Meet the Staff

University Advancement staff are eager to assist you with any development questions you may have:

Dr. John Farkas, PhD 

Vice President, University Advancement

E-mail:        Phone: 201-355-1433 


Ann Ennis

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
University Advancement

E-mail:        Phone: 201-355-1432

Brittany Schwartz

Director of Advancement Services

E-mail: Phone: 201-355-1429

Brittany manages prospect research for the UA 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. 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 UA 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 for Institutional Advancement
Felician University
One Felician Way
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-355-1432
Fax: 201-355-1439





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