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Board of Directors

Founder and Chairman of the Board
John P. Dugan
Garrison, NY

President & Chief Executive Officer
Ken Berger
Glen Rock, NJ

Board Member and Treasurer
Kenneth Rose
Member
Morse, Zelnick, Rose & Lander
New York, NY

Board Member and Vice-Chair
Thomas Murray, Ph. D.
President Emeritus
Senior Research Scholar
The Hastings Center
Garrison, NY

Board Member
Peter Dugan
Sales Director
QPharma, Inc.

Board Member
Lisa Bernhard
President
LLB Content
Garrison, NY

Board Member
Michael Dix
Founder/ Managing Partner
Intentional Futures
Seattle, WA

Board Member
Mark Johnston
President
Van Wagner Communications, LLC
New York, NY

Board Member
Matt Giegerich
President & CEO
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
Parsippany, NJ

Board Member and Secretary
William von Mueffling
President and CIO
Cantillon Capital Management
New York, NY

Board Member
Richard Nathan
President
Tailored Technologies LLC
New York, NY

Board Member
Jeffrey R. Graubard
Founder & President
The Graubard Group
New York, NY

Board Member
Dan Weiss
Publisher at Large
St. Martin's Press
New York, NY

Board Member
Marie Wieck
GM, Application Integration Middleware & WebSphere
IBM US
Somers, NY

Board Member
Cheryl Black
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
New York, NY


Staff

Senior Management Team

Ken BergerKen Berger
President & Chief Executive Officer

Ken Berger joined Charity Navigator in 2008 after almost thirty years experience working in the charitable non-profit sector. He has held leadership positions at a variety of human service and health care agencies, both large and small, and has operated programs serving many underserved populations including the homeless, the developmentally disabled, the mentally ill, substance abusers, the medically needy, and persons with HIV/AIDS, among many others. Ken earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Buffalo. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. 

Ken has a deep passion for helping donors become wise social investors (charitable givers who see their donations as a long term social investment) by learning how to identify and then support high performing nonprofits. He also has a deep interest in encouraging charitable non-profits to perform effectively and thrive even in challenging times. He is a regular presenter at conferences on both the domestic and international stage, is frequently interviewed by regional, national and international media on nonprofit issues and has published numerous articles on issues affecting the nonprofit sector's effectiveness. In addition, he is the author of Ken's Commentary, a blog about his thoughts on the non-profit sector. Ken is also a LinkedIn Influencer and writes a monthly article on charity issues there. 

He is a member of the Alliance for Effective Social Investing and was a founding member of the Social Impact Analysts Association. He was also a member of the CFC-50 Commission which was formed under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to strengthen the integrity, operation and effectiveness of the Combined Federal Campaign (the largest workplace giving campaign in the world).

Tim GamoryTim Gamory
Chief Information Officer & HR Manager
Tim has been Charity Navigator's Chief Information Officer since its inception in 2001. He is responsible for the strategic direction, development and daily technology operations for the organization. Tim is the architect and creator of Charity Navigator's web site, proprietary database application, network infrastructure, and information workflow systems. He develops and maintains all components of charitynavigator.org and trains staff on the effective use of technology.

Prior to joining Charity Navigator, Tim was the Vice President for Alumni Affairs for the national educational advocacy organization, Teach For America. There, Tim served on the national management team and developed the organization's alumni association. He created networking opportunities for thousands of alumni by organizing dozens of local and national events, developing the alumni database and web site, and overseeing production and distribution of regular print and electronic communications. Prior to that, Tim worked as a public school teacher in Bronx, New York as a Teach For America corps member. Tim is a graduate of Marist College with a degree in communications.

Sandra MiniuttiSandra Miniutti
Vice President, Marketing & CFO
Sandra has been with Charity Navigator since the summer of 2002. Originally a program analyst, she is now responsible for all aspects of Charity Navigator's brand, all partnerships, media relations, communications, outreach, and data sales. She regularly appears on television, radio, and in print, commenting on the non-profit sector. And as CFO, she is also responsible for managing Charity Navigator's finances.

After acquiring her Bachelor's of Science degree in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami, Ms. Miniutti started her career in the for-profit sector with Colgate-Palmolive. While earning a MBA from Rutgers University, Sandra completed internships with the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum and the Morris Museum and then worked with a Rutgers professor to develop a business plan for the creation of a new non-profit called GlassRoots. Based in Newark, an economically depressed city in New Jersey, the mission of the charity is to provide area youth with opportunities to create glass art, and develop entrepreneurial and life skills. She went on to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for GlasRoots from 2007 - 2014. After completing her MBA in finance and marketing, Sandra entered the non-profit sector as a member of the development staff of the Morris Museum.
 

