MANNA’s Executive Leadership & Boards

Sue Daughtery, 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.

Contact Our Team

Sue Daugherty, RD, LDN

Sue Daugherty, RD, LDN
Chief Executive Officer

Rich Curtis

Rich Curtis
Director of Finance
RCurtis@mannapa.org

Eric Gantz

Eric Gantz
Director of Operations
EGantz@mannapa.org

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

Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, MS, RD, LDN, FAND
Director of Research & Evaluation
JHenstenburg@mannapa.org

Ann Hoskins-Brown

Ann Hoskins-Brown
Director of Policy & Institutional Affairs
AHB@mannapa.org

Nicole Laverty, RD, LDN

Nicole Laverty, RD, LDN
Director of Nutrition & Client Services
NLaverty@mannapa.org

Rob Saxon

Rob Saxon
Director of External Affairs
RSaxon@mannapa.org

Board of Directors

Officers

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

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

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

Matthew Malinowski
Treasurer, AUA Private Equity Partners

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

Members

Larry Ceisler
Principal, Ceisler Media

Rosemary Connors
Reporter, NBC10

Ted Dallas
President & COO, Merakey Human Services

Megan Kennedy
Head of Product Management, Aberdeen Standard

Victoria Lupica

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

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

Cathy Weiss
Philanthropic Advisor

Maryellen White
Paralegal, PECO

Advisory Board

Chairs

Steve Korman
Chair, Founder, Korman Communities

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

Members

Kevin Boyle
Financial Partner, Stradley Ronon

Stephen Carlino
Owner, Tavern on Camac

Charles Chase
President & CEO, FirstService Brands

Joseph Coradino
CEO, PREIT

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

Julia Fleischner
Philanthropist

Lynne Honickman
Founder & President, The Honickman Foundation

Barbara Kaplan
Philanthropist

Stephen Klein
CEO, President & Founder, The Klein Company

Fredrick Kroon
Investor

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
Investor

Susan Sherman
President & CEO, Independence Foundation

Julius Steiner, Esq.
Labor Relations Attorney (retired)