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

Communications and Marketing

Kinya Harte, Director of Communications and Marketing
Nichole Musumeci, Associate Director of External Communications
Penelope Andujar, Communications Coordinator

Database and Operations

Kyle Haines, Chief Information Officer
Rachel Elmore, Senior Manager of Digital Engagement Systems and Reporting
Megan Denecour, Information Technology Systems Coordinator

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, Associate Director of Major Gifts
Hannah Millen, Development Coordinator

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


Carol Flores, Senior Director of Finance
Amica Khanal, Associate Director of Finance

Programs and Services

Sarah Quinlan, Senior Director of Programs and Strategy

Patient and Professional Programs
Jesse Brown, Associate Director of Patient Education Programs
Hope Avalone, Manager of Patient Education Programs
Mark Spellman, Manager of Program Operations

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


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