Foundation Leadership

The mission of the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey is to transform the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality and innovation. We could never accomplish this without the compassion and commitment of a very special team of individuals who work tirelessly to make a positive impact on our Foundation, our communities and the lives of the people we serve. Meet the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey Team.

Larry Slagle, MBA

Associate Vice President of Development

(856) 326-1246

Larry joined Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2021. He previously served as Director of Development for Medicine for the Office of Institutional Advancement at Jefferson Health. In that position, he developed numerous connections and a deep understanding of Jefferson Health, in all its dimensions, as well as Thomas Jefferson University. He has more than 20 years of leadership and fundraising experience with nonprofit organizations and a track record of success working with physicians, staff, boards, major benefactors, volunteers, and the corporate and foundation community. Larry earned an MBA from Eastern University and a BS in human resource management from Trevecca University.

Julie Fink, MS, CFRE

Director of Development

(609) 226-9533

Julie joined Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2020.  She previously served as the Director of Development for the AtlantiCare Foundation, serving the AtlantiCare Regional Health System located in southeastern New Jersey. She began working in development in 2012 raising funds for social service organizations and has an expanded background in media, marketing and public relations. She holds a Master’s of Science in Non-Profit Management and Philanthropy and obtained her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credentials in 2017.

Patricia McGowan

Assistant Director, Operations

(856) 566-2091

Patricia McGowan, Assistant Director, Operations, for Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey, joined the Office of Institutional Advancement in 2018. Prior to joining the staff, she held development positions at several non-profit organizations. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University.

Phyllis A. O’Neal

Executive Assistant, New Jersey

(856) 566-2008

Phyllis A. O’Neal, assistant to the associate vice president of development, joined the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey in 2015. Prior to the Foundation, she worked at Bancroft. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in MIS from Eastern University.

Joanne M. Sabatini

Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

(856) 566-5309

Joanne Sabatini, Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, joined the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey in 2013. Previously, she served as an events manager at Tech Impact. Joanne has earned her Bachelor of Science in accountancy at Villanova University.

Samuel Vaughan

Development Associate


Samuel Vaughan joined the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey in 2022. He previously served as a Grants Coordinator for the Latin American Community Center and has a background in sales management. Samuel earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Eastern University.