About the Foundation

Be an Instrument of PEACE

The Franciscan Health Foundation exists to support the programs and services of Franciscan Alliance, Inc. We are dedicated to addressing the ever-growing healthcare needs of our communities and supporting patient needs at our not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and community-based programs throughout Indiana and South Suburban Chicago.

Inspired by St. Francis

Our foundress, Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel, was drawn to the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi, who left a legacy of faith characterized by selfless giving and the spirit of love; he loved every person without measure or discrimination. Blessed Mother Maria Theresia extended the ideals of St. Francis to America when she sent six Sisters from Olpe, Germany to Lafayette, Indiana in 1875 to begin a ministry of healthcare and education for the poor and neglected.

St. Francis continues to be a source of inspiration as we “Continue Christ’s Ministry in our Franciscan tradition” by loving and caring for the unloved, the poor, the uncared for, the uninsured. We welcome all and provide the same high quality, compassionate care to everyone.



Walking in the footsteps of St. Francis, we remember his teachings: “For it is in giving that we receive.” Your gifts make a difference every day in the communities where Franciscan Alliance is privileged to serve.

Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.

 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

Franciscan Health Foundation Divisions

Franciscan Health Foundation Board of Trustees

Board of Directors

Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF
Chairwoman & President

Kevin D. Leahy

Sister Lethia Marie Leveille, OSF
Secretary

Sister M. Ann Kathleen Magiera, OSF

Sister Madonna Rougeau, OSF

Corporate Foundation

Staff

Caitlin A. Leahy, MHA
Senior Vice President
Email

Gregory T. Pantale, MBA-HCM
Director of Grant Administration
Email

Priscillar Mudari, MBA
Senior Accountant
Email

Thomas Bona
Grants Manager, Northern Indiana
Email

Libby Feil
Prospect Researcher
Email

Sister Marilyn Oliver, O.S.F.
Director of Development
Email

Nikia Richmond
Development Data Coordinator
Email

Marcia Saunders
Grants Manager, Central Indiana
Email

Riley Thompson
Staff Accountant
Email

Valerie Wagers
Accounting Clerk
Email

Central Indiana

Board of Directors

John Stone
Board Chair
Nest Real Estate

Greg W. Allen
Board Vice Chair
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Brian V. Biehn
Nominating Committee Board Chair
Habegger Corporation

Steven J. Beck
Geneva Capital Group

Robert J. Brody
Franciscan Alliance

James Callaghan III, MD
Ex-Officio
Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville

Michael Combs
Immediate Past Chair
National Bank of Indianapolis

Christopher B. Doehring, MD
Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Sister Marcene Franz, O.S.F
Ex-Officio
Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville

Peter G. Garrett, MD
Franciscan Health Cancer Care
Cancer Care Group, PC

Nancy Hancock

Pam L. Hickman
Patora Fine Jewelers

William F. Hohlt, DDS
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F
Ex-Officio
President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Keith Lauter
Ex-Officio
Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville

David M. Mandelbaum, MD
Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Michael J. Need, MD
Southeast Anesthesiologists, Inc.

John Newett
Indiana Members Credit Union

Mercy Obeime, MD
Franciscan Alliance

Malcolm C. Pownall
First of America Bank (Retired)

Joseph F. Sergi
JP Morgan Chase (Retired)

Nalin M. Shah, MD
Franciscan Health (Retired)

Tom Vander Luitgaren
Van Valer Law Firm

Sanjay Vyas, DO
Indiana Internal Medicine Consultants

Staff

Greg Williamson
Executive Director
Email

Kelle Neibert
Development Associate
Email

John Short
Director of Development
Email

Jamie Staats
Administrative Assistant
Email

Northern Indiana

Board of Directors

Joe Allegretti
Board Chair
Franciscan Regional Board Member & Retired Pharmacist

Kevin Keough
Board Vice Chair
Keough Mechanical Corporation

Karen Briggs, D.O.
Board Secretary
Ophthalmology Specialist

Calvin Bellamy
Krieg DeVault (Retired)

Frank Bertucci
Nationwide Credit & Collection, Inc./Collection Systems, Inc.

