Committees and Councils


Affiliate Member Task Force

Charge: Advise and assist in the development of effective strategies, initiatives or programs to cultivate, engage and motivate Chief Development Officers (CDOs) to join AHP. The task force should develop a minimum of three strategies or initiatives to engage Chief Development Officers in a pro-active and positive manner. In conducting this work, the task force should evaluate initiatives conducted by other organizations that appeal to CDOs, potential opportunities to leverage current AHP offerings, and ensure that healthcare sectors are considered (e.g. large health systems, hospice care and children’s hospitals).

Colette M. Murray, JD, CFRE, Chair, Paschal Murray Executive Search
Bridget Murphy, CFRE, Vice Chair, VNA Health Group
Marianne G. Briscoe, Ph.D., ACFRE, Brakeley Briscoe, Inc.
James DeLauro, Ph.D., DeLauro & Associates Consulting
Chad M. Gobel, Gobel Group
Ben Golding, Advancement Resources
Mary Love (Bitsy) Henderson, FAHP, Henderson Mallory Partners
Robert Kissane, CCS
William J. Mountcastle, Health Philanthropy Services Group, LLC
Kathleen E. Pavelka, CFRE, Telecomp, Inc.
Steven A. Reed, Performance Advantage
Dave Smith, Heaton Smith Group, LLC
Dan Sorrenti, Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc.
Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, Accordant Philanthropy
Jeffrey Wilklow, Campbell & Company

AHP Staff Liaisons: Steve Churchill and Denise Brassé


2017 Big Ideas Conference Committee

Charge: Responsible for identifying and developing the educational content for the Big Ideas Conference. With data gathered by AHP, the committee reviews members’ needs and presentation submissions, as well as provides speaker suggestions.

Tim Logan, FAHP, CFRE, ACFRE, Chair, The TimLogan Group
Dorothy Allen, FAHP, Hospice of St. Francis
Patricia Balsamini, Saint Barnabas Development Dept. 
Terri Bennett, Providence Health Foundation
Claude Hall, Sinai Health System
Brian Hervey, UC Irvine
James Murphy, Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Liv Vesely, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

AHP Staff Liaison: Catrell Harris

Board Governance & Leadership Committee

Charge: Responsible for the ongoing recommendations to the Board of Directors and supports the strategic direction of AHP.  The work of the committee revolves around 5 major areas:  (1) Prepare board leadership; (2) Assess board effectiveness; (3) Encourage board development; (4) Pay attention to board composition; and (5) Help create board roles and responsibilities.
Pamela Puleo, FAHP (Chair 2017), Concord Hospital Trust
Kenneth R. Coffey II, Self Regional Healthcare Foundation
James McL. Dale, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 
Kevin J. Miller, Shriners Hospital for Children – St. Louis
James F. Quinn, CFRE, Foundation for Morristown Medical Center
Charlene Rocke, Victoria General Hospital Foundation 
Susan B. Smith, M.A., CFRE, FAHP, St. Jude Memorial Foundation

AHP Staff Liaisons: Steve Churchill and Mary Ann Donlin

Board of Certification

Charge: Responsible for overseeing the Fellows process. This includes working with AHP associates and the professional certification consultants to ensure exams are up-to-date, acting as content experts for the exam, reviewing applications, administering exams and adopting such policies and procedures as necessary to safeguard the integrity of the exams and the rights of candidates.

Janet DeWolfe, FAHP, CFRE, Chair, Mission Hospital Foundation
Suzanne Bone, FAHP, CFRE, Foundation of Guelph General Hospital
Mary Elizabeth Canning, FAHP, CFRE, Winchester Hospital Foundation
Rhonda Cunningham, FAHP, CFRE, Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundaiton
John R. Gilchrist, Jr., FAHP, CFRE, O'Connor Hospital & St Louise Regional Hospital Foundations
Debra Gill, FAHP, CFRE, Ghiorsi & Sorrenti Inc

AHP Staff Liaisons: Steve Churchill

Canada Council Board of Directors

Charge: Responsible for ensuring AHP members based in Canada are engaged and informed of AHP-related activities. This includes proactively communicating with new members, inviting members to AHP-related events, and hosting provincial gatherings led by Provincial Representatives. Regular meetings of the Board via the annual Convene Canada event as well as through conference calls ensure that provincial issues are discussed as appropriate.

