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AFP Staff List and Contact Information

July 21, 2016

The staff of AFP is always ready to help you with your requests. Find the right staff person you need and ask away. Don't know whom to speak with? No problem! We will direct you to the right contact.

For a specific staff member, please refer to our latest Staff Directory PDF below.

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Department Quick Contact Information

Media Contacts:
Michael Nilsen,
Vice President, Public Policy
(425) 241-4675 |

Fundraising Resource Center:
Tel.: (800) 688-3463 or (703) 684-0410 Fax: (703) 684-0540 |


Membership - Canada:

Chapter Services:


Foundation - Canada:

AFP Staff by Department

Jason R. Lee, JD Interim President & CEO (x451)
Rebecca A. KnightDirector, Board Governance Relations & Ethics Management, National Philanthropy Day registration, Celebration of Philanthropy at International Conference, Board Member Relations, Leadership Chapter Visits, Ethics Inquiries/Hearings, Board Governance Meetings (x444)

Michael Nilsen – Vice President, Public Policy, Media and Communications to enhance AFP's Public Policy programs, Lobbying and Government Relations (offsite: 425-241-4675) 

Terry Rauh - Chief Operating Officer (x478)
Heather Ellison – (Contractor) HR Consultant, Human Resources & Personnel Policies (x464)
Vera StoevaVice President of Accounting, oversees accounting and reporting procedures and audit compliance
Baterdene Yura – Staff Accountant – accounts payable, assist in financial reporting and financial analysis and audit preparation (x476) 
Robert Shannon, CBCP, ITILv3 – Director, IT, Facilities and Operations, information technology including internal customer support, helpdesk, hardware, disaster recovery, facilities, and operational support services (x468)
Richard Large – Systems Administrator, IT Helpdesk and system administration (x462)

250 King Street East, Suite 412, Toronto, ON M5A 4L5
Cynthia QuigleyDirector, Canadian Services, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, Canadian Council, Canadian Government Relations Committee, Chapter Leadership Forum (416-941-9212)
Taylor Murdoch - Senior Development Associate, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, annual fund campaign, scholarships and French language inquiries (416-941-9144)
Jessica MoerschfelderMembership Representative, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Canadian Membership inquiries (416-941-9212 x 224)
Sahar Vermezyari(Contractor) Program Manager for the Inclusive Giving Fellowship Program, developing a fellows program for education and mentoring around diversity and inclusion (416-878-5025)

Roselena Sandoval Zuria – Director, Mexico and Caribbean Services, Support of the Latin American members and chapters, Hemispheric Congress on Fundraising, INDESOL partnership ((52) 376 766 3239)

Jeff Rupp – Vice President – Center for Fundraising Innovation, Programs & Meetings (x487)
Vanessa MayoConference & Meetings Specialist, meetings and international conference, also scheduling of AFP Learning Center use (x445)
Chris GriffinProduct Development Coordinator, daily administration of department, committees, scheduling of AFP Learning Center use, Online courses, Resource Center Support, webinar support, salary survey (x494)
Jackie Boice – Publisher and Editor in Chief, Advancing Philanthropy, Freelance Writing Submissions, Press Releases, AP Article Questions (offsite: 540-891-2814)
Lee Anne Pirrello, CASE – Business Development Director, management of business development initiatives, including advertising, conference sponsorships, exhibits, strategic partnerships and content licensing (x460) 
John HendricksonContractor, Manages Chapter hosted in-classroom courses, specifically AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising course, AFP CFRE Review Course, AFP Faculty Training Academy and AFP Planning to Keep your Donors (x465)
Cathy Williams, Ph.D., CAE - Contractor – ACFRE Board, FEP, Research Programs (offsite: 703/794-2178)

Lori Gusdorf, CAE – Vice President, Membership & Chapter Services, Membership and Chapter Inquiries, International Programs, Diversity Programs (x449)
Sawanna Foster – Membership Representative, Database Maintenance, Prospect Mailings, Member Services (x471)
Tiffany Oglesby - Membership Records Management Representative, Membership Payment Processing, Overpayments and Refund Requests, Reconciliation of Financial Information with the Accounting Department (x492)
Taryn Gold – Director, Chapter Administration, Chapter Accord, Chapter Resources, Taxes, Leadership Workshops, Scholarships, Chapter Visits (x452)
Heba Mahmoud – Manager, Chapter Services – Chapter Website Program, Chapter Communications, Accord & Websites, Leadership Database, Chapter Accord (x486)
Mary MuiruriCash Receipts Assistant, Membership Payments Processing (x459)

Morgan Roth – Vice President, Strategic Communications, Communications to include AFP brand, website, public relations and campaigns (x457)
Nicholas Ricci – Director, Web and Content Management, AFP Website Maintenance, Web-based Communications, and Chapter Website Program (x474)
Giuseppe Carabelli – Creative Director, Design and layout of visual marketing, promotional materials and design of AFP website (x482) 
Todd McLaughlin – Vice President, Product Marketing and Operations, General Marketing Calls, Advancing Philanthropy Advertising, Secondary Contact Advertising Sales (x450)
Demond McWilliamsMarketing Manager, liaison for printers, design firms; online job postings,mail list rental, eWire ads, advertising in AP and/or any other general marketing questions (x473)

Melissa GusdorfDevelopment Associate, EMC inquiries, general donor inquiries, maintaining endowments, communication projects, donor research and stewardship  (x470)
Suzan Weihofen – Gift Processor, gift processing and acknowledgements, Alpha Society (x448)

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