Penn supports career mobility and offers many avenues to success for its full- and part-time staff members.
In our Career Forward profiles, staff share stories of how they achieved success at Penn. The sampling of staff stories shows how great people with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills have developed rewarding careers within the University.
The "Movers and Quakers" list highlights recent staff member promotions.
Kelly J. Andrews: Director of Knowledge Management and Marketing, SP2
Andrews transferred to the Center for High Impact Philanthropy after being a part of the Wharton School Marketing & Communications team since 2002. Moving from business school communications to a center within the School of Social Policy & Practice might seem like a huge leap, but Andrews views the transition as a logical step in her career path. “This is a role that I’ve always been working toward,” says Andrews.
Roger Lopez: Information Technology Support Specialist, Division of Finance
“When I was in the Marine Corps, I was an aircraft mechanic,” says Roger. As a Marine, he did his part for national security. Today, he applies his talents to information security in the Division of Finance at Penn.
Karen Brann: Director of Faculty Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Karen Brann was a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to test the workplace waters. So she signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center. Now she's Director of Faculty Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Suzanne Donohue: Business Administrator, University Library
Looking for a career change, Suzanne Matarese signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center. Now she holds a full-time, regular position as Business Administrator for Penn’s extensive library system.
|Michael Bieda||Assistant Chief of Med Physics||Perelman School of Medicine||RO-Radiation Oncology|
|Stephen Brindle||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach||Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics||Strength and Fitness|
|Patricia Capriotti||Receptionist Clinical Oral Surgery & Pharmacology||School of Dental Medicine||Oral Surgery and Pharmacology|
|Sonja Claxton||Penn Dental Medicine Primary Care Unit PCU Coordinator||School of Dental Medicine||Restorative Clinic|
|Dolores Dodds||Dental/Medical Specialty Billing Coordinator||School of Dental Medicine||Patient Financial Services|
|Annalise Dzwonczyk||Admin Coordinator||Wharton School||Graduate Admissions|
|Steven Grant||Administrative Coordinator, Physics and Astronomy||School of Arts and Sciences||Physics and Astronomy|
|Andre Harris||Client Relationship Manager ISC||Information Systems and Computing||ISC-Client Services-Technology Support Services|
|Stephan Hoffman||Associate Program Manager||Wharton School||Institute for Social Impact|
|Paulina Johnson||Admin Assistant B||Graduate School of Education||Education|
|Tanya Jung||Associate Director of Academic Advising||School of Arts and Sciences||The College|
|Allanna Lance||Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist||School of Nursing||Nursing Healthcare Labs|
|Helen Loughead||Assistant Development Officer||Development and Alumni Relations||Penn Medicine Development|
|Talitha McAdams||Financial Admin Coordinator, San Francisco||Wharton School||Wharton Executive MBA|
|Jocelyn McCabe||Staff Assistant C||Perelman School of Medicine||OB-Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Sandra McGarvey||Administrative Assistant B||School of Dental Medicine||Oral Medicine|
|Stephanie McKeefrey||Program Coordinator||Division of Finance||Gift & Investment Services|
|Helene Montgomery-Hart||Senior IP and Compliance Paralegal||Provost's Center||Penn Center for Innovation|
|Nancy Murphy||Faculty Affairs Coordinator||Perelman School of Medicine||DE-Dermatology|
|Samantha Neiswender||Senior IP and Compliance Paralegal||Provost's Center||Penn Center for Innovation|
|Donna Ney||Associate Director, Pennera||Division of Finance||Research Services|
|Gary Purpura||Executive Director for Education & Academic Planning||Provost's Center||Vice Provost Education|