Sandra MiniuttiJoanne Reisser
Vice President of Development and Operations Manager
Joanne joined Charity Navigator in 2008 after 15 years spent running programs and services as well as raising funds for several non-profit organizations in northern New Jersey.  She has been affiliated with the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey where she served first as Director of Volunteers and then Director of Programs & Services, Children’s Aid and Family Services where she was the Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations and, most recently, as Director of Development for The Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless of Bergen County.  Prior to embarking on her career path in the non-profit sector, Joanne spent 10 years in the finance industry as a municipal bond analyst and portfolio manager, working at major investment firms in Boston and New York.

Joanne is responsible for leading all of Charity Navigator's fund development efforts including the annual campaign, grant writing and donor stewardship.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree Magna cum Laude in English Literature with a minor in Economics from the University of New Hampshire and has extensive post graduate training in both management and fund development.  Joanne also serves as Treasurer and  is a Trustee of Family Promise of Bergen County, an organization  dedicated to serving the needs of working poor homeless families in northern New Jersey.

Program Team

Leonie Giles Leonie Giles
Senior Program Analyst
A native of the Netherlands, Leonie has been with Charity Navigator since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University in International Relations and Psychology and has nearly completed her Master's in International Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A member of the BU athletic hall of fame and a former all-American field hockey player, she is the former assistant coach of field hockey for Drew University. She is responsible for charities dedicated to health, human services and public benefit.
Matthew Viola Matthew Viola
Senior Program Analyst
Matt has been with Charity Navigator since 2002. He has a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Binghamton University. Previously, Matthew was employed as an analyst with a Wall Street investment firm. Matthew evaluates environment, human service, and religious charities.

 

Vince Bogucki Vincent Bogucki
Senior Information Officer
After over 25 years in the Information Technology field, Vince left the business world for the non-profit sector. He worked as a technical consultant and business administrator for two churches before coming to Charity Navigator in 2007. Vince has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Wesleyan University. Originally a program analyst, he is now responsible for assisting with the support of the database, website and technical infrastructure.
Molly Graepel
Program Analyst
Molly holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from Haverford College. Before coming to Charity Navigator, she worked for the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research as an Economic Research Assistant.  She has previous experience working in microfinance both in India and the US.
Lindsey Struck
Associate Program Analyst
Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetorical and Communication Studies and a Certificate in Intercultural Relations from Duquesne University. She also earned her Master of Arts degree in International Development from Eastern University and served as a research fellow. Before coming to Charity Navigator, Lindsey was working in Moscow, Russia as part of the fundraising and development team for a local non-profit.
Ann Cannella
Associate Program Analyst
Ann graduated Summa cum Laude from Fordham University with a Bachelor's in Political Science.  She has previous experience working with non-profits in the US and in Switzerland.  Most recently, Ann worked at a political science research organization based in Montana.    
Taylor Duffy

Taylor Duffy
Associate Program Analyst
Taylor graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in English and International Studies with a concentration in Diplomacy and a minor in Spanish. She received her certification in Global Health from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Her previous work experience includes Sesame Workshop, charity: water, and Sustainable Jersey.

 

Georgina Pinsley Georgina Pinsley
Administrative Assistant
Georgina graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in English and a minor in Psychology.  She comes to Charity Navigator with an administrative background in both higher education and the non-profit sector. During college, Georgina completed a field study at a school for autism and participated in a service learning program in Costa Rica. She is passionate about the importance of philanthropy to societal well-being.

Volunteers

Bob Penna

Robert M. Penna
International Coordinator and Author
Robert M. Penna, Ph.D., has been consulting for Charity Navigator since 2009. He writes blogs, edits guest blog entries for Ken’s Commentary, and has co-authored several articles with Ken Berger. Dr. Penna is providing consultation services to help Charity Navigator move forward on its Results Reporting evaluation effort.  With grant funding from The Trustees' Philanthropy Fund of the Fidelity Charityable Gift Fund, Dr. Penna has also been hired on a consulting basis to work with us on the development and implementation of the organization's internal performance management system.  Since Charity Navigator receives many requests to expand our services abroad, as a volunteer Dr. Penna coordinates our responses to all of these requests.

He is also the author of The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox, a Hewlett Foundation-sponsored outcomes workbook for the nonprofit field, which has been endorsed by Charity Navigator.  Dr. Penna and Ken Berger have signed a contract with Wiley to co-author a book with the working title Charity That Counts: The Charity Navigator Guide to Intelligent Giving, scheduled to be published in 2015.  From 2000 to 2008, Dr. Penna was senior consultant to The Rensselaerville Institute where he made important contributions to numerous Institute projects including the facilitation of seminars at the Institute’s Center for Outcomes. He is the lead author of Outcome Frameworks, a book published in 2005 designed to teach donors and nonprofit managers how to select and implement an outcome measurement tool. Prior to his joining the Institute, Dr. Penna was a member of the staff of the New York State Senate for 13 years where he authored several significant pieces of legislation that went on to become law. His present work centers on the application of outcomes to nonprofits, capacity assessment, nonprofit communications and reporting, and the application of corporate sector outcome-based tools and insights to the work of nonprofits. Dr. Penna holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University with a specialization in urban and municipal affairs.

 

 

   

 

 
 
   
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