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Office of Institutional Advancement Staff Directory



Elizabeth Dale

Executive Vice President

Elizabeth Dale, executive vice president, 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 more about her here.

Email:
elizabeth.dale@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-5138

Stephen Smith

Senior Vice President

Stephen Smith, senior vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, joined Jefferson in 2002. He earned a Master of Education Administration and Bachelor of Arts from Temple University.

Email:
stephen.smith@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-6456


Jonathan Agree

Senior Director
Development, Clinical Programs

Jonathan Agree, director of development, 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.

Email:
jonathan.agree@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-6058


Kelly Austin

Associate Director of Development, Surgery

Kelly Austin, associate director of development, surgery, 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.

Email:
kelly.austin@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-6383

Ryan Baumuller

Associate Director
Regional Giving

Ryan Baumuller, associate director, regional giving, 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.

Email:
ryan.baumuller@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-4126


Karen Brooks

Editor-in-Chief
The Bulletin and
The Review

Karen Brooks, editor-in-chief of The Bulletin and The Review, has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2009. She earned a Master of Arts in journalism and public affairs from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Delaware.

Email:
karen.brooks@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-6890

P. Kenneth
Brownstein, MD

Physician Director
Development and
Signature Services

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. He serves as physician liaison to the Jefferson Signature Services program.

Email:
kenneth.brownstein@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-2111

Sara M. Campbell

Assistant Vice President
Presidential Advisory Councils

Sara M. Campbell, assistant vice president, Presidential Advisory Councils, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. Previously, she was an independent higher education consultant. She earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from McDaniel College.

Email:
sara.x.campbell@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-8696

Joe Carroll

Assistant Vice President
Office of Information Management

Joe Carroll, assistant 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 the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Email:
joseph.carroll@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-2696


Rebecca Charuk

Director
Alumni Relations

Rebecca Charuk, director of Alumni Relations, 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.

Email:
rebecca.charuk@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-5052


Lauren Coffey

Director
Stewardship & Donor Relations

Lauren Coffey, Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Villanova University.

Email:
lauren.coffey@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-1684


Jordana P. Cohen

Assistant Director of
Development, Medicine

Jordana Cohen, assistant 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.

Email:
jordana.cohen@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-1265


Margaret Fala

Assistant Vice President
Development, Medicine

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.

Email:
margaret.fala@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-7556


Noelle Folkman

Administrative Assistant
Alumni Relations

Noelle Folkman, administrative assistant, Alumni Relations, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. She previously worked in the House Staff Office at Jefferson. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from Neumann University.

Email:
noelle.folkman@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-7750

Katie Geary

Stewardship and Donor Relations
Coordinator

Katie Geary, stewardship and donor relations coordinator, 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.

Email:
katharine.geary@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-5460

Molly Gerber

Assistant Vice President
Corporate and
Foundation Relations

Molly Gerber, assistant vice president, corporate and foundation relations, and director, development, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, 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.

Email:
molly.gerber@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-1061



Cristina A. Geso

Associate Vice President
Alumni Relations

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.

Email:
cristina.geso@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8164

Lara Goldstein

Assistant Vice President
Development, Surgery

Lara Goldstein, assistant vice president, development, surgery, 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.

Email:
lara.goldstein@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8797

 




Martina Grunwald

Assistant Vice President
Neuroscience

Martina Grunwald, assistant vice president, neuroscience, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in July 2015.  Prior to coming to Jefferson, she was the senior director of development for Neurology at Johns Hopkins University.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. 

Email:
 martina.grunwald@jefferson.edu 
Phone: 215-955-6426

 


Paul Gunther

Director
Development, Oncology

Paul Gunther, director, development, oncology, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2013. Previously, he was director of development for immunologic and inflammatory diseases, University of California, San Francisco. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from Kenyon College.

Email:
paul.gunther@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-9446

Janet Guthart

Associate Vice President
Special Events/Protocol and
Stewardship Office

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.

Email:
janet.guthart@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-9136


Janna Harvey

Director
Annual Fund

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

Email:
janna.harvey@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8238


Paul Hurd

Director
Development, Orthopaedics

Paul Hurd, director, development, orthopaedics, has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2003. He earned a Master of Science in telecommunications from Kutztown University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Muhlenberg College.

Email:
paul.hurd@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-0591


Anne Jensen

Director
Alumni Relations

Anne R. 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.

