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

Kerry Ford

Interim Chief Development Officer

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

Brianne Alcala, MBA

Director of Communications

Leads the Foundation’s communications initiatives, including marketing, media relations, and the stories of its mission and its work.

Gwen Tundermann

Development Assistant

Supports development and communications activities


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.

Pia Pyne Miller, MPH

Director, Humanistic Healthcare Strategy

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

Ann Bruder

Director of Program Initiatives

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, MSW

Assistant Director, 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



Rachel Meier


Tal Singer