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Office of the Senior Vice President

  • Joshua Else

    Joshua Else
    Senior Vice President for University Advancement

    Phone: 617-627-6001

    Joshua joined Tufts on February 5, 2024, from Johns Hopkins University, where he held the position of associate vice president for Development and Alumni Relations for nearly nine years. Previous positions at that institution included associate dean for External Affairs at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and associate dean for External Affairs at the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums. Joshua came to Hopkins in May of 2005 from the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he was director of Major Gifts. Prior to that appointment, he was general manager of a publishing company in Hawaii. Joshua's fundraising career began at Wake Forest University where he was the director of Annual Support and director of Development at the university’s School of Law. Joshua is a graduate of Wake Forest University and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. 

  • Sara Judge

    Sara Judge
    Vice President of Development

    Phone: 617-627-4426

    Sara is vice president of development, overseeing the fundraising and campaign management teams, and is a key strategic partner in leading fundraising across the university. Prior to joining Tufts in 2020, Sara was deputy vice president of development at Princeton. Sara also served as president of China Institute in America, the oldest U.S.-China organization in the U.S., and as global director at Avenues: The World School, managing operations in China. After graduating from Princeton with a degree in East Asian Studies/Chinese, Sara studied at Peking University and worked at a consulting firm in Beijing for four years.

  • Brooke Anderson

    Brooke Anderson
    Associate Executive Director, University Advancement

    Phone: 617-627-4975

    Brooke is Associate Executive Director of University Advancement, overseeing Gift Planning and Advancement Gift Acceptance and Administration. Brooke is working with these teams to expand opportunities for gifts of non-cash assets and tax-efficient gifts from donors outside of the U.S., provide division-wide training for planned and complex asset gifts, and secure such gifts through individual fundraising. Brooke served as the Senior Director of Gift Planning for 11 years and held various gift planning roles working with The Fletcher School, the School of Engineering, and the Friedman School since arriving at Tufts in 2006. Brooke has worked in development roles since 1999. She is a recent past President of the Planned Giving Group of New England (PGGNE) where she currently co-chairs its DEI Committee. A graduate of Middlebury College, Brooke lives with her husband Morgan in Winchester, MA.

  • Bill Gehling, A74, G79

    Bill Gehling, A74, G79
    Executive Director, Office of Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-627-2646

    Bill, A74, G79, is executive director for the Office of Alumni Engagement. In collaboration with alumni engagement staff at the university’s professional schools, the Office of Alumni Engagement coordinates programming for reunions, alumni chapters, shared interest groups, career development, and lifelong learning. Previously, he served as senior advisor for University Advancement for four years following his 16-year tenure as director of Athletics. Bill was honored in 2015 with the Tufts Athletics Distinguished Achievement Award, as well as the Hosea Ballou Medal. In 2016, he received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

  • Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson
    Senior Philanthropic Advisor

    Phone: 617-627-5484

    In February of 2024, Eric moved to his current role as a senior philanthropic advisor after serving as the senior vice president for Advancement for the previous 12 years. As senior vice president, Eric oversaw the university’s entire fundraising, alumni engagement, and donor relations enterprise, and helped lead the successful $1.5 billion Brighter World campaign. Eric has over 40 years of fundraising experience, 36 of them with Tufts, where he began his career as a major gifts officer in the School of Arts and Sciences in 1988. Eric helped develop the President’s Marathon Challenge in 2003. He ran his first of 57 marathons that year with the Tufts team on the Boston Marathon course.

  • Nancy Mahler, J88

    Nancy Mahler, J88
    Executive Director of University Advancement

    Phone: 617-627-5483

    Nancy is Executive Director of University Advancement, overseeing fundraising for the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, Tisch College of Civic Life, the Fletcher School, and Gift Planning.  Previously, Nancy was the senior director of development for the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts.  She brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. Nancy joined Tufts in 2013 from Kaspick & Company, where she was a relationship manager after serving as a vice president at State Street Global Advisors. In both positions, she worked with nonprofits on the planning and investment of their planned giving programs and consulted on complex gifts. She received a BA in political science, magna cum laude, from Tufts and a JD from Boston University School of Law.

