MJHS Foundation Staff
Linda Schur Scalettar
Linda Schur Scalettar has more than 30 years of experience in development and community relations. Linda has been with MJHS Foundation since 2014 and has led the MJHS Foundation through an important transformation. The development effort and funds raised have grown substantially at MJHS under Linda’s leadership.
Prior to becoming Chief Development Officer of MJHS Foundation, Linda was Chief Advancement Officer of the Met Council and helped the organization raise more than $10 million annually through major gifts, grants and special events.
Earlier in her career, Linda served as the Director of Community Resources for AHRC Nassau and the Nassau County AHRC Foundation Inc. Prior to that, she supported the development departments at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, in addition to advancing the efforts of corporate and community-based organizations.
Linda has a master’s degree in public administration from New York University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Allison Mondell Wesalo
Allison Mondell Wesalo, Director of Development, joined the MJHS Foundation in July 2015. During the span of her over 15 year career, Allison has served in various advancement and nonprofit capacities. Prior to joining MJHS, she was the Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Johns Hopkins University and served as the Senior Manager of Development and Board Relations at Met Council. In her current role, Allison helps design and implement the fundraising strategy for the Foundation while creating new opportunities for donor engagement. Allison earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Public Leadership and she later received her Master of Public Administration from Baruch College.
Chinwe Egonu is the Assistant Director of Development and oversees the MJHS Foundation’s data and prospect development operations, and also works on cultivation and stewardship efforts. In the past she served as both the Foundation’s Manager of Prospect Research and Database Coordinator.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the International Relations Coordinator for the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Program Consultant for NetAid (now Mercy Corps). She also interned at the Jewish Child Care Association’s information technology department.
Egonu holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Bernard M. Baruch College.
Dara K. Marsh
Dara Marsh, Events Manager, joined the MJHS Foundation in 2013, initially as a Development Coordinator. In her current role, she is responsible for the execution of MJHS Foundation-sponsored fundraising events, including oversight of event logistics, establishing and maintaining vendor relationships, coordinating other MJHS department involvement, and reporting on event results. Dara has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She previously worked at Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America in the Donor Services Department and later in the Development and Alumni Relations office of New York Law School. Dara holds a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Purchase, a Master of Arts from NYU, and a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Administration from Baruch College. She is an alumnus of National Urban League’s Emerging Leaders Program, which is designed to groom the next generation of Nonprofit Leadership. Dara is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an educational honor society.
Mallory Rubin joined MJHS Foundation in July 2019 as the Senior Development Associate. In this role she focuses on fundraising campaigns, donor stewardship efforts, event planning, and grant proposals. She also works closely with the Young Leadership Council. Mallory has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Marissa Stiebel joined MJHS Foundation in 2019 as the Development and Database Coordinator. She is responsible for managing the Foundation’s fundraising database, generating reports for event analysis and donor prospecting. She prepares financial reports and works on reconciling the Foundation’s revenue with the finance department. She also generates multiple mailing lists for events, targeted appeals, newsletters, and provides support for MJHS’ fundraising events including gift processing.
She takes great pride in working with data for organizations that support and care for those in hospice and palliative care. Prior to joining MJHS, Marissa was employed at other nonprofit organizations where she was responsible for providing data maintenance, general administrative support, training institute and program evaluation support. Marissa obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Queens College, CUNY and her Master of Arts degree in psychology from The City College of New York, CUNY.
Christopher Lysik (Database Specialist) joined MJHS Foundation in September 2020, where he is responsible for maintaining donor records, generating and preparing acknowledgement letters, and processing all Foundation gifts. He is grateful to be able to play a supportive role within an organization devoted to aiding others in their time of need. Previously, Christopher has held administrative positions at various arts organizations both in New York and elsewhere, most recently on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rutgers University.