Leadership Team

Maggie Goldberg President and CEOMaggie Goldberg

President and CEO

As President and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Maggie leads the only national paralysis-focused organization centered around a dual mission – Today's Care. Tomorrow's Cure®. Maggie has served with the Foundation for more than 20 years, helping drive its mission to cure spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

The Foundation's mission is extremely personal for Maggie, who experienced a C2 injury at 16 years old. Thankfully, she fully recovered, but it set her on a mission-driven career path to work on behalf of the paralysis community.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Maggie joined the Reeve Foundation in 2000 and has held numerous leadership roles during her tenure. She recently served as Chief Operating Officer, providing the leadership, management, and vision to grow the organization. Before that, Maggie served as Vice President of Policy and Programs, which included overseeing the Foundation's National Paralysis Resource Center. She has also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Maggie started her career in Washington D.C., working for Witeck Combs Communications, Feld Entertainment and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter.

Marco Baptista Ph.D. Chief Scientific OfficerMarco Baptista Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Marco Baptista leads the Foundation’s mission to advance cures for spinal cord injury and paralysis. He provides oversight of our research portfolio and a collaborative approach to accelerating the field toward meaningful treatments.

Prior to joining the Reeve Foundation, Dr. Baptista served as Vice President, Research Programs at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. In this role, he was closely linked to the Parkinson’s community as he worked to develop an aggressive and innovative agenda for accelerating research and drug development for Parkinson’s disease, focusing on understanding LRRK2, a major genetic form of parkinsonism.

Previously, Dr. Baptista was an Associate Principal Scientist at Merck, leading a preclinical Parkinson’s program that helped develop field-enabling resources that were key to better understanding the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Baptista earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from McMaster University, Canada. After completing his postdoctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Marco spent more than five years in the pharmaceutical industry leading a preclinical Parkinson’s program.

Marco lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children. Marco’s children have a keen interest in science and have helped him conduct two Parkinson’s experiments on the International Space Station.

Regina Blye Chief Program and Policy OfficerRegina Blye

Chief Program and Policy Officer

As the Chief Program and Policy Officer, Regina oversees operations of the National Paralysis Resource Center by developing and delivering programs that provide the critical services and resources that help people build healthy, independent lives.

Regina sustained a C6-C7 spinal cord injury at the age of 10. She brings over two decades of disability policy and advocacy experience, making the move to Reeve to work more directly with people living with spinal cord injury and paralysis.

Prior to starting with Reeve, she led the Independent Living Services program at the Administration for Community Living (ACL), monitoring compliance with the Rehabilitation Act and overseeing 155 federal grantees. Before that, as executive director of the Texas State Independent Living Council, she expanded independent living initiatives across the state. Her work has affected thousands of individuals and families living with disabilities and was recognized by President Barack Obama with a 2011 appointment to the United States Access Board, serving as Vice-Chair.

Regina earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications Studies at West Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Colleen Coppola, Chief Development OfficerColleen Coppla

Chief Development Officer

As the Chief Development Officer, Colleen oversees the development operation, including the Foundation's fundraising initiatives, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, Team Reeve, special events, direct mail, planned giving and donor relations. With over 20 years of experience in non-profit management and fundraising, her data-driven approach provides new key insights and opportunities for the Foundation.

Colleen was most recently Vice President of Development and the Foundation at Montclair State University. Her expertise includes strategic planning, financial management, campaign and development management, budgeting, principal gift and major gift fundraising, volunteer engagement, stewardship and building strong and thoughtful relationships. She has proven leadership and success in principal gift fundraising, campaign planning, volunteer recruitment and successful execution of internal and external partnerships and collaborations. At Montclair State, she led a staff of over 30 professionals and worked very closely with the Montclair State University Foundation Board of Trustees.

Olivia H. Mullane Senior Director, Marketing and CommunicationsOlivia H. Mullane

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

As the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Olivia oversees the Reeve Foundation’s brand, building its visibility and positioning as the preeminent resource for the paralysis community. She directs the voice of the Foundation, advancing our mission through a multi-channel communications/marketing strategy while deepening connections with community members.

