Our Team

The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 2002. The work we do is accomplished by a governing Board of Trustees, Staff, Advisory Council, and weekly volunteers. The leadership is dedicated to supporting hospitalized children across the country through our Victorious 4 Teens programs. 







Gisele S. DiNatale, M.A.President and Co-Founder


Kate Whelihan, MPH, Executive Administrator

2023 - 2025 Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees assumes the strategic governance and oversight, fundraising support, and advisory services to help ensure the Foundation operates efficiently and effectively.

Mario DiNatale, Chairman and Co-founder

Business Administrator, and Director of Economic Development, Voorhees Township, NJ

Gary Strain, Vice Chairman

President, GJS Consulting

Carl H. Bagell, Treasurer

South Jersey Managing Partner, Marcum/Friedman, LLP Accountants & Advisors

Steven K. Mignogna, Esq., Secretary

Co-Chair, Estate Department, Archer & Greiner P.C.

Marianne Aleardi, Member at Large

Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, SJ Magazine

Debra P. DiLorenzo, Member at Large

Partner, DiLorenzo Davis Consulting LLC

Gisele S. DiNatale, M.A., Member at Large

President and Co-founder, Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, Corp.

Kathleen Federici, Member at Large

Vice President, Republic Bank

Mary Bridget Roberts, Ed.D., MSN, APRN, Member at Large

Director of Nursing Maternal Services, Memorial Hospital West


Trustee Emeritus

L. Charles Bailey, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rob Curley

Regional President of PA/NJ Metro, TD Bank N.A.

Leonard J. Wood, Esq.

of Council, Wade, Long, Wood, & Long, LLC


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

Advisory Council

Maria Palestini Bye

L'Oréal Paris 2007 Women of Worth

Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, M.Ed.

2019-20 NJ State Teacher of the Year

Gabriel J. DiNatale, MD

Resident Physician, Department of Pathology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Jefferson Health

Sebastian DiNatale

Producer & Segment Director for Comedy Central's The Daily Show 

Lori M. Kosyla

Department Supervisor, Hardenbergh Insurance Group

Michael Mignogna, Esq.

Attorney, Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller