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AFP Staff List and Contact Information

May 6, 2015

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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  • Local: (703) 684-0410
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  • Direct Tel: (703) 519-8_ _ _ (Ext.) (Note: * extensions marked with an asterisk cannot be reached directly; call the main AFP number above and ask to be transferred).
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Department Quick Contact Information

Media Contacts:
Michael Nilsen,
Vice President, Public Policy
(425) 241-4675 | mnilsen@afpnet.org

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

Membership: mbrship@afpnet.org

Membership - Canada: cdnmembership@afpnet.org

Chapter Services: chapter.services@afpnet.org

Foundation: mgusdorf@afpnet.org

Foundation - Canada: cdnfoundation@afpnet.org

AFP Staff by Department (May 2015)

PRESIDENT’S OFFICE
Andrew Watt, FInsT – 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)

ADVOCACY and ETHICS
Jason Lee, JD – General Counsel, Government relations, public policy, federal and state regulations, Board Policies, Ethics Inquiries and Complaints, PAC, nonprofit law and general legal inquiries (x484)
Michael Nilsen – Vice President, Public Policy, Media and Communications to enhance AFP's Public Policy programs, Lobbying and Government Relations (offsite: 425-241-4675) 

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Terry Rauh - Chief Operating Officer (x478)
Celessa FletcherVice President, Finance and Accounting, Financial Reporting and Financial Analysis, Benefits Administration, Audit Management (x475)
Heather Ellison – (Contractor) HR Consultant, Human Resources & Personnel Policies (x464)
Anita King – Assistant Controller, Assist in financial reporting and financial analysis and Audit support (x442)
LaKeisha WashingtonJunior Accountant/HR Administrator, payroll processing, accounts receivables and benefits coordination (x479)
Baterdene Yura – (Temp) Office Administrator and Accounts Payable (x476) 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Robert Shannon – Director, IT, Facilities and Operations, information technology including internal customer support, helpdesk, hardware, disaster recovery, facilities, and operational support services (x468)
Richard LargeSystems Administrator, IT Helpdesk and system administration (x462)
Addis Mekuria – Web Applications and Database Development, Web, reports, database development (x467)

AFP CANADA OFFICE
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)
Kaelen Howard – Membership Representative, AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada, Canadian Membership inquiries (416-941-9212 x 225)
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)

AFP LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN OFFICE
Roselena Sandoval Zuria – Director, Mexico and Caribbean Services, Support of the Latin American members and chapters, Hemispheric Congress on Fundraising ((52) 376 766 3239)

CENTER FOR FUNDRAISING INNOVATION
Jeff Rupp – Vice President – Center for Fundraising Innovation, Programs & Meetings (x487)
Lynn Smith, CMP – Vice President, Meetings and International Conference (x477)
Susie Patch, CEM – Manager Expositions & Sponsorship, International Conference, Board Meetings and Staff Liaison for Conference Exhibitors (off-site: (513) 248-1633)
Vanessa MayoContractor, meetings and international conference (x445)
Rhonda Starr – Vice President – Education and Training, for the following AFP events: Leadership Academy, Hemispheric Congress, Learning Center, Webinar Series, NonProfit Management Institute, AFP Wiley Publishing Program, AFP Knowledge Expert, International Programming, International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising, Chapter liaison and Advanced Programming (x471)
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 – 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)

RESOURCE CENTER
Reed StockmanInternet and Program Associate, Develop topical blogs and maintain content, Research and respond to fundraising questions, Reports & Statistics, Maintenance of Resource Library, Resource Center and Chapter Resources (x459)

MEMBERSHIP & CHAPTER SERVICES
Lori Gusdorf, CAE – Vice President, Membership & Chapter Services, Membership and Chapter Inquiries, International Programs, Diversity Programs (x449)
Joseph Roadarmel – Manager – Membership Services, General Inquiries (x489)
Leslie Gilding – Membership Representative, Member Services, Database Maintenance, Recruitment and Mailings, Membership Renewals (x400)
Sawanna Foster – Membership Representative, Database Maintenance, Prospect Mailings, Member Services (x401)
Tiffany Oglesby - Membership Records Management Representative, Membership Payment Processing, Overpayments and Refund Requests, Reconciliation of Financial Information with the Accounting Department (x492)
Larry Hostetler, CFRE – Director, Chapter Services, Contact for US Chapters, Chapter visits, Chapter resources, Chapter membership recruitment and retention assistance offsite: (916-544-2024)
Val Lay – Director, Chapter Services, Contact for US Chapters, Chapter visits, Chapter resources, Chapter membership recruitment and retention assistance offsite: (614-266-9918)
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)
Pat Bjorhovde – MAPD - Contractor, Next Generation, Collegiate Chapter Support and Youth in Philanthropy Committees offsite: (520-299-4315)

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS AND MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
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 (x487)

AFP US FOUNDATION
Martha KirklandExecutive Vice President (x480)
Diane LaVigna, CFRE – Director of Annual Giving, management of Be the Cause Campaign (including calling program and direct mail program) and Chapter Impact Campaign (x446)
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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