Alice Ayres, MBA
President & CEO, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
State of the Union: The Future of Philanthropy 

Alice AyresAlice Ayres has devoted the last 10+ years of her career to supporting the health care industry and improving patient care. Most recently, Alice served as Chief Revenue Officer at Knowledge to Practice (K2P), an early-stage company creating an alternative to cardiology continuing education, which is dramatically increasing the knowledge retention and practice by cardiologists across the world. Alice worked closely with leaders at the top training hospitals across the United States.

Previous to K2P, Alice served as an executive director with The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology, and consulting membership organization that partners with 4,500 organizations and more than 200,000 leaders across health care. She led a team of over 200 and was responsible for the firm’s strategic marketing strategy and execution, from brand awareness to content development.  While there, she spearheaded the creation of strategy sessions for member hospital and health system C-level executives which attracted the leadership of over 150 of the leading healthcare providers in the United States and abroad.

Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, Alice held marketing leadership roles at consumer-driven marketing companies including Kraft Foods and a wireless start-up called Kajeet. Additionally, Alice was a senior director at The Atlantic, leading the marketing and sales team for AtlanticLive, the media outlet’s live events group.

Alice has served on several boards including The Madeira School and Princeton’s Campus Club. She received her MBA from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and her four children.

Shannon Duval
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, CommonSpirit Health
CDO Panelist

Shannon DuvalShannon Duval was first introduced to the idea of philanthropy as a vocation while serving as a graduate assistant at the Indiana University Foundation. In addition to a master’s degree in higher education administration and philanthropic studies, Shannon gained a lifelong love for health care philanthropy during her time at Indiana University.

Over 20 years later, Shannon serves as the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy for CommonSpirit Health, responsible for supporting philanthropic investments for CommonSpirit Health national initiatives. Additionally, Shannon leads efforts to support the growth of philanthropy across CommonSpirit Health, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, which operates in 21 states, in over 700 care centers. CommonSpirit Health is accessible to nearly one in every four United States residents. Most recently, Shannon served as the President and Chief Development Officer for the Catholic Health Initiatives National Foundation.

Shannon has also served as the president of the CHI Mercy Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa for six years,as well as the President of the St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation (Unity Point Health System.) In addition, Shannon served as a regional major gifts officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN.) Shannon spent six years as Director of Development for the University of Iowa Foundation, raising funds for the UI Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Shannon currently serves on the board of regents for her alma mater, Luther College (Decorah, IA,) on the board of the Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation and the CHI Center for Research and Innovation. Additionally, she is a dean of the faculty for the Association for Health Care Philanthropy Madison Institute. Shannon has completed PhD coursework in higher education administration from the University of Iowa, and also holds a master of juris prudence in health law from Drake University Law School.

Shannon and her husband, DeLane reside in Castle Rock, CO, with their sons Miller and Kiefer.



Megan Mahncke
President, SCL Health Foundations
CDO Panelist
Using Metrics to Consistently Drive High Performance


Megan MahnckeMegan Mahncke is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at SCL Health and President, SCL Health Foundations. She is responsible for the strategic vision, leadership and oversight of all branding, marketing, communications and advocacy activities supporting the health system’s mission and operations and also serves as chief executive for the nonprofit healthcare organization’s foundations.

As President of SCL Health Foundations, Megan has strategically aligned and streamlined philanthropy efforts across the system to reduce expense and increase revenue. Her work has resulted in fundraising program quality improvements that include developing and implementing metrics and enhanced financial reporting; a renewed focus on major and planned gifts; a systemwide grants program; and evidence-based direct mail, annual giving, grateful patient and events fundraising in local communities.

Megan’s professional background includes more than 15 years working with and for non-profits in the areas of marketing and communications, fundraising and volunteer management. With a Master's Degree in Conflict Resolution and a passion for connecting people and ideas, she rose to major gift and campaign leadership positions at the University of Denver and History Colorado, the State of Colorado’s history and historic preservation museum. She launched her career in health care philanthropy when she was recruited to serve as Vice President of External Relations for Saint Joseph Hospital and eventually as the President of Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation.

