Foundation Staff

Jennifer Ranieri

Executive Director

Jennifer has served as the Executive Director of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research since 2002, having previously served as Managing Director since 1999. Prior to joining Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, Jennifer worked for The Revlon Foundation in the office of the Vice President. There, she managed corporate contributions, non-profit relationships and coordinated Revlon-sponsored events such as the Revlon Run/Walk for Women in both New York City and Los Angeles. Jennifer also previously worked for MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. A Long Island native, she received her Bachelor of Social Science degree from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. Jennifer resides in Oceanside, NY with her husband and two children.

Christa Justus

Director of Grants; Chief Content Officer

Christa Justus began working for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research in 2001 and has been on staff full-time since 2003. She manages all aspects of the Foundation's grant process and serves as the Foundation liaison between the Medical Advisory Board and all grantees. Christa works alongside the production team for the Foundation's annual Angel Ball gala and produces the yearly Medical Symposium & Luncheon. In addition to her other key roles, Christa is responsible for the creation and execution of all Foundation content and messaging which includes brochures, newsletters, web & video content, event programs, script and speech writing, and social media management. Prior to entering the non-profit sector, Christa had a career as a Broadway performer. She appeared in the Broadway & National Touring companies of the Tony Award-winning musicals, “Les Misérables” and “Titanic” and was nominated for a Barrymore Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical” for her work at the Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia. In June 2010, Christa’s debut album, “Throw It To the Wind,” was released on the PS Classics record label. For more information, please visit Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Christa received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. She resides in New York City with her husband, the actor Mark Linn-Baker

Keisha Escoffery

Director of Communications

Keisha brings more than 15 years of experience in public relations and communications to the team. She oversees the public relations and media strategies for both the US and UK chapters of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation and serves as Talent Director for the Angel Ball and Gabrielle's Gala. Keisha received her BA from Georgetown University and worked on the Hill for Congressman John Lewis before moving to New York City. In 2000, she began working with the Foundation as its representative at Rubenstein Public Relations. Keisha has worked with other non-profit organizations including The Elton John AIDS Foundation and QVC Shoes on Sale.