Email:
anne.jensen@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-1544


Michael Kay

Assistant Director
Research

Michael Kay, assistant director, research, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2013. Previously, he worked as a qualitative analyst and report writer in the healthcare and pharmaceutical marketing research industry. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Haverford College.

Email:
michael.kay@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-1165


Deborah Kocsis

Associate Director
Corporate and
Foundation Relations

Deborah Kocsis, associate director, corporate and foundation relations, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2007. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in urban studies from Bryn Mawr College.

Email:
deborah.kocsis@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-9418


Louisa Kopp

Associate Director
Alumni Relations

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.

Email:
louisa.kopp@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-2171

Emma Laverty

Associate Director
Development, Oncology

Emma Laverty, associate director, development, oncology, 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.

Email:
emma.laverty@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-8679


Joe Lynch

Associate Director
Development, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

Joe Lynch, associate director, development, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2013. He previously was director of annual giving for the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Science in corporate and public communications and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Seton Hall University.

Email:
joseph.w.lynch@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8342


Erin MacCausland

Protocol/Special Events Coordinator

Erin MacCausland joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. A graduate of Drexel University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in communications with a concentration in corporate and public relations.

Email:
erin.maccausland@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8496


David Matthews

Assistant Director
Donor Services

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

Email:
david.matthews@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-2152


Therese "Terri" McDevitt

Administrative Coordinator 
Business Services

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.

Email:
therese.mcdevitt@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-6831


Jennifer Miller

Associate Director
Protocol/Special Events

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.

Email:
jennifer.miller@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8387

Jessica More

Development Associate
Leadership Giving

Jessica M. More, development associate, has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2012. Before joining the staff, she was a corporate paralegal with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Colgate University.

Email: jessica.more@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-3970

Peter Nichols

Senior Writer

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.

Email: peter.nichols@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-1572


Chris Pester

Data Analyst

Chris Pester joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. A graduate of East Stroudsburg University, he earned a Master of Science in sport management and a Bachelor of Science in media communication and technology.

Email:
christopher.pester@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-5458


Jaime Porter

Associate Vice President
Campaign Director

Jaime Porter joined Jefferson in 2015 as associate vice president and campaign director. 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.

Email:
jaime.porter@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-0436


Meg Ratchford

Assistant Director of Development, Surgery

Meg Ratchford, assistant director of development, surgery, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2015. Previously, she served in advancement positions at the University of Chicago and Nazareth College. She earned a Master of Science in strategic fundraising and philanthropy from Bay Path University and a Bachelor of Science in recreation and park administration from Illinois State University.

Email:
megan.ratchford@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-6386


Lisa Repko

Senior Director
Planned Giving

Lisa Repko, JD, senior director of planned giving, has almost 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 for 11 years.

Email:
lisa.repko@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-0437

Persis Rice

Associate Director
Jefferson Signature Services

Persis Rice is an associate 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.

Email: persis.rice@jeffersonhospital.org
Phone: 215-955-5626


Melissa T. Salazar

Assistant Vice President 
Jefferson Fund

Melissa Salazar, assistant vice president of the Jefferson Fund, brings more than 20 years of experience working in development, marketing, and relationship management. Prior to Jefferson, Melissa spent several years in annual giving at the University of California, Irvine where she served as the executive director of Engagement and Annual Programs.

Email:
melissa.salazar@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-5510


Matthew Scheuermann

Proposal Specialist
Corporate and Foundation Relations

Matthew Scheuermann, proposal specialist, corporate and foundation relations, 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.

Email:
matthew.scheuermann@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8283


Gregory Schmidt

Director of Development
Jefferson Colleges

Gregory Schmidt, director of development, Jefferson Schools, 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.

Email:
gregory.schmidt@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-0435


Mark Turbiville

Senior Director
Communications

Mark Turbiville, senior director of 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.

Email:
mark.turbiville@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-7920


Kerry Walsh

Development Associate
Medicine

Kerry Walsh, development associate for medicine, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Science in health administration from Drexel University.

Email:
kerry.walsh@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-1263


Tracie Williamson-Burrell

Patient Navigator

Tracie Williamson-Burrell, patient navigator, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2014 and has been with Jefferson since 2002. In her role, she expedites appointment scheduling, visits patients and makes sure their experience of Jefferson health care is as convenient and comfortable as possible.

Email:
tracie.williamson-burrell@jefferson.edu
Office Phone: 215-955-6658
Mobile Phone: 215-906-8209


Kathy Wilson

Director of Business Services

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.

Email:
kathleen.wilson@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-6621
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