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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, CFO and Vice President, Finance & Administration
Leilani Pearl, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Rob Shaw, Vice President, Constituent & Corporate Relations
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
Kristy Pomes, Communications Coordinator
Colby Taylor, Web Editor


Community & Constituent Relations

Karen Hamilton, Senior Director, Donor Relations
Kayln Henkel, Senior Director, National Signature Events
Kama Sanguinetti, Senior Director, Chapter & Community Relations
Sara O'Hare, Community Development Director, Chicago
Mercedes Oliva, Director, Donor Relations
Dreema Stokes, Community Development Director, Miami
Damian Watkins, Director, Fundraising Technology
Lara Levi, Corporate Relations Manager
Annie Long, Manager, National Signature Events
Colleen Fischer, Community Development Manager, Bay Area
Sarah Osborne, Community Development Manager, Los Angeles
Laura Renna, Community Development Manager, Atlanta
Allie Tuten, Community Development Manager, Washington D.C.
Sara Teeter, Community Fundraising & Endurance Program Manager
Brooklyn Layton, Chapter and Community Relations Coordinator


Finance & Administration

Jackie Bussotti, Human Resources Manager
Amarilys Fraguela, Staff Accountant
Elyse Carrion, Executive Assistant to CEO
Glenda Saez, Receptionist / Assistant, Finance & Administration
Anaivis Charbonier, Accounting Intern
Jhonnattan Gonzalez, Accounting Intern
Joel Pathiyil, Accounting Intern


Research Programs

Fernando Cubillos, MD, 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, MSW, PD Information Specialist
Dianett Ojeda, RN, PD Information Specialist
Paula Weiner, LCSW, PD Information Specialist
Daryl Bustamante, Publications Clerk