Departmental Directory

Wistar Information



Security Operations Center (24 hours): 215-898-3730 
Fire/Medical Emergency: 9 - 911
Snow/Emergency Closing Information: 215-898-2182

Environmental Health and Safety Office

Gregory Lupinski, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, 215-898-3712

Radiation Safety

University of Pennsylvania 215-898-7187

Office of the President

Dario C. Altieri, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, 215-495-6975
Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., President Emeritus, 215-898-3926
Alan Stiles, Chief Operating Officer, 215-495-6950
Elizabeth O'Brien, Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, 215-898-2207
Maria Colelli, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison, 215-898-3774
Natalie Seesholtz, Executive Assistant, 215-898-3912
Fax: 215-573-2097

The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Dario C. Altieri, M.D., Director, 215-495-6975
Frank Rauscher III, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Basic Research, 215-898-0995
Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc., Deputy Director, Translational Research, 215-898-3950
Lisa Sideras, Associate Director, Cancer Center Administration, 215-898-3192
Marianne O’Neill, Associate Director, CCSG Finance, 215-898-3746
Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil., Associate Director, Shared Facilities, 215-495-6895
Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., Associate Director, Education; Associate Director, Faculty Development, 215-495-6870

Training Programs

Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., Chair, Wistar Training Committee and Associate Director of Education, 215-495-6870
Cheryl McFadden, Training Coordinator, 215-898-3718

Science Administration

Van Cherington, Ph.D., Director, 215-495-6895

Business Development

Heather Steinman, Vice President, Business Development, 215-495-6977

Development and Marketing

Elyse Hoffmann, Director, Donor Relations & Special Events, 215-898-3955


Joseph G. Trainor, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, 215-495-6922,
Stephen E. Tustin, CPA, Director of Finance and Controller, 215-495-6887
Gaurav Bhagat, Assistant Controller, 215-898-3747
Marianne O'Neill, Director of Financial Research Administration, 215-898-3746
Andrew Gordon, Director of Purchasing, 215-898-3757
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

Research Development and Pre-Award Administration

Jessica Blodgett, Director of Research Development and Pre-Award Administration, 215-495-6972

General Counsel

Elizabeth O'Brien, Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, 215-898-2207

Human Resources

Jo-Ann Mendel, Director, 215-898-3968

Information Technology

Andrew Peabody, Chief Information Officer,
Raymond Preis, Director of Information Systems, 215-898-3787
April Miller, Director of Library Services, Curator of The Wistar Museum, 215-898-3826