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T.J. Martell Foundation
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Laura Heatherly

Laura Heatherly

Chief Executive Officer
lheatherly@tjmartell.org

National Headquarters

Laura enjoys running, oil painting, gourmet cooking, entertaining family and friends with her husband, Bob. “Knowing that I am helping to give hope to many patients and their families is very rewarding to me.”

Jon Baum

Jon Baum

Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Business Development
jbaum@tjmartell.org

National Headquarters, New York

Jon shares our foundation’s love of music (Led Zeppelin) and has been deeply involved with leading-edge entertainment companies throughout his career. He enjoys watching and playing sports like football and basketball and plays softball year-round. Plus Jon and his beautiful wife, Tamara, are cat rescuers.

Rachel Fermin Stansell

Rachel Fermin Stansell

National Projects Coordinator
rfermin@tjmartell.org

Rachel joined the foundation in 2015 after graduating from Belmont University. She is a previous intern whose passion lies in nonprofit management and development. Her busy bee nature keeps her traveling the world and looking for adventurous activities. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, graphic design, hiking, and cuddling with her cat. Rachel enjoys working for the foundation knowing that every day means important cancer research is given the chance to succeed with every dollar donated.

Teresa Gaudio

Teresa Gaudio

Executive Director, East Coast Division
tgaudio@tjmartell.org

National Headquarters, New York

Teresa's combined experience of working in both the nonprofit sector as well as the music industry make her a great fit and impressive addition to the TJ Martell Foundation East Coast Team. In her spare time, Teresa's hobbies include travelling, spending time with family and friends, and of course her true passion, music!

Tinti Moffat

Tinti Moffat

Executive Director
tmoffat@tjmartell.org

Southern Region Division

Tinti comes to us with 25+ years of music business experience and has spearheaded multiple successful initiatives for local non-profits. “Given the countless family and friends that have been affected by cancer, I believe with certainty that The T.J. Martell Foundation team is where I am meant to be.” Her hobbies include golf, golf and golf.

Sydney McGowan

Sydney McGowan

Administrative Office Coordinator
smcgowan@tjmartell.org

Sydney has been involved with the Foundation since 2014 as an intern and is now a full time employee after graduating from Belmont University in May 2016. She takes comfort in knowing that she is able to contribute to such an amazing cause every day and make a difference one event at a time. Sydney enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, event planning, being with friends and family and travelling.

Ellie Francisco

Ellie Francisco

Development Consultant, Houston
ellie@franciscoandco.com

Southern Region Division

In her free time, Ellie likes to watch football, including the Texans and Texas A&M, golf, hike in Colorado, and spend time with her family. "It is so important to me to support the research funded by T.J. Martell because my husband has had cancer several times and so many friends have been impacted by this disease; we need to find a cure."

Melissa Goodwin

Melissa Goodwin

Senior Vice President of Operations
mgoodwin@tjmartell.org

National Headquarters

Melissa enjoys working for the foundation and knowing that every day we are helping fulfill a father’s promise to his son, as well as making a difference in the lives of others. Her favorite things are spending time with family and friends, the beach, movies and cooking for others.

Kate Fitzpatrick

Kate Fitzpatrick

Director of Communications, Patient Services Director
kfitzpatrick@tjmartell.org

National Headquarters, New York

Kate loves cooking, yoga, running, swimming at the beach and spending time with her husband, Paul, two young daughters, Kelly and Nora, and new baby, Ryan. She is very passionate about her work for the Martell Foundation, especially because her mother and husband are cancer survivors.

Rochelle McGilpin

Rochelle McGilpin

Auction Manager
rmcgilpin@tjmartell.org

Southern Region Division

Rochelle, our Auction Manager, has 20 years' experience in international business and has traveled extensively. She and her husband, Bob, own a recording studio and love being part of the Nashville music community. In addition, Rochelle is a "poodle" mom and participates in poodle rescue efforts throughout Tennessee.

Annalisa Buehler

Annalisa Buehler

East Coast Manager of Special Events
abuehler@tjmartell.org

East Coast Annalisa joined the Foundation in 2016 and has had a passion for helping others since her days as Chi Omega’s Philanthropy Chair at Ohio University. Annalisa loves traveling and exploring new cities. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading, going to concerts, and searching for the best guacamole in New York City.

Blaire Buergler

Blaire Buergler

Special Events Coordinator
bbuergler@tjmartell.org

Southern Region Division

Blaire recently graduated with a master's degree in organization development and knowledge management, along with a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. She is excited to bring her educational background and professional experience in event planning to promote such a good cause. Blaire is new to the Nashville area and is eager to get involved in the local community.

Lynn-Anne Huck

Lynn-Anne Huck

Development Consultant, Atlanta
lhuck@tjmartell.org

Southern Region Division

Lynn-Anne comes alive when envisaging possibility. In the artistic world, she would be called the "impresario," the person who pulls together a surprising group of people to create something new and exciting. She and her daughter, Charlotte, enjoy reading and laughing.

Greg Gura

Greg Gura

Development Consultant, West Coast
ggura@tjmartell.org

West Coast Division

Greg has been a part of the T.J. Martell Family for over 13 years. His background is Marketing within the Music Industry. When he’s not helping other fantastic non-profits or traveling North America on some of the biggest hard rock festival tours, this native New Yorker lives the California lifestyle to the fullest, biking at the beach, hiking the canyons and trying to eat most of his meals outdoors year round.