Staff Listing


Donald V. Romanik
President (212) 870-2871 | 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, 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
Communications Specialist
Editor ECF Vital Practices
(212) 870-2843 | Charis serves as Communications Specialist 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 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.

Cathy Hornberger
Program Associate for Development, Communications and Leadership Resources (212) 870-2856 | Cathy joined ECF’s Development Team in April 2018 as a Development Associate.

Cathy works on the creative and administrative aspects of development initiatives and manages the database. She also serves as support across the Leadership and Communications areas. She previously worked for The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Hudson Guild, and New Visions for Public Schools. Cathy has a BA from Columbia University and an executive MPA from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.

Ferdinand Musngi
Assistant Controller (212) 870-2853 | 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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