Leadership & Staff

Learn more about the leadership and staff who contribute to the mission and goals of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Staff by Department

    Executive Office

    • Richard E. Besser President and CEO
    • Julie Morita Executive Vice President
    • Robin E. Mockenhaupt Senior Vice President Strategic Initiatives
    • Marjorie A. Paloma Senior Director, Executive Office
    • Jill Baker Faulknor Assistant to the President
    • Joan F. McKay Executive Assistant, Executive Office
    • Wilma L. Packard Administrative Coordinator, Executive Office
    • Jessica Ruiz Executive Assistant

    Accounting & Finance

    • Peggi Einhorn Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    • Janice A. Opalski Director, Program Financial Services
    • Mimi E. Turi Senior Director, Program Financial Management
    • Anu Bangalore Finance Project Manager and Senior Analyst
    • Ketana Bhavsar Program Financial Analyst
    • Marianne Brandmaier Administrative Coordinator, Program Financial Management
    • Conswaila M. Diggs Senior Accountant
    • Arlene S. Dominguez Senior Accountant
    • Michele Evanchik Senior Manager, Program Financial Management
    • Helen Feliciano Accounting Assistant
    • Doris Sofia Guayanay Program Financial Analyst
    • Susan B. Halucka Program Financial Analyst
    • Carol L. Jefferson Executive Assistant
    • Rebecca E. Kamer Program Financial Assistant II
    • Sofia T. Kounelias Program Finance Associate
    • Christine Lee Program Financial Analyst
    • Tina M. Manfre Senior Manager, Tax and Investment Accounting
    • Jan A. Mihalow Senior Program Financial Analyst I
    • Christine Phares Program Financial Analyst
    • Daniela M. Phayme Program Finance Associate
    • Sharleen Rajput Program Financial Analyst
    • Ashley M. Ranji Senior Accountant
    • Bill N. Roell Controller
    • Megha R. Sanghavi Senior Program Financial Analyst I
    • Stephanie Santiago Program Financial Analyst
    • Tejal Shah Program Financial Analyst
    • Michele Ann Sochalski Accounting Assistant
    • Christopher M. Sowa Associate Controller
    • Mateusz Szalda Program Financial Analyst
    • Stephen A. Theisen Senior Program Financial Analyst I


    Facilities Management

    • John M. D'Allessio Director, Facilities Management
    • Tom A. Cheney Assistant Manager, Facilities Management
    • Cruzaldo P. Cruz Senior General Mechanic I
    • Brian M. Gorman General Mechanic I
    • Thomas W. Nelson Senior General Mechanic II
    • Dwayne Pancoast General Mechanic II
    • Peter Staszkiw Senior General Mechanic II

    Foundation Services

    • Kristine Nasto Director, Foundation Services
    • Barbara Ann Andersen Wellness Coordinator
    • Shawn E. Craig Foundation Services Assistant I
    • Mitzi M. Davis Administrative Coordinator, HRA
    • Dan G. Hetherington Media Services Specialist
    • Erin E. Johnson Manager, Foundation Services - Travel and Meetings Operations
    • Valerie A. Kearns Meeting, Event and Administrative Coordinator
    • Farrell M. Kornreich Manager, Foundation Services Multimedia and Business Operations
    • James L. Mendez Foundation Services Assistant
    • Anita K. Roberts Foundation Services Assistant I
    • Ellen Chattin Shaw Media Services Specialist

    Human Resources

    • David L. Waldman Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
    • Pat A. McFadzean Managing Senior Human Resources and Administration Officer
    • Krystal Burgess Human Resources Generalist
    • Cristal Elizondo Executive Assistant
    • Shannan I. Gonzalez Senior Human Resources Operations Manager
    • Angela C. Green HR Business Support Specialist
    • Tina Hlavaty HR Business Support Coordinator
    • Amy T. Malik Senior Human Resources Officer
    • Rachel E. Roth Human Resources Officer
    • Michael P. Shannon HR Business Systems Manager

