our team

Executive Director

Davey has served as the executive director of The Joe Beretta Foundation since it's establishment in 2016.  Davey brings more than a decade of experience in non-profit work to his role overseeing the administration, programming and strategic plan of TJBF.  





Davey Shepherd

Our highly engaged board is made up of experts in the fields of:

​Medicine  |  VADs  |  Social Work  |  Nonprofit Management  |  Fundraising  |  Finance  |  Marketing


board of directors

Lillian Beretta

President of the Board

Nominating Committee Chair

Executive Board Member

Ken Schnarrs

Board Treasurer

Finance Committee Chair

Executive Board Member

Gloria Andreozzi

Executive Board Member


Rev. Andrew Wharton

Vice-President of the Board

Program Committee Chair

Executive Board Member


Angelo Roman

Fundraising Committee Chair

Executive Board Member

Joey Beretta

Board Member

Gabrielle Shepherd

Board Secretary

Executive Board Member

Robert Dougherty

Marketing Committee Chair

Executive Board Member

Samantha Beretta, MS, LPC-MHSP

Board Member


Nadine Oglesby

Board Member

Beth Roman

Board Member

Gerard Yanuzzi

Board Member

Cayce Ray, RN

Board Member

Albert Jones

Board Member

Erin Morris Huttlinger

Board Member

Tim Spuler

Board Member


Sharon Smith

Board Member

Yancy Belcher, Esq.

Board Member


Carrie Burdy

Board Member

Advisory Board Members offer steering, direction, and insight to the mission and activities of the Foundation.  We're proud of the level of expertise represented on our Advisory Board and grateful for the contribution of it's members.


Advisory board

Ashish S. Shah, MD

Surgical Director of Heart Transplant 

and Mechanical Support at Vanderbilt 

University Medical Center

Michael Mathier, MD

Director of the Heart failure and Pulmonary Hypertension program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Scott C. Silvestry, MD

Surgical Director of Thoracic Transplant

AdventHealth Transplant Institute