Baptist Health’s Foundation leadership is focused on inspiring philanthropy and building extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments and technology to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Our team tirelessly works with donors to fund cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to clinical staff.
Alex VillochChief Executive Officer
Alex Villoch serves as Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Foundation, overseeing all administrative, operational and philanthropic initiatives. She is the liaison between the Foundation Board and greater Foundation staff. Her role also includes oversight of Baptist Health International and Baptist Health’s Government & Community Relations and Hospitality & Business Relations divisions.
Shelly HiranandAssistant Vice President of Operations
Shelly Hiranand is responsible for the development and implementation of infrastructure to support administrative and fiscal oversight, restricted fund management, strategic growth, prospect development, Foundation events, performance metrics, gift processing and compliance.
Barbara JamesAssistant Vice President of Development
Annie Martinez-LopezAssistant Vice President of Development
Jacquie O’MalleyAssistant Vice President of Development
Jacquie O’Malley is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for Miami Cancer Institute and HEAT.HELP.CURE. – a partnership between the Miami HEAT and Baptist Health Foundation to raise critical funds to benefit Miami Cancer Institute.
Wendy Reilly GentesAssistant Vice President of Development
Wendy Reilly Gentes is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health.
Jamie ThomasAssistant Vice President of Development
Jamie Thomas is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for the Giving Society, Cornerstone Society, Donor Recognition, Physician and Grateful Patient programs, Miami Innovation Institute, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital and Baptist Health’s Ocean Reef Community.
Baptist Health Foundation’s Board of Directors are all volunteers who serve without pay. Their only compensation is the reward of improving the status of healthcare in our communities. Board members are members of the community who are committed to the vision and mission of our organization. The Foundation Board of Directors are some of our greatest advocates. Their contributions, time and effort help guide the strategic vision, financial sustainability and awareness of Baptist Health as a nonprofit organization benefiting from philanthropic support to better serve our community.
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