President & Chief Executive Officer - Alice Ayres

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Alice Ayres joined the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) as President and CEO in April of 2018. Alice is responsible to AHP’s membership by inspiring, educating and serving those who transform health care through philanthropy. As health care continues to transform, philanthropy takes on an ever more critical role in the funding of key initiatives including the traditional ones of major gifts and campaigns as well as new areas like population health and initiatives around social determinants of health. Alice brings deep health care industry knowledge and strong marketing skills to the role of CEO, both of which she employs as AHP develops new educational opportunities and tools to support the important work of health care development professionals.

Alice 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.

Board of Directors

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Alice Ayres, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Fred Najjar-New
Fred Najjar
Chair of the Board of Directors - Executive Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer
CommonSpirit Health
San Francisco, CA
Art Ochoa
Arthur J. (Art) Ochoa, J.D.
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors- Director - Senior Vice President, Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer
Los Angeles, CA
Pamela Puleo, FAHP
Secretary/Treasurer - Chief Advancement Officer
Concord Hospital Trust
Concord, NH
Randy A. Varju, MBA, FAHP, CFRE
Immediate Past Chair - Chief Development Officer & Foundation President
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
Downers Grove, IL
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Julie E. Cox, FAHP, CFRE
Director - Vice President of Development
LifeBridge Health
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Shawn A. Fincher
Director of Development
Providence Heart Institute, Providence Health & Services
Portland, OR
Jeanne Jachim
Jeanne Jachim
Director - President
Virginia Mason Medical Center Foundation
Seattle, WA
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Tammy Morison, CFRE
President & CEO
North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation
North Bay, ON


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