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Our Team

These are the people who work daily to carry out NPF's mission

Senior Leadership Team

Paul Blom, Interim CEO
Peter Schmidt, PhD, Senior Vice President, Chief Mission Officer
Amy Gray, Senior Vice President, Community and Constituent Relations
Oksana Cardini, CFO and Vice President, Finance & Administration
Leilani Pearl, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Rob Shaw, Vice President, Constituent & Corporate Relations
John W. Kozyak, Chairman
Michael S. Okun, MD, National Medical Director
Ariel Y. Deutch, PhD, Chief Scientific Advisor and Chair of NPF's Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board

Communications & Information Technology

David Waugh, IT Director

Paulo Pulido, Help Desk Coordinator
Cathy Whitlock, Director of Online Communications
Kristy Pomes, Communications Coordinator
Colby Taylor, Web Editor
Chanelle Kacy-Dunlap, Communications Intern

Community & Constituent Relations

Karen Hamilton, Senior Director, Donor Relations
Kayln Henkel, Senior Director, National Signature Events
Kama Sanguinetti, Senior Director, Chapter & Community Relations
Sara O'Hare, Community Development Director, Chicago
Mercedes Oliva, Director, Donor Relations
Dreema Stokes, Community Development Director, Miami
Damian Watkins, Director, Fundraising Technology
Lara Levi, Corporate Relations Manager
Janelle Salmon, Constituent Relations Analyst
Annie Long, Manager, National Signature Events
Colleen Fischer, Community Development Manager, Bay Area
Sarah Osborne, Community Development Manager, Los Angeles
Laura Renna, Community Development Manager, Atlanta
Allie Tuten, Community Development Manager, Washington D.C.
Francesca Villa, Community Development Manager, Boston
Sara Teeter, Community Fundraising & Endurance Program Manager
Brooklyn Layton, Chapter and Community Relations Coordinator
Raul Guevara, Data Support Specialist
Ronnie Conner, Data Support Specialist Intern
Roberto Nuñez, Data Support Specialist Intern

Heartland Chapter Staff

Jane Ann Gorsky, Executive Director, Heartland Chapter
Brian Riegel, Heartland Community Development Manager
Emerald Welch, Heartland Chapter Program Manager
Lori Williams, Heartland Office/Marketing Manager

Ohio Chapter Staff

Dan Davis, Executive Director, Ohio Chapter
Anne Wallis, MSW, LSW, Ohio Chapter Program Manager
Jennifer Mathews, Ohio Chapter Events & Volunteer Coordinator
Laura Gasbarro, Moving Day® Coordinator, Cleveland

Finance & Administration

Jackie Bussotti, Human Resources Manager
Anaivis Charbonier, Staff Accountant
Amarilys Fraguela, Staff Accountant
Jhonnattan Gonzalez, Staff Accountant
Elyse Carrion, Executive Assistant to CEO
Glenda Saez, Receptionist / Assistant, Finance & Administration
Binish Babu, Accounting Intern
Joel Pathiyil, Accounting Intern
Maynor Sandigo, Accounting Intern

Research Programs

Fernando Cubillos, MD, Director of Research Programs
Clarissa Martinez-Rubio, PhD, Director of Research & Centers Programs
Denise Beran, Programs Project Manager
Nadia Romero, Research & Professional Programs Associate

Patient Services

Adolfo Diaz, Director, Patient Services
Vaughn Edelson, Director of Education
Anna Hedges, MSW, PD Information Specialist
Sharon Metz, RN, MPH, PD Information Specialist
Dianett Ojeda, RN, PD Information Specialist
Paula Weiner, LCSW, PD Information Specialist
Daryl Bustamante, Publications Clerk