Staff Listing

Administration

Donald V. Romanik
President (212) 870-2871 | donald@episcopalfoundation.org Donald has been President of ECF since 2005. Formerly, he has served as an attorney in both government and private practice and has been active in civic, charitable and religious organizations.

While at ECF, Mr. Romanik has stabilized its infrastructure, led a comprehensive strategic planning process, and developed partnerships and collaborations throughout the Church He is a proponent of lay leadership and the ministry of all the baptized. His book, Beyond the Baptismal Covenant: Transformational Lay Leadership for the Episcopal Church in the 21st Century, advocates for a new type of entrepreneurial priest and effective clergy+lay partnerships.

Kate Adams
Special Projects Director (212) 870-2839 | kate@episcopalfoundation.org Kate, Special Projects Director, has been with ECF since 2008, supports the President, Board and Staff on all aspects of ECF’s strategy development and implementation and ensures that ECF’s emerging and developing program initiatives are aligned with ECF’s overall strategy and programs. In addition, she is the Project Director for ECF's Lilly Endowment Initiative "From Economic Challenges to Transformational Opportunities."

Prior to ECF, she was Vice President of the Church Pension Group’s Strategy & Service Development group, designing new services across all business units, and was a Vice President of the Commonfund, offering investment management to nonprofit institutions. She has over 40 years of experience in financial and resource development for diverse nonprofit institutions, and has an M.B.A. in finance and an M.S.W. from Fordham University. A life-long Episcopalian she attends St. James Church in Manhattan.

Charis Bhagianathan
Director of Communications
Editor ECF Vital Practices
(212) 870-2843 | charis@episcopalfoundation.org Charis serves as Director of Communications and Editor of ECF Vital Practices at the Episcopal Church Foundation. Before moving to New York, Charis worked at Council for World Mission in Singapore as Communications Manager and at Dorling Kindersley Publishers in New Delhi as Senior Editor.

At ECF, she is focused on strategic internal and external communications, as well as the editorial responsibilities of ECFVP . While Charis has always enjoyed working in marketing and communications, her heart lies in social/new media and writing.

Craig A. Bossi
Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Vice President of Finance (212) 870-2845 | craig@episcopalfoundation.org Craig serves as Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer for ECF. Prior to joining ECF Craig served as comptroller at The General Theological Seminary.

Previously he spent over 10 years on Wall Street as a managing director in corporate finance, specializing in technology-related mergers & acquisitions. Earlier Craig served as a director of financial and business planning for a satellite communications company and a computer hardware company. Craig received his B.A. from Haverford College and his MBA from Yale University. Craig resides in New York City.

Miguel Escobar
Managing Program Director (212) 870-2847 | mescobar@episcopalfoundation.org Miguel is Managing Program Director for Leadership, Communications and External Affairs at the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF).Miguel coordinates the fundraising, communications and marketing efforts of ECF, as well as the team responsible for the online publication ECF Vital Practices, the Fellowship Partners Program, the Vestry Resource Guide, ECF's educational events, and a new initiative focused on forming strong leadership teams called Vital Teams.

From 2007 to 2010, Miguel served as Communications Assistant to the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Miguel serves on the board of directors of Forward Movement and serves on the advisory councils of Duke Divinity School's Leadership programs and the Office of Latino Ministries. Miguel graduated in 2007 with a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Nancy M. Grizzaffi
Executive Assistant (212) 870-2871 | all@episcopalfoundation.org Nancy Grizzaffi has worked for the Episcopal Church Foundation for nearly twenty-one years and serves as Executive Assistant to the President.

She manages the President’s calendar, including travel and scheduling appointments, assists with board meeting planning and events, and is responsible for gift processing and donor acknowledgments. Nancy received a BA from Herbert H. Lehman College - CUNY. Prior to joining the ECF team, she held the positions of assistant registrar and registrar for a proprietary school located in New York City.

Ursula Henriquez
Accounting Clerk (212) 870-2848 | ursula@episcopalfoundation.org Ursula has been with ECF since 2006 and is responsible for track and report individual program expenditures and income, ensure timely preparation and submission of monthly vouchers; codify receipts for deposit and prepare deposit slips; prepare weekly checks and perform additional duties requested by management.

Prior to ECF Ursula ‘s experience included Grant allocations , Serve as primary point of contact for financial credit card reconciliation. She receive her BA from Autonoma University of Santo Domingo In Republica Dominicana

Ferdinand Musngi
Assistant Controller (212) 870-2853 | fmusngi@episcopalfoundation.org Ferdinand has been with ECF since March, 2010. He is responsible for processing payroll and maintains employee records and benefits. He is also part of the day to day finance operations.

Prior to ECF, Ferdinand was the accountant for the Episcopal Church Building Fund for 22 years.

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