Meet Foundation Staff

Chief Development Officer

Jessica Kowal

Responsible for creating a culture of philanthropy within Inspira Health Network consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values. She oversees all fundraising efforts and Foundations to ensure that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support philanthropic development. Lead staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization. Provide strategic direction to develop and professionalize the fundraising operations for the network. Assure development and continued growth of appropriate systems to fund development including but not limited to major/principle gifts, capital campaigns, annual giving, volunteer management, research, donor cultivation, gift processing and recognition.

Executive Director & VP Community Relations

Carolyn Heckman

Responsible for directing fundraising, community awareness and other initiatives of the Foundation and for promoting community support for the Foundation and Hospital. She assures funds are raised and utilized in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and donor’s wishes. Responsible for the comprehensive development, implementation, administration and evaluation of the Inspira Foundation Cumberland/Salem and fundraising efforts, creating campaigns and programs to fund capital needs and service growth, education and capital reserves through annual campaigns, planned giving, endowment campaigns, special events, capital development and community relations.

Director of Development

Melody Montgomery

Assists the Executive Director in planning and implementation of programs, projects and activities designed to seek, receive and administer charitable contributions to the Inspira Foundation Cumberland/Salem for the benefit of the Hospital. Works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to plan and execute programs and events designed to increase awareness of and solicitations of the Foundation. Oversees the Inspira Auxiliary Cumberland County and supervises Inspira Foundation Cumberland/Salem support staff and manages internal operations. Oversees computer network systems for support of Inspira Foundation Cumberland/Salem programs.

Administrative Assistant

Erika Hooven

Maintains the Inspira Foundation Cumberland/Salem database, records and acknowledges all donations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and donor wishes. Provides administrative support and helps organize all Inspira Foundation Cumberland/Salem events.

Administrative Assistant

Kathy Freas

Maintains Foundation Board and Auxiliary Board communications and documentation. Provides administrative support and helps organize all Inspira Foundation Cumberland/Salem and Inspira Auxiliary Cumberland County events and campaigns.


WordPress Video Lightbox Plugin