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Departmental Directory

Wistar Information



Security Operations Center (24 hours): 215-898-3730 
Fire/Medical Emergency: 9 - 911
Snow/Emergency Closing Information: 215-898-2182

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Roma Maraj-Owen, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, 215-495-6905,

Radiation Safety

University of Pennsylvania 215-898-7187

Office of the President

Dario C. Altieri, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, 215-898-3774
Jennifer Evans Stacey, Esq., Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Government Relations, 215-898-2207
Maria Colelli, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison, 215-898-3774
Fax: 215-495-6805

The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Dario C. Altieri, M.D., Director, 215-898-3774
Frank Rauscher III, Ph.D., Deputy Director, 215-898-0995
Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., Associate Director, Translational Research, 302-623-4550
Lisa Sideras, Associate Director, Cancer Center Administration, 215-898-3192
Marianne O’Neill, Associate Director, CCSG Finances, 215-898-3746,
Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., Associate Director, Education and Career Development, 215-495-6870
Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil., Vice President for Scientific Operations, 215-898-9143

Education and Training Programs

Brian Keith, Ph.D., Dean, Biomedical Sciences, 215-898-3964
Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., Chair, Wistar Training Committee and Associate Director of Education, 215-495-6870
Cheryl McFadden, Training Coordinator, 215-898-3718

Science Administration

Van Cherington, Ph.D., Chief Compliance Officer, 215-495-6895

Business Development

Heather Steinman, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Business Development, Executive Director, Technology Transfer, 215-495-6977

General Counsel

Jennifer Evans Stacey, Esq., Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary & Government Relations, 215-898-2207

Institutional Advancement

Anita Pepper, Ph.D., Vice President, Institutional Advancement, 215-495-6927
Jessica Cestone, Director, Major Gifts & Foundation Relations, 215-898-3943
Elyse Hoffmann, Director, Donor Relations & Special Events, 215-898-3955

Communications & Marketing

Tara Yates, Director, Communications & Marketing, 215-898-3826


Joseph G. Trainor, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, 215-495-6922,
Andrew Gamble, MBA, Controller, 215-898-3750
Marianne O'Neill, Director of Financial Research Administration, 215-898-3746,
Anna Rivera, Procurement Manager, 215-898-3757
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Research & Administrative Services

Jessica Blodgett, Director, Research & Administrative Services, 215-495-6972

Human Resources

Jo-Ann Mendel, Vice President for Human Resources, 215-898-3968

Information Technology

Jeff Fahnoe, Chief Information Officer, 215-495-6926