Executive Leadership Team
Executive Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, President, Rutgers University Foundation
Kimberly Hopely serves as executive vice president for development and alumni engagement at Rutgers University and president of Rutgers University Foundation. Ms. Hopely leads the organization to fulfill its purpose: deliver resources and facilitate meaningful engagement to advance the mission of Rutgers. She is a member of President Holloway’s cabinet and is an officer of the university.
Donna Sestito, Senior Executive Assistant to the President
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Mark Antonucci, Ed.D.
Vice President, Operations and Strategy
Mark Antonucci leads Rutgers University Foundation operations and strategy, a division comprising information technology, records and research, human resources and training, and board management.
Susan Catania, Executive Assistant
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Vice Chancellor for Development, Rutgers—New Brunswick
Lavinia Boxill is responsible for the oversight and execution of the fundraising activities of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Ms. Boxill works directly with the Rutgers–New Brunswick chancellor-provost and the Rutgers University Foundation president to advance the core programs and priorities of the campus by engaging alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations.
Dulce Esperanza Almonte, Executive Assistant
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Vice President for Development, Rutgers Health
Will Green oversees all aspects of development for Rutgers Health’s eight schools and seven centers and institutes. Mr. Green works directly with the Rutgers Health chancellor and the Rutgers University Foundation president to advance the programs and initiatives of the unit, including grateful patient fundraising, third-party giving, major and principal giving, and leadership annual giving.
Louise Spedaliere, Executive Assistant
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Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff
Varsha Nakum is responsible for the administration and day-to-day operations of the RUF President’s Office. She serves as primary liaison to the university President’s Office and facilitates the execution of key initiatives instituted by the foundation president. Ms. Nakum is also responsible for managing the Executive Leadership Team.
Vice President of Central Fundraising and Donor Engagement
Irene O’Brien oversees central fundraising and engagement spanning all divisions of the university. Functions within her vertical include principal gifts, estate and gift planning, institutional giving and resource development, annual giving and stakeholder engagement, donor relations and stewardship, events, and communications.
Jenny Perez, Executive Assistant
Director of Campaign Operations
Scott Owens manages the operational aspects of the university’s comprehensive campaign and collaborates with foundation colleagues in central and chancellor-led units to use the campaign infrastructure to catalyze opportunities. Mr. Owens will manage the public launch and conclusion of a campaign featuring a decade of advances in academic excellence, building a beloved community, and maximizing the impact of Rutgers for the common good.
Vice Chancellor for Development, Rutgers—Newark
Robin Semple provides leadership, planning, development, management, and implementation for Rutgers University–Newark. She works directly with the Rutgers–Newark chancellor and the Rutgers University Foundation president along with her leadership team to advance the vision of Rutgers–Newark.
April Coleman, Senior Department Administrator
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Vice President for Athletic Development and Deputy AD
Shawn Tucker, a former Scarlet Knights football letter winner and co-captain, leads a comprehensive development program supporting Rutgers Athletics and student-athletes. Athletics development engages and stewards donors and alumni through leadership annual giving, major and principal giving, and the R Fund—Rutgers Athletics’ signature fundraising initiative. Now in his second stint ‘On the Banks,’ Mr. Tucker will spearhead the fundraising efforts for R BIG Build 2.0.
Stephanie Lombardo, Administrative Assistant
Vice Chancellor for Development, Rutgers—Camden
Charles Wright provides leadership, planning, development, management, and implementation for Rutgers University–Camden. He works directly with the Rutgers–Camden chancellor and the Rutgers University Foundation president along with her leadership team to advance the vision of Rutgers–Camden.
Edwina Thompson, Team Administrator
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Chief Financial Officer and Associate Treasurer
Chris Zraly leads the finance department, overseeing budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, compliance, endowment management, and gift acceptance. In his role as associate treasurer of the Board of Directors, Mr. Zraly is accountable to the board on all financial matters and provides support to the Finance and Audit and enterprise Risk Management Committees.
Jennifer Cascio, Assistant to Chris Zraly
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