Meet the Staff

The members of the Office of Institutional Advancement staff are eager to assist you with any development questions you may have.

Edward C. Eichhorn, MBA 

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

E-mail:        Phone: 201-355-1433 

As senior member of the OIA team, Ed leads the advancement, communications and alumni relations teams, overseeing all activities related to annual and capital giving, major gifts, planned giving, alumni relations, special events, foundation and corporate relations, prospect research and management, institutional grants, donor stewardship and IA operations. Ed received his B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Ann Ennis

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Office of Institutional Advancement

E-mail:        Phone: 201-355-1432

Shelley M. Tonner, MPA, CFRE

Executive Director for Institutional Advancement

E-mail:        Phone: 201-355-1431 

As senior member of the OIA team, Shelley leads the advancement and alumni relations teams, overseeing activities related to annual and capital giving, major gifts, alumni relations, and donor stewardship. Shelley received her MPA from Rutgers University.

Susan Bernarducci

Director of Communications and Donor Relations 

E-mail: Phone: 201-355-1423

In her role as Communications manager, Susan is responsible for managing the University's communications activities. She is also responsible for IA's stewardship efforts, ensuring donors are shown sincere gratitude and thoughtfully presented the impact of their philanthropy. Susan holds a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Peter's University.

Brittany Schwartz

Director of Advancement Services

E-mail: Phone: 201-355-1429

Brittany manages prospect research for the OIA team. She conducts comprehensive research on individuals, foundations and corporations in support of the fundraising efforts of the University. Brittany holds a BA in Music and an MBA with a nonprofit administration specialization, both from the University of Delaware.

Jimena Buitrago 

Director of Alumni Relations and the Annual Fund

E-mail:   Phone: (201) 355-1427

As Director of Alumni Relations, Jimena is in charge of the planning and execution of programs that foster good will and positive relations with the alumni, students, and the Felician Community. She received her B.A. in criminal justice from Kean University and has worked in higher education for over 10 years. Jimena joined our team in September of 2015.

Jessica Rafferty 

Manager, Alumni Relations


Jessica handles the day-to-day responsibilities of the Alumni Relations Office and manages the planning and implementation of programs and events that strategically engage alumni. Jessica's areas include Homecoming, alumni receptions, listening tours, establishing alumni chapters, and managing both the student alumni association and senior gift council. Jessica graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Marketing and has been a member of the OIA team since 2011.  

Vivienne Papadatos

Manager of Foundations & Corporate Relations

E-mail: Phone: 201-355-1428

Vivienne is responsible for managing our ongoing relationships and creating new ones with foundations and grants organizations. She supports Faculty with grant and foundation applications and status reports. She brings her 20 years of IT Project Management experience and five years of Level Two Help Desk Management experience to the role.  Vivienne received her MS in Healthcare Administration from Felician University and a BS in Marketing and Management from NYU.

general contact:

Office of Institutional Advancement
Felician College
One Felician Way
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-355-1432
Fax: 201-355-1439





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