Development Staff Directory

The NJSO Development staff is ready to help all donors of the NJSO! Please contact us by phone or email with any question or request.

Jonathan Kaledin

Vice President of Development
973.735.1708
[email protected]

  • Head of Development Department
  • Board of Trustees contributions
  • Leadership Gifts

Laura Bessey

Manager of Special Events
973.735.1729
[email protected]

  • Information and reservations for galas, receptions and other special events
  • Gala ad journal reservations

Terry Brown

Manager of Institutional Giving
973.735.1725
[email protected]

  • Corporate and foundation grant proposals and reporting
  • Corporate partner benefits redemption 
  • Government funding

Karen Duda

Development Assistant & Office Manager
973.735.1710
[email protected]

  • Department administrative support

Ida Hladky

Development Associate
973.735.1723
[email protected]

  • Donor benefits inquiries
  • Open Rehearsal ticket redemption
  • Online auction inquires 
  • Employer matching-gift inquiries
  • Change-of-name/address updates  

Neddie Nather, MS

Individual Giving Officer
973.735.1721
[email protected] 

  • Donor liaison
  • Amadeus Circle gift inquiries
  • Major gifts

Ingrid Novak

Director of Institutional Giving
973.735.1727
[email protected]

  • Institutional funder liaison
  • Corporate giving
  • Sponsorships
  • Foundation giving
  • Government funding

Renée Pachucki

Associate Vice President of Development
973.735.1722
[email protected]

  • NJSO fundraising strategy
  • Donor liaison
  • Board of Trustees contributions 
  • General department operations

Megan Powers

Director of Individual Giving
973.735.1724
[email protected]

  • Donor liaison
  • Board of Trustees contributions
  • Major and leadership gift inquiries
  • Planned giving and Laureate Society member inquiries
  • Travel inquiries

Chris Van Cleve

Manager of Donor Database & Research
973.735.1726
[email protected]

  • Stock-gift processing inquiries 
  • Wire-transfer processing inquiries 
  • Employer matching-gift inquiries 
  • Giving-history inquiries 
  • Gift acknowledgements/tax receipts

Allison Whitehall

Manager of Individual Giving
973.735.1730
[email protected]

  • Donor liaison 
  • Symphony Friends and Amadeus Circle member gift inquiries 
  • Donation brochures and forms
  • Donation inquiries