Our Team

The Lymphoma Research Foundation team is a talented group of people who work to advance the Foundation’s mission to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.


Chief Executive Officer

Meghan Gutierrez is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to funding lymphoma research and education, advancing both the study of new cancer therapies and improved patient care.

An expert in government relations and health care policy, Gutierrez has pursued an array of public policy issues during her career, ranging from mental health parity and rare disease awareness to medical technology and the treatment of chronic disease. Read more


Communications, Programs and Services

Communications and Marketing
Kinya Harte, Director of Communications and Marketing
Nichole Musumeci, Senior Manager of Communications and Marketing
Penelope Andujar, Communications Coordinator

Patient and Professional Programs
Jesse Brown, Associate Director of Patient Education Programs
Piper Harmon, Senior Manager of Professional Education Programs
Mark Spellman, Manager of Program Operations
Victoria Kehs, Manager of Patient Education Programs
Cecilia Bouska, Education and Outreach Program Coordinator

Support Services
Izumi Nakano, Associate Director of Support Services
Victor Gonzalez, Associate Director of Support Resources and Strategic Partnerships
Uchenna Esomonu, Support Services Coordinator

Development and Individual Giving

Gary D. Jaworski, Chief Development Officer

Individual Giving
Michelle Steiner, Senior Manager of Development
Traci Scott Karro, Development Coordinator

Distinguished Events
Rebecca Rausch, Manager of Distinguished Events
Ashley Arnold, Distinguished Events Coordinator

Team LRF
William White, Director of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Dana Bork, Senior Manager of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Kea Paddy, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Coordinator
Aileen Tapia, Associate Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Coordinator

Finance and Operations

Database and Operations
Kyle Haines, Senior Director of Information Technology
Rachel Elmore, Senior Manager of Digital Engagement Systems and Reporting
Megan Denecour, Information Technology Systems Coordinator
Alaina Brodar, Administrative Assistant

Carol Flores, Senior Director of Finance
Carolyn Himmelhoch, Deputy Director of Finance
Amica Khanal, Senior Accounting Manager
Lance Vaughan, Junior Accountant


Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Whitney Steen, Associate Director of Research and Scientific Programs
Shequla Mason, Research Program Coordinator
Mary Lou Somma, Scientific and Research Programs Advisor