  • Aiden S. O’Garro

    Aiden S. O’Garro
    Executive Director, Advancement Operations

    Phone: 617-627-2754

    Aiden is Executive Director of Advancement Operations and oversees budget/finance, information systems, strategic and tactical planning, human resources/staffing and professional development, operations planning and support for the university's Advancement division. Prior to his current role at Tufts, Aiden was Chief Operating Officer at the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, supporting the agency with operations strategy, performance management, and process automation. Aiden also served as Vice President of Operations & Continuous Improvement at the MassDevelopment Finance Agency and he spent 19 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he began his career in operations. Aiden earned his degree in Business Administration and Change Management from Eastern Nazarene College and his MBA from the University of Phoenix.

  • Jonathan Schwartz

    Jonathan Schwartz
    Executive Director of Campaign Management

    Phone: 617-627-0632

    Jonathan is executive director of campaign management and oversees the Brighter World campaign. Prior to joining Tufts in 2014, he was senior associate vice president for advancement and director of university campaigns at the University of Rochester. Jonathan previously served as assistant vice president for development and senior director of capital projects at Washington University in St. Louis. He started his career in advancement at Caltech. A graduate of Georgetown, Jonathan also holds a master’s degree in radio, television, and film studies from Northwestern.

  • Rebecca Scott

    Rebecca Scott
    Executive Director, University Advancement

    Phone: 617-636-2777

    As Executive Director, Rebecca oversees the development and alumni engagement functions for the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, as well as University Advancement's Corporate and Foundation Relations. Previously, she was the senior director of development and alumni relations at the School of Medicine and, before that, she was Tufts’ director of gift planning. A graduate of McGill University, Rebecca was the general manager of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal. Rebecca completed a residency in new media design at the Canadian Film Centre and was a co-founder of the interactive marketing company, Trapeze Media.

  • Jeffrey P. Winey, AG90, A22P

    Jeffrey P. Winey, AG90, A22P
    Senior Director, Principal Gifts and University Initiatives

    Phone: 617-627-5468

    Jeff, AG90, A22P, is senior director of Principal Gifts and University Initiatives and oversees the University Gift Officer and Asia Relations teams and the Principal Gifts Donor Relations and Stewardship staff. He also manages the Tufts Financial Network and its advisory committee and the President’s Council. Jeff, who has 29 years of experience working for University Advancement, is a former annual fund director and previously worked at Bowdoin College and Babson College. A graduate of Bowdoin, Jeff also holds a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy from Tufts.

About University Advancement

The Tufts University Advancement division is dedicated to advancing the mission of the university by engaging Tufts alumni, organizations, faculty, parents, and friends in mutually beneficial philanthropy and volunteerism. Tufts deeply appreciates its generous donors and is committed to ensuring that gifts are both stewarded well and aligned appropriately with university priorities and values. In 2020, Tufts updated its Gift Policy to articulate the vision for our work with greater clarity and transparency. The Policy opens with Guiding Principles for Gift Acceptance that we encourage all prospective donors to review. Thank you for visiting this site, and please feel free to reach out to any of the staff below with your questions or suggestions.

Annual Giving

  • Sean Devendorf

    Sean Devendorf
    Senior Director of Annual Giving

    Phone: 617-627-5335

    Sean started at Tufts in 2007. After holding various fundraising roles at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, he assumed the position of senior director of annual giving in 2015. He currently works to help foster a culture of annual giving across the university and lives by the motto, “Every Gift is Jumbo.” Prior to Tufts, he worked as the director of alumni relations at the Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot, Conn. He is a graduate of Vassar College and, as a conversation starter, likes to share that he has a certificate in applied positive deviance from the Friedman School.

