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Our Team

Leadership Team

Maggie 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 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.

Kim 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

Regina 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.

Michele 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.

Olivia 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 20 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.

Development Team

  • Alan T. Brown
    Director, New Partner Engagement
  • Robynne Dinkelaker
    Director, Major Gifts
  • Kelly Lamb
    Manager, Team Reeve Endurance
  • Karen LeGrand
    Manager, Team LeGrand
  • Fran Macolino
    Data Specialist
  • Killeen Marzella
    Digital Associate
  • Jennifer Spiegler
    Director, Events & Analytics
  • Liz Trout
    Director, Annual Giving

Finance Team

  • Melissa Burke
  • Richard Sherman
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Justin Yagozinski
    Accounting Specialist

Marketing and Communications

  • Rita Gentles
    Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Julia Leonard
    Media Specialist
  • Liz Leyden
    Senior Writer
  • Julie Lubinsky
    Director, Digital Communications
  • Mariah Perez
    Marketing & Communications Associate
  • Jeffrey Ramirez
    Digital & Data Coordinator


  • Michele Loiacono
    Vice President, Operations
  • Bea Torre
    Operations Specialist

National Paralysis Resource Center

  • Cristina Calle Acevedo
    Coordinator, Information Specialist Translator
  • Gerard Arnum
    Manager, Grassroots Advocacy
  • Mark Bogosian
    Director of Engagement
  • Chris Bontempo
    Information Assistant
  • Bill Cawley
    Director, Peer & Family Support Program
  • Patricia Correa
    Manager, Information Services and Translation
  • Mary Curtin
    Administrative Assistant Coordinator
  • Isabella Diaz
    Coordinator, Peer & Family Support Program
  • Beth Eisenbud
    Information Specialist
  • Sheila Fitzgibbon
    Senior Director, National Paralysis Resource Center
  • Maria Fonseca
    Associate, Quality of Life Grants Program
  • TJ Griffin
    Coordinator, Peer & Family Support Program
  • Emily Hasner
    Manager, Outreach & Events
  • Jenn Hatfield
    Manager, Information Specialist
  • Angel Hardy Heinz
    Manager, Public Policy
  • Anna Holly
    Information Specialist Coordinator
  • James Howard
    Coordinator, Military Veterans Program
  • Kelly Kamm
    Associate, Outreach and Education
  • Donna Lowich
    Senior Information Specialist
  • Zachary Masters
    Associate Information Specialist
  • Bernadette Mauro
    Director, Information & Resource Services
  • Daniel McNeal
    Director, Quality of Life Grants Program
  • Hanna Nieder
    Coordinator, Peer & Family Support Program
  • Parul Patel
    Associate Grants Officer, Quality of Life Grants Program
  • Teresa Rodriguez
    Information Specialist Coordinator/Translator
  • Alena Sherman
    Director, Grant Administration
  • Hannah Soyer
    Content Specialist, Outreach and Education
  • Rebecca Sultzbaugh
    Manager, Peer & Family Support Program
  • Emily Wolinsky
    Director, Outreach and Education