Our Staff


Senior Leadership

Elise Westhoff

Elise Westhoff President and CEO, Board Member

Debi Ghate

Debi Ghate Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

Katherine Haley

Katherine Haley Vice President of Programs

Christie Herrera

Christie Herrera Executive Director, Alliance for Charitable Excellence

Brandon Millett

Brandon Millett Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Amanda Rossie

Amanda Rossie Chief Operating Officer


Victoria Bell

Victoria Bell Assistant Director of K-12 Education Relationships

Anna Bobb

Anna Bobb Director of Health Programs

Christina Bussie

Christina Bussie Office Manager

Beca Bruder

Beca Bruder Executive Assistant to the President Emeritus

Pat Burke

Pat Burke Assistant Director of K-12 Education Programming

Alexandra Carlier

Alexandra Carlier Creative Services Manager

Tina Cordova

Tina Cordova Director of Events

Alysa Davis

Alysa Davis Health Program Coordinator

Joanne Florino

Joanne Florino Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Mary Margaret Holden

Mary Margaret Holden Events Assistant

Molly Kincaid

Molly Kincaid Director of Marketing and Communications

Suzi Marchena

Suzi Marchena Director of Finance and Human Resources

Ben Martin

Ben Martin Development Coordinator

Ashley May

Ashley May Managing Editor

Tony Mayer

Tony Mayer Director of Economic Opportunity Programs

Adam Meyerson

Adam Meyerson President Emeritus

Eric Peterman

Eric Peterman Research and Data Manager

Shaun Rieley

Shaun Rieley Director of Civics and Veterans Programs

Megan Schmidt

Megan Schmidt Program Manager, Alliance for Charitable Excellence

Madeline Fry Schultz

Madeline Fry Schultz Assistant Magazine and Digital Editor

Tareea Smith

Tareea Smith Event Marketing Manager

Sandra Swirski

Sandra Swirski Executive Director, Alliance for Charitable Reform

Jeanie Truslow

Jeanie Truslow Acting Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Rachel Verdejo

Rachel Verdejo Director of Foundation Relations

Taryn Wolf

Taryn Wolf Creative Director

Karl Zinsmeister

Karl Zinsmeister Editor-In-Chief, Publications