Support the Department of Neurology

At Johns Hopkins, we have a long-standing tradition of delivering the best neurological care. Philanthropy has been essential to our achievements, as it provides our team with the resources to further their research, improve patient care and train the next generation of neurologists. We strive to bring scientific research and discovery into clinical services to improve the lives of our patients and people all over the world. Your involvement and support enable future discoveries through the pursuit of new ideas that push the limits of current knowledge and expand the boundaries of our ability to diagnose and treat.  

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How to Donate


To make a gift online, please complete our secure online giving form.

Over the Phone

To speak to someone directly about making a gift, please call 443-287-7877.


Mail your giving form to:

Kalman Bokow
Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
550 N. Broadway, Suite 731
Baltimore, MD 21205

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Types of Gifts

Your gift helps sustain our mission and can be made in many ways, for a range of purposes:

Contributions can be made for general support or designated to benefit the work of a specific physician, program, center or division.

Opportunities to invest in the research program include support of faculty, research personnel, laboratory space and equipment.

Through the establishment of endowments, donors provide a steady stream of dedicated funds in perpetuity.

Neurology Development Office Team

Our team works to build relationships and create strategic partnerships to secure the resources required to fulfill Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. 

Kimberly Willis

Executive Director of Development
Office: 443-287-7870 Cell: 410-440-3984
[email protected]

Kimberly Willis joined the team in September 2023 and is the Executive Director of Development for the Departments of Neurology & Brain Sciences and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In this role she provides strategy and vision to ensure philanthropic support to both departments in close partnership with the department directors and other faculty members and clinicians. She is passionate about partnering with donors to support the work of faculty, clinicians and students who are dedicated to patient care and groundbreaking research.

Kimberly has been at Johns Hopkins for over 20 years and in her most recent role was the Senior Director of Development at the Whiting School of Engineering. Prior to becoming a front-line fundraiser, she spent 10 years in alumni relations, volunteer engagement and event management.

Kimberly received her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the development committee for her alma mater, Mercy High School, and coaches middle school volleyball. Kimberly resides in Baltimore, MD with her husband and three of her four children.

Angel Terol

Director of Development
Office: 443-287-7873 Cell: 443-895-9830
[email protected]

Angel Terol joined the neurology development team in January 2020 and is the Director of Development for the Departments of Neurology & Brain Sciences and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In this role, she provides leadership and mentorship to frontline fundraising team members in both departments. Within neurology, she partners closely with individuals and organizations interested in supporting research, education and clinical care efforts within the cerebrovascular, neurocritical care, sleep and pediatric divisions of the Department of Neurology and the Johns Hopkins Hydrocephalus and Cerebral Fluid Center.

Angel brings over 20 years of development experience in the areas of major and principal gifts, campaign and volunteer management, stewardship and donor relations, corporate and foundation relations, and prospect research and relationship management to this position. Before joining Hopkins, Angel served as the campaign director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and held senior development positions at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She began her fundraising career working for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation in Towson, Maryland.

Angel received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Latin American studies from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for ¡Adelante Latina! where she chairs the development committee.

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Kaylin Kopcho

Director of Principal Gifts
Office: 443-287-7871 Cell: 570-262-3147
[email protected]

Kaylin Kopcho joined the neurology development team in November 2014. She connects the passions of individuals and organizations with philanthropic investment opportunities in the division of advanced clinical neurology, division of neuroimmunology and neurological infections, and the division of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Additionally, Kaylin serves as the department’s principal gifts officer, focused on establishing and maintaining philanthropic relationships that may result in transformative philanthropy and/or align with strategic initiatives of the director and special projects. She previous served as senior associate director of development, managing and mentoring both frontline fundraising and operations team members.

Before joining Hopkins, Kopcho was a major gifts officer for Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, the director of development for the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University, and a program manager for Ruffalo Noel Levitz. She got her start in higher education philanthropy as a student fundraiser, trainer and supervisor at Penn State Lion Line.

Kopcho graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.Ph. focused on pharmacology. She wrote a thesis exploring the impact of the off-label usage and fast-tracking of the approval process for certain cox-2 inhibitors. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for Roland Park Place as a member of the strategic planning and philanthropy committees.