Andrea Page, FAHP, Chair, Stratford General Hospital Foundation
Veronica Carroll, MBA, CFRE, Vice Chair, Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Julie Thebeau, CFRE, Horizon Health Network
Suzanne Bone, FAHP, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital
Bruce Acton, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
Tracey Comeau, MA, CFRE, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation
Laurie Flood, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation
Kim Fraser, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Lisa Hoglund, Delta Hospital Foundation
Rena Molinari, Victoria General Hospital Foundation
Cindy M. Park, Grand Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation
Tammy Morison, North Bay Regional Health Centre 
Arleen Stevens, Health Sciences Foundation of the South Shore
Kim Henry, CFRE, Grand River Hospital Foundation

AHP Staff Liaisons: Steve Churchill and Denise Brassé

Certification Task Force Committee

Charge: Thoroughly review the current AHP Fellows program to reflect a more contemporary model, based on skills, experience and achievement; provide recommendations to the AHP Board of Directors regarding potential changes.

Janet DeWolfe, FAHP, CFRE, Chair, Mission Hospital Foundation
Ernestine Morgan, Morton Plant Mease Foundation
Linda Caron, Collingwood General & Martine Hospital Foundation
James McL. Dale, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Shawna Fallon, Sharp HealthCare Foundation
Brittany Farmer, Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation
Randall Hallett, CFRE, Gobel Group
Sharon A. Jones, FAHP, CFRE, Chapters Health System   
Mark Larkin, CFRE, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
Jessica J. McLain, MHA, CFRE, Martin Memorial Foundation
Fred Najjar, Dignity Health 
Christopher J. O’Connor, CFRE, South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation 
Pamela Puleo, FAHP, Concord Hospital Trust
Thomas J. Sloan, CFRE, FACHE, Life Flight Network

AHP Staff Liaisons: Steve Churchill

Content Advisory Council

Charge: Ensure AHP provides content that is relevant, valued by participants, includes an international perspective, and meets the needs of those involved in the practice of health care philanthropy throughout their professional lifecycle.

Steve RumChair, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Flynn Andrizzi, Ph.D., AHP Board Liaison, Hoag Hospital Foundation
Mark Marshall, Bentz Whaley Flessner
Fred Najjar, Dignity Health Foundation
Grant Stirling, Ph.D., SickKids Foundation
Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, Accordant Philanthropy

AHP Staff Liaisons: John Wilson and Kelly Hwu

2017 Convene Canada Committee

Charge: Help identify and develop the educational content for the Convene Canada conference. 

Kathy Alexander, Chair, Bluewater Health Foundation
Kim Henry, CFRE, Grand River Hospital Foundation
Margaret N. Jones, CFRE, McMaster Children's Hospital
Andrea Page, FAHP, CFRE, Stratford General Hospital Foundation
Adelle Stewardson, Bluewater Health Foundation
Pema Lektsog, Alberta Cancer Foundation
Cindy Park, Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation

AHP Staff Liaison: Catrell Harris

Development Primer Committee

Charge:Maintain and update the content of the Development Primer workshop.

Dotty Allen, Chair, Allen Resource Strategies
Ann Thompson-Haas, FAHP, Co-Chair, Larkwood Consulting, LLC

AHP Staff Liaison: Catrell Harris

Education Advisory Committee

Charge: Evaluate AHP’s current educational offerings and recommend possible changes based on the evaluation results. The committee will identify member’s educational needs based on the event evaluations and the AHP Education Needs Assessment (last administered in 2015), making recommendations to the board for new programs or existing program improvements. The committee will have an emphasis on identifying programs that can be brought to in-house trainings done by large foundation systems for the 2016-2018 AHP Strategic Plan cycle.     

