WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20, 2011 – Susan J. Doliner, FAHP, CFRE, associate vice president of Maine Medical Center (MMC), Development Department, Portland, Maine, will serve as chair of the board of directors of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) for 2011-2012. AHP represents directors of philanthropic programs for not-for-profit hospitals, clinics, health care systems and related facilities throughout North America (www.ahp.org).
“Susan Doliner believes strongly in giving back to her profession, gaining and sharing knowledge with colleagues and continuous learning,” said William C. McGinly, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of AHP. “We look forward to her assuming this key leadership role.”
Ms. Doliner has built a distinguished career in philanthropy for more than 25 years, including shaping one of Maine’s most comprehensive development programs. A highlight of the Maine Medical Center program, where Ms. Doliner serves as associate vice president for development, includes the establishment of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.
Located in Portland, the 637-bed teaching hospital Maine Medical Center serves as a community hospital for the people of greater Portland and as the premier tertiary care center for northern New England. MMC’s Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is the state’s only accredited children’s hospital.
Ms. Doliner has served on the boards of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Bates College, the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Institute for Civic Leadership, and Piper Shores. Ms. Doliner is both a Certified Fund Raising Executive and Fellow in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
As AHP chair-elect this past year, Ms. Doliner also served as chair of the AHP Foundation. Her many AHP volunteer positions over the years include vice chair for membership and communications, vice chair for regional affairs, secretary/treasurer, and AHP Journal chair. She has served as a member on the AHP Board of Certification and Si Seymour Awards Committee, as faculty for the AHP Madison Institute, AHP Annual International Conference and AHP Development Primer, and as an AHP Fellows examiner.
Prior to her tenure at Maine Medical Center, Ms. Doliner served as director of development at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. and associate director of development at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Sue is a graduate of Bates College.
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, established in 1967, is a not-for-profit organization whose more than 4,800 members direct philanthropic programs in 2,000 of North America’s nonprofit health care providers.
Hospitals, health care systems and related facilities for which AHP members raise charitable funds provide essential, comprehensive medical services to their communities. AHP members include fundraising professionals, development staff, public relations professionals, trustees, marketing specialists, administrators and executives interested in health care fundraising. To learn more, visit www.ahp.org.