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Penn Vet New Staff Hires

April 12, 2011, Volume 57, No. 29

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has added three members to its team. They are Kimberly Dinsmore, Jillian Marcussen and Helen Radenkovic.

Ryan-VHUP Referring Veterinary Liaison


Kimberly Dinsmore has joined the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Ryan-VHUP) as referring veterinary liaison. In this role, Ms. Dinsmore is responsible for promoting and cultivating relationships with area-referring veterinarians in an effort to improve customer service, communication and accessibility to Ryan-VHUP. Ms. Dinsmore has more than eight years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a graduate of West Virginia University and holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership.







Penn Vet Director of Stewardship and Special Projects


Jillian Marcussen joins Penn Vet as director of stewardship and special projects, where she is responsible for developing strategies to thank, engage and update donors, reporting on scholarship and project activity while developing a planned giving program, as well as other assignments. Most recently, Ms. Marcussen was a class giving director at the University’s Penn Fund where she oversaw fundraising and engagement efforts for reunion classes. Previously at Penn, she launched an annual fund and alumni relations program for the Fels Institute of Government. Prior to joining Penn, Ms. Marcussen worked for the United Way and the American Cancer Society. Ms. Marcussen earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s of public administration from Penn.






Director of Development for Ryan-VHUP


Helen Radenkovic has been named director of development for Ryan-VHUP, where she is responsible for working with faculty and staff on key fundraising priorities, including building the annual fund, meeting the needs for capital improvements and growing the funding for clinical research. Most recently, Ms. Radenkovic has served as senior associate director at the University’s Penn Fund where she oversaw reunion campaigns. A graduate of Penn, she brings more than nine years of fundraising experience to Penn Vet. Prior to joining Penn, she was an equity sales analyst for Credit Suisse First Boston in Philadelphia.


Almanac - April 12, 2011, Volume 57, No. 29