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Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Leadership & Staff

Our Leadership Team

Giuseppe (Joe) Rizza, CFRE
Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Mr. Rizza has been a fundraising professional for more than 35 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 Health, an academic medical center in Southeast 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 President of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. He is responsible for all of the fundraising and volunteer services for Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS).

Board of Directors

Chair: Andrea Hanson


  • Chair-Elect:

    John A. Carey
  • Past-Chair:

    Robert A. Jung
  • Secretary:

    Leslie E. Neal
  • Treasurer:

    Ruth A. Jones


  • Dale Maxwell (PHS)
  • Ann Leigh (PHS Volunteer Services)
  • Kathie Winograd (PHS)

Board Members

  • Elizabeth Allbright
  • Nathan Armstrong
  • *Julia B. Bowdich
  • V. Sue Cleveland, EdD
  • Orlando Correa
  • Jennifer Culver, MD
  • Jeannine Daniels
  • Kathleen D. Davis, RN
  • Michael E. Dexter
  • *Michael D. Freccia
  • Dan Friedman, MD
  • Choudary Ganga, MD
  • Jane Gulley, RN
  • *James Haynes
  • Jay Hill
  • Margaret Jorgensen
  • Victor Jury Jr.
  • Bart H. Kinney III
  • W. Robert Lasater
  • Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA
  • Laura Mitchell, MD
  • *Shirley Morrison
  • Mark Pike
  • Cynthia Reinhart
  • *George W. Rhodes, PhD
  • Robert D. Rosenberg, MD
  • 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

E-mail: Terri Casares
Phone: 505-724-6577

Database Manager

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

Administrative Assistant to President

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

Donor/Patient Relations Director

E-mail: Jennifer Connell
Phone: 505-724-7259

Corporate & Employee Giving Director

E-mail: Ciara Martinez
Phone: 505-724-6576

Annual Campaign Manager

E-mail: Kathryn Richards
Phone: 505-724-7003

Development Director - Rust Medical Center

E-mail: Alicia Marcell
Phone: 505-253-1189

Development Coordinator for Major & Planned Giving Team

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


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

Vice President

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