New Positions Building School’s Alumni Relations, Development Efforts


Liz Ketterlinus

Philadelphia – Penn Dental Medicine is continuing to build its Office of Development and Alumni Relations, welcoming Liz Ketterlinus to the new post of Senior Associate Dean of Development & Alumni Relations on October 20, 2014.

In this new leadership role, Ketterlinus is responsible for the overall conceptualization, planning, and execution of a coordinated program of private source fundraising, alumni relations, and communications for Penn Dental Medicine, supervising a staff of six.

Ketterlinus comes to Penn Dental Medicine from the Rutgers Biomedical Health Science/Rutgers University Foundation, where she served as Interim Vice President. Over the past eight years, she was also the Associate Vice President of the Rutgers University Foundation and the Vice President of the Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Health Foundation. Ketterlinus has also held leadership positions within development at Montgomery Hospital, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Drexel University, and Georgetown University Medical Center. She holds a BS in Development Economics from Georgetown as well as an MA in Russian Area Studies: Soviet Economics.

As part of the growth within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Maren Gaughan has been named Associate Dean for Leadership Giving. In this new role, Gaughan, who has been with Penn Dental Medicine since 2010, is responsible for the creation and management of the leadership and major gift prospect pool at the school.

“I am delighted to join the Penn Dental Medicine team at this time of transformation,” says Ketterlinus. “There is a wonderful legacy of philanthropy in place. Our department intends to build upon this to help PDM shape the future of dental education, research, and care.”

Ketterlinus can be reached at or 215-898-3328.