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Healthcare Philanthropy Day

Invited Speakers

Bruce A. Bartoo, CFRE

Bruce A. Bartoo, CFRE
Senior Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer
MedStar Health (Washington DC)

Bruce A. Bartoo is senior vice president & chief philanthropy officer for MedStar Health, a ten hospital health system with hospitals in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Bartoo is responsible for all initiatives to enhance philanthropic partnerships with MedStar Health. He leads a team of 40 professionals through the MedStar Philanthropy Group.
 
Prior to joining MedStar, Bartoo served St. Louis-based Mercy Health as the chief philanthropy officer and foundation president. He has a diverse set of experiences in professional philanthropy roles in healthcare, higher education and politics.
 
A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Bartoo has a Master of Public Administration from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College. 
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Professor Brian Gabrielli

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Professor Brian Gabrielli
Mater Research

Professor Gabrielli is a cancer researcher and heads the Smiling for Smiddy Cell Cycle Group at the Mater Research Institute UQ, supported by funding from Mater Foundation Smiling for Smiddy. He works closely with Smiling for Smiddy to provide donors with insights into the progress made possible by their support.  

Betsy Chapin Taylor

Betsy Chapin Taylor
Accordant

Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP, is an award-winning author, speaker and consultant drawing on more than 25 years’ experience in health care including 17 years as chief philanthropy officer in academic, community & children’s hospitals. Betsy is author or editor of multiple books including Healthcare Philanthropy: Advance Charitable Giving to Your Organization’s Mission (Health Administration Press), Boards and Philanthropy: Developing the Next-Curve Revenue Source for Health Care (American Hospital Association), Redefining Healthcare Philanthropy (Association for Healthcare Philanthropy), Advancing the CEO’s Role in Healthcare Philanthropy (American College of Healthcare Executives), Transforming Health Care Philanthropy (Association for Healthcare Philanthropy) and Systemization & Regionalization of Health Care Philanthropy (Association for Healthcare Philanthropy). Her work has been featured in Healthcare Executive, Trustee, BoardRoom Press, Modern Healthcare, H&HN Daily, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, FierceHealthFinance, Healthcare Philanthropy Journal, Chief Executive Officer, Becker’s Hospital Review, Pediatric Focus, Health Facilities Management and more. She received a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York and an MBA from the University of Georgia. She holds the highest level of certification in health philanthropy as a Fellow of Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) and is a member of the National Speakers Association. 

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Mary Anne Chern FAHP ACFRE

Mary Anne Chern FAHP ACFRE
President
Adventist Health White Memorial


Mary Anne Chern, FAHP, ACFRE is a leading health care philanthropy professional and AHP Si Seymour Award winner who has raised over $400 million over the past 25 years at Adventist Health White Memorial, a hospital located in East Los Angeles.  Her expertise in building relationships and philanthropic partnerships to address social disparities helped her hospital win the national Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2019.  
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Karen Gair MFIA CFRE

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Karen Gair MFIA CFRE
Managing Director
San Foundation


Karen Gair is the Managing Director of the San Foundation. San Foundation supports the Sydney Adventist Hospital in Sydney, Australia. 

Karen has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising, predominately for medical causes, as well as being a fundraiser and development director for tertiary and secondary educational facilities. These institutions include the Australian National University, Macquarie University, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, Kincoppal Rose-Bay School of the Sacred Heart, St Augustine’s College and Hammond Care.      

As a fundraiser, Karen has mostly recently worked in major giving but has experience and expertise in capital campaigns, gifts in Wills, annual giving and events.  As a former medical and industrial relations journalist, Karen also has a broad range of skills in communication, media training, marketing, and strategic planning.

Karen holds a Masters in Business Administration from Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2017, she attained her Certificate of Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Karen volunteers for numerous charities, including a directorship for a women’s domestic violence refuge in Sydney and is a Rotarian for the Rotary Club of Wahroonga. Karen also provides pro-bono fundraising advice to SAMSN (a charity assisting men who are survivors of child sexual abuse).    

Her most recent achievements:

·       Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Foundation Scholarship winner for 2018
·       Secured a single gift of $8 million for cancer services at Sydney Adventist Hospital
·       Secured a $15 million pledge over five years for several causes for Sydney Adventist Hospital 
·       Interviewed on 2GB Radio “Health Matters” about the Sydney Adventist Hospital and the San Foundation and why people give to hospitals (https://www.2gb.com/podcast/health-matters-with-the-san-october-1/)
·       Completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors “Governance for NFP Directors” course in 2019

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-gair-cfre-3837a18/

Kelly Marchbanks

Kelly Marchbanks
Advancement Resources

Kelley partners with academic and medical organizations to develop and deliver strategic, outcomes-based professional education programs to optimize their philanthropic opportunity.  
 
