MANNA’s Executive Leadership & Boards

Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN, CEO
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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 to an organization helping people with over 85 different illnesses through nutrition counseling and home-delivered medically appropriate meals.

At MANNA, Sue held several positions prior to being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2012. 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 continues to have ongoing impact on nutrition policy nationwide.

Sue presents 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 proudly testified in front of the United States Congress.

Sue served as co-Vice Chair of the national Food Is Medicine Coalition from 2019-2022.  In 2019, Sue was invited to join the Food Lab Accelerator at Google as a product owner for Food Is Medicine.  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 (she/her)

Sue Daugherty, RDN, LDN (she/her)
Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Laverty, RDN, LDN (she/her)

Nicole Laverty, RDN, LDN (she/her)
Chief Operations Officer

Tonya Cooper, RDN, LDN

Tonya Cooper, RDN, LDN
Director of Nutrition and Client Services

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, The MANNA Institute

Ann Hoskins-Brown

Ann Hoskins-Brown
Director of Policy & Strategic Partnerships

Amy Mansky, MPH (she/her)

Amy Mansky, MPH (she/her)
Director of Advancement

Board of Directors


Ted Dallas
Chair, President & COO, Merakey Human Services

Brandon Johnson
Vice Chair, Senior Director of External Affairs, Urban Affairs Coalition

Kristin N. Jumper
Treasurer, Senior Transactions Counsel, Head of Transactions Legal Group, Hamilton Lane Advisors

Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, Acenda Integrated Health


Jimmy Contreras
Vice President, U.S. Regional Communications, JP Morgan Chase

John Demming
Vice President, Corporate & Financial Communications, Comcast

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

Katherine Foy, MSW
Chief Compliance Officer, Quick Med Claims

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

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

Dinesh Indala
Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Housing Authority

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

Jaime Pludo
Chief People Officer, Pay Governance, LLC

Mark Schutta, MD
G. Clayton Kyle 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

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
Co-Chairman, Stradley Ronon

Stephen Carlino
Owner, Tavern on Camac

Charles Chase
President & CEO, FirstService Brands

Gary Crooks, MD
Professor of Medicine, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

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

Lynn Garvin Dever, MD
Pediatrician (retired)

Julia Fleischner

Dr. John Glick
Former President, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at Penn Medicine (retired)

Lynne Honickman
Founder & President, The Honickman Foundation

Barbara Kaplan

Megan Kennedy
Head of Product Management, Aberdeen Standard

Stephen Klein
CEO, President & Founder, The Klein Company

Brad Korman
Co-CEO, Korman Communities

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

David Lipson
President, Philadelphia and Boston Magazines

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