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Board and Staff

 
 

Board of Directors

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

President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Thatcher
New York, NY

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

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

Board Member
Luke Beatty
Head of Product
AOL Inc.
Denver, CO

Board Member
Peter Dugan
Vice President, Business Development
PDS Preclinical Data Systems, Inc.
Mount Arlington, NJ

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

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

Board Member
Kern Schireson
EVP, Data Strategy & Consumer Intelligence
Viacom Media Networks
New York, NY

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

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

Board Member
Jeffrey R. Graubard
Managing Director
Gibbs-rbb Strategic Communications
New York, NY 

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

Board Member
Marie Wieck
GM, Middleware
IBM Corp.
Somers, NY

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

Board Member
Paul Guillaro
President
Unicorn Contracting Corporation
Cold Spring, NY

 

 


Staff

Michael ThatcherMichael Thatcher
President and CEO
Michael provides direction and leadership at Charity Navigator as they strive to guide intelligent giving and advance a more effective and responsive philanthropic marketplace in which donors and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome the world’s most persistent challenges.
 
Prior to joining Charity Navigator Michael spent more than 15 years with Microsoft, the last 10 of which as their Public Sector Chief Technology Officer (CTO) responsible for technology policy initiatives and engagements with government and academic leaders in the Asia, Middle-East and Africa.  Based in Singapore from 2010-15, he led a team of nationally focused CTOs and technical development strategists across greater Asia. 
 
Over the years Michael has held various board seats within the nonprofit sector focused on humanitarian issues, the arts, the environment and information technology standards development.  His experiences also include technically supporting oceanographic research for Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution and co-founding and directing the international performing arts organization, Dance Music Light.  He holds several patents in enterprise systems management and has a degree in Music from Columbia University in New York.

Tim GamoryTim Gamory
Chief Product Officer
Tim has been with Charity Navigator since its inception.  As Chief Product Officer he is responsible for leading product strategy, UI/UX, development of Charity Navigator’s product roadmap, and the management of systems and processes to deliver experiences that will delight, inspire, and grow our online community of intelligent givers. Just prior to the CPO role, Tim served as Acting COO, managing all day-to-day activities of the organization, and for 13 years he served as Charity Navigator's CIO. Tim is the original architect and creator of Charity Navigator's website and internal rating application.

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. 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.

Leonie Giles Leonie Giles
Senior Program Analyst
Leonie is responsible for managing the Program Analyst Team, and is also responsible for quality control of the charity evaluations posted on the website, and works towards the continuous improvement of the charity evaluation system and process. She has dual degrees from Boston University, where she is in the Athletic Hall of Fame and still shows up at the top of the Field Hockey records book. These days she still roots for the Terriers, the New York Giants, and any team her kids play on. She enjoys kickboxing, reading, and her family.
Matthew Viola Matthew Viola
Senior Program Analyst
Matt hires, trains and manages the members of the Program Analyst team, ensuring that all team functions are operating properly and efficiently. Matt is also responsible for quality control of the charity evaluations posted on the website, and works towards the continuous improvement of the charity evaluation system and process. Prior to joining Charity Navigator, Matt was employed as an analyst with a Wall Street investment firm. He has a degree in finance from Binghamton University (Go Bear Cats!). An avid sports fan, he roots for the New Jersey Devils, New York Yankees and the New York Giants. When not in the office, he enjoys playing golf, reading and most of all, spending time with his family.
Vince Bogucki

Vincent Bogucki
Chief Information Officer
Vince joined Charity Navigator as a Program Analyst and has filled several roles in the Information Technology department since that time.  Now as CIO, he has overall responsibility for Charity Navigator's technical infrastructure, data integrity, and internal systems development and support.  He has over 40 years as an Information Technology professional, working in the Insurance and Banking industries before moving into the nonprofit sector.  Outside the office, Vince enjoys cooking and is an avid amateur musician, singing with community choirs and playing piano

Lindsey Struck
Business Development & Partnerships
Lindsey is responsible for identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships for the organization that create leverage for the distribution and enhancement of Charity Navigator’s products and services. Her work helps create new opportunities that support the organization’s brand and influence in the sector, and ultimately helps donors make the greatest impact with their charitable contributions. 
 
Lindsey has a background in fundraising, marketing, and cross-cultural communication. She began her nonprofit career working with at-risk political and war refugees through her role managing the development efforts of a nonprofit in Moscow, Russia. Lindsey later returned to the United States to complete her MA in International Development before joining Charity Navigator as an analyst in 2013.
 
When she isn't scouting new possibilities for sector collaboration, improving the taxonomy of charities we rate, or convening the Donor Advisory Issuance Committee, Lindsey is busy crocheting amigurumi animals, rock climbing, or can be found planning her next trip. She also channels her inner DIY spirit as CN's official resident card maker.
Taylor Duffy

Taylor Duffy
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.