Pam Cassara
Ex-Officio
Chief Financial Officer
Franciscan Health Crown Point & Michigan City

Joe Coar
Tonn & Blank (Retired)

Melissa Contrucci
Centier Bank

Dan Deno
Mechanical Test & Balance

Zach Duprey
Stryker

Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF
Ex-Officio
President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Caitlin Leahy
Ex-Officio
Senior Vice President
Franciscan Health Foundation & Community Improvement

Sister Ann Kathleen Magiera, OSF
Ex-Officio
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
Franciscan Health Crown Point & Dyer/Hammond/Munster

Patrick Maloney
Ex-Officio
President & Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Health Dyer/Hammond/Munster

Dean Mazzoni
Ex-Officio
President & Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Health Michigan City

Daniel McCormick, M.D.
Ex-Officio
President & Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Health Crown Point

Pete Monger
Rothschild Insurance Agency

Sister M. Petra Nielsen, OSF
Ex-Officio
Senior Vice President, Mission Integration
Franciscan Health Michigan City

Amy Nowaczyk
O'Drobinak & Nowaczyk, PC

Pam Ott
Ex-Officio
Chief Financial Officer
Franciscan Health Dyer/Hammond/Munster

Keith Reich, D.O.
Franciscan Health Rheumatologist

Kelly Shikany
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors

Rob Szrom
Lakeshore Landscaping, Inc.

Dan Waldrop
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Retired)

Jane Wallace
Write Now Communications & The Lake Forest Group

Ibrahim Zabaneh, M.D.
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Franciscan Health Dyer/Hammond/Munster

Staff

Rick Peltier
Executive Director
Email

Debbie Tatum
Director of Development
Email

MinDee Richard
Director of Development
Email

Susan Colby
Administrative Assistant
Email

South Suburban Chicago

Board of Directors

Nick DiGiovanni, Jr.
Board Chair
REV MD Partners

Mark A. Fritsch, M.D.
Board Vice Chair
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Pamela A. Meyer
Board Secretary
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Kathleen Bewley-Thomas, D.O.
Specialty Physicians of Illinois

Terrence L. Brown
Chairman, Franciscan Regional Board

Michael Bruni
HUB Philanthropic Solutions

George Daly
The Horton Group

Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF
Ex-Officio
President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Sister M. Ruth Luthman, OSF
Ex-Officio
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Rino Mancini
Innovative Retirement Associates /
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

Frank McHugh
Ex-Officio
Chief Financial Officer
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Robin Obregon
Precision Transportation, Inc.

William K. Payne, M.D.
Specialty Physicians of Illinois

George Perry
George Perry & Associates

Andrea Ramirez-Justin
Old Plank Trail Community Bank

Allan Spooner
Ex-Officio
President & Chief Executive Officer
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Staff

Laurie Crosby
Director
Email

Regina Rivers
Development Associate
Email

Kelly Mager
Administrative Assistant
Email

Western Indiana

Board of Directors

Jennifer Russell
Board Chair
Edward Jones

Robin Bellinger
Board Vice Chair
Philanthropy Consultants, LLC

Madelyn Lefranc, M.D.
Board Secretary
Lafayette Radiology

Erin Albregts
Keller Williams

Jackie Bahler
Community Volunteer

Melinda (Mindy) Beier
Fifth Third Securities

Marti Burns
Community Volunteer

Bob Dearing
Dearing Group

Jon DeSmet
Purdue Federal Credit Union

Sister Marcene Franz, O.S.F.
Ex-Officio
Franciscan Health Western Indiana

Jason Geddes
Ex-Officio
Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, Lafayette, and Rensselaer

Bill Gettings
Gettings Reed Financial Services, LLC

Tressa Heath
Heath CPA & Associates

Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F.
Ex-Officio
President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Doug Mills
Mills Brothers Farms

Sayde Uerkwitz
Purdue University
Wildcat Creek Tree Services, Inc.

JoAnn Vorst
Community Volunteer

Shane Weist
Tempest Homes

Terry E. Wilson
Ex-Officio
Franciscan Health Western Indiana

Staff

Sandra Howarth
Executive Director
Email

Jennifer Eberly
Director of Development
Email

Cindy Benner
Administrative Assistant
Email

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