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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

  • Elizabeth Allbright
  • Kyle A. Armstrong
  • Nathan R. Armstrong
  • Molly Bachechi
  • Julia B. Bowdich*
  • Jennifer Culver, MD
  • Jeannine Daniels
  • Michael E. Dexter
  • Michael D. Freccia*
  • Dan Friedman, MD
  • Choudary Ganga, MD
  • Jane Gulley, RN
  • Andrea Hanson*
  • James M. Haynes*
  • Renee Holland
  • Margaret Jorgensen
  • Robert A. Jung*
  • Robert F. Melendez, MD, MBA
  • Shirley Morrison*
  • Steven M. Nakamura
  • Adrian Perez
  • Scottie Pierce, PhD
  • Cynthia Reinhart
  • John Rochester
  • Barbara Trythall
  • Jeff Vinyard
  • Chad Worthen

* 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


Rick Scott
Phone: 505-724-7509

Executive Associate Coordinator

Teresa Diaz
Phone: 505-724-8393

Development and Outreach

Vice President - Annual Giving

Melanie Hitchcock
Phone: 505-724-6586

Vice President - Major & Planned Giving

JooHee Berglund
Phone: 505-724-6584

Special Events Specialist

Taylor Trodden
Phone: 505-724-6578

Luminary Circle Director

Jennifer Connell
Phone: 505-724-7259

Luminary Circle Coordinator

Cammie Witty
Phone: 505-724-7512

Development Director

Alicia Marcell
Phone: 505-724-7144

Development Director - Santa Fe

Justin Schroer
Phone: 505-772-6227

Annual Campaign Manager

Kathryn Richards
Phone: 505-724-7003

Communications Manager

Laura Rasmussen
Phone: 505-724-6582

Development Coordinator

Shaun Grady
Phone: 505-724-6577

Development Coordinator

Sharlan Thomas
Phone: 505-724-6580


Executive Director - Research & Development Services

Diana Hunt
Phone: 505-724-6581

Database Specialist

Emma Diez
Phone: 505-724-6575

Volunteer Services

Director of Volunteer Services

Stephanie Mora
Phone: 505-841-1503