Our Team

The work of the foundation is accomplished by a governing Board of Trustees, a paid staff, and dedicated volunteers. ARVF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the state of New Jersey in 2002. The leadership and staff are dedicated to providing “Victorious 4 Teens” programs to hospitalized children throughout the country.

The Board of Trustees assume a varied set of duties and responsibilities including: strategic governance and oversight; fundraising support; and advisory services, that help ensure that ARVF operates efficiently and effectively.

Board of Trustees

Mario DiNatale
Community & Economic Development, Voorhees Twsp., NJ

Gary Strain
Vice Chairman
Vice-President, SafeLite Solutions

Leonard J. Wood, Esq.
Managing Member, Long, Wood, LLC

Alan Cohen
Owner, Tutoring Club of Cherry Hill

Gisele DiNatale, M.A.
Executive Director, ARVF

Diane Belz
Owner, Career Quest Coaching

Joseph Myers, MBA
Financial Advisor, Owner, Myers & Co.


In addition to our Board of Trustees, ARVF benefits from the time, talents, and resources of volunteer community leaders responsible ensuring that ARVF remains connected to and active in business and civic arenas. All are committed to creating and maintaining a Foundation that makes a positive impact on the lives of children and their families

Trustee Emeritus

Charles Bailey, M.D. PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

John Tedeschi, M.D.
Chairman & CEO, Continuum Health Alliance, LLC

Sean Kennedy, J.D. 
SK Strategies, LLC

Michael Mignogna, Esq. 
Attorney, Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller

Business Advisory Board

Marianne Aleardi
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief,
SJ Magazine

Carl H. Bagell, CPA
Managing Partner, Friedman, LLP

Rob Curley
South Jersey Market President, TD Bank

Kathleen Federici 
AVP, Beneficial Bank

Steven K. Mignogna, Esq.
Co-Chair of Estate Department, Archer & Greiner, P.C.

Jeremy Noll 
Project Engineer, Environmental Resolutions, Inc.

Jason Ravitz 
Executive VP – Retail Operations
Ravitz Family Markets

Community Advisory Board

Maria Palestini Bye
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Dean Danowitz
President & CEO, 
Starlite Productions

Kimberly Dickstein, M.Ed.
Haddonfield Memorial High School

Christopher J. Festa, M.D.
Pediatrics, Virtua Hospital

Steven J. Fluharty, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, 
University of Pennsylvania

Richard Scarfone, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Royer B. Schwartz 
President, RoyerComm Group

Beth Van Buskirk, BS, CCLS 
Child-Life Specialist, Virtua Hospital

Staff & Volunteers


Gisele DiNatale, M.A.
Executive Director


Bridget Murray
Program Manager


Maria Palestini Bye
Volunteer Coordinator


Kathy Mignone
Volunteer Leader


Cathy Wood
Volunteer Leader