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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. 

Chamisa Colvin, MPA, CFRE
System Director, Office of National Grants

Prior to her current role with the CHI Foundation Office of National Grants, Chamisa served as regional grant development manager, developing regional and national proposals to secure private and government grant funding for CHI and its MBOs.  Before joining the CHI Foundation, Chamisa was chief operations officer for the Omaha Public Library Foundation. She has 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.

 

 

 Tammy Batchelor, CFRE

System Director of Operations

 Tammy has more than 19 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector. She began her career in 1996 as a data analyst with the CHI Colorado Foundation. In 2006 she was promoted to operations manager, and in 2009 to director of operations for the newly established CHI Foundation. Tammy supports 79 foundations across CHI in the areas of database management, project management/graphic design, prospect research and gift processing. She oversees the management of over 1.6 million records, 500,000 gifts processed and 900 annual projects per year.  She also oversees support services for 9 foundations external to CHI.  Tammy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Regis University.