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Development Office Introduces New Staff
March 23, 2012
Kelly Snyder, CFRE, has been appointed as the new Chief Development and Marketing Officer (CDO) at Madison County Hospital.
Initially serving as the Director of Community Relations, Kelly has been with MCH since 1990. Kelly was selected as the new CDO after serving as the Development Coordinator under CDO Mona Flax for the past 11 years. Mona will be retiring this April after 15 years of service at MCH.
"I am honored to have been selected to lead the development activities for MCH and the MCH Foundation,” said Kelly. “Our hospital is a valuable community resource, and we rely on philanthropic support to fulfill our mission. I am looking forward to sharing our story with the community, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
As the CDO, Kelly will be responsible for overseeing all development activities including physician recruitment and relations, marketing and public relations, volunteer services, and customer service. She will also serve as the Executive Director of the Madison County Hospital Foundation and a member of the hospital's senior leadership team.
Kelly has recently become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). There are only about 5,200 CFREs in the world. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include passing a certification exam, tenure in the profession, education, fundraising achievement, and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations.
"The CFRE credential was created to identify those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective and ethical manner," states Sharilyn Hale, MA, CFRE, Chair of CFRE International. "As the certification is voluntary, achievement of the CFRE credential demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Kelly Snyder to herself and the fundraising profession as a whole."
Kelly is a London native, graduating from London High School and then earning her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in London with her husband Dan and their two children, Eileen and Erik. She is an active member of the Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority and Saint Patrick's Parish.
Taking Kelly's place as MCH's Development Coordinator is Samantha Lynch. Samantha previously worked for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania where her responsibilities included planning and supervising all major fundraising events, overseeing the volunteer department, and organizing education and outreach activities.
"I feel privileged to continue my work with not-for-profit organizations by joining the team at Madison County Hospital," said Samantha. "I look forward to developing new relationships in the hospital and in the community."
As the Development Coordinator, Samantha is responsible for planning annual MCH Foundation events such as the Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing and holiday gala Heartfelt Holidays. She also assists Kelly with development activities and the MCH Auxiliary with their programs.
Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Conflict Management from Kent State University. She lives in Dublin with her husband Shawn, their dog Ginger, and their cat Jesse.