Sheila Breitweiser has served as Foundation Executive Director since May 2008. She also serves as the senior member of the Foundation’s Development and Operations teams – with duties that include the organization’s fund-raising and business operations. Her goals include doubling the annual giving, developing capital project initiatives that support Spartanburg Regional’s goals, improving and increasing the Foundation’s grant-making programs, and streamlining the business operations.
Sheila’s previous experience includes many years of service as a public school educator and administrator. During her most recent years as a school president/superintendent, she had significant responsibilities for strengthening legislative relations, increasing state and federal funding, and growing donor and grant opportunities.
Angie Cothran was born at Spartanburg General Hospital and has lived in the Spartanburg area her whole life. She has worked for Spartanburg Regional in various departments since 1995. As administrative assistant for the Foundation. Angie has many roles, but her main responsibility is to Sheila S. Breitweiser, Ed.D.Vice-President/Director of the Foundation. Angie also works with three of the four Foundation Boards, by coordinating, planning and attending these meetings.
Andrea Davis has worked at Spartanburg Regional since 2007. She joined the Foundation team as the data and analysis coordinator in 2009. She is responsible for recording, reporting, receipting and acknowledging gifts and pledges accepted on behalf of the foundation. She coordinates and implements the donor relations and stewardship system that recognizes donors at all levels. She also is responsible for our constituency management.
Stacey Dulin has worked in the Spartanburg Regional Foundation since 2003 and has been with Spartanburg Regional since 1990. Her areas of responsibility include the activities of planning, organizing, managing and reporting all aspects of the grant management process for the foundation's internal/external grant program. Stacey is a 2012 graduate of the Spartanburg Grassroots Leadership Development Institute. She enjoys working for a not-for-profit organization that is able to give back so much to our community and healthcare system.
Zerno Martin retired from Spartanburg Regional as Senior Vice President in 1993 after 32 years of service. After one month of traveling he returned on a part-time basis to work with the Foundation for what he thought would be a two- to three-year stint. He is still with us as our senior consultant. Zerno graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, with a BS in Management and went on for two years training for Hospital Administration at what was then Charlotte Memorial Hospital with support from The Duke Endowment.
Mary Mills has been a member of the Foundation staff since August 2011. She previously worked in the hospital system for 17 years before leaving to work for 10 years as a secretary at the Church of the Advent. Mary supports foundations development team by providing them adminstrative support.
Lesley joined the foundation team in December 2011 as Major Gift Officer and special liaison to the Heart Division. She brings many years of foundation experience from both the program development and fundraising sides of the industry. Prior to joining Regional’s Foundation, Lesley served as Washington State’s Division Director for the March of Dimes, where her primary roles were raising financial resources and increasing name awareness throughout the Puget Sound area. With a background in corporate America, Lesley made the transition to non-profit work in 2000, focusing her efforts on serving under-resourced children of the world. Spending five years at World Vision narrowed her focus from children “everywhere” to children in the United States.
As a development officer, Shelly's responsibilities include coordinating the Employee Campaign Coordinator and being a liaison to the Hospice Division and Village at Pelham. She has been with the Foundation for four years; however, she has been with the hospital system for a total of twelve years. She started with the hospital system as a Health Educator in 1996 and took a brief absence from 2000-2001 to work at MUSC in their Development Office. As a Health Educator, Shelly loved to make a difference in people’s lives. Her goal is to continue to make a difference through her work in the Foundation.
Kimberly Childress Ward has worked as coordinator for the Spartanburg Regional Foundation Community Healing Arts Program since 2005. Her responsibilities include all areas of planning and the administration of a diverse offering of therapeutic arts programs to patients and their caregivers. She works with professional artists who have been trained to meet the various needs of patients within the hospital system, as well as those receiving care in one of several outreach sites served by The Healing Arts throughout the Spartanburg community.
Kristi Ward has worked in the Spartanburg Regional Foundation since July 2003. Some of her areas of responsibility include community gifts and pledges, reconciling bank and investment accounts, processing weekly payments for various Foundation projects, and many other things. She also is a member of the Employee Activities Committee. Kristi enjoys her work with the Foundation because it is very rewarding. She sees first-hand the great impact the Spartanburg Regional Foundation has had and continues to have on the hospital and the community.
Jami Wood has worked in the Spartanburg Regional Foundation since 2004. Her areas of responsibility include fundraising with corporate partners, as well as coordinating all logistics and fundraising for Spartanburg Regional Foundation's annual events, the Society of 1921 Gala and Hangar B Ball. Jami enjoys working for a strong community nonprofit and and seeing the positive impact on health in our community. Originally from Greenville, S.C., she graduated from Appalachian State University in 2004.
After a 12-year career at Newberry College as executive assistant to two presidents, Inez Golden moved to Spartanburg with her husband. Inez has been a member of the Foundation staff since 1994, retiring from a full-time position in 1999, but continues to work part-time as administrative secretary.
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