MANNA’s Executive Leadership & Boards

Sue Daugherty, RD, LDN, CEO

Sue joined the organization in December 1999, as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Sue was instrumental in MANNA’s shift from providing comfort and care to those dying from AIDS into an organization helping people with over 70 different illnesses win the fight of their life through nutrition counseling and home-delivered medically appropriate meals. At MANNA, Sue has held several positions, including Director of Nutrition and Client Services, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, and in 2014, Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Sue has appeared on television and been quoted extensively in the press, always promoting her belief that food is medicine. Sue also garnered national recognition in June 2013 when she co-authored a key study, “Examining Health Care Costs Among MANNA Clients and a Comparison Group” which was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. This research study examined the health care cost savings associated with MANNA’s model. Sue has presented MANNA’s work at conferences and meetings across the United States including the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Harvard University’s Food as Medicine Symposium, Tulane University’s Health Meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference, and the Root Cause Coalition’s National Summit on Social Determinants of Health. Beyond her commitment to the local Philadelphia community, Sue’s work also has a global investment and reach. In 2007, Sue represented the Association of Nutrition Service Agencies (ANSA) in the African country of Namibia, where she developed nutrition programs for Hope Initiatives, an organization that provides care for orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDs. Sue served as a board member of ANSA from 2010-2012. Other accolades include, the 2015 Jefferson College of Population Health Education Hero Award, Comcast’s Newsmakers selection, the Cancer Treatment Center’s America Caregiver Women of the Week Award, and Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Award. Sue was also selected to the AACO Ryan White Planning Committee, a position she held from 2005 to 2007.

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Sue Daugherty, RD, LDN

Sue Daugherty, RD, LDN
Chief Executive Officer

Rich Curtis

Rich Curtis
Director of Finance

Eric Gantz

Eric Gantz
Director of Operations

Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, MS, RD, LDN, FAND

Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
Director of Research & Evaluation

Ann Hoskins-Brown

Ann Hoskins-Brown
Director of Policy & Institutional Affairs

Nicole Laverty, RD, LDN

Nicole Laverty, RD, LDN
Director of Nutrition & Client Services

Rob Saxon

Rob Saxon
Director of External Affairs

Board of Directors


Rosemary Connors
Chair, Anchor/Reporter, NBC10

Barbara Ilsen, Esq.
Vice Chair, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP

Matthew Malinowski
Treasurer, AUA Private Equity Partners

Elaine Gillison
Secretary, Administrative Assistant, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia


Ted Dallas
President & COO, Merakey Human Services

Jay Feldstein, D.O.
President & CEO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Marla Gold, MD, FACP
Professor & Dean Emerita, Health Management & Policy, Drexel University School of Public Health

Megan Kennedy
Head of Product Management, Aberdeen Standard

Victoria Lupica
Vice President Marketing and Communications, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Denise J. Mariotti
Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Mark Schutta, MD
G. Clayton Kyle Associate Professor in Diabetes, Medical Director Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Rachael Tamalonis
Executive Assistant, American Airlines

Thomas J. Trullinger
Area Executive, Mid-Atlantic Area, Zurich North America

Cathy Weiss
Philanthropic Advisor

Maryellen White
Paralegal, PECO

Kate Wilhelm
Director, Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy

Advisory Board


Steve Korman
Chair, Founder, Korman Communities

John Alchin
Co-chair, CFO (retired), Comcast Corporation


Kevin Boyle
Financial Partner, Stradley Ronon

Stephen Carlino
Owner, Tavern on Camac

Charles Chase
President & CEO, FirstService Brands

Joseph Coradino

James F. Dever, Jr.
Market President for Philadelphia, Bank of America

Lynn Garvin Dever, MD

Julia Fleischner

Lynne Honickman
Founder & President, The Honickman Foundation

Barbara Kaplan

Stephen Klein
CEO, President & Founder, The Klein Company

Frederick Kroon

David Lipson
President, Philadelphia and Boston Magazines

Mark Niehaus
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

John Paz
Owner, Prime Legacy Management

Edward Rendell
Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Linda Richardson
Founder, Richardson Company

Peter Rohr
The Rohr Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Private Banking & Investment Group

Allan Schimmel

Susan Sherman
President & CEO, Independence Foundation

Julius Steiner, Esq.
Labor Relations Attorney (retired)