955-8496

Emily Hauser, events coordinator, Protocol and Special Events, 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.


Johnston

Elly Johnston
Assistant Director of Stewardship

Email Elly
215-503-2417

Elly Johnston, assistant director of stewardship, 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 degree in Behavioral Neuroscience.


Miller

Jennifer Miller
Associate Director, Protocol/Special Events

Email Jennifer
215-955-8387

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


Siegmann

Katie Siegmann
Associate Director of Stewardship

Email Katie
215-955-9929

Katie Siegmann, associate director of stewardship, 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.


Strubinger

Catrina Strubinger
Stewardship Coordinator

Email Catrina
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 Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Rider University and is currently enrolled in Rider’s Master of Business Communication program.


Sweeney

Chris Sweeney
Director of Stewardship

Email Chris
215-955-7767

Chris Sweeney, director of stewardship, 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.

Abington Health Foundation

Kyle

Jill Kyle, MBA, CFRE
Senior Vice President for Regional Advancement

Email Jill
215-481-4977

Jill Kyle, senior vice president for regional advancement, 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 Fundraising Executive, a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and Philadelphia Estate Planning Council. 


Bidey

Lisa Bidey
Individual Giving Assistant

Email Lisa
215-481-4446

Lisa Bidey, individual giving assistant, joined Abington in 2013. Before joining Abington, she was an administrative assistant at Fox Chase Cancer Center. 


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Amy Buick
Director, Major Gifts

Email Amy
215-481-2792

Amy Buick, director of major gifts, 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.


Cawley

Cathy Cawley
Development Officer

Email Cathy
215-481-2036

Cathy Cawley, development officer, 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.


Haggerty

Christin Cliggett 
Donor Relations Officer

Email Christin
215-481-2304

Christin Cliggett, donor relations officer, 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.


Ferro

Lori Ferro, CFRE
Annual Giving Officer

Email Lori
215-481-2529

 

 

Lori Ferro, annual giving officer, 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 Fundraising Executive. 


Nicholle T. Lawyer

Nicholle T. Lawyer
Gifts Coordinator

Email Nicholle
215-481-2011

Nicholle Lawyer, gifts coordinator, 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. 


Maha

Debbie Maha
Development/Planned Giving Associate

Email Debbie
215-481-4488

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


Rey

Kristin Rey
Manager, Women’s Board & Auxiliaries

Email Kristin
215-481-2508

Kristin Rey, manager of the Women’s Board & Auxiliaries, 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.


Shorday-Appelbaum

Lynn Shorday-Appelbaum
Business Manager, Women’s Board & Auxiliaries

Email Lynn
215-481-2052

Lynn Shorday-Appelbaum, business manager of the Women’s Board & Auxiliaries, joined Abington in 2012. She previously was an entrepreneur and independent consultant. Lynn earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration/marketing from Villanova University.


Scott

Radeen Scott
Secretary, Women’s Board & Auxiliaries

Email Radeen
215-481-2052

Radeen Scott, secretary, Women’s Board and Auxiliaries, 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’s degree in computer science from Berean Institute.


Simon

Monica Simon, MSN, RN, GPC, CFRE
Grants Officer

Email Monica
215-481-2021

Monica Simon, grants officer, has been with Abington since 1984. Prior to her current 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 Fundraising Executive and received Grants Professional Certification.

Jefferson – East Falls

Burruel

Tracie Burruel
Assistant Vice President of Development Operations

Email Tracie
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.


Molloy

Michael S. Molloy
Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Email Michael
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.


O'Brien

Chris O'Brien
Assistant Director of Athletics

Email Chris
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.


Peak

Donesha Peak, J.D., MBA
Director of Special Gifts

Email Donesha

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.


Rebstock

John Rebstock
Prospect Researcher

Email John
215-951-5676

John came to OIA in 2007 and supports the effective solicitation of major gifts through individual prospect research and the development of donor profiles. Prior to joining OIA, he conducted donor and grant research, and other development duties for a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Ecological Society of America and the Anti-Defamation League. John received his undergraduate degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in political management from The George Washington University.


Schreiner

Rayannin Schreiner
Data Administrator

Email Rayannin
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 non-profit 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.


Skomorucha

Robert J. Skomorucha
Director of Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations

Email Robert
215-951-2865

Rob joined OIA in October 2010 and works with faculty and staff to manage the University’s portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects. He also works closely with the Office of the Provost to provide support to researchers and other faculty and staff in all facets of government grant application and management. Rob previously worked at Widener University, where he served as the director of government and external relations. His higher education experience also includes serving as the assistant vice president for government and community relations at Saint Joseph’s University, where he also received his undergraduate degree.


Torres

Alicia Torres
Executive Administrative Assistant

Email Alicia
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 work flow. 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.

Jefferson Health – Northeast Foundation

Goldstein

Lara Goldstein
Assistant Vice President for Development, Jefferson Health – Northeast

Email Lara
      215-955-8797

Lara Goldstein, assistant vice president for development, Jefferson Health – Northeast, 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.

Kennedy Health

Gollapalli

Michelle Gollapalli
Vice President of Development & Executive Director

Email Michelle
856-566-5126

Hageman

Kelly Hageman
Corporate Manager, Special Events

Email Kelly
856-566-5315

O’Neal

Phyllis A. O’Neal
Assistant to VP of Development

Email Phyllis
856-566-2008

Sabatini

Joanne M. Sabatini
Prospect Research & Donor Relations Manager

Email Joanne
856-566-5309

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CONTACT US

Jefferson Office of
Institutional Advancement

125 South 9th Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone:  215-955-1635
Email:  giving@jefferson.edu