President and CEO
With over three decades of experience working in the nonprofit sector, Peter Wilderotter has leveraged his expertise to expand and advance the mission of several organizations.
Peter was appointed as the President and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation in 2007 after revamping how the organization approached fundraising. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Peter is responsible for setting the overarching vision for the Reeve Foundation and rallying support for initiatives that speed the delivery of treatments for spinal cord injury.
Before locking arms with the Reeve Foundation, Peter was the Vice President of Development at WNYC Radio, America’s largest public radio station. Previously, Peter held leadership roles at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the NAACP, and started his career at the American Cancer Society.
Vice President, Policy and Programs
Maggie leads the support side of the Reeve Foundation’s twin missions to provide “Today’s Care” through vital programs like the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), Quality of Life Grants, Peer & Family Support Program, advocacy, and the Military & Veterans Program. She and her team work to enhance the quality of life of people living with paralysis by supporting a constellation of resources, information, and referral services.
Maggie joined the Reeve Foundation in 2000 after working with Witeck Combs Communications on clients like Renew America, HRC and the National Organization on Disability. For 13 years, she oversaw communications for the Reeve Foundation before becoming head of Policy and Programs. She was named to PRWeek’s annual “40 Under 40” list in 2009.
Executive Vice President, Research
Susan has been with the Reeve Foundation since its humble beginnings in 1982 as Director of Administration. Soon after, she became Director of Research until 1999, at which point the American Paralysis Association (APA) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation merged.
As Executive Vice President of Research, Susan focuses on the strategic expansion of the Reeve Foundation’s research programs, including the development of the North American Clinical Trials Network® (NACTN), the NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN), and the Reeve Foundation’s newest endeavor – The Big Idea. She also sits on the boards of two nonprofit agencies that develop low-cost housing for individuals living with physical disabilities.
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Rebecca Laming joined the Reeve Foundation in 2013 to create content that ignites advocacy and mobilizes supporters around a powerful purpose. Rebecca and her team manage all marketing and communication practices to amplify the voices of individuals living with paralysis, share updates on Reeve Foundation programs and campaigns, and better engage the community across traditional and emerging channels.
She honed her skills in the media and marketing sector with positions at UM, Starcom MediaVest Group, and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). It was during her time with the MMA that Rebecca was honored by Forbes and recognized in the inaugural "30 Under 30" class for marketing and advertising.
Vice President, Operations
Michele has been with the Reeve Foundation since 2000, starting as an administrative assistant and growing into roles of greater responsibility. As Vice President of Operations, Michele cultivates employment engagement opportunities, manages benefits for staff members, acts as a bridge between the finance and development teams, and oversees all office operations.
Additionally, she works as a liaison for the Board of Directors to communicate recent Foundation happenings and updates. Knowing Christopher and Dana personally and seeing their passion for the mission has always been the driving force behind her dedication to the organization.
Frank P. Mascia III
Vice President, Development
With more than two decades spent in the nonprofit sector, Frank works to uphold and advance our mission by educating and recruiting Reeve Foundation supporters. Frank and his team manage the special events portfolio and donor relations, as well as oversee community-driven fundraising initiatives through Team Reeve. By spearheading major giving campaigns, Frank raises awareness and resources to fuel research and establish services for individuals living with paralysis.
Frank joined the Reeve Foundation after a distinguished career with the American Cancer Society, most recently as their state executive. He was named to NJ BIZ "40 Under 40" in 2004 and has a rich history of volunteerism starting when he was a teenager in his birthplace of Staten Island, NY.