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Kurt J. Slenn Kurt J. Slenn
Executive Director

Kurt Slenn joined the TCF staff in 2006 and was a member of the TCF Board of Directors for six years prior to his current role.

A lifelong resident of the communities served by TCF, Kurt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of Delaware and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He brings a practical leadership — forged in the for-profit world — to the non-profit operations of TCF and oversees all aspects of the foundation's service to our community, from grant-making to outreach efforts to scholarship operations.

Kurt's long history of volunteerism in Delaware County encompasses direct programming, governance leadership, and foundation endowment management. He is a passionate community leader, volunteer, coach, and parent to his own three children, as well as to innumerable others.

Heather Hassel-Finnegan Heather Finnegan
Deputy Director

Although Heather Finnegan joined the TCF staff in 2018, she has been affiliated with TCF since 2002, first as a TCF Scholar, later as a committee member, and until recently as Secretary of the TCF Board of Directors.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Anthropology from Juniata College and a Master of Science degree in Anthropological Sciences from SUNY Stony Brook. She spent the early years of her career in the higher education and healthcare sectors and brings to TCF a valuable skill-set in strategic planning, marketing, budget management, and employee/stakeholder engagement.

Heather was raised in Glenolden and currently resides in Ridley Township with her husband and daughters. Outside of the office, her favorite activities include reading, gardening, and hiking.

Terri L. Douthett Terri L. Douthett
Operations Manager

Terri Douthett joined the TCF staff in 2001, but she has a long history of service to our community, dating back to her days as the Membership Director of the Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County.

As our versatile "jill-of-all-trades", Terri administers the TCF Scholarship program, coordinates our efforts with our many grantees and community partners, oversees the physical plant of the TCF offices and property, spearheads the installation and maintenance of our technology infrastructure, and brings new meaning to the phrase, "other duties as assigned".

Terri is a lifelong resident of Delaware County. She grew up in Lansdowne and currently resides in Springfield with her family. Outside of the office, Terri volunteers her time with local animal rescue organizations and "dabbles" in photography — in fact, many of the pictures on our Facebook page are the result of Terri's photographic skills.

Jen Mulato
Program Lead

A 2003 TCF Scholar, Jen Mulato joined the TCF staff in 2015.

Jen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and gained valuable project management experience at the National Board of Medical Examiners. She brings a skill set in program analysis, administration, promotion, and coordination. Jen manages TCF’s social media and annual fundraising campaigns, supports the Vest-A-Cop Fund, organizes Health Awareness Day, and is the lead grant writer for the organization.

Jen was raised in and currently lives in Delaware County with her husband and children.

Lauren Sustersic Lauren Sustersic
Special Projects Lead

Lauren joined the TCF team in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a major in Economics and minor in Asian Studies.

Lauren brings a technical skill set from her background as treasurer at a private international trading company and other leadership positions in the non-profit sector. She has served as Board Treasurer at both the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and the Episcopal Academy Parent’s Association. Lauren has also served as an Advisory Council Member at the Academy of Notre Dame High School and as a volunteer at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Media, The Center Foundation, and the Domestic Abuse Project. At TCF, Lauren manages DCCF program administration and coordinates special projects.

Lauren has lived in Delaware County for most of her life, having resided in Upper Darby, Havertown, Ardmore, and Broomall. Her favorite activities include tennis, traveling, and being with family and friends.