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American Liver Foundation
88 Winchester Street
Newton, MA 02461
800-298-6766 Toll Free
American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10006
Local divisions are the cornerstones of the American Liver Foundation’s success. Since its inception in 1985, the New England Division has served patients and families with liver disease and worked with some of the most world-reknowned hepatologists and liver specialists.
The American Liver Foundation New England Staff poses for a photo at the Flavors of Boston 2013 event (9/20/2013) at the Harborside Ballroom in the Seaport Hotel and Convention Center. (L-R) Elizabeth Stemporzewski, Lauren Gainor, Hùng Pham, Samantha Masterson, and Diana Kinch.
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Samantha Masterson, Executive Director
I joined the American Liver Foundation in November 2010 as the executive director for the New England Division. As the executive director I work with the local Board of Directors to set the strategic direction for the Division and work with the staff to execute set initiatives. Although we strive to accomplish many initiatives as a Division, our primary areas of focus are raising awareness through our programs and events, cultivating corporate partners (and partners in general who can assist us with growing our network), and expanding our “reach” so that we are truly represented throughout New England.
Personally, I have spent the majority of my career in the non-profit sector, with a strong skillset around identification and cultivation of corporate partners, board development, and year over year growth on the fundraising side of the calendar. I love the work that we do and, more importantly, I believe in the mission. It’s a very gratifying line of work, and it is truly an honor and privilege to meet and work with the countless people who cross our paths on a daily basis.
The internal team here is incredible – very strong, passionate and smart. We all work very well together and it truly is a pleasure working with each other. The external team – all of our supporters– are phenomenal, a true joy with which to be associated, and the dedication and loyalty that we receive from them is second to none.
When I’m not in the office, I am spending time with my husband, Bill, and our son, Will. I love to spend time with my “boys”! We love to travel as a family so we make that a priority. We are also very active…love boating, exercising and attending as many New England “events” as we can in the warmer months and in the winter you would find us on the mountains skiing each and every weekend!
Diana Kinch, Administrative Assistant
As the Administrative Assistant mine may be the first voice you hear when you call our Newton office. I process the donations, deposits, mail, acknowledgements and see to the general running of the office. I also assist the campaign managers with pre-event preparations as well as the event itself.
I work at the American Liver Foundation’s New England Division, because it has always been my intent to find a mission-based organization where my work could make a difference and contribute to something in which I believe. In April 2011 that became a reality, as I came onboard as the Administrative Assistant. Not only is it my good fortune to work with a team of such knowledgeable, talented and fun people, but also to meet the countless people committed to supporting and actively helping with liver disease awareness, advocacy and research. It truly is a family.
When I’m not behind spreadsheets, I am spending time with my family, working on my latest work of fiction, cooking or listening to jazz or any music really.