OUR STAFF

Meet our Team

The Philadelphia Foundation leadership team is powered by a mix of business leaders, community activists and initiators of positive change. Our diverse team brings together a wide range of expertise, working toward a single mission of improving life in the Philadelphia region.

Connectors, Activators and Accelerators of change
Key Contacts
President and CEO

Pedro A. Ramos is president and CEO of the Philadelphia Foundation, one of the first community foundations in the nation. Pedro has spent his career guiding organizations through critical inflection points and redefining how those organizations support and communicate with the communities they serve.

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Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer

Lois Gabin-Legato joined The Philadelphia Foundation as Vice President of Institutional Advancement in October 2016. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Associate Vice President at the Office of Institutional Advancement of Drexel University, where she led advancement efforts for the College of Computing & Informatics and the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

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Chief Financial Officer

Orlando C. Esposito joined the Philadelphia Foundation as Chief Financial Officer in April 2019.
Prior to joining the Philadelphia Foundation, he served as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of PNC’s asset management group and previously as EVP of its corporate banking group.

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Executive Director & Senior Advisor

Diane Melley is Executive Director and Senior Advisor for the Philadelphia Foundation. Melley leads the planning, execution, and partnership-building for Philadelphia Foundation’s second century of civic and philanthropic leadership in the community. Melley also leads the building of new strategic relationships with the corporate sector.

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Jack Wagner
Jack Wagner
Executive Director of Financial Services
Executive Director of Grantmaking

Contact Phil for information about our grants and programs: pfitzgerald@philafound.org

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Ted Qualli
Ted Qualli
Director of Communications and Marketing
Our Team
Angie Pabon
Angie Pabon
Program Officer
Christian Browning
Christian Browning
Financial Analyst
Christine Conti
Christine Conti
Controller
Christopher Byers
Christopher Byers
Development Officer, Gifts and Operations
Maggi Kirk
Maggi Kirk
Development and Donor Services Officer
Maria Waweru
Maria Waweru
Senior Accountant
Marsha Budd
Marsha Budd
Donor Services Officer
Chief of Staff
Santo Montecalvo
Santo Montecalvo
IT Director
Sheressa Gordon
Sheressa Gordon
Program Officer
Siobhan Neitzel
Siobhan Neitzel
Director of Fund and Gift Financial Services