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Development staff directory

Advancement Services

Blake MacIver (M.P.A.'07/GPA)

Blake MacIver (M.P.A.'07/GPA)

Executive Director of Advancement Services

Phone: (804) 828-6898

Email: maciverbc@vcu.edu

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Blake MacIver, a member of the VCU team since 2005, earned an M.P.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has experience in fundraising operations, concentrating in prospect research, moves management, report writing and campaign/data analysis. He is a current member of APRA and AASP.

 
Caleb Capaz (B.A.'16/H&S)

Caleb Capaz (B.A.'16/H&S)

Project Manager

Phone: (804) 827-4590

Email: capazcn@vcu.edu

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Caleb Capaz graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in political science from VCU. He will receive an M.P.A. in December 2017. Caleb is a former president of the VCU Public Administration Student Association and a former vice president of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society at VCU.
 
As project manager, Caleb works to ensure effective day-to-day operations of Advancement Services. He also tracks larger projects that require long-term implementation planning.
 
Leslee Gensinger

Leslee Gensinger

Advancement Services Trainer

Phone: (804) 828-4751

Email: lrgensinger@vcu.edu

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Gensinger joined the VCU team in 2015. She holds a B.S. in communications ('00) and an M.A. in management and leadership ('13) from Liberty University. She has spent years growing her skills as a trainer and is using those skills to develop a training program to benefit her team at VCU. She has certificates from the Association for Training and Development in Creating New Manager Training Programs, E-Learning Instructional Design and Training. 

 
King P. Goldman

King P. Goldman

DAR Building Manager

Email: kgoldman@vcu.edu

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King P joined our team in July 2015 as assistant to our Advancement Services Trainer. In Jan 2016 King was beckoned to use his talents to serve as the interim Project Manager/Executive Assistant to the Associate VP of Advancement. Given his previous experience directing and managing housekeeping and environmental service operations in both hotels and VCU Health System; inviting King to serve as our building manager in May 2016 seemed to be a no-brainer. King’s education vitae includes a BS in Human Development from U of Illinois at Urbana; MS in Instructional Design- Bellevue University; and Post-Masters Certificate for Six Sigma Greenbelt course completion via Villanova University.

 

Development Research and Prospect Management

Kristin Richardson

Kristin Richardson

Director of Prospect Development

Phone: (804) 827-4588

Email: kfrichardson@vcu.edu

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Joining the VCU staff in 2015, Richardson earned her B.S. in Marketing at Virginia Tech and an M.L.I.S. at the University of South Carolina.

Richardson had more than 15 years of financial sales, customer service and home health care administrative management experience before diving into the higher education development arena. Her current career path began in 2012 when she joined the staff at the University of South Carolina as director of prospect research. In that position, she grew and expanded the resources, deliverables and capabilities of the prospect research team. Richardson introduced data analytics to the development office by implementing data analysis, predictive modeling and data visualization tools that informed decision making by leadership.

At VCU, Richardson will implement a prospect management system, coordinate prospect strategy, manage the prospect development team and implement data analytics for the development team.

 
Cintra Davis (M.P.A.'06/GPA)

Cintra Davis (M.P.A.'06/GPA)

Associate Director of Prospect Development

Phone: (804) 828-2852

Email: daviscj2@vcu.edu

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Cintra Davis has been a member of the VCU team since 2012. She earned an M.P.A. from VCU's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and a B.A. from Virginia State University. She also holds a certificate from the VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute.

Her responsibilities include advanced prospect research and wealth analysis, prospect identification, management of wealth screening projects, corporate and foundation research, and assisting in the development and implementation of strategic goals for development research and prospect management.

Davis has more than seven years of combined professional experience in development research, state government finance and policy analysis. She previously worked in advancement at the University of Richmond and served in the Office of the Secretary of Finance for Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. She has been a member of the Virginia Chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement since 2011 and serves as a volunteer board member for the Junior League of Richmond and Historic Richmond Foundation.

 
Carrie Naumann (M.P.A.'08/GPA; Cert.'08/H&S)

Carrie Naumann (M.P.A.'08/GPA; Cert.'08/H&S)

Assistant Director of Prospect Development

Phone: (804) 828-2850

Email: naumanncp@vcu.edu

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Carrie Naumann joined the VCU team in October 2012. She provides primary prospect research, management and strategy support to various schools and units within VCU. She also is helping support the growth of data analytics within the prospect development office. She received a B.A. in government and international relations from George Mason University and an M.P.A. and certificate in nonprofit management from VCU. Before joining VCU, Naumann worked in prospect research for a nonprofit consulting firm in New York City as well as for the marketing and communications department of the Metropolitan Opera. She is webmaster for the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement Virginia Chapter (APRA) and has been involved with Women in Development, N.Y., New York Women’s Agenda, APRA Greater New York Chapter and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Fundraising Day in New York.

