Our People

Leadership & Staff

Our experienced leadership team is dedicated to the continued evolution and growth of The Children’s Foundation. We are taking the lead on developing opportunities to effect change.

The team at The Children’s Foundation is a diverse blend of inspired and exceptional people who are driven by our vision for improving the well-being of children. Compassionate and caring we use our diverse perspectives and strengths to continue to evolve our brand and partnerships to serve our mission. Together, we continue to use an entrepreneurial spirit to develop and carry out innovative programs and services as a strong and committed community partner.

Leadership

Lawrence J. Burns

President & Chief Executive Officer


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Doug Ferrick

Chief Development Officer


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David J. Lochner

Chief Financial Officer


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Jodi Wong

Vice President of Operations and Grants


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Our Staff

Gayle Berner

Program Officer


Gayle Berner
Program Officer
(313) 745-8890

LaVonne Compton

Gift Processing Associate


LaVonne Compton
Gift Processing Associate
(313) 745-4338

Elaina Conklin

Donor Relations Manager


Elaina Conklin
Donor Relations Manager

Tracy Eppler

Board Liaison


Tracy Eppler
Board Liaison
(313) 745-1933

Julianna Gonzalez

Development Assistant


Julianna Gonzalez
Development Assistant
(313) 964-6994

Therese Quattrociocchi-Longe

Director – Corporate & Foundation Relations and Senior Program Officer


Therese Quattrociocchi-Longe
Director – Corporate & Foundation Relations and Senior Program Officer
(313) 745-0138

Whitney White

Creative Media Manager


Whitney White
Creative Media Manager
(313) 993-7099

George Westerman

Associate Director Donor Relations and Gift Planning


George Westerman
Associate Director Donor Relations and Gift Planning
(313) 745-9344

Oresha Greenidge Foster

Director of Operations and Human Resource Relations


Oresha Greenidge
Director of Operations and Human Resource Relations
(313) 993-8122

Gina Jiovani

Marketing Outreach Coordinator


Gina Jiovani
Marketing Outreach Coordinator
(313) 261-9862

Dianne Johnson

Database & Donor Information Manager


Dianne Johnson
Database & Donor Information Manager
(313) 993-8815

Kate Kesner

Donor Engagement Manager


Kate Kesner
Donor Engagement Manager
(313) 745-8814

DeLaura Moeller

Executive Assistant


DeLaura Moeller
Executive Assistant
(313) 745-5422

Jill Nelson

Director of Marketing and Communications


Jill Nelson
Director of Marketing and Communications
(313) 966-2022

Cristina Paglia

Multimedia Specialist


Cristina Paglia
Multimedia Specialist