Corporate & Foundation Relations

  • Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri

    Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri
    Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

    Phone: 617-627-6696

    Ippolita has served as senior director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) since 2016 after three years as associate director of CFR for the Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Tufts, Ippolita was associate director of preclinical research and development at NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, and assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned an MS in biology from the University of Rome/La Sapienza, and a PhD in experimental psychology from Tufts. Ippolita has co-authored more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Gift Planning

  • Carmen Tordiglione

    Carmen Tordiglione

    Phone: 617-627-3616

    Carmen arrived at the Tufts Gift Planning Office in May 2019. She supports the School of Arts & Sciences and works with Communications & Marketing on university-wide gift planning marketing efforts. She began her fundraising career in 1998 in health care, including Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital before transitioning to higher education. She came to Tufts from Harvard Business School. She has focused on gift planning throughout her career, working with donors on estate gifts, life income gifts, and gifts of assets, ranging from privately held stock and real estate to jewelry and artwork.

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Matt Scheck

    Matt Scheck
    Senior Director of Arts & Sciences Development

    Phone: 617-627-4315

    Matt joined Tufts in 2013. As director of development, he oversees the major gifts team for the School of Arts and Sciences, manages relationships with alumni across the country, and serves as the primary University Advancement liaison for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He has worked in development for more than 15 years, previously holding positions at Manhattanville College and UC Berkeley. He is an undergraduate alumnus of Colby College and received his MPA at New York University. His wife is also a member of the Tufts community, as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.

School of Engineering

  • Leila Rice

    Leila Rice
    Senior Director of Development - Engineering

    Phone: 617-627-4512

    Leila is Sr. Director of Development for the School of Engineering and Parents Giving Program. Leila has more than 20 years of development experience most recently as VP for Development and Special Assistant to the President at Merrimack College. She also served in a leadership role at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and was Director of Gift Planning at Syracuse University and Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned her MS in Finance from Bentley University.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

  • Kelly Fantegrossi

    Kelly Fantegrossi
    Director of Development


    Kelly joined the SMFA at Tufts in 2022 as the Director of Development. Kelly focuses on strategically expanding a broader audience to support the SMFA annual fund, endowment, art sale, and strategic priorities for the future. Prior to taking on this role, she has worked over the past 25 years in major gifts and annual fund strategic planning, leadership development, capital campaign planning, and fundraising program implementation supporting non-profit organizations in the higher education, independent school, charter school, and arts and cultural sectors. 

    Deeply passionate about the critical importance of access to high-quality educational opportunities for all types of learners, social-emotional learning, and social justice practices to transform the lives of children and adults, regardless of their background, Kelly is a mission-driven fundraiser who finds creative and meaningful ways to engage support.

    Kelly has a BA in Art History and History from Florida State University and a MA in Arts Administration from Boston University. An avid yoga practitioner, Peloton rider, gardener, traveler, reader, and amateur photographer, she fills her weekends with her family and getting out to engage with nature and art as much as possible.   


  • Mark Adzigian, A88

    Mark Adzigian, A88
    Director of Development for Athelics

    Phone: 617-627-0376

    Mark is responsible for raising funds to support annual operating needs, endowments, and capital projects in the Department of Athletics. Prior to Tufts, he was the general manager for Atlantic Hockey Sports Properties, and also spent 15 years at Sacred Heart University leading multiple areas of operations for athletics. He served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1989-1996, and as a trustee of the Silver Bay Family Conference Center on Lake George (N.Y.) for 12 years. Mark graduated from Tufts in 1988 and played lacrosse and hockey. He earned his MS in sport management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1997.

