Contact Our Team

Tower Foundation is located in Clark Hall, Suite 300. Our extended zip is 0183.


Peter N. Smits
Interim Vice President, University Advancement
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Tower Foundation


Leslie Rohn
Chief Operating Officer

Contact Leslie with questions about the Tower Foundation, endowment performance, risk management and insurance.


Leah Barrington
Executive Assistant to the COO & HR Coordinator

Contact Leah with questions regarding the Tower Foundation, Tower Board of Directors, Tower HR, and Tower's time card system - StratusTime.


Roy Nafarrete
Human Resources Director

Contact Roy for information about hiring staff or student assistants, questions about whether to pay someone as an independent contractor or employee, questions about your paycheck and other employment-related questions. Contact Roy or Leah for help with StratusTime (including password resets) and Tower benefits.


Christina Tan-Aoyagi

Contact Christina for questions about Tower's Tax ID or requests for a W-9 Form and general Tower questions.


Evelyn Johnsen
Grants Manager

Contact Evelyn with questions about grants from foundations and corporations, assistance with budgeting and grant proposals and grant reporting.


Csilla Kuehn
Senior Accountant

Contact Csilla for general questions about the endowment.


Cindy Nimrud
Accounting Manager

Contact Cindy for information related to Tower invoices, general questions on Tower accounts, and lost non-payroll (e.g. reimbursement) checks.


Jennifer Stevenson
Accounts Payable Accountant

Contact Jennifer for questions about account balances, requisitions, purchase orders, travel reimbursements, independent contractor agreements, vendor/consultant data forms, raffles, release time benefit (RTA), IRS Forms 1099 and 1042, and fundraising events.


My Phuong Tran

Contact My for copies of monthly reports, account questions or any questions related to the Tower procurement card. 


Vi Tran
General Accounting Associate

Contact Vi for questions about account balances, opening new Tower accounts, and changing signers or adding new signers to an existing account.


Veronica Murphy
Stewardship Director