Marwah Maasarani Marwah Maasarani
Associate Program Analyst
Marwah graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies. She has previous non-profit experience working at the Council for Economic Education, a 501(c)(3) based in New York City. During college, Marwah volunteered at Empowerment through Integration (ETI), a nascent non-profit in Massachusetts working to integrate disabled youth in developing countries into their societies.
Kevin Doyle Kevin Doyle
Associate Program Analyst
Kevin is responsible for data collection, research, analysis, and evaluation of the performance of America's largest charities. He also works towards improving the evaluation system and process. Before he joined Charity Navigator, Kevin worked as a community organizer and field manager with Clean Water Action, a national nonprofit dedicated to protecting the environment and public health. He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Psychology. Kevin spends his time playing board and computer games, improving his bowling average, and rooting fruitlessly for the New York Mets and Liverpool Football Club.
Katelynn Rusnock

Katelynn Rusnock
Associate Program Analyst
Katie is a part of Charity Navigator’s analyst team, and is responsible for data collection, research, analysis, and evaluation of the performance of America’s largest charities. She also works towards improving the evaluation system and process. Prior to joining Charity Navigator , Katie graduated from Wagner College with a B.A. in International Affairs and a minor in Journalism. During college, she worked as part of the communications and development team at Worldwide Orphans Foundation and as a reporting intern at Gannett's Washington Bureau and the Staten Island Advance.

Nancy Sadek

Nancy Sadek
HR and Finance Manager
Nancy ensures smooth daily operations and efficiency of the organization, including leadership of our finance, human resources, and office management functions. Prior to joining Charity Navigator, Nancy worked for an international human rights organization and coordinated humanitarian aid shipments to the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Nancy has a degree in political science from William Paterson University and joins Charity Navigator with a passion in philanthropy, nonprofit management and women’s issues. When not in the office, she enjoys all things food, yoga, and spending time with family. 

Ashley Post

Ashley Post
Development Associate
Ashley graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. After graduating, she completed a term of service with AmeriCorps VISTA at Community Action Team in St. Helens, Oregon, where she worked as a Fund Developer. She comes to Charity Navigator with a background in fundraising and development as well office administration. When she's not at work, Ashley enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and watching animal videos on the internet.

Matt Dragon Matthew Dragon
Senior Sofware Engineer
Prior to Charity Navigator, Matt worked for Johns Hopkins University for 10 years. He works closely with the Chief Product Officer and is responsible for developing Charity Navigator’s website and internal applications.  He also provides input on technology for internal process improvement projects. He has a B.S. from Johns Hopkins University in Computer Science with a  minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. Outside of work he spends time with his wife and daughter and roots for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Brittany Delaney Brittany Delaney
Associate Program Analyst
Brittany is responsible for data collection, research, analysis, and evaluation of the performance of America’s largest charities. Prior to joining the CN team, Brittany graduated from Montclair State University with a B.A. in Family and Child Studies, with a concentration in Family Services. While in college, Brittany was a Program Assistant Intern for The Diabetes Foundation Inc., a small, but bustling non-profit agency catering to New Jersey residents who do not have the necessary resources to maintain the terrible disease. She also spent her time volunteering for the 55 Kip Center, a local senior citizen center providing various services to the elder community. In Brittany’s spare time, she greatly enjoys cooking, posting pure deliciousness to her food blog, and spending quality time with her husband and little corgi Zoey. 
Mariah Ross

Mariah Ross
Associate Program Analyst
Mariah is responsible for data collection, research, analysis, and evaluation of the performance of America’s largest charities. Prior to joining the Program Analyst team, Mariah graduated with honors from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Diplomacy and International Relations and minors in Economics and French. During college, she held an executive internship position with the African Rainforest Conservancy, a nonprofit which works to restore African rainforests through grassroots conservation and community development. She also spent time volunteering as an ESL tutor. When she’s not hard at work, Mariah enjoys reading, yoga, and taking weekend road trips.

Danielle Francois

Danielle Francois
Administrative Assistant
Danielle is responsible for providing assistance in the areas of facilities, financial record keeping, scheduling management and communications.  Prior to joining Charity Navigator, Danielle worked for an evidence-based program aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect by providing in-home services to families. Danielle received her B.A. in Anthropology, with a concentration in Community Development from Montclair State University.

Currently she is working to receive her Master’s degree in Public Health with an anticipated graduation date of May 2016. When she is not working or completing assignments, Danielle likes to get reacquainted with her friends and family that she has not seen during the semesters, hike, read ethnographies, bake, and Netflix-binge. 

 

 

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