Ian M. Fraser, MBA, FAHP, FCEP, Chair, PhilanthroPlan
Ann Boyd-Stewart, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 
Thomas J. Sloan, CFRE, FACHE, Life Flight Network
Veronica Carroll, MBA, CFRE, Delta Hospital Foundation

AHP Staff Liaisons: Catrell Harris

Foundation Board of Trustees (2016–2017)

Charge: Promote charitable and educational objectives, assist in providing continuing education, engage in research, investigations, analysis and studies as they relate to health care development.

Randy A. Varju, FAHP, CFRE, Chair, Advocate Health Care 
Bridget Murphy, CFRE, Secretary/Treasurer, VNA Health Group
Shannon Duval, Mercy Foundation
Bonnie Jess Lopane, CFRE, Hospice & Community Care
Bill Navrides, Sharp Grossmont Hospital Foundation
Andrea Page, FAHP, CFRE, Stratford General Hospital Foundation

AHP Staff Liaisons: Steve Churchill and Mary Ann Donlin (scholarships)

2017 International Conference Committee

Charge: Recommend educational format, identify current issues, review submitted papers and develop educational content for the Annual International Conference.

Susan C. Dolbert, Ph.D., Chair, Providence Southern California Foundations
Arthur J. Ochoa, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Cedars-Sinai Med Center
Sandy Ogletree, CFRE, UMC Health System Foundation
Carrie Boardwick, CFRE, Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations
Shawn Fincher, Providence Health & Services
Lisa Laskowski, Royal University Hospital Foundation
Jason Smith, Bozeman Health Foundation

AHP Staff Liaison: Catrell Harris

2017 Journal Advisory Council

Charge: Responsible for feature articles in the journal. The Council discusses and selects topic areas that are most likely of current interest to AHP members, and seeks articles/authors in these areas.

Sarah Andrews, MBA, Chair, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Anne Marie Halsey, Co-Chair, Children's Hospital Foundation
Jill M. Bramblett, McLeod Health Foundation
Kristin Broadbent, CFRE, Lakewood Hospital Foundation
Jeff Buhr, CFRE, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
Anne Cordeiro, Memorial Health Foundation
Terrence J. Egan, CFRE, FHN Foundation 
Kenneth M. Ferrara, Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation
Lisa Green, CFRE, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation
Claude Hall, Jr., Sinai Health System
Bonnie Jess Lopane, CFRE, Hospice & Community Care
Jill Kurszewski, Marshfield Clinic
Amy Lamborg, Bethesda Foundation Inc
Christine Lockmon, Sun Health Foundation
Kathleen Murphy, APR, Intermountain Foundation, Central Office
Teresa Newmarch, CFRE, Pine Rest Foundation
Andrea Page, FAHP, CFRE, Stratford General Hospital Foundation
Susan Piergallini, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Thomas R. Poole, CFRE, Brakeley Briscoe
Heather J. Scott, CFRE, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Michele Steiner, Sacramento Native American Health Center

AHP Staff Liaison: Sarah Busching

2017 Leading Forward Conference Committee

Charge: Responsible for helping to identify and develop the educational content for the Leading Forward Conference. With data gathered by AHP, the committee reviews members’ needs and presentation submissions, as well as provides speaker suggestions.

Gail Rudolph, CFRE, Chair,  Dignity Health - Sequoia Hospital Foundation
Robert E. Wahlers, CFRE, Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations
James McL. Dale, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation
Ben Golding, Advancement Resources
Marianne Briscoe, Brakeley Briscoe
AHP Staff Liaison: Catrell Harris

2017 Madison Institute 

Charge: Ensure the Institute’s continued and long range performance of its faculty members/content experts.

Deans List
Suzanne Bone, FAHP, CFRE, Foundation of Guelph General Hospital
John P. Drake, CFRE, Irving Healthcare Foundation
James DeLauro, Ph.D., DeLauro & Associates Consulting
Lorraine Del Prado, CSPG, Trust Services and Legacy Planning, Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation
Douglas A. Dillon, CFRE, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners
Susan J. Doliner, FAHP, CFRE, Maine Medical Center
Ian M. Fraser, MBA, FAHP, FCEP, PhilanthroPlan
David B. Gillig, FAHP, CFRE, Marts & Lundy, Inc.
Chad M. Gobel, Gobel Philanthropy Group, LLC

