April 2010

CHI Foundation Names Board

CHI has named the members of the first Board of Directors for the CHI Foundation. They are:

John DiCola, Chair
Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Development
Catholic Health Initiatives

Jerry Bagg
President and CEO
CHI Foundation

Les Hirsch
President and CEO
Saint Clare's Health System
Denville, NJ

Ben Koppelman
President and CEO
St. Joseph's Area Health Services
Park Rapids, MN

Colleen Scanlon
Senior Vice President, Advocacy
Catholic Health Initiatives

Jennifer Neppel
Director, Cash and Investments
Catholic Health Initiatives

In its organizational year, the CHI Foundation hired vice presidents for four geographic regions. The regional vice presidents have conducted opportunity assessments for all market-based organization foundations and written business plans to increase community-based fundraising across CHI. The CHI Foundation has also added two grant development specialists and submitted more than $48 million in grant and contract requests.