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Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Leadership & Staff

Our Leadership Team

Giuseppe (Joe) Rizza
Vice President and Executive Director
Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Mr. Rizza has been a fundraising professional for more than 31 years and has held executive-level positions in the healthcare, higher education, and human services fields. Prior to joining Presbyterian, he served as Vice President, Campaigns for Beaumont Hospitals, an academic medical center headquartered in Royal Oak, Michigan.

He is a dedicated volunteer who has served as a past president and director of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter and as a member of a number of committees and task forces for Certified Fundraising Executive International, the global provider of professional certification in fundraising. He has also written articles about fundraising, which have been published in Advancing Philanthropy, a publication of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

Mr. Rizza holds a Bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has been a Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE), since 1987. Giuseppe (Joe) Rizza is Vice President and Executive Director of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. He is responsible for all of the fundraising and volunteer services for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

2014 Board of Directors

Chair: Robert Jung

Robert Jung has 40 years of experience in commercial and retail banking.  A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he was a banker in Texas for 22 years with Texas Commerce Bancshares (now Chase) and then moved to New Mexico in 1990. He recently retired as Regional President of Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico.

Currently, he serves on the board of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He has been very active in the communities in which he has lived as evidenced by his service as Chair of the United Way of Central New Mexico as well as the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and President of the Great Southwest Council of Boy Scouts. He currently chairs the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors.


  • Chair-Elect:

    Andrea Hanson
  • Past-Chair:

    George W. Rhodes, PhD
  • Secretary:

    Leslie E. Neal
  • Treasurer:

    Ruth A. Jones


  • James Hinton (PHS)
  • Joe Burwinkle (PHS Volunteer Services)
  • Kathie Winograd (PHS)

Board Members

  • Elizabeth Allbright
  • Nathan Armstrong
  • *Julia B. Bowdich
  • John A. Carey
  • V. Sue Cleveland, Ed.D.
  • Orlando V. Correa
  • Jennifer Culver, M.D.
  • Jeannine Daniels
  • Kathleen D. Davis, R.N.
  • Michael E. Dexter
  • *Michael D. Freccia
  • Dan Friedman, M.D.
  • Choudary Ganga, M.D.
  • Jane Gulley, R.N.
  • *James Haynes
  • Jay Hill
  • Margaret Jorgensen
  • Victor Jury Jr.
  • Bart H. Kinney III
  • W. Robert Lasater
  • C. Herman Mauney
  • Robert F. Melendez, M.D., MBA
  • Laura Mitchell, M.D.
  • *Shirley Morrison
  • Mark Pike
  • Cynthia Reinhart
  • Robert D. Rosenberg, M.D.
  • Kimberly Sawyer
  • Chris Spencer
  • Barbara Trythall
  • Jeff Vinyard
  • Mary Ann Weems

*Past Board Chair

Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Staff

Special Events Director

E-mail: Aurora Bachicha
Phone: 505-724-6578

Administrative Staff

E-mail: Cindy Brueggemann
Phone: 505-724-6580

Database Manager

E-mail: Sandra Colson
Phone: 505-724-6575

Administrative Assistant to V.P. & Executive Director

E-mail: Teresa Diaz
Phone: 505-724-8393

Director of Development

E-mail: Melanie Hitchcock
Phone: 505-724-6586

Director of Research & Development Services

E-mail: Diana Hunt
Phone: 505-724-6581

Development Coordinator for Major & Planned Giving Team

E-mail: Jane Morrow
Phone: 505-724-8464

Corporate & Foundation Giving Director

E-mail: Alicia Marcell
Phone: 505-724-6576

Donor/Patient Relations Director

E-mail: Rebecca Lamberth
Phone: 505-724-7259

Development Director - Rust Medical Center

E-mail: Jane Midgley
Phone: 505-253-1189

Vice President & Executive Director

E-mail: Giuseppe 'Joe' Rizza
Phone: 505-724-6584

Annual Giving Director

E-mail: Johannah Ruddy
Phone: 505-724-7003

Executive Director Major & Planned Giving

E-mail: Rick Scott
Phone: 505-724-7509

Communication Specialist

E-mail: David Sokoloff
Phone: 505-724-6582, 505-923-8110 ​​