Kristine Nasto, director of Foundation Services for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, oversees RWJF’s daily operations such as travel and meeting services, dining, audio/visual, fitness center, shipping/receiving, reception, duplicating and mail services and purchasing. Her office coordinates space planning and management, arranges special events, and supports conference room services. Her 10-member support team also assists RWJF national programs through travel and entertainment services, purchasing office supplies, meeting planning and Web conferencing. As she puts it: “we serve the business needs of the Foundation.”
Nasto joined RWJF in 1994 as a help desk specialist and then became assistant manager of Information Technology. In 2000, she served as special project coordinator in developing the e-strategy initiatives, which moved the Foundation toward increased online communications and grantmaking. In 2001, she moved to the Health Group as administrative coordinator, working with program staff to balance the Health Group’s workload, increase efficiency, and reorganize RWJF’s support staff sector. She views her work as contributing to “the tremendous impact the Foundation has on health and health care, especially for children and future generations.”
Prior to coming to the Foundation, Nasto served as coordinator of school state partnership programs for the Optical Data Corporation. She received a B.A. in communications from the State University of New York, New Paltz College.
Born in New Jersey, Nasto now resides in Hamilton, N.J. with her husband, Jim, and her two children. Active in her community, she coaches softball and cheerleading, serves in her church, and enjoys walking and fitness activities.