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.

Renée Pachucki

Interim Vice President of Development
[email protected]

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

Laura Bessey

Manager of Special Events
[email protected]

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

Terry Brown

Manager of Institutional Giving
[email protected]

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

Karen Duda

Development Assistant & Office Manager
[email protected]

  • Department administrative support

Kristen Licciardi

Manager of Donor Relations & Travel
[email protected]

  • Donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Donor benefits inquiries
  • Travel inquiries

Neddie Nather, MS

Individual Giving Officer
[email protected] 

  • Donor liaison
  • Amadeus Circle gift inquiries
  • Major gifts

Ingrid Novak

Director of Institutional Giving
[email protected]

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

Megan Powers

Director of Individual Giving
[email protected]

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

Chris Van Cleve

Manager of Donor Database & Research
[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
[email protected]

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