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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 27 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, Campaign 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.

2013 Board of Directors

Chair: George W. Rhodes, PhD

George Rhodes, a consultant at Coal Flow Consultants, LLC, is an expert in the delivery of coal delivery to power plants using acoustic methods of his invention. He is known for his work in the physics of nondestructive testing, specifically in the fields of electro-magnetics, acoustics and resonance phenomena.

Dr. Rhodes received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1973. His thesis explored the use of lasers and fluorescence in chemical systems.

He has held academic positions as well as chairmanships in organizations at the forefront of his industry. Currently he is president of the Non-destructive Testing Management Association, Vice-chair of the ASTM subcommittee E-07-07 on Electromagnetic Methods and is a consultant to the electric power and oil/gas drilling industries.

He has published extensively and holds 10 patents in his field.

Today Dr. Rhodes brings nondestructive testing technologies to the "Fracking" industry for the production of natural gas.

He has been married to Sara Rhodes for 26 years. Sara serves at Radiology Associates of Albuquerque as Chief Financial Officer and Practice Manager. George has 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. George and Sara live in Corrales and Flagstaff.


  • Chair-Elect:

    Robert Jung
  • Past-Chair:

    James Haynes
  • Secretary:

    Leslie E. Neal
  • Treasurer:

    Ruth A. Jones


  • James Hinton (PHS)
  • Debbie Cook (PHS Volunteer Services)
  • Kathie Winograd (PHS)

Board Members

  • Elizabeth Allbright
  • *Julia B. Bowdich
  • Paul Briggs
  • V. Sue Cleveland, Ed.D.
  • Jennifer Culver, M.D.
  • Jeannine Daniels
  • Kathleen D. Davis, R.N.
  • *Michael D. Freccia
  • Dan Friedman, M.D.
  • Choudary Ganga, M.D.
  • Doug Guinn
  • Jane Gulley, R.N.
  • Andrea Hanson
  • Jay Hill
  • Margaret Jorgensen
  • Bart H. Kinney III
  • W. Robert Lasater
  • C. Herman Mauney
  • Robert F. Melendez, M.D., MBA
  • Laura Mitchell, M.D.
  • *Shirley Morrison
  • Art Ortega
  • Mark Pike
  • Cynthia Reinhart
  • Robert D. Rosenberg, M.D.
  • 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

Annual Giving Director

E-mail: Molly Berry
Phone: 505-724-7003

Administrative Staff

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

Data Base Manager

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

Director of Development

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

Administrative Assistant to V.P. & Executive Director

E-mail: Angela Carter
Phone: 505-724-8393

Director of Research & Development Services

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

Development Coordinator for Major & Planned Giving Team

E-mail: Jamie Turner
Phone: 505-724-8464

Corporate & Foundation Giving Director

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

Donor/Patient Relations Director

E-mail: Linda May-Poskanzer
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

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

Senior Secretary to Annual Giving Team

E-mail: Santana Urenda
Phone: 505-724-6577