With more than 15 years of experience as an advancement professional in non-profit management, alumni relations, higher education, and health sciences, Kelley has extensive expertise in principal and major gift strategies, board relations, strategic planning, alumni relations, planned giving, and management. 
 
Kelley brings a unique perspective on grateful client giving, having worked extensively in the field of philanthropy for veterinary medicine. She also is passionately committed to the arts and mentorship for women. 
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Mark McCampbell

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Mark McCampbell
Senior Vice President
Advancement Resources

Mark leads appraisal, assessment, analysis, and planning processes as a strategic partner to development teams, executives, and health systems. Mark is committed to this comprehensive approach, identifying strengths and opportunities, assets and effectiveness in teams, and helping to create near-term change that produces long-term transformation.
 
With more than 36 years of experience in a wide range of development leadership positions, Mark has worked with leaders in health care, higher education, arts, human services, and faith-based institutions to help organizations prepare and take steps toward the next level of growth. He is active in various fundraising professional organizations, community non-profits and boards, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
 
Mark’s mission is “to identify needs and resources and put them together so that people are helped and communities are improved.”

Ron Fairchild FFIA CFRE

Ron Fairchild FFIA CFRE
Director
Monash Health Foundation
 
Ron Fairchild is the Director of the Monash Health Foundation. Previously, Ron served as Chief Advancement Officer at Deakin University and as Vice President, Advancement at Monash University.
 
Before coming to Australia, Ron was a founding partner of Navion, one of Canada’s leading fundraising consulting firms.  
 
During his career Ron has helped raise more than $1 billion to support a variety of organisations.
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Paul Fleming

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Paul Fleming
Vice President, Research, Delivery, and Product Development
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy

Paul Fleming joined AHP in July 2019, and oversees Research, Delivery, and Product Development for the organization. In this role, Paul is responsible for uncovering best practices and innovations within the AHP membership base, looking to provide quantifiable and actionable insights which will then be disseminated in the form of toolkits, whitepapers, webinars, and other valuable collateral.

Paul arrived at AHP having spent the past several years in revenue cycle management consulting, overseeing SaaS and EHR implementations, and hospital operations optimization. Paul brings deep health care industry knowledge and consultative skills to the role, which he uses to develop topical and accessible educational collateral to support the invaluable work of healthcare philanthropy professionals. 

Paul Flynn FFIA

Paul Flynn FFIA
Chief Executive Officer
The Hospital Research Foundation

Paul is an experienced, innovative, and entrepreneurial Board Director and Executive who has earned a stellar reputation for achievement during distinguished career in both the Finance and Not for Profit sector.
 
Paul has been acknowledged for his contribution to the Banking and Investment Industry by being awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Paul has also been recognised for his contribution to the not-for-profit industry by being awarded the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year in South Australia/Northern Territory and has also been awarded the Equity Trustees Australian Not for Profit CEO Award for Innovation. Paul has recently been awarded an Honorary Fellow of the University of South Australia. Paul is a judge of the Napier Waller National Art prize awarded by the Australian War Memorial.
 
Paul is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently holds positions as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair of FIA Ltd, Non-Executive Director AusHealth Pty Ltd, Non-Executive Director BiomeBank Pty Ltd, Director of Military and Emergency Services Health Australia, Governor of Pulteney Grammar School, Trustee of the Pulteney Foundation Inc. and Executive Director of Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society Ltd.
 
Paul is Chief Executive Officer of The Hospital Research Foundation Group and of its Australian affiliates: The Repat Foundation – The Road Home Inc; Australian Centre of Excellence for Post-traumatic Stress; Australian Breast Cancer Research; Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia; The Centre for Creative Health; Cure for Stroke Australia; Parkinson’s SA/NT; Laurel Palliative Care Foundation, Stroke SA and Australian Heart Research.
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Nigel Harris MBA CFRE FFIA GAICD

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Nigel HarrisMBA CFRE FFIA GAICD
Managing Director
Nigel Harris & Associates

Nigel Harris is an established and highly regarded non-profit sector leader specialising in philanthropy and fundraising. With an outstanding track record in organisational growth and development, Nigel has crafted a unique range of experiences and insights in governance, executive leadership and applied fundraising practice.  

Nigel is Managing Director of Nigel Harris & Associates, an advisory and consulting practice specialising in philanthropy and fundraising leadership. He is also Founding Partner of Giving Architects Australia, a fundraising campaign and impact investment consultancy.

In a career spanning almost 40 years, Nigel has held executive leadership roles in non-profit organisations for all that time, most notably serving as Chief Executive Officer of Mater Foundation (Queensland) for 24 years. Under Nigel’s leadership, Mater Foundation’s annual fundraising revenue grew from $2m to $70m, raising over $750m over that period and establishing the Foundation as one of Australia’s largest health charities and a major funder of medical research and clinical services.

