Meet Our Philanthropy Programs and Services Team



The Philanthropy Services and Programs Team provide system-wide operational support in areas including; grant development, data management and analytics, philanthropy engagement and communications.

Grant Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations Team

Phil FarfelPhil Farfel, ScD
Assistant Vice President of Grant Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

410-772-6589 office
443-831-6859 cell
[email protected]

Linda FrischLinda Frisch, CHES
Director of Grant Development

443-444-1307 office
[email protected]

Beverly LylesBeverly C. Lyles, MS
Senior Philanthropy Officer, Grants at
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

301-877-4761 office
[email protected]

Lynn SmolevLynn Smolev
Director, Corporate Partners

410-933-8032 office
[email protected]

Serena MathenySerena R. Matheny
Philanthropy Officer, Grant Development

443-444-3945 office
[email protected]

Operations Team

Tina LongTina Long
Director, Philanthropy Enterprise Strategy

410-772-6572 office
[email protected]

Courtney GeanettaCourtney Van Shura
Director, Philanthropy Business Operations

410-772-6659 office
[email protected]

Debbi Morton KingScott Frierich
Philanthropy Officer
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

202-877-5991 office
[email protected]

Philanthropy Administration Team

Mark DowdMark Dowd
Director, Business Analytics

410-772-6665 office
[email protected]

Maria GallMaria Gall
Office Administrator of Philanthropy Services

410-772-6531 office
[email protected]

Carol PhillipsCarol L. Phillips
Executive Assistant to Bruce A. Bartoo, CFRE

410-772-6735 office
[email protected]

Michelle SakowskiMichelle Sakowski
Philanthropy Program Director, Finance & Grants Administration

410-933-8040 office
[email protected]

Jean SweatJean E. Sweat
Manager, Philanthropy Administration at
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

202-877-3215 office
[email protected]

Philanthropy Engagement and Programs Team

Carrie BoardwickCarrie L. Boardwick, CFRE
Vice President, Philanthropy Operations

410-772-6573 office
[email protected]

Leah MurrayLeah Murray
Director, Grateful Patient Program

410-772-6983 office
410-804-1367 cell
[email protected]

Casey BichnerCasey P. Bichner
Director, Philanthropy Communications 

410-772-6745 office
[email protected]

Sooji Choi
Philanthropy Officer
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

[email protected]

Josh Johnson
Manager, Project Management and Philanthropy Writer

410-772-6748 office
[email protected]

Jean Marie Sonni
Philanthropy Engagement Officer

410-772-6670 office
[email protected]

Naisha VinsonNaisha Vinson
Director of Philanthropy

443-823-6784 office
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