 
Debrielle K. Williams (B.S.'13/H&S)

Debrielle K. Williams (B.S.'13/H&S)

Development Research Analyst

Phone: (804) 828-2862

Email: williamsd8@vcu.edu

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Debrielle Williams joined the VCU DAR staff while still an undergraduate in 2012. She previously served as an administrative assistant to the development coordinator at the nonprofit Greater Richmond SCAN. She obtained her bachelor's degree in sociology from VCU in 2013.

 
Ben Bromley

Ben Bromley

Development Research Analyst

Phone: (804) 828-4546

Email: bsbromley@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 2014, Bromley earned a B.A. in history and religious studies from the College of William & Mary and a M.S.I.S. in information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His career has spanned different facets of managing information, having previously worked in special collections and archives for William & Mary and the Library of Virginia.

 

Gifts and Records Management

Mandy L. Smith

Mandy L. Smith

Director of Gifts and Records Management

Phone: (804) 828-0348

Email: mlsmith4@vcu.edu

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Courtney Buckio Rowe (M.P.A.'08/GPA; M.B.A.'12/B; Cert.'15/B)

Courtney Buckio Rowe (M.P.A.'08/GPA; M.B.A.'12/B; Cert.'15/B)

Associate Director of Gifts and Records Management/Manager of Compliance and Stewardship

Phone: (804) 828-2048

Email: cbrowe@vcu.edu

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Courtney Buckio Rowe, a member of the VCU team since 2007, has a B.A. in political science and Spanish from the University of North Carolina and an M.P.A. and an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has more than five years of development and prospect research experience. Most recently, she worked on managing various projects for the Advancement Services area of DAR. She joined VCU in June 2007, as a graduate research assistant in the prospect research area of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Previously, she spent nearly four years working for two local credit unions.

 
Michaelann Greene-Russell (B.S.'91/B)

Michaelann Greene-Russell (B.S.'91/B)

Compliance Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-4595

Email: migreene@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 1992. Greene-Russell has a B.S. in business administration from VCU. Her previous work experience includes various roles in alumni relations and accounting.

 
Brogan King

Brogan King

Stewardship Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-0632

Email: beking@vcu.edu

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Brogan King attended M.I.T. for two years. She relocated to Richmond and has spent the past several years working in administrative and support roles.

 
Lisa Coble

Lisa Coble

Stewardship Assistant

Phone: (804) 628-8015

Email: lcoble@vcu.edu

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Connie M. Rigsby

Connie M. Rigsby

Manager of Data Integrity

Phone: (804) 828-0288

Email: cmrigsby@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 2011, Connie Rigsby has more than 20 years of experience in Advancement Services with an emphasis on IRS guidelines, CASE best practices, database management and data integrity all while adhering to the intentions of donors.

 
Cynthia D. Brunson

Cynthia D. Brunson

Data Integrity Tech

Phone: (804) 828-1218

Email: cdbrunson@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 2004, Cynthia Brunson has 17 years of experience in the field of accounting, financial reporting and reconciling and nine years of processing, customer service and analytical service.

 
Heidi Hernandez (B.A.’10/H&S)

Heidi Hernandez (B.A.’10/H&S)

Data Integrity Tech

Phone: (804) 828-9812

Email: hernandezht@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 2012, Hernandez has a B.A. in English from VCU. Her previous work experiences involved inventory control data management and sales auditing in the retail industry.

 
Brenda L. Smith

Brenda L. Smith

Data Integrity Tech

Phone: (804) 828-3774

Email: blsmith2@vcu.edu

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Khaleliah N. Williams

Khaleliah N. Williams

Gifts and Records Manager

Phone: (804) 828-9430

Email: knwillia@vcu.edu

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Andrew Daniel

Andrew Daniel

Document Clerk

Phone: (804) 828-0348

Email: danielam@vcu.edu

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Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Fiscal Technician

Phone: (804) 828-2043

Email: amoore32@vcu.edu

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Catherine L. Vincent

Catherine L. Vincent

Team Lead Transaction Analyst

Phone: (804) 828-9430

Email: clvincent@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team as of April 2016, Vincent has 19 years of experience in the Advancement Services areas of gift and records management and data base management.

