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The Foundation's Team

Leadership

David Kinahan Headshot

David Kinahan

President

860.837.5710 dkinahan [at] connecticutchildrens.org
Alison Auciello

Alison Auciello

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

860.837.5721 aauciello [at] connecticutchildrens.org
Dianna Pategas

Dianna Pategas

Vice President, Donor Relations and Stewardship

860.837.5722 dpategas [at] connecticutchildrens.org
Bree Pelczar

Bree Pelczar

Vice President, Philanthropic Events and Engagement

860.837.5713 bpelczar [at] connecticutchildrens.org
Mana Zarinejad

Mana Zarinejad

Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations

860.837.5719 mzarinejad [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Administration

David Kinahan Headshot

David Kinahan

President

860.837.5710 dkinahan [at] connecticutchildrens.org
Alison Auciello

Alison Auciello

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

860.837.5721 aauciello [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Eileen Schwartz

Executive Associate

860.837.5735 eschwartz [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Corporate & Foundations Relations

Molly Dworkin

Associate Vice President

860.837.5748 mdworkin [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Alyssa Horrall

Director, Corporate Relations

860.837.5728 ahorrall [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Caroline Killeen

Assistant Manager, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

860.837.6130 ckilleen [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Jessica Swirson

Assistant Manager, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

860.837.5274 jswirson [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Mana Zarinejad

Vice President

860.837.5719 mzarinejad [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Development

Abby Bascetta

Development Associate

860.837.5736 abascetta [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Aliza Elwell

Associate Vice President

860.837.5737 aelwell [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Gigi Hawn

Assistant Vice President

860.837.5723 ghawn [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Rob Keane

Associate Vice President, Planned Giving

860.837.5714 rkeane [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Laura Schmelter

Director, Annual Giving

860.837.5747 lschmelter [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Tracy Wu Fastenberg

Assistant Vice President

860.837.5733 tfastenberg [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Philanthropic Events

Shelly Piscopo

Associate Manager

860.837.5711 spiscopo [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Kurt Knotts

Manager

860.837.7650 kknotts [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Bree Pelczar

Vice President, Philanthropic Events and Engagement

860.837.5713 bpelczar [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Summer Sivetz

Manager

860.837.5725 ssivetz [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Foundation Operations

Judy Birdsey

Data and Research Analyst

860.837.6539 jbirdsey [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Diana Dienavs

Director, Research & Data Analysis

860.837.5750 ddienavs [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Greg Jordan

Manager, Gift Accounting

860.837.5730 gjordan [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Jen Paquette

Manager, Data Health & Analysis

860.837.5729 jpaquette [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Stewardship & Donor Relations

Mark Cherrington

Development Writer

860.837.5709 mcherrington [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Amanda Coco

Assistant Manager, Donor Relations/Patient Ambassador Programs

860.837.5734 acoco [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Caitlin Gadecki

Manager, Digital Communications

860.837.5731 cgadecki [at] connecticutchildrens.org

Dianna Pategas

Vice President

860.837.5722 dpategas [at] connecticutchildrens.org