LRF Staff

About LRF

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

Marketing and Communications

Nichole Musumeci, Associate Director of External Communications
Rachel Elmore, Associate Director of Audience Analytics and Reporting
Mark Spellman, Manager of Communications Data and Technology
Paige Butler, Manager of Digital Communications


Kyle Haines, Chief Information Officer
Megan Denecour, Associate Director of Operations

Development and Individual Giving

Laura Wallenstein, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Distinguished Events
Rebecca Rausch, Associate Director of Distinguished Events

Individual Giving
Micah Banner, Senior Director of Individual Giving
Kate LeBoeuf, Director of Major and Planned Giving
Laura Pedraza, Associate Director of Major Gifts
Dana Bork, Associate Director of Stewardship
Hannah Millen, Development Manager

Team LRF
Fatima Hameed, Associate Director of Peer to Peer Fundraising


Carol Flores, Senior Director of Finance

Programs and Services

Sarah Quinlan, Chief Program Officer

Patient and Professional Programs
Jesse Brown, Associate Director of Patient Education Programs
Hope Avalone, Manager of Patient Education Programs
Eva Migliore, Associate Director of Scientific and Professional Education Programs

Support Services
Victor Gonzalez,  Senior Director of Patient Programs and Support Services
Izumi Nakano, Associate Director of Support Services


Sonali M. Smith, MD, FASCO, Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Whitney Steen, Director of Research Grants and Initiatives
Mindy Camp Fedida, Senior Manager of Scientific and Professional Education Programs
Tricia Mitchell, Research Program Coordinator, Research and Scientific Programs
Mary Lou Somma, Scientific and Research Programs Advisor