Olivia brings more than 15 years of experience providing public relations counsel spanning an array of health and societal issues. Prior to joining the Reeve Foundation, Olivia served as a partner in the healthcare practice of global public relations agency Finn Partners, and as vice president of gabbegroup, a full-service public relations and marketing agency specializing in health, education and philanthropy. She has led communications support across the spectrum of care, from medical breakthroughs and clinical research advances to preventive care for such organizations as The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and others.

Kim Beer Senior Director, Public PolicyKim Beer

Senior Director, Public Policy

As Director of Public Policy, Kim works to advance the Foundation’s legislative and advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill and federal agencies. Kim’s work focuses on increasing awareness of paralysis issues, advocating for federal funding for the National Paralysis Resource Center; and ensuring access to care for those impacted by paralysis.

Before joining the Reeve Foundation, Kim served as Director of Public Policy at Susan G. Komen; Director, Advocacy at the Arthritis Foundation; and Assistant Director of Federal Affairs at the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She also worked as Senior Legislative Assistant for Governor Pedro Rosselló, Puerto Rico, and as Legislative Assistant for Congressman Luis G. Fortuño.

Michele Loiacono Vice President, OperationsMichele Loiacono

Vice President, Operations

As the Vice President of Operations, Michele cultivates employment engagement opportunities, manages Human Resources functions including administering benefits, acts as a bridge between both the finance and development teams working within both departments and oversees all office operations. Additionally, she works as a liaison for the Board of Directors and the leadership team and is a member of various committees within the organization.

A graduate of Montclair State University, Michele has been a Reeve Foundation team member since 2000. She began her career with Reeve soon after graduation as an administrative assistant and grew into roles of greater responsibility over the last 20 years.

Development

Alan T. Brown

Director, New Partner Engagement

Colleen Coppla

Chief Development Officer

Kami Fotschky

Manager, Data & Direct Response

Lexie Gleason

Manager, Reeve Events

Kelly Lamb

Manager, Team Reeve Endurance

Karen LeGrand

Manager, Team LeGrand

Fran Macolino

Data Entry Coordinator

Jeannine C. Simao

Director, Major Gifts

Jennifer Spiegler

Director, Events & Analytics

Finance

Melissa Burke

Controller

Richard Sherman

CFO

Justin Yagozinski

Associate Bookkeeper

Marketing and Communications

Rita Gentles

Director, Marketing and Communications

Julia Leonard

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Liz Leyden

Senior Writer

Julie Lubinsky

Director, Digital Communications

Olivia Mullane

Sr. Director, Marketing and Communications

Timothy Shin

Digital Specialist

Operations

Michele Loiacono

Vice President, Operations

Bea Torre

Operations Specialist

National Paralysis Resource Center

Cristopher Calle Acevedo

Information Specialist Coordinator/Translator

Gerard Arnum

Grassroots Advocacy Manager

Kim Beer

Senior Director, Public Policy

Regina Blye

Chief Program and Policy Officer

Mark Bogosian

Director, Quality of Life Grants Program

Chris Bontempo

Information Assistant

Bill Cawley

Director, Peer & Family Support Program

Patricia Correa

Manager, Information Services and Translation

Mary Curtin

Administrative Assistant Coordinator

Beth Eisenbud

Associate Information Specialist

Sheila Fitzgibbon

Senior Director, National Paralysis Resource Center

Maria Fonseca

Grants Associate, Quality of Life Grants Program

TJ Griffin

Program Coordinator, Peer & Family Support Program

Jenn Hatfield

Senior Information Specialist

Angel Hardy Heinz

Public Policy Manager

James Howard

Coordinator, Military Veterans Program

Tiffany Howard

Coordinator, Military Veterans Program

Susan Jacob

Manager, Educational Events

Chris Lambraia

Associate Information Specialist

Donna Lowich

Senior Information Specialist

Killeen Marzella

Program Assistant, Peer and Family Support Program

Zachary Masters

Associate Information Specialist

Bernadette Mauro

Director, Information & Resource Services

Hanna Nieder

Peer & Family Support Program Coordinator

Jamil Paden

Racial and Health Equity Manager

Parul Patel

Associate Grants Officer, Quality of Life Grants

Rebecca Sultzbaugh

Program Manager, Peer & Family Support Program

Saydi Wilson

Quality of Life Grants Coordinator

Research

Marco Baptista

Chief Scientific Officer