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.


Elizabeth Cleek, PsyD

Chief Operating Officer | Senior Vice President

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

Ben Rodriguez, MBA

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer | Senior Vice President

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

Diane Asciutto

Chief of Staff

Supports the President, staff, and Board of Trustees with administrative, operational and financial support

Tara Dalton, MBA

Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

Supports all aspects related to accounts payable and accounts receivable management, bookkeeping entries and preparing financial reporting and analysis


Ann Bruder, MA

Associate Vice President, Programs

Directs program initiatives that infuse humanism and further the foundation's mission

Judith Friedland

Director, Gold Corporate Council

Leads outreach and strategic initiatives with the Gold Corporate Council, a group of leading healthcare companies that support humanism in healthcare

Melissa Hernandez

GHHS Program Manager

Brianne Lipford

Business Development Associate

Provides a wide range of support by assisting in outreach and strategic development of initiatives that promote humanism in healthcare.

Pia Pyne Miller, MPH

Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development

Leads outreach and strategic development of initiatives that infuse humanism into the clinical care setting and beyond

Stacy-Ann Morris

Project and Event Manager

Coordinates Gold conferences and convenings, and supports Gold Humanism Honor Society chapters and programs.

Michelle Sloane, MPA

Assistant Director, Program Initiatives

Oversees operations of grants and awards programs to ensure alignment with the foundation’s overall mission and goals.

Clark Smith

Program Administrative Assistant

Provides a wide range of support to the Program team to implement our many programs and further the mission of the Gold Foundation.

Louisa Tvito, MSW

Director, Program Initiatives & Gold Humanism Honor Society

Directs foundation programming and leads the administration of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.


Stuart Chizzik, MBA

Chief Development Officer | Vice President

Provides vision, leadership and strategy for the Foundation’s full range of development initiatives. Serves as a primary liaison for Board members and philanthropic partners.

Kerry Ford, MPA

Director of Development

Leads development department's efforts, including campaign strategy, event planning, and donor cultivation.


Brianne Alcala, MBA

Vice President, Communications | Editor in Chief

Leads the Foundation's communications strategy across multiple channels, partners, and audiences.

Stacy Bodziak, MA

Director, Communications

Oversees the Gold Foundation’s marketing and communications efforts for programs and development initiatives.

Irene Zampetoulas, MPA

Communications Associate

Supports the Foundation's marketing and communications initiatives, including writing stories, updating social media, crafting our messages, and more.

Bharat Kumar, MD

Humanism in Research Assistant Editor

Updates the staff, databases, and social media about new studies around humanism in healthcare; curates and compiles the monthly Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup.


Rimsha Farooq

Humanism in Medicine Intern


Sara Arfan


Meg Baoas


Kira Bonforte


Emma Covitz


Raissa Fernandes


Jerrika Kim


Isabella Kovacs


Christian Kursar


Ines Matheron


Olivia Miller


Marissa Ruggiero


Pablo Sisiruca


Antonia Thompson


Andie Wardell