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Staff Leadership

Joseph BenincasaJoseph P. Benincasa
President & CEO
Mr. Benincasa joined The Fund in 1989. He oversees innovative programs including comprehensive social services, health care services, employment and training, and affordable, supportive and senior housing. The Actors Fund’s headquarters are in New York City with regional offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, a nursing home in Englewood, NJ, and supportive housing residences in Manhattan, NY, West Hollywood, CA, and Brooklyn, NY. He is also President of the Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation which is building affordable, supportive and senior care residences for artists in major urban centers. Full Bio.  
 
Barbara Davis
Barbara S. Davis, L.M.S.W.
Chief Operating Officer
Barbara Davis has been with The Actors Fund since 1984. As Chief Operating Officer, she oversees the intersection of administration, finance, advancement and programs including social services, health care, workforce development for The Fund’s three offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and at its supportive housing residences in Manhattan, Brooklyn and West Hollywood, as well as at the assisted-living and nursing care home in New Jersey. Full Bio.
 
Connie YooConnie Yoo, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Connie Yoo has been with The Actors Fund since 1995. Since 2009 she has been Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer she is responsible for the financial affairs of The Actors Fund and its affiliate organizations, including Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation. Such responsibilities include financial reporting and accounting, audits, banking, investment and treasury management and government compliance. As a member of the senior leadership team she helps develop and implement the strategic directions of The Actors Fund. Full Bio.
 
Tom Exton
Thomas M. Exton
Chief Advancement Officer
Mr. Exton joined The Actors Fund in 2010. He is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising, leadership and communications program which includes raising $12 million annually through major gifts, memberships, planned giving, institutional giving, special events and special campaigns. Full Bio.
 

Advancement
Josh Adler
Director of Individual Giving

Louie Anchondo
National Director of Special Events 

David Engelman
Director of Communications and Marketing

Susan Latham
Deputy Director of Advancement

Finance, Human Resources & Administration
Karen Wang
Controller

Carlos de Jesus
Director of Financial Reporting

Darren Robertson
Director of Human Resources & Administration 

Information Technology
John Torres
Director of Information Technology

Social Services
Tamar Shapiro, L.C.S.W.
Director of Social Services, National

Tina Hookom, L.C.S.W.
Director of Social Services - Western Region

Steven Haught, L.C.P.C.
Director of Social Services - Central Region

Health Insurance Resource Center
Renata Marinaro
Director of Health Services, National

Daniel Kitowski, M.S.W.
Director of Health Services, Western Region

The Career Center (formerly The Actors Work Program) NY
Christopher Bloodworth
Director of The Career Center, National

Joanne Webb
Director of The Career Center, Western Region

Western Region
Keith McNutt, M.P.P., L.C.S.W.
Director of Western Region

The Lillian Booth Actors Home
Jordan Strohl
Administrator