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Jeff Brown Executive Vice President and CAO Jeff is responsible for the governance functions for all Newman’s Own boards, Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, general administration, and planning.

Samantha Burgan Communications Samantha helps the Foundation and its grantees promote the work that they do and elevate their visibility, through coordination of communications outreach, creative asset development, project management, and more.

Diana Echevarria Program Manager Diana is responsible for driving the growth of the Philanthropic Enterprise Program, working with businesses that share the Newman’s Own model of giving all profits to charity, and the Foundation's Fellowship Program.

Faith Fennelly Grants Faith manages the grant making processes and programs, which includes working with grant applications, impact reports, measurement, budget tracking, and the database.

Bob Forrester President and CEO Bob’s 40+ year career has been devoted to philanthropy and support of the global non-governmental/nonprofit sector. A close friend of Paul Newman’s, he was asked by Paul to become the first president of Newman’s Own Foundation when it was created in 2005.

Eric Fuller Chief Financial Officer Eric is responsible for finance at both Newman’s Own, Inc. and Newman’s Own Foundation.

Shelia Genias Administration Shelia manages the office of the CEO and all administrative staff, providing coordination of meetings, projects, and special events.

Kelly Giordano Managing Director Kelly is responsible for leading the grants team, which includes developing, directing, and implementing the Foundation’s strategies, programs, and grants.

Rebecca Guerrero Grants and Communications Responsible for assisting the grants and communications teams with day to day projects and tasks

Bob Haggett Finance and Operations Bob’s role is to plan, develop, and implement strategies for operational management and reporting in support of all Foundation staff and grantees.

Alison Haigis Finance and Operations Alison executes the day-to-day financial transactions of Newman’s Own Foundation.  She is also responsible for financial reporting, human resource administration, and cash management.

Anna Harding Human Resources Anna is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and activities involved in Human Resources, including the administration of records, payroll, the retirement plan and health benefits.

Matt LeBeau Special Initiatives Matt conducts research and coordinates activities relating to strategic initiatives of the organization.

Alena Mazotas Digital Communications Alena helps to spread the mission of the Foundation and its grantees through storytelling via social media and the website.

Pamela Papay Special Initiatives Pam joined Newman’s Own in 1984, and after many years of overseeing the grants department, she has recently transitioned into the management of special projects, which includes conducting research and grantee outreach.

Jan Schaefer Communications Jan directs communications efforts for Newman’s Own Foundation, leveraging media opportunities and increasing visibility for both the Foundation and its grantees.

Kathy Siever Grants Kathy supports the grant making process ensuring the accuracy and integrity of grants info. She oversees the Community Partners Program and provides support for our strategic grant making initiatives.

Caitlin Smallfield Fellow Caitlin provides support for program development of the Newman’s Own Foundation Fellowship Program.

Nancy Viggiano Administration Nancy is responsible for the cleanup, reorganization, and maintenance of electronic records as well as providing administrative support.

Carolyn Woodard Administration Carolyn conducts information management and document preparation, including the creation of PowerPoint presentations for senior staff.

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