As with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, our people are the ones who really make the  Foundation shine. Meet our dedicated staff, our board, and our advisors—key community members who all have a singular focus: helping Henry Mayo deliver superior healthcare.


Marlee Lauffer
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Phone: (661) 200-1200



Marlee Lauffer was appointed President of the Henry Mayo Hospital Foundation in September 2015 and also serves as the Hospital’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Previously, Marlee was Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Newhall Land, the developer of Valencia and the future Newhall Ranch. A 26 year resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, Marlee has been deeply involved with the local business and nonprofit community and has volunteered extensively at the Hospital, serving on its Foundation Board and Hospital Board of Directors.

Andrei Nikitin
Director of Development

Phone: (661) 200- 1203



Andrei Nikitin brings more than 15 years of broad fund development experience to the Foundation. At Henry Mayo, he focuses on expanding relationships with major supporters, while ensuring appropriate recognition and stewardship. His goal is to broaden Henry Mayo’s philanthropic constituencies through cultivating strong relationships with new major donors.  

Laura Chesler
Annual Giving & Event Coordinator

Phone: (661) 200-1202



Laura Chesler manages the planning, implementation and revenue development for all direct mail, corporate giving, annual giving programs and events, including the Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo "Drive Safe" Golf Classic, now in its 42nd year. Laura spent three years volunteering for Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital before joining the Foundation.  Laura majored in communications at Southern Oregon University and is a nationally published freelance writer.


Renee Leon
Development Associate

Phone (661) 200-1201



As Development Associate, Renee assists the Foundation President and Director of Development in office operations, major gifts fundraising, grant identification, donor relations and board of director’s affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Davis and has more than 10 years experience working in the medical and health industry.

Sherry Kreuzberger
Data Coordinator

Phone (661) 200-1201, ext 32004



 Sherry Kreuzberger brings more than 12 years of experience in non-profit philanthropic healthcare to her position as Data Coordinator for the Foundation.

She provides support to the fund-raising staff, assists with special events activities, is responsible for maintaining the Foundation’s donor database, and oversees all daily operations from gift entry and acknowledgements to monthly pledge reminders.