Megan serves on several local boards and is very involved the non-profit community. She is a Colorado native, married to Patrick Mahncke, and they have two little boys, Coleman and Charlie. 

Nicole Milo, CFRE
Chief Development Officer, Avista Adventist Hospital
CDO Panelist
Look Out! Engagement Coming Through!

Nicole MiloNicole Milo is a Chief Development Officer for Centura Health. She is a very firm believer in stewardship and the multiple of time, talent and treasure as all equally important gifts. Nicole is passionate about creating lasting partnerships and expanding the impact of Centura’s network of hospitals to the community at large. Nicole attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a recipient of AHP’s 40 Under 40 and one of Metro North Chamber of Commerce’s Rock Start of the Rockies.   

David Sprenger
Vice President of Advocacy, Centura Health
State Leglisative Update

David SprengerBio coming soon. 

Page Bullington
President and General Manager, Blackbaud Healthcare Solutions
The Next Generation of Giving: The Charitable Habits of Gen Z, Millenials, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Matures

Page BullingtonAs President and General Manager, Page oversees the overall business strategy, company sales, marketing and partner development for Blackbaud Healthcare Solutions.

Joining Blackbaud in 2007, Page Bullington served as a strategic fundraising consultant in the Target Analytics division. Since then, she has held several key leadership roles including Director of Professional Services and Support, as well as Director of Solution Management and Marketing. Among her accomplishments are conceptualizing and launching Fundraising Essentials, the Principal Giving Solution and the Grateful Patient Solution. Prior to Blackbaud, Page was Grants Director for Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC, specializing in grant writing and corporate gift funding. Her background also includes work with The National Beta Club, United States Congress, Corporate DevelopMint and the Joseph P. Riley Institute for Public Policy. She has extensive experience working in the nonprofit industry, specifically with educational, health care and political organizations. Her expertise centers on fundraising analytics, membership development, major gift and principal gift fundraising, patient fundraising and grants-based funding initiatives.

Page has a Master's of Public Administration from the College of Charleston with a concentration in nonprofit management, and a BA in English Literature from the Honors College of Winthrop University. She is also board member for HALOS of Charleston and the Palmetto Military Support Group.

Ricki Kelly
VP of Philanthropy, SCL Health Foundations
Using Metrics to Consistently Drive High Performance

Ricki KellyRicki Kelly is the Vice President of Philanthropy for SCL Health. In this role, she oversees the fundraising efforts of five foundations and supports the planned giving and major gift strategy across all regions of SCL Health.  

Prior to joining SCL Health, Ricki spent the past 15 years working within the world of non-profit management and philanthropy. After completing her law degree, she practiced law and then moved to bring her love of business development and relationships together as a fundraiser. She spent the last eight years at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she served as the director of development and the assistant dean of development, leading a team to raise $45 million in new commitments during the course of a comprehensive eight-year campaign that increased donor-funded scholarship support 4.5 times per student.  

Rob Faughnan
Director of Fundraising Operations, Catholic Health Initiatives National Foundation
What I Think About When I Think About Major Gifts: An Operations Perspective

Rob FaughnanRob Faughnan currently serves as Director of Fundraising Operations for Catholic Health Initiatives Nation Foundation, a position he’s held for almost two years. In this position, Rob provides operational support to legacy CHI’s 80+ foundations throughout the United States. A front-line fundraiser at heart, Rob provides strategy and insights to market foundations to assist them in their philanthropy efforts. Prior to that, Rob was the Director of Stewardship and Development for Diocese of Colorado Springs, a position he occupied for almost ten years. An English major undergrad, Rob holds a Master's of Nonprofit Management from Regis University. He lives in Colorado Springs with his beautiful wife, five children and giant goldendoodle named Blue.