Kaylin Kopcho

Gina Scalise

Senior Associate Director of Development
Office: 443-287-7872 Cell: 443-717-4844
[email protected]

Gina Scalise joined the neurology development team in February 2018 as a senior associate director. In her role, she serves as a knowledgeable advocate for the neuromuscular, vestibular, epilepsy, headache and neuro-oncology divisions, working with individuals and organizations to connect their interests with philanthropic opportunities.

Gina brings fourteen years of development experience to this position with proficiency in annual, major and planned giving, marketing and communications, stewardship, event planning and volunteer management. Before joining the team, Gina worked as an associate director at Rochester Regional Health in Rochester, NY. She worked with grateful patients to support the neuroscience and orthopaedic service lines. Prior to this role, Gina spent several years in higher education advancement at the State University of New York at Geneseo, holding progressively senior roles in annual giving, major giving and leadership giving.

Gina Scalise

Alexander Ulfelder

Assistant Director of Development
Office: 443-287-7946 Cell: 410-850-4558
[email protected]

Alexander W. Ulfelder joined the team in May 2024 as the Assistant Director of Development for the Department of Neurology. His work focuses on annual giving with Grateful Patients and Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni.

Before relocating to Baltimore and joining Johns Hopkins, Alexander lived in Boston with his wife, Annie. He began his career as an Emergency Medical Technician before transitioning to business development within the healthcare industry. In Massachusetts, Alexander raised funds and contributed to local nonprofits dedicated to preserving local ecology and historical landmarks.

Alexander is currently pursuing an MBA at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. When not working or studying, he and Annie enjoy hiking and exploring the surrounding area.

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Jessica Lynn

Assistant Director of Development
Office: 443-287-7874 Cell: 443-287-7874
[email protected]

Jessica Lynn joined the neurology team in January of 2023 as assistant director of development. In her role, she works closely with the team in the stewardship of donors and volunteers, including the planning and execution of stewardship events, and the distribution of marketing and communication materials. With more than 10 years of experience working in higher education, Jessica is highly skilled in administrative coordination, project management and customer service.

Jessica has been with Johns Hopkins University since the fall of 2015, working in various administrative coordination roles across the university. Most recently, she worked centrally providing executive administrative support in the Office of the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in music, and periodically performs as a vocal soloist in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area.

Jessica Lynn

Rachel Gibbons

Administrative Supervisor
Office: 443-287-7876 Cell: 410-925-5359
[email protected]

Rachel Gibbons joined the team in May 2024 as an Administrative Supervisor for the Departments of Neurology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. In her role, she supports the Executive Director of Development and manages administrative activities that support the development team. Rachel has been with Johns Hopkins for over 12 years working in various roles across the university. Most recently, she worked as an Academic Program Coordinator in the Doctor of Education Program at the School of Education. She has extensive administrative coordination, project management and event planning experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Towson University.

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Donna Marck

Senior Development Coordinator
Office: 443-287-7877 Cell: 410-913-9355
[email protected]

Donna Marck joined the neurology development team in September 2019 as a development coordinator. In her role as senior development coordinator, she manages administrative activities and serves as the lead data specialist for the Department of Neurology development staff members. Donna brings extensive administrative experience to the development team. Before joining the neurology department, she worked with the federal government on a joint National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NASA polar satellite program.

Donna Marck

Kalman Bokow

Development Coordinator
Office: 443-287-0590 Cell: 301-693-0731
[email protected]

Kalman Bokow joined the neurology development team in March 2023 as a development coordinator. He is responsible for gift processing, administration and acknowledgement, and supports the office in data-related needs. Before coming to Hopkins, Kalman studied at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland where he earned a history major with honors and a minor in Arabic studies. He specialized in the history of the Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) regions, the Iranian-American diaspora and contributed to an investigation of the history of slavery on Goucher’s campus called “The Hallowed Ground Project.” In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, mixology and drumming.

Educational Webinars and Online Lectures

The Department of Neurology offers a series of online webinars, research updates and lectures for both clinicians and the general public.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like additional information about ways to support the Department of Neurology, please contact us at:

The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine  
Department of Neurology
550 North Broadway
Seventh Floor, Suite 731
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-287-7877
Fax: 410-614-4057
Email: [email protected]

Thank you for supporting neurology at Johns Hopkins. Together we can improve lives.