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Staff Members

Make-A-Wish® New Jersey is part of the nation’s largest and most well-established wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Our local staff is dedicated to creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and maintaining the foundation’s dedication to its mission.

The work of the foundation is accomplished by a volunteer governing board of directors, a paid staff of dedicated employees, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the state of New Jersey dedicated to sharing the power of a wish®.

Tom Weatherall

Tom Weatherall

President & CEO
tweatherall@wishnj.org

Chris Bogusz

Christopher Bogusz

Chief of Staff
cbogusz@wishnj.org

Tess Badenhausen

Tess Badenhausen

Manager of External Events
tbadenhausen@wishnj.org

Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer Bennett

Wish Coordinator
jbennett@wishnj.org

Tracey Burnett

Tracey Burnett

Vice President of Mission Delivery
tburnett@wishnj.org

Victoria Bollhardt

Victoria Bollhardt

Director of Wish Granting
vbollhardt@wishnj.org

Della Cherchia

Della Cherchia

Chief Financial Officer
dcherchia@wishnj.org

Sharon Condiracci

Sharon Condiracci

Office Assistant
scondiracci@wishnj.org

Michael Dominick

Michael Dominick

Director of Communications
mdominick@wishnj.org

Rose Farr

Rose Farr

Assistant Vice President of Development
rfarr@wishnj.org

Anthony Galbreath

Anthony Galbreath

Director of Database IT
agalbreath@wishnj.org

Navneet Gill

Navneet Gill

Accounting Manager
ngill@wishnj.org

Beth Gowers

Beth Gowers

Senior Wish Coordinator
bgowers@wishnj.org

Alex Guarino

Alex Guarino

Program Services Assistant
aguarino@wishnj.org

Katie Hill

Kathryn Hill

Director of Volunteer Programs
khill@wishnj.org

Ashley Koziol

Ashley Koziol

Accountant
akoziol@wishnj.org

Nicole Leppert

Nicole Leppert

Receptionist
nleppert@wishnj.org

Laura MacDonald

Laura MacDonald

Director of Special Events
lmacdonald@wishnj.org

Bridget Malloy

Bridget Malloy

Wish Coordinator
bmalloy@wishnj.org

Viviana Martinez

Viviana Martinez

Intake Coordinator
vmartinez@wishnj.org

Matthew McGovern

Matthew McGovern

Director of Planned and Major Gifts
mmcgovern@wishnj.org

Sara Miranda

Sara Miranda

Donor Records Coordinator
smiranda@wishnj.org

Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy

Vice President of Development
jmurphy@wishnj.org

Buddy O'Donnell

Buddy O'Donnell

Director of Corporate Alliances
bodonnell@wishnj.org

Gabrielle Peterson

Gabrielle Peterson

Major Gifts Officer
gpeterson@wishnj.org

Meagan Plichta

Meagan Plichta

Digital Communications Coordinator
mplichta@wishnj.org

Caitlin Ridge

Caitlin Ridge

Director of Medical Outreach
cridge@wishnj.org

Mariam Salih

Mariam Salih

Stewardship Coordinator
msalih@wishnj.org

Alina Santana

Alina Santana

Wish Coordinator
asantana@wishnj.org

Emily Schonberg

Emily Schonberg

Development Officer
eschonberg@wishnj.org

Bill Tawpash

Bill Tawpash

Director of Corporate Alliances
btawpash@wishnj.org

Karen Zurawiecki

Karen Zurawiecki

Office Manager
kzurawiecki@wishnj.org

Make-A-Wish® New Jersey
Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place
1347 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(609) 371-9474
Toll Free (800) 252-9474