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About Us

The Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (OAHP) is a membership organization for healthcare fundraising professionals serving the greater Ohio region. Our goal is to provide our members with tools that will advance their growth as a development professional, with a focus on outstanding education and networking opportunities.

Our conferences feature nationally-known speakers who normally appear at large-scale conferences, so attendees enjoy a quality program in a smaller, more intimate and attentive setting.

Our webinars cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the healthcare fundraising profession.

One of the most valuable benefits of membership is access to networking and exchanging ideas with friendly colleagues who share your passion for healthcare philanthropy.

Become a member today to access OAHP benefits to advance your career: networking opportunities, continuing education at a reasonable cost, scholarships, and more!

Learn more about our Leadership and Ohio Regions.

A message from OAHP's President, Bill Mountcastle:

Hey Ohio Healthcare Fundraising Professionals!


Are you interested in strengthening your network?

Do you want to further your career and make new friends?

The Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (OAHP) serves fundraising professionals, board members, and volunteers in the healthcare industry.

Here are my top eight reasons for joining the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy:

  • Broaden your knowledge: OAHP offers educational webinars and hosts an annual conference to keep its members up to date on the latest healthcare fundraising industry innovations, research and trends. You can take part in practical, industry-relevant training, or send your hospital’s fundraising team for training.

  • Show dedication to your profession: Connecting with other healthcare fundraising professionals creates a rich and diverse professional community for you. And being dedicated to your craft is impressive to current or future employers.

  • Enhance your network: Creating professional relationships is important. Making connections is critical to professional growth. Joining OAHP gives you countless opportunities to connect on a regional and statewide level with leaders who can support and help you reach your professional goals.

  • Be a leader: OAHP gives you an opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, and this is important not only for your personal growth, but for your growth in your organization.

  • Become a mentor: Giving back can be the greatest reward and benefit. Participating in conference planning, committee work, or forum organizing sponsored by OAHP is a great way to grow your network. It allows you to use your peers as sounding boards and often make some great friends with the same interests as you.

  • Build professional confidence: OAHP gives you access to an established organization of experienced health philanthropy professionals who are motivated, like you, to get things done.

  • Save money: OAHP conferences and memberships are made affordable for Ohio healthcare organizations. Travel to conferences is easy and inexpensive. And, OAHP understands Ohio’s nonprofit health organizations vary in size, so it wants the benefits and services provided with membership to be very valuable and worth the dues you pay.

  • Stay Motivated and Inspired: OAHP membership gives you insight into how the industry works and how to navigate it. The benefits of joining Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy are numerous.

The Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy can enhance your personal and professional development and provide great networking opportunities.

Click here to join the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and discover something new TODAY!

Questions? Email And please feel free to forward this information to other Ohio health fundraisers, colleagues, and philanthropy leaders. 

Bill Mountcastle is President of the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Outside of his volunteer work with OAHP, Bill is the president of Health Giving, a highly specialized healthcare philanthropy consulting firm working to create healthy philanthropic results.

Our Leadership



Bill Mountcastle
Health Giving



Mellissa Gayer, CFRE
Senior Development Officer
Bethesda Foundation



Rick Thie
Kettering Medical Center Foundation


Immediate Past President

Marcia Ferguson
Executive Director
Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation





Program Administrator

Abbey Riley

Regional Representatives



Diane Haskamp
Development Director, Doctors Hospital
OhioHealth Foundation



Vondea Sheaffer, CFRE
VP of Development
The Village of St. Edward



Becca Dios
Development Specialist
Southwest Community Health Foundation



Rebekah Clevenger
Development Director, Community
Adena Health Foundation



Bernie Steinmetz
Annual Programs, Events, Sponsorship Officer
Mercy Tiffin Foundation



Kelly Fackel, CFRE
VP of Development
Grandview Foundation



Lauren Henry
Foundation Director
Wayne Healthcare Foundation

Members At-Large


Evelyn Flock
Eleven Fifty Seven


Tami Netkowicz, CFRE
Executive Director
Ashtabula County Medical Center Foundation


Ryan Sowers
Development Officer
UH Institutional Relations & Development


Heather Sherwood
Director of Development
University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute


Erin Stitzel, FAHP, CFRE
Principal Consultant
Accordant Philanthropy

Our Regions

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