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Shannon Duval
President and Chief Development Officer

Shannon Duval was first introduced to the idea of philanthropy as a vocation while serving as a graduate assistant at the Indiana University Foundation. In addition to a master’s degree in higher education administration and philanthropic studies, Shannon gained a lifelong love for health care philanthropy during her time at Indiana University.

Nearly 20 years later, Shannon serves as the president and chief development officer for the National Catholic Health Initiatives Foundation (CHIF,) responsible for supporting philanthropic investments for CHI national initiatives.  Additionally, Shannon leads efforts to support the growth of philanthropy across CHI, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, which operates in 19 states and comprises 103 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.  Most recently, Shannon served as the president of the Mercy Foundation in Des Moines, IA for six years.

Shannon has also served as the President of the St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation (Unity Point Health System,) as well as a regional major gifts officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN.) Shannon spent six years as Director of Development for the University of Iowa Foundation, raising funds for the UI College of Medicine and Hospitals and Clinics.

Shannon currently serves as a board member for the Girl Scouts of Iowa, on the Campaign Steering Committee for United Way of Central Iowa, and on the Board of Directors of Ascent Iowa.  In addition to serving as chair of CHI’s Philanthropic Leadership Council, Shannon has represented the Mercy Health Network on the Chief Development Officer Leadership Council for Catholic Health East/Trinity Health.  A graduate of Luther College (Decorah, IA) Shannon has completed PhD coursework in higher education administration from the University of Iowa.  She is currently a master of juris prudence in health law candidate through Drake University Law School.

Shannon and her husband, DeLane, have two sons: Miller and Kiefer. 

Rob Faughnan
Director of Fundraising Operations

Rob Faughnan began his nonprofit career as a Jesuit Volunteer assigned to The Innocence Project New Orleans in 2002. Drawing a generous salary of $75 per month, Rob worked with lawyers and convicts within Louisiana to investigate cases of Actual Innocence. From this experience Rob realized that he wanted to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector.

A native of Colorado, Rob made his way back to the state and worked as grants director for Catholic Charities in Denver. For two years he managed a grants portfolio of approximately $15 million and worked with talented staff, government and foundation officials to bring services to the underserved in Northern Colorado.
Rob eventually became Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, leading development efforts to raise tens of millions of dollars for the mission of the Catholic Church in Central Colorado. Rob has served on the board of directors for the International Catholic Stewardship Council and CCS’s Catholic Advisory Board. Various fundraising campaigns designed from his office have won national recognition through these organizations and have empowered the charitable and spiritual work of the Catholic Church in Colorado Springs.

New to the CHI National Foundation as of September 2017, Rob is eager to put his skills to work in healthcare philanthropy, an area that affects so many individuals and families throughout the nation.
Rob holds a B.A. in English from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver. He lives in beautiful Colorado Springs with his amazing wife and five awesome kids. They enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, and adventures in the Rocky Mountains. Rob is also an avid reader and is currently enamored with 20th century history.


Chamisa Colvin, MPA, CFRE

System Director, Office of National Grants

Chamisa Colvin, system director for national grants of Catholic Health Initiatives National Foundation (CHIF), is responsible for philanthropic partnership development and the acquisition of grant funding for national initiatives across the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) system. Ms. Colvin is an expert in foundation and corporate relations, with over ten years of executive-level experience in fundraising, program development, and nonprofit operations. Prior to joining Catholic Health Initiatives (the third largest nonprofit healthcare system in the US, operating in 17 states, comprised of 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care) Ms. Colvin served as chief operations officer for the Omaha Public Library Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska – Omaha