Hopkins Parents Council

Parents Council Chairs and Family

Hopkins Parents Council Chairs, Massimo and Stacy Pinelli

Join the 70+ families from across the country and around the globe who serve on the Hopkins Parents Council. Members reach out to other families each year to encourage support, serve as university advocates, and meet with JHU leaders and administrators at the Homewood campus.

Hopkins Parents Council members are asked to:

  • Support the Hopkins Parents Fund with an annual minimum gift at the Leadership Giving Circle – Leader Level.
  • Attend at least one of the two campus meetings each year (Family Weekend and once during spring semester).
  • Contact three to five Hopkins families to encourage support of the Parents Fund.
  • Attend or host on-campus events and local receptions.
  • Be an advocate for JHU in your home community.

PDF Document: Learn more about the Hopkins Parents Council.

Vitcov familyThe Hopkins Parents Council has paved the way for us to network with other Blue Jay Families. The work of the HPC provides students with an array of extracurricular activities, ways to build camaraderie, develop skills outside of the classroom, and get a break from their busy academic lives. How could we not want to be a part of that?
Steve Vitcov and Ruby Ghadially P’17

Hopkins Parents Council Chairs


Massimo and Stacy Pinelli P’14, P’18, New York, NY

A Message from the Chairs

We are honored and delighted to lead the family volunteer and giving efforts for Johns Hopkins University. Whether you are new parents of the Class of 2021 or like us — two-time veterans of a Hopkins 2014 graduate and current senior, we want you to know that parents are highly valued and important members of the Hopkins family!

The Parents Programs and Giving office and the Hopkins Parents Council are here to partner with you on your family’s extraordinary journey. We encourage you to fully integrate into the university community and “jump in” to create and enrich your own Hopkins experience. We suggest:

As parents, we share a common interest of wanting the best undergraduate experience for our students. Your enthusiastic support and participation will help ensure that happens. We look forward to meeting you and working beside you.

– Massimo and Stacy Pinelli

Program Chairs


Hopkins Parents Fund Chairs: Ronan and Maggie Harty P’19, Brooklyn, NY

PIN Chairs: Elizabeth and Chris Steele P’20, Houston, TX

Rising to the Challenge Campaign Cabinet Representatives:
Celeste and Bruce Gebhardt P’18, Tuxedo Park, NY

Class Co-Chairs

Class of 2018

Carlos and Betty Del Toro P’18, Alexandria, VA
Rajiv and Nina Taneja P’18, Los Altos Hills, CA

Class of 2019

Robert and Barbara ’77 Goldfarb P’19, Golden Beach, FL
Bill and Jill Manny P’19, New York, NY

Class of 2020

Daniel and Inge’81 Damstra P’20, Newton Square, PA
Mary Loeken P’20, Dover, MA

Class of 2021

Gary and Kathy Bedard P’21, Frisco, TX



  • Manuel Abdala and Alexandra Arata, P’18, P’20, Potomac, MD
  • Daniel Alpert and Kara Sheinart ’85, P’18, Scarsdale, NY
  • Mark and Gloria Altherr P’19, New York, NY
  • Tizzy Bannister P’20, New York, NY
  • Jim and Mimi Broner P’18, New York, NY
  • George Cai and Julia Lin P’18, San Mateo, CA
  • David Caplan and Karen Wagner, P’20, New York, NY
  • Bill and Carol Caporizzo P’18, Weston, MA
  • Curt ’85 and Michelle Carpenter, P’16, P’19, Phoenix, AZ
  • Michael Cohen and Susan Katz-Cohen P’15, P’18, Newton, MA
  • Eduardo and Adriana De Castro, P’21, Coral Gables, FL
  • Martin and Maureen Fossum P’18, London, England
  • Bob Gottlieb and Jill McDonough P’18, Cupertino, CA
  • Stephen Hans and Wendy Fleishman P’15, P’18, New York, NY
  • Tim and Alida Hanson, P’21, Brookline, MA
  • Gregg ’84 and Paula Heacock P’16, P’18, Annapolis, MD
  • Gary Hyman and Efrot Weiss, P’20, Tokyo, Japan
  • Stephen and Joanne Jones P’20, Bronxville, NY
  • Joe and Laurie Klinow P’19 New York, NY
  • Daniel and Lynne Kuperstein, P’21, Southborough, MA
  • Glenn and Carol Lew P’19, Laguna Hills, CA
  • Jonathan and Nancy Lurie P’21, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wally and Danielle Maloney P’19, Summit, NJ
  • Jonathan and Elizabeth Marks P’19, New York, NY
  • Michael Marks P’18, New York, NY
  • John and Rosemary McManus P’18, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Keith and Cindy Morris P’19, New Canaan, CT
  • Carter and Tania Neild, P’21, Bronxville, NY
  • Ravi Nursey and Maitri Kumar P’18, New York, NY
  • Andy and Kirsten Pitts, P’21, Greenwich, CT
  • Bob and Jane Polansky P’19, Minnetonka, MN
  • Jay and Adeena Pultman P’19, Teaneck, NJ
  • Natan and Ilana Rosen P’18, Thornhill, Ontario
  • Massimo and Farla Russo P’20, Brookline, MA
  • Michael and Nancy Sargent P’18, Fairfield, CT
  • Soumyo and Sherry Sarkar P’19, New York, NY
  • Seth ’79 and Joyce Schulman P’12, P’18, Ambler, PA
  • Dennis and Jamie Scurletis P’18, Rumson, NJ
  • Kevin Shinn and Rachel Bi P’21, Thornhill, Ontario
  • Vaidyanathan and Aruna Sivakumar, P’21, New Delhi, India
  • Ram Singh and Sushma Bhadauria, P’20, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hugh ’84 and Jennifer Thomas P’20, Rochester, NY
  • Bruce Tobey and Rae Sanchini, P’20, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Son and Tram Tran P’19, Vienna, VA
  • Derek Trulson and Jennifer Gardner P’19, New York, NY
  • Nina Urban ’84, P’21, Washington, DC
  • Grahame and Cathy Weinbren P’19, New York, NY
  • Patrick Weyer and Ling Yang P’21, Medfield, MA
  • Morris Wheeler and Joanne Cohen, P’21, Shaker Heights, OH
  • Thomas Wu and Rachel Chin P’20, San Francisco, CA
  • David Yeh and Quian Wang P’19, Mercer Island, WA

Parents Programs and Giving Contacts