Parents Giving Program

  • Gina A. DeSalvo

    Gina A. DeSalvo
    Director of Parents Giving Program

    Phone: 617-627-0644

    Gina is director of Tufts’ Parents Giving Program, overseeing parent philanthropy and engagement, the Parents Leadership Council, and events for parents including Parents and Family Weekend. Gina joined Tufts in 2006 as the associate director of volunteer management where she developed the Tufts Fund Gift Officer program. Prior to Tufts, Gina was senior manager of alumni clubs in Boston University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, where she worked for eight years. Gina holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Ana Alvarado

    Ana Alvarado
    Senior Director, Development and Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 508-839-7907

    Ana joined Tufts in 2012 as senior director of development and alumni engagement for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She oversees a department that engages and solicits alumni, parents, and friends in support of school priorities that advance health and wellness for all species with compassion and commitment to evidenced-based medicine. Ana has worked in various development roles since 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard School of Public Health, and most recently, as director of gift planning at College of the Holy Cross. She holds a BS in biology from the University of Panama.

  • Stephanie Mullervy

    Stephanie Mullervy
    Director, Veterinary Annual Giving

    Phone: 508-839-7902

    Stephanie serves as Cummings School’s director of annual giving, a post she has held since 2013. She manages direct mail, email, and telephone solicitation for the School’s 7,000+ constituents. Prior to joining Tufts, she worked as a direct mail and telephone fundraising consultant for political, environmental, wildlife conservation, social service, and health care organizations. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communication with a minor in English from Boston College, and a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management from Suffolk University.

School of Dental Medicine

  • Stephen Muzrall

    Stephen Muzrall
    Senior Director of Development & Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-636-6927

    Stephen serves as the senior director of development and alumni engagement for the School of Dental Medicine, where he works with his team to champion the school’s priorities with donors and volunteers. Steve joined TUSDM in 2019 as the director of development and has experience serving in leadership roles at Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Wheelock College, and as a gift officer at Stonehill College.  He is a graduate of Providence College with a degree in history and political science and received a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership from Wheelock College.

  • Marianne Blaney

    Marianne Blaney
    Director, Tufts Dental Fund

    Phone: 617-636-3434

    Marianne is director of the Tufts Dental Fund, responsible for marketing and fundraising strategy to support the priorities of the School of Dental Medicine.  Prior to joining Tufts in 2009, she worked at Simmons College, Emerson College, and Cabot Corporation. She holds a BS in business from Boston University.

The Fletcher School

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy/Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)

  • Cindy Briggs Tobin

    Cindy Briggs Tobin
    Senior Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

    Phone: 617-636-0962

    Cindy joined Tufts in 2000 as the Friedman School’s director of annual giving and alumni engagement. She was promoted to lead the department in 2007 and added the HNRCA to the office’s responsibilities in 2014. She oversees a team that engages, solicits, and stewards alumni and friends, among others, for school and center priorities. Prior to Tufts, she worked in fundraising for MASSPIRG, the American Heart Association, and Boston University. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in public relations from Boston University.

School of Medicine

  • Kim Carvalho

    Kim Carvalho
    Director of Development UA - Medical Dev & Alumni Relations

    Phone: 617-636-2166

    Kim brings more than 15 years of development experience to Tufts School of Medicine. She has held senior positions at St. Francis House, New England College of Optometry, New England Conservatory of Music, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

  • Emilia Salazar

    Emilia Salazar
    Director of Development & Alumni Relations

    Phone: 617-627-0698

    Emilia Salazar joined Tufts in March 2018 as an associate director of development. She is thrilled to combine her passion for higher education and donor centered fundraising to match donor interests with university needs. Her focus is working with Tufts supporters throughout the East Coast.

    Prior to arriving at Tufts, Emilia was a gift officer at Wheelock College, and before that she managed the individual giving program at WEAVE, Inc., the most comprehensive domestic violence agency in Sacramento, California. Emilia has also held fundraising roles at The Boston Conservatory and From the Top. She serves on the Membership Committee for Women in Development of Greater Boston and the Annual Fund Committee for Interlochen Center for the Arts.