MANNA’s Executive Leadership & Boards

Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN, CEO

Sue joined MANNA in December 1999 as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Sue was instrumental in MANNA’s shift from providing comfort and care to those dying from AIDS into an organization helping people with over 85 different illnesses through nutrition counseling and home-delivered medically appropriate meals.

At MANNA, Sue has held several positions prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014, including Director of Nutrition and Client Services, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director. Sue garnered national recognition in June 2013 when she co-authored a key study, “Examining Health Care Costs Among MANNA Clients and a Comparison Group” published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. This research study examined the health care cost savings associated with MANNA’s model and has ongoing impact on nutrition policy nationwide.

Sue has presented MANNA’s work at conferences and meetings across the United States including the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Harvard University’s Food as Medicine Symposium, Tulane University’s Culinary Medicine Conference, and the Root Cause Coalition’s National Summit on Social Determinants of Health. She has also testified in front of the United States Congress.

Sue served as a board member of Association of Nutrition Service Agencies (ANSA) from 2010-2012 and currently is co-chair of the national Food Is Medicine Coalition.  Other accolades include, the 2015 Jefferson College of Population Health Education Hero Award, Comcast’s Newsmakers selection, the Cancer Treatment Center’s America Caregiver Women of the Week Award, and Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders Award.


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Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN

Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN
Chief Executive Officer

Rich Curtis

Rich Curtis
Director of Finance

Eric Gantz

Eric Gantz
Director of Operations

Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Director of Research & Evaluation

Ann Hoskins-Brown

Ann Hoskins-Brown
Director of Policy & Institutional Affairs

Nicole Laverty, RDN, LDN

Nicole Laverty, RDN, LDN
Director of Nutrition & Client Services

Rob Saxon

Rob Saxon
Director of External Affairs

Board of Directors


Rosemary Connors
Chair, Anchor/Reporter, NBC10

Barbara Ilsen, Esq.
Vice Chair, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP

Matthew Malinowski
Treasurer, AUA Private Equity Partners

Elaine Gillison
Secretary, Administrative Assistant, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia


Ted Dallas
President & COO, Merakey Human Services

John Demming
Vice President, Corporate & Financial Communications, Comcast

Jay Feldstein, D.O.
President & CEO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

William S. George
President & CEO, Health Partners Plans (retired)

Marla Gold, MD, FACP
Vice Provost for Community Health Care Innovation, Drexel University

Brandon Johnson
Director of External Affairs, Urban Affairs Coalition

Megan Kennedy
Head of Product Management, Aberdeen Standard

Victoria Lupica
Vice President Marketing and Communications, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Denise J. Mariotti
Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Mark Schutta, MD
G. Clayton Kyle Associate Professor in Diabetes, Medical Director Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Rachael Tamalonis
Executive Assistant, American Airlines

Cathy Weiss
Philanthropic Advisor

Maryellen White
Paralegal, PECO

Kate Wilhelm
Director, Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy

Advisory Board


Steve Korman
Chair, Founder, Korman Communities

John Alchin
Co-chair, CFO (retired), Comcast Corporation


Kevin Boyle
Financial Partner, Stradley Ronon

Stephen Carlino
Owner, Tavern on Camac

Charles Chase
President & CEO, FirstService Brands

Joseph Coradino

James F. Dever, Jr.
Market President for Philadelphia, Bank of America

Lynn Garvin Dever, MD

Julia Fleischner

Lynne Honickman
Founder & President, The Honickman Foundation

Barbara Kaplan

Stephen Klein
CEO, President & Founder, The Klein Company

Frederick Kroon

William R. Levy, Esquire
Senior Advisor, Brown Brothers Harriman

David Lipson
President, Philadelphia and Boston Magazines

Mark Niehaus
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

John Paz
Owner, Prime Legacy Management

Edward Rendell
Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Linda Richardson
Founder, Richardson Company

Peter Rohr
The Rohr Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Private Banking & Investment Group

Allan Schimmel

Susan Sherman
President & CEO, Independence Foundation

Julius Steiner, Esq.
Labor Relations Attorney (retired)