 
Betty Palmer

Betty Palmer

Transaction Analyst

Phone: (804) 828-4222

Email: bapalmer@vcu.edu

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A member of the team since 2015, Palmer has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University. She has held a variety of positions through the years, from automotive service and parts factory rep,  owning three family businesses and accounting management.

 
Melanie Riezner

Melanie Riezner

Transaction Analyst

Phone: (804) 828-5019

Email: mriezner@vcu.edu

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Riezner joined the VCU team in 2015 as a transaction analyst. She has a B.S. in psychology from the University of Houston. Prior to relocating to Virginia, she spent 17 years at a Houston nonprofit in various roles, including director of gift records.

 

 

 
Johnathon D. Hanson

Johnathon D. Hanson

Transaction Analyst

Phone: (804) 828-9804

Email: jdhanson@vcu.edu

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Symanetta L. Powell

Symanetta L. Powell

Transaction Processor II

Phone: (804) 828-2816

Email: slpowell@vcu.edu

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DAR Information Systems

Rob Downs (M.S.'06/B)

Rob Downs (M.S.'06/B)

Director of DAR Information Systems

Phone: (804) 828-0421

Email: rmdowns@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team for more than 10 years, Downs has a B.S. from James Madison University and an M.S. from VCU. He was worked in VCU Technology Services, Creative Services and Advancement Services in all aspects of web and technology.

 
Nate Parker (B.S.’10/B)

Nate Parker (B.S.’10/B)

Senior Application Developer

Phone: (804) 827-4587

Email: parkerjn2@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 2011, Parker earned a B.S. in information systems with a concentration in application development from VCU in 2010. He is part of the team that implemented the new DAR online giving and event pages and a new alumni website.

 
Matthew E. Chitty (B.S.'01/B)

Matthew E. Chitty (B.S.'01/B)

Application Developer

Phone: (804) 828-9853

Email: mechitty@vcu.edu

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Matt Kane (B.F.A.'06/A; Cert.'09/B)

Matt Kane (B.F.A.'06/A; Cert.'09/B)

Team Lead, Data Analytics

Phone: (804) 828-0462

Email: kanemj@vcu.edu

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Malcolm McIlraith

Malcolm McIlraith

Report Writer

Phone: (804) 828-3718

Email: tmmcilraith@vcu.edu

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McIlraith joined DAR in October of 2015 as a report writer. He received his B.A. from Wheaton College in Illinois in 2012 and has spent much of his career working in nonprofit fundraising and development.

 
Jeff Green (B.F.A.'08/A)

Jeff Green (B.F.A.'08/A)

Web Developer

Email: greenjc@vcu.edu

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Green joined the VCU team as a web developer in 2014. His main responsibilities include event registration and giving forms as well as maintaining and developing the VCU Alumni website, DAR support website and DAR intranet. He has a B.F.A. in graphic design from VCU and worked previously as a graphic designer and web developer. 

 
Ben Lansing

Ben Lansing

Web Developer

Phone: (804) 827-0653

Email: btlansing@vcu.edu

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A member of the VCU team since 2011, Lansing has a B.B.A. from the University of Richmond and certification in web design from John Tyler Community College.

Lansing has worked as a web developer and designer in small business, city government, private school and higher education organizations. Lansing is the recipient of the Virginia Press Association's first place award for Information Graphics.

 
Matt Yopp

Matt Yopp

Team Lead, Desktop and Systems Support

Phone: (804) 828-5315

Email: mdyopp@vcu.edu

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Yopp, who joined the VCU team in 2012, has a B.A. from Collins College and holds A+ Certification and HDI CSR Certification. He has 10 years experience in IT and related technology fields.

Hobbies include outdoor activities, photography, graphic design, horseback riding and woodwork/metallurgy.

 
William

William "Chris" Faris

Desktop Support Technician

Phone: (804) 828-2285

Email: wcfaris2@vcu.edu

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William "Chris" Faris joined Advancement Services in 2016 as a desktop support technician. Chris brings more than 10 years in the IT support field and holds Network+ and HDI CSR certifications.

 
Sam Giacco Jr.

Sam Giacco Jr.

SQL Developer

Phone: (804) 828-7025

Email: sgiacco@vcu.edu

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Jenny J. Yoo

Jenny J. Yoo

SQL Developer

Phone: (804) 827-4589

Email: jjyoo@vcu.edu

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