Dodge Foundation Welcomes New Team Members to Support and Strengthen Core Operations 

October 26, 2022

Welcome to Susan Vega and Ticiana Maloney.

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is excited to welcome Ticiana Maloney as Grants Manager and Susan Vega as Controller. Both Ticiana and Susan join our organization with decades of experience across the social sector, and with a deep commitment to advancing our vision of a more just and equitable New Jersey. 

Ticiana (she/her/hers) comes to the Dodge Foundation with over 15 years of experience in international development at UN agencies and international nonprofits. In her role as Grants Manager, Ticiana will administer grantmaking operations across our organization, ensuring a smooth grantmaking process and experience for our staff and for our grantee partners. She will also support the redesign of the Foundation’s grant application process to streamline and better align it with our values. Prior to joining our organization, Ticiana served as the Director of Grants Management, supporting fundraising efforts, for StrongMinds, a nonprofit organization focused on mental health resources for women and adolescents in Africa. She has also held programmatic and research positions at organizations like Worldwide Orphans Foundation, UNICEF, UNHCR, and UNFPA.  

Susan (she/her/hers) brings 20 years of financial and strategic alignment experience to her role as Controller. In this role, Susan will work across our organization to develop, implement, and ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures in support of our core operations. Before joining our organization, Susan was a consultant at BDO-FMA, where she worked with various private foundations and non-governmental organizations to strategize holistic approaches towards financial compliance. Prior to that, she served for five years as the Director of Finance & Administration at the Tinker Foundation, where she successfully worked on projects from financial transactions to human resources.  

“Ticiana and Susan are incredibly experienced professionals who will bring their deep knowledge, insight, and expertise to bolster the Dodge Foundation’s core operations,” says Tanuja Dehne, the Dodge Foundation’s President and CEO. “With these two new colleagues joining our team, we strengthen the foundation of our work and our capacity to build our vision of a just and equitable New Jersey.” 

Ticiana and Susan join the Dodge Foundation at a pivotal moment. In 2016, the Foundation began our equity journey in earnest, culminating in a strategic plan centered on a vision for an equitable New Jersey. As our organization moves forward to implement program priorities that center racial equity and justice in our work, we are making an intentional commitment to ensure our core operations can meet the needs of our community and our partners now and in the future.