Holding an MBA majoring in fundraising as well as qualifications in Public Relations and Marketing, Nigel is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). In 2012 he was recognised as the Arthur Venn Australian Fundraising Professional of the Year and has also been recognised through other non-profit management awards. 

Nigel has played a significant leadership role within Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) over the past 35 years, serving as Board Chair on two separate occasions and stewarding practice credentialing, professional development and self-regulation initiatives. He has also held several international voluntary appointments within the philanthropic and fundraising sector. 

Currently a director and Deputy Chair of Act for Kids, Nigel also serves on the Board of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy and previously served on the Community Council for Australia and CFRE Boards. He is a Fellow of Fundraising Institute Australia, the Institute of Managers and Leaders and the CEO Institute. He is also a Past President of the Rotary Club of Albany Creek and has been active in community and sporting organisations for over 40 years.

As one of Australia’s first ‘first career’ fundraising professionals, Nigel has been immersed in the evolution of fundraising as a profession in Australia over the past four decades and he continues to be a significant influencer and innovator in the sector, nationally and internationally. Today, he is a sought-after presenter, writer, educator and mentor, specialising in executive leadership, governance, and organisational and professional development.

Dr Ruth Knight

Dr Ruth Knight
QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies

Dr Ruth Knight is from QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies. She is committed to addressing complex and challenging problems to ensure organisations create maximum social impact. Ruth’s passion for her work has been fuelled whilst working in the health and community services sector, and completing a PhD showing the impact of workplace culture on employee’s attitudes and behaviours.
 
Dr Ruth Knight has been examining the challenges and opportunities in building a culture of philanthropy within an organisation, and the impact this has on fundraising outcomes. Ruth will share insights and findings from her research and she will explore the question of how to measure culture and explain the application to organisational performance. 
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Sam Lipski

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Sam Lipski
Trustee, The Pratt Foundation
Sam Lipski is a Pratt Foundation Trustee and Special Adviser. As the Foundation's CEO (1998-2019) he oversaw some $200 million in philanthropic grants in Australia and internationally. Formerly a board director with many non-profits, he has been, inter alia, President, State Library of Victoria, Trustee, Refugee Foundation of Australia, a Schizophrenia Research Institute Director, and Member of Council, Swinburne University of Technology. With a background in newspapers, radio, and television, he is a former White House correspondent, media commentator, columnist, editor, and current affairs producer. 

In 2008 Monash University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD), and in 2020 the Order of Australia  (AO) recognised his service to "strategic philanthropy".

Lesley Ray MBus FFIA CFRE

Lesley Ray MBus FFIA CFRE
Director - Philanthropy
Mater Foundation

Lesley Ray is Director of Philanthropy at Mater Foundation, Brisbane where she couples fundraising practice with organisational management and leadership. She leads a team of fundraising professionals and is charged with the development of the organisation’s philanthropy programs.

Lesley is a graduate of ACPNS and her master’s degree work focused on giving circles, particularly women in philanthropy, and along with five colleagues, in 2014 they formed 'Women & Change', Queensland's first giving circle.

Lesley is Chair of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) based in Washington DC and is a Fellow of Fundraising Institute Australia. In 2015 Lesley was awarded the Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year award which recognises outstanding contribution to fundraising in Australia.
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Carrick Robinson

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Carrick Robinson
CEO
Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

Carrick is CEO of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Carrick has extensive marketing, communications and business management and governance experience having spent a majority of his career as a Director and major shareholder of Marketforce.  Carrick is a former Director of WA Ballet, The Ability Centre and Anglicare WA. 

Nicola Stokes

Nicola Stokes
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

Nicola has held national and international leadership positions in the corporate and for-purpose sectors as CEO, senior executive and director. Throughout her career, Nicola has supported individuals to achieve their potential and observed the importance of mental, physical and emotional wellbeing on their development.

This led her to work in the health arena, and with this in mind, Nicola became a member of the NSW Premier’s Council for Active Living and the Expert Advisory Panel of the NSW Office of Preventative Health.

Nicola is inspired by the children and families the Foundation supports. They give her the motivation to develop innovative fundraising solutions to increase the amount of funds raised for sick kids while strengthening her commitment to her family's and her community’s wellbeing.
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Julia White

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Julia White
Director
Western Health Foundation


With a career background in marketing and fundraising, Julia is currently the Director of the Western Health Foundation, securing funding for the major public hospitals across Melbourne’s west.  Prior to this, Julia spent seven years as General Manager of Philanthropy for Zoos Victoria, and five as Development Director for Melbourne Theatre Company.

A passionate advocate for community, Julia is Chair of the Footscray Community Arts Centre, and is a member of the Brimbank Community Fund Management Committee.

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