    Information Technology

    • Stephen J. Downs Chief Technology and Strategy Officer
    • John M. Bednar Applications Solutions Architect II
    • Joseph P. Calabrese Director, Applications Technology & Data Architecture
    • Amy Dai Senior Software Engineer II
    • Don D. DeBias IT Manager, Customer Support II
    • Gail M. Goldfinger Customer Support Analyst
    • Dan J. Gross Senior Infrastructure Engineer
    • Carole Christine Harris Executive Assistant
    • Debra A. Heyn Senior Software Analyst
    • Kris Krawiec Director, Software Architecture and Development
    • Kim M. Lavan Senior Software Analyst II
    • Kris McDaid Associate Vice President, Information Technology
    • Christopher R. Moore Infrastructure Engineer
    • Christine Namur Web Development Manager
    • Jerry A. Pizza IT Manager, Infrastructure II
    • Radha M. Reddy Senior Software Engineer II
    • Matthew Schonberger Customer Support Technician
    • Christopher T. Seickel Applications Solutions Architect II
    • David P. Spies Customer Support Analyst
    • Sury Suryanarayanan IT Manager, Applications II
    • Robyn B. Tyminski Customer Support Analyst
    • Thomas Varouhakis Senior Infrastructure Engineer
    • Desmond L. Wattley Infrastructure Technician
    • Robert L. Woodhead Software Engineer
    • Syndia Wu Software Engineer

    Investment Office

    • Brian S. O'Neil Chief Investment Officer
    • Josue Amador Investment Analyst I
    • Cookie Anne Acot Administrative Coordinator, Investment Operations
    • Michael E. Aswad Managing Director, Private Investments
    • Karen J. Candelori Director, Investment Operations
    • Freddy Cheng Executive Assistant, Investment Office
    • Qi Feng Lau Director, Investments
    • Vanita W. Gaonkar Senior Investment Officer
    • Relvi Mehmeti Investment Analyst I
    • Zarah Lee P. Opitz Senior Investment Operations Manager
    • Linda M. Seveneant Administrative Coordinator, Investments
    • Joshua B. Stern Director, Private Investments
    • Warren M. Stock Managing Director, Public Investments
    • Yelin L. Wen Senior Investment Analyst
    • Howard Yu Investment Associate
    • Alexandra Yudkoff Senior Investment Analyst

    Law Department

    National Program Services

    • Adam Liebling Director, Grants Management
    • Tim Crowley National Program Services Associate
    • Debbie A. Malloy Senior Administrative Coordinator
    • Carole J. Salinger National Program Services Associate
    • Shakila Woltz Grant Assistant

    Office of Proposal Management

    • Lydia A. Ryba Senior OPM Manager
    • Patti H. Higgins Senior Administrative Coordinator
    • Joseph P. Miliano Database Administrative Coordinator
    • Katherine A. Pellegrino Administrative Assistant


    Program Records Management Center

    • Thomas J. Andruszewski Program Records Manager
    • Nicole Bianco Program Records Assistant

    Program Service Center

    • Montese Anderson Program Administrative Assistant
    • Michelle Arroyo Program Team Coordinator
    • Katie Barratt Program Administrative Assistant
    • Julia Bloyed Program Administrative Assistant
    • Judy Ramira Braune Program Administrative Assistant
    • Lisa Camille Brittingham-DuHart Program Administrative Assistant
    • Christine Buck Program Administrative Assistant
    • Ashley Cabrera Program Administrative Assistant
    • Jill A. Cunningham Program Administrative Assistant
    • Elise S. DeMeo Program Administrative Assistant
    • Laura DiFilippo Program Administrative Assistant
    • Cathy Goldsmith Program Team Coordinator
    • Julie M. Harris Program Team Coordinator
    • Kim L. Haston Program Administrative Assistant
    • Sharon Kakas-Cosma Interim Executive Assistant
    • Erica Kelly Program Administrative Assistant
    • Cynthia L. Kiely Senior Manager, Foundation Services
    • Helen J. Mathew Program Team Coordinator
    • Eden Angelina Patrick Program Administrative Assistant
    • Karen P. Reuter Executive Assistant
    • Janice Bonilla Rivera Program Administrative Assistant
    • Donna M. Russo Program Administrative Assistant
    • Mayra C. Saenz Program Administrative Assistant
    • Colleen R. Salvas Program Administrative Assistant
    • Kelly M. Schulthies Program Team Coordinator
    • Toni D. Scratchard Senior Administrative Coordinator
    • Bianca Angelina Segura Program Administrative Assistant
    • Dawn M. Southwick Program Administrative Assistant
    • Alyson C. Silk Program Administrative Assistant
    • Paula C. Silva Program Administrative Assistant
    • Betty A. Simmons Program Administrative Assistant

    Program Staff


    Staff Development

    • Cheri Indelicato Staff Development Coordinator
    • Jennifer Woods Staff Training and Development Officer