President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard I. Levin, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for ensuring the success of our mission, developing partnerships and opportunities and maintaining strong relationships with Trustees.


Ben Rodriguez, MBA

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Oversees finance, human resources, technology, risk management, and facilities. Manages infrastructure and administrative support for the Foundation.

Diane Asciutto

Senior Administrator & Assistant to the President

Supports the President, staff, and Board of Trustees with administrative duties including scheduling, communications and bookkeeping.

Nicole Napolitano

Senior Fellow, Humanism in Medicine

Supports the President and staff with administrative tasks, communications, and social media, and assists with programmatic implementation, including Tell Me More®.

External Affairs

Lori Abrams

Chief Development Officer and Vice President

Leads the Foundation’s efforts to engage private philanthropists and oversees day-to-day development activities.

Christine Simms


Supports the Foundation in its fundraising and stewardship efforts.

Kerry Ford

Director of Development Operations

Supports the development department with campaign strategy, events, and donor cultivation.

Brianne Alcala, MBA

Director of Communications and Marketing

Handles media relations. Manages development, distribution and maintenance of print and digital communications.


Elizabeth Cleek, PsyD

Chief Program Officer and Vice President

Manages all programs, develops partnerships and implements strategic priorities important for continuing the Foundation’s mission.

Ian Finisterre

Assistant Director of Programs

Assists with the management of all grant related activity and facilitates programs such as the Essay Contest and White Coat Ceremony.

Ann Bruder

Special Projects

Works with the Chief Program Officer and the Chief Operating Officer on special initiatives to further the Foundation’s mission.

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Dorothy Levine, MD

Director, Gold Humanism Honor Society

Leads organizational and strategic planning efforts of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Louisa Tvito

Assistant Director, Gold Humanism Honor Society

Assists with the administration of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Jessica Pellettere

Project Manager & Scientific Event Planner, Gold Humanism Honor Society

Assists with the administration of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Research Institute

Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH

Jean and Harvey Picker Director of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute

Responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan of the Research Institute.

Brandy King, MLIS

Head of Information Services

Provides research services for staff, maintains resources on humanism and healthcare and works closely with Research Institute grantees.

Ellen Hedstrom


Elizabeth Reilly

Research Institute Intern

Maintains the Foundation’s Twitter account and several databases; assists with other Research Institute activities.


Jonah Levine