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Staffing changes in hospital's development office
(Posted April 23, 2012)
Kelly Snyder is the new chief development and marketing officer (CDO) at Madison County Hospital.
Initially serving as director of community relations, Snyder has been with the hospital since 1990. She was selected as the new CDO after serving as the development coordinator under Mona Flax for the past 11 years. Flax will retire this month after 15 years of service at the hospital.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead the development activities for the hospital and the Foundation,” Snyder said. “Our hospital is a valuable community resource, and we rely on philanthropic support to fulfill our mission. I am looking forward to sharing our story with the community and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
As CDO, Snyder will oversee all development activities including physician recruitment and relations, marketing and public relations, volunteer services, and customer service. She will serve as executive director of the Madison County Hospital Foundation and as a member of the hospital’s senior leadership team.
Snyder recently became a certified fund-raising executive (CFRE). Only about 5,200 people in the world hold this certification. Individuals who are granted CFRE status must pass a certification exam and meet standards related to tenure in the profession, education, fund-raising achievement, and commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations.
“The CFRE credential was created to identify those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fund-raising duties in an effective and ethical manner,” states Sharilyn Hale, MA, CFRE, chair of CFRE International. “As the certifi-cation is voluntary, achievement of the CFRE credential demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Kelly Snyder to herself and the fund-raising profession as a whole.”
Snyder is a London native and graduate of London High School. She earend a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in London with her husband, Dan, and their two children, Eileen and Erik. She is an active member of the Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority and Saint Patrick’s parish.
Taking Snyder’s place as the hospital’s development coordinator is Samantha Lynch. Lynch previously worked for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania where her responsibilities included planning and supervising all major fund-raising events, overseeing the volunteer department, and organizing education and outreach activities.
“I feel privileged to continue my work with not-for-profit organizations by joining the team at Madison County Hospital,” Lynch said. “I look forward to developing new relationships in the hospital and in the community.”
As the development coordinator, Lynch is responsible for planning annual Foundation events such as the Bob Powers Classic golf outing and the holiday gala, Heartfelt Holidays. She also assists Snyder with development activities and the hospital Auxiliary with their programs.
Lynch received her bachelor’s degree in applied conflict management from Kent State University. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Shawn, their dog, Ginger, and their cat, Jesse.
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