The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them.

NCFP Fellows Mary Mountcastle (left) and June Wilson (right) talk with Russell Family Foundation Board Member Sarah Cavanaugh at the 2015 National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Seattle.

We provide the resources, expertise and support families need to transform their values into effective giving that makes a lasting impact on the communities they serve. Together, we make great things happen.

Meet the Team

Our Board

Kimberly Myers Hewlett

NCFP Board Chair | President, Myers Family Foundation; Director, Flora Family Foundation

Lisa Parker

Lisa Parker

President and Executive Director, The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

David Weitnauer

David Weitnauer

NCFP Treasurer | President, R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation

Jamie Allison

Jamie Allison

Executive Director, Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Ashley Blanchard

Ashley Blanchard

NCFP Vice Chair | Head of Philanthropic Services, Lansberg Gersick & Associates; Trustee, Hill-Snowdon Foundation

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips

Executive Director, Phillips Foundation

Carmela Castellano Garcia

Carmela Castellano-Garcia

President, Castellano Family Foundation

Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Kimberly Dasher Tripp

Founder, Strategy for Scale

Dow Davis

J.H. Dow Davis

Chair Emeritus, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Ellie Frey Zagel

Ellie Frey Zagel

Successful Generations Coaching; Vice Chair & Trustee, The Frey Foundation

Michael Meadows

Michael Meadows

President and CEO, Meadows Family Consulting Group, LLC

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

Trustee, Surdna Foundation | NCFP Fellow (2018–2021)

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Senior Advisor, The Brinson Foundation

Adam Rockefeller Growald

Adam Rockefeller Growald

Trustee, Rockefeller Family Fund, David Rockefeller Fund, Growald Family Fund

Vasser Seydel

Vasser Seydel

Director, Turner Foundation; Chairperson, Turner Foundation 3rd Generation Board

Our Fellows

Ginny Esposito

Virginia M. Esposito

Senior Fellow and Founding President

Mary Mountcastle

Mary Mountcastle

Trustee, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation | NCFP Distinguished Fellow (2018–2021)

Kelly Nowlin

Kelly Nowlin

Trustee, Surdna Foundation | NCFP Fellow (2018–2021)

June Wilson

Executive Director Emerita, Quixote Foundation | NCFP Fellow (2018–2021)

Alice Buhl

Alice Buhl

Senior Fellow (2004-2019)

Susan Packard Orr

Distinguished Fellow (2014–2018)

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Doug Bitonti Stewart

Executive Director, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, NCFP Fellow (2015–2018)

Katherine Lorenz

Senior Advisor, NCFP; Board Chair, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Our Staff

Nick Tedesco

Nicholas A. Tedesco

President and CEO

Jason Born

Jason Born

Vice President for Programs

Jen Crino

Jen Crino

Program Manager

Tina Dokken

Executive Office Coordinator

Maureen Esposito

Maureen M. Esposito

Manager, Meetings & Stewardship

Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman

Office Administrator

Sally Jones

Sally Jones

Senior Advisor

Maggie McGoldrick

Marketing Manager

Frances Monroe

Development Manager

Rick Schneider

Rick Schneider

Senior Vice President for Advancement

Katie Scott

Katie Scott

Program Director

Neil Sumilas

Neil Sumilas

Vice President for Planning and Management

Program Consultants

Elaine Gast Fawcett

Elaine Gast Fawcett

Contributing Editor, NCFP

Tony Macklin

Tony Macklin

Senior Program Consultant