Donna Budak, FAHP, CFRE, Seton Williamson Foundation
Rhonda Cunningham, FAHP, CFRE, Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation
Shannon Duval, Mercy Foundation
Sarah Fawcett-Lee, CFRE, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Jill Kyle, MBA, CFRE, Abington Health Foundation
Ashley C. Nall, All Children's Hospital Foundation
Ingrid Perry, Mackenzie Health Foundation
Karen Piel, JD, CPA, CFRE, Marshfield Clinic
Charles Slamar Jr., JD, LL.M., Thompson & Associates
Ann Thompson-Haas, FAHP, Larkwood Consulting, LLC

AHP Staff Liaisons: Catrell Harris

2016 Membership Engagement Committee
Charge: Advise on and assist with membership recruitment and retention campaigns, serve as a channel for communication on membership benefits, welcome new members to AHP and assist in program development for onboarding activities of new members to further engagement. 

Candie Davidson-Goldbronn, Senior Director, CCS 
Patty Franson, Director of Principal Giving, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Foundation
Suzanne Hallsworth, Director, Development & Communications, Oakville Hospital Foundation 
Jeanne Jachim, Vice President, Virginia Mason; President, Virginia Mason Foundation 
Michele Jacobs, CFRE, Senior Major Gifts Officer, Martin Health Foundation – Chair
Lucinda “Cinda” Johnson, CFRE, Director, Strategic Giving, Abington Health Foundation 
Aida Matic, CFRE, VP, Philanthropy, Tidewell Hospice
Mary McPherson, CFRE, Georgetown Hospital Foundation 
Daniel D. Otto, CFRE, Senior Consultant, Marts & Lundy
Alisa Smallwood, Grady Health Foundation
Jill Kurszewski, Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation

AHP Staff Liaison: Lindsay Shelton-Gross

Past Chair Advisory Council
Charge: Serve as a sounding board for AHP initiatives, a resource for thought leadership and ambassadors for the association.

William S. Littlejohn, Chair, Sharp HealthCare Foundation (Board Chair 2013 & 2014)
Albert J. Alvarez, FAHP, Montage Health (Board Chair 1992)
Gene Attal, FAHP, Attal & Co (Board Chair 2001)
Mary Anne Chern, FAHP, ACFRE, White Memorial Medical Center Charitable Foundation (Board Chair 2011)
Susan J. Doliner, FAHP, CFRE, Main Medical Center – Development Department (Board Chair 2012) 
Peter W. Ghiorsi, MBA, FAHP, Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc. (Board Chair 1988)
Charles W. Heim, Jr., FAHP, Heim Consulting (Board Chair 1989)
Lisa Hillman, FAHP, CFRE (Board Chair 2009)
J. Lloyd Horton, FAHP (Board Chair 1996)
Jon B. Olson, FAHP (Board Chair 1986)
Anne K. Randell, FAHP  (Board Chair 2004)
Paulette Roberts, FAHP (Board Chair 2005)
William D. Seelye, FAHP (Board Chair 1981) 
Milton J. Smith, FAHP, MJSmith LLC (Board Chair 2002)
Stuart R. Smith, FAHP, Not For Profit Resource, LLC (Board Chair 2003)
Pearl F. Veenema, FAHP, CFRE, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (Board Chair 2006)

AHP Staff Liaisons: Steve Churchill and Mary Ann Donlin

Quality and Risk Management Committee
Charge: Responsible for overseeing the organization’s risk portfolio, including finances. Work revolves around ensuring effective internal controls, assessing "tone at the top," the annual audit, measurement and effectiveness, investments and finance.

Bridget Murphy, CFRE, Chair (2016-2017), VNA Health Group
Kevin J. Callanan, CFRE, Valley Health System
Kristin Broadbent, CFRE, Lakewood Hospital Foundation
Robert J. Di Vito, CFRE, MedStar Health
Sarah Fawcett-Lee, CFRE, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Brad Konkler, CentraCare Health Foundation
Ingrid Perry, Mackenzie Health Foundation

AHP Staff Liaisons: Norman Flores and Steve Churchill