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Office of Institutional Advancement Staff Directory



Elizabeth Dale

Senior Vice President

Elizabeth Dale, senior 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

Vice President

Stephen Smith, 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


Fritz Ruccius

Chief Philanthropy Officer
Planned Giving

Fritz Ruccius, chief philanthropy officer, planned giving/trusts and estates, came to Jefferson in 1997 as the director of planned giving. He earned Masters of Sacred Theology and Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science from West Chester University.

Email: frederick.ruccius@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-8733

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


Lauren Coffey

Program Manager
Stewardship

Lauren Coffey, stewardship program manager, 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


Margaret Fala

Director
Development, Medicine

Margaret Fala, director, 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

Molly Gerber

Director
Corporate and
Foundation Relations/
Director, Development,
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience

Molly Gerber, director, 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

Executive Director
Regional Giving/
Director, Development, Surgery

Lara Goldstein, director, development, surgery, and executive director, regional giving, 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

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


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

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 Assistant to
Vice President, Development

Therese "Terri" McDevitt, administrative assistant to the vice president of development and Office of Institutional Advancement COO and 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


Cory Miller

Director
Alumni Relations

Cory Miller, interim director, alumni relations, joined Jefferson in 2012. Previously she was network and communications director of the Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative. She earned a Master of Science in arts administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from College of Charleston.

Email:
cory.miller@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-6929


Jennifer Miller

Protocol/Special Events
Coordinator

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


Stacey Miller

Assistant Director
Web-Based Communications

Stacey Miller, assistant director of web-based communications, joined Jefferson in 2013. Previously she was an editor at Merion Matters publishing company. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Email:
stacey.miller@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-4354

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

Kelly Rice

Protocol/Special Events
Coordinator

Kelly Rice joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2013. Previously she was assistant business manager at Stillman Volvo. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University.

Email: kelly.rice@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-9100

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


Michael Sutton

Associate Director
Regional Giving

Michael Sutton, associate director, regional giving, has been with the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2013. Previously, Sutton was a manager with Univest Bank and Trust Company in Souderton, PA. He earned a dual Bachelor of Arts in history and international relations from Harvard College.

Email:
michael.sutton@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-503-7677


Latonia Talley

Administrative Assistant
Major Gift Officers

Latonia Talley, administrative assistant for major gift officers for the Office of Institutional Advancement, has been with Jefferson since 2008. She earned an associate degree in business management.

Email:
latonia.talley@jefferson.edu
Phone: 215-955-4955


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


Kathy Wilson

Business Manager

Kathy Wilson, business manager 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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