International Office

Executive Office

  • Michel Rudolphie

    President and CEO
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    Michel Rudolphie

    Michel Rudolphie

    President and CEO


    Michel is a Dutch citizen with a MSc and MBA in Health Care Management & Policy from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Michel has extensive international management experience in both “non-profit” and “for-profit” organizations. From 2011 until 2017, Michel served as the CEO and President of the Dutch Cancer Society, the largest health charity in the Netherlands.

  • Sylvia Hopkins

    Chief Administrative Officer
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    Sylvia Hopkins

    Chief Administrative Officer


    Sylvia provides leadership in establishing a marketing framework that strives to develop relations with key donor groups and other external audiences and stakeholders. Sylvia guides and directs the development, implementation and integration of all Make-A-Wish International strategies and activities relating to marketing, communications and public relations.

Affiliate Relations

  • Luciano Manzo

    Senior Vice President, Affiliate Development and Support
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    Luciano Manzo

    Luciano Manzo

    Senior Vice President, Affiliate Development and Support


    Luciano provides mentoring, training and guidance to the international affiliates. The affiliate relations team, under his leadership, offers resources to affiliates and helps to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives for the affiliates community and global organization.

  • Chiara di Lauro

    Wish Assist Manager
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    Chiara di Lauro

    Chiara di Lauro

    Wish Assist Manager


    Chiara is responsible for supporting Make-A-Wish International affiliates and Make-A-Wish America chapters with wish assistance for children and families traveling outside their affiliates territory. She is responsible for updating and maintaining the International Wish Assist database.

  • Harmienke Kloeze

    Vice President, Affiliate Relations
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    Harmienke Kloeze

    Vice President, Affiliate Relations


    Harmienke provides mentoring, training and guidance to the international affiliates. The affiliate relations team, under her leadership, offers resources to affiliates and helps to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives for the affiliates community and global organization.

  • Avril Lee

    Director, Affiliate Relations
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    Avril Lee

    Director, Affiliate Relations


    Avril plays a critical role in the organization’s growth through her support in strengthening its presence in existing and new affiliate markets around the world. Avril conducts business management and affiliate reviews; additionally, she works to ensure affiliate compliance with Make-A-Wish International policies and adherence to country-specific requirements and laws for charitable establishment, reporting, and management. 

Finance and Administration

  • Abby Pontius

    Director, Finance and Administration
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    Abby Pontius

    Director, Finance and Administration


    Abby manages all accounting functions and financial reporting for the organization.  She also manages the Benchmarks of Excellence and the Affiliate Performance Database that help measure the success and transparency of the global affiliate community.
     

Fundraising

  • Amanda Crozier

    Director, Corporate Alliances
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    Amanda Crozier

    Director, Corporate Alliances


    Amanda has seven years of progressively responsible experience in corporate fundraising and has worked for some well-known brands in the UK. In her latest role at the British Red Cross, she was responsible for identifying and developing commercially productive relationships with new clients. 

  • Jose Martinez

    Director, Digital Strategy
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    Jose Martinez

    Director, Digital Strategy


    Jose's focus is on driving strategy across our digital landscape with the goal of creating strategies and campaigns that move our constituents and donors to take action. Ensuring that digital strategies are properly integrated within our global technology platforms and uncover digital insights and analytics to inform the marketing approach.

  • Brittany Kearney

    Manager, Corporate Alliances
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    Brittany Kearney

    Manager, Corporate Alliances


    Brittany manages several of the organization’s existing global corporate relationships. She also supports new business development efforts to bring on new international corporate partners.

Marketing

  • Ryan Katz

    Associate Director, Creative Services
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    Ryan Katz

    Associate Director, Creative Services

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    Ryan provides design services, strategy and conceptualization to support International Office and affiliate programs. He develops the marketing and graphic/creative design templates, video editing and services to support marketing collateral needs, campaign collateral and some affiliate needs.

  • Apple Lee

    Associate Director, Digital Marketing
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    Apple Lee

    Associate Director, Digital Marketing


    Apple's role combines knowledge of digital marketing with storytelling acumen to bring increased brand awareness and affinity, lead generation, user experience, as well as audience engagement.

Technology and Innovation

  • Carly Galli

    Vice President, Technology and Innovation
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    Carly Galli

    Vice President, Technology and Innovation


    Carly is responsible for the implementation of the Salesforce CRM platform for the organization. Carly maintains relationships with customers and cross-team members to ensure technology solutions address end user needs while adhering to best practices and standardization for global scale.

  • Nancy White

    Business Analyst
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    Nancy White

    Business Analyst


    oversees project management, conducts business analysis tasks, including defining, analyzing and documenting requirements, and builds technical documentation for the organization’s technology projects.