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Our Team

These are the people who work daily to carry out NPF's mission

Senior Leadership Team

Paul Blom, Interim CEO
Peter Schmidt, PhD, Senior Vice President, Chief Mission Officer
Amy Gray, Senior Vice President, Community and Constituent Relations
Oksana Cardini, Vice President, Finance & Administration
Leilani Pearl, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Rob Shaw, Vice President, Constituent & Corporate Relations
Elyse Carrion, Executive Assistant to CEO
John W. Kozyak, Chairman
Michael S. Okun, MD, National Medical Director
Ariel Y. Deutch, PhD, Chief Scientific Advisor and Chair of NPF's Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board

Communications & Information Technology

David Waugh, IT Director
Cathy Whitlock, Director of Online Communications
Colby Taylor, Web Editor
Madari Pendas, Communications Intern

Community & Constituent Relations

Karen Hamilton, Senior Director, Donor Relations
Kayln Henkel, Senior Director, National Signature Events
Kama Sanguinetti, Senior Director, Chapter & Community Relations
Mercedes Oliva, Director, Donor Relations
Damian Watkins, Director, Fundraising Technology
Annie Long, Manager, National Signature Events
Sara O'Hare, Moving Day® Chicago Manager
Dreema Stokes, Moving Day® Miami Manager
Allie Tuten, Moving Day® DC Manager
Sara Teeter, Community Fundraising & Endurance Program Manager
Colleen Fischer, Moving Day ® Bay Area Coordinator
Sarah Osborne, Moving Day® Los Angeles Coordinator
Laura Renna, Moving Day® Atlanta Coordinator
Oscar Villavicencio, Data Support Specialist
Brooklyn Layton, Chapter Relations Assistant
Kathy Tamargo, Constituent Relations Assistant


Jackie Bussotti, Human Resources Manager
Amarilys Fraguela, Staff Accountant
Derek Coughran, Junior Accountant
Glenda Saez, Receptionist / Assistant, Finance & Administration
Anaivis Charbonier, Accounting Intern
Joel Pathiyil, Accounting Intern

Research Programs

Fernando Cubillos, Director of Research Programs
Denise Beran, Programs Project Manager
Nadia Romero, Research & Professional Programs Associate

Patient Services

Adolfo Diaz, Director, Patient Services
Vaughn Edelson, Director of Education
Anna Hedges, PD Information Specialist
Dianett Ojeda, PD Information Specialist
Paula Weiner, PD Information Specialist
Daryl Bustamante, Publications Clerk