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Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Leadership & Staff

​​​​​​​Our Leadership Team

Rick Scott

Richard J. ‘Rick’ Scott, CFRE
Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation

Mr. Scott has been a fundraising professional for more than 23 years with extensive experience in healthcare philanthropy. A Wisconsin native, Rick previously held senior fundraising positions at Milwaukee healthcare institutions including Froedtert Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Rick joined Presbyterian in 2012, overseeing the creation and development of the major and planned gifts program in his roles as Executive Director, Major and Planned Gifts, and Vice President.

Active in both community and professional organizations, Rick is a past president of the New Mexico Estate Planning Council and served on the board of the Center for Hands-On Learning, a Rio Rancho, New Mexico-based nonprofit organization. He has also supported the Association for Fundraising Professionals-New Mexico Chapter, serving on both program planning and National Philanthropy Day committees, and as a mentor.

Mr. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is a current participant in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s Health System Philanthropy Residency program.

Board of Directors

  • Chair:​​

    W. Robert Lasater


  • Chair-Elect:

    V. Sue Cleveland, EdD
  • Past-Chair:

    Bart H. Kinney III
  • Treasurer:

    Chris Spencer
  • Secretary:

    Helen A. Grevey


  • Dale C. Maxwell (PHS)
  • Loretta Travelli (PHS Volunteer Services)
  • Kirby Jefferson (PHS)

Board Members

  • Kyle A. Armstrong
  • Nathan R. Armstrong
  • Molly Bachechi
  • Julia B. Bowdich*
  • Michael D. Freccia*
  • Dan Friedman, MD
  • Choudary Ganga, MD
  • Andrea Hanson*
  • Trevor Hatchell
  • James M. Haynes*
  • Renee Holland
  • Margaret Jorgensen
  • Robert A. Jung*
  • Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA
  • Shirley Morrison*
  • Steven M. Nakamura
  • Scottie Pierce, PhD
  • John Rochester
  • Michael M. Silva, Jr.
  • Sonya Morring Smith
  • Chad Worthen
  • James Zanios

* Past Board Chair

Board Emeritus

  • Joseph H. Badal
  • Laura Hueter Bass
  • Joyce Godwin
  • J. Douglas Guinn
  • Don Kawal
  • Mary Poole
  • George W. Rhodes, PhD
  • Arthur Vall-Spinosa, MD

Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Staff

Phone: 505-724-6580


Rick Scott

Operations Manager

Teresa Diaz

Development and Outreach

Vice President - Annual Giving

Melanie Hitchcock

Vice President - Major & Planned Giving

JooHee Berglund

Special Events Specialist

Taylor Trodden

Luminary Circle Director

Jennifer Connell

Luminary Circle Coordinator

Cammie Witty

Development Director

Alicia Marcell

Development Director - Santa Fe

Justin Schroer

Annual Campaign Manager

Kathryn Richards, CFRE

Communications Manager

Laura Rasmussen

Development Coordinator

Shaun Grady

Development Coordinator

Krista Rashap

Development Coordinator

Sharlan Thomas


Executive Director - Research & Development Services

Diana Hunt

Database Specialist

Emma Diez

Volunteer Services

Director of Volunteer Services

Stephanie Mora