A Message from the Chairman

“Welcome to the Foundation website. From my vantage point on the UPMC Western Maryland Board, I’ve seen the Foundation become a tremendous success throughout the years. A $10.7 million capital campaign helped build the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, and millions in additional donations are providing healthcare scholarships, the latest technology, and support for our caregivers and patients.

I am certainly looking forward to the year ahead with Thomas Finan, Vice Chairman; Marc Zanger, Secretary; and the entire Foundation Board, as we share our message and work with the community. From scholarships to Schwab Family Cancer Center Mission Tours, and from the Annual Golf Classic to Ted A. Wolfe Trust Grants, we have very important work to do.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Chairman of the WMHS Foundation Board of Directors.”

Kim Leonard

Chairman of WMHS Foundation

The WMHS Foundation Board, from left, front row: Barry Ronan, UPMC Western Maryland President; Kim Leonard, Foundation Chair; Tom Finan, Vice Chair; Karen Johnson, Chief Development Officer and  Executive Director. Back row: Richard Daugherty, Dr. Steven Smith, Linda Freas, Robert S. Paye, Esq., Sandi Saville, Dave Mathews, Betty Jo Gehauf, John J. “Jack” McMullen, Jr., Esq., Sherry Schmitt, Elizabeth “Liz” Rhodes, Julie Davis, Larry Boggs, and Patsy Koontz.

Not pictured: Carl Belt, Marlee Gabriele, George Lapp, Chris Lockard, Doug Martz, Keith Pirolozzi, and Dr. Rameen Shafiei.

Board Members:

  • Carl O. Belt, Jr.
  • Larry D. Boggs
  • Richard Daugherty
  • Julie Davis
  • Thomas B. Finan, Jr., Vice Chair
  • Linda Freas
  • Marlee Gabriele
  • Betty Jo Gehauf
  • Patsy Koontz
  • George Lapp, Jr., Secretary
  • Kim Leonard, Chairman
  • Chris Lockard
  • Dave Mathews
  • John J. “Jack” McMullen, Jr., Esq.
  • Robert S. Paye, Esq.
  • Elizabeth Rhodes
  • Sandi Saville, Esq.
  • Sherry Schmitt
  • Dr. Steven Smith

Staff Directory

Karen Johnson
Chief Development Officer & Executive Director
MBA, Frostburg State University
Lisa Hout
Senior Development Officer
BS, Management, Bellevue University
Sharon Cosgrove
Coordinator, Donor Relations
Amanda Morris
Development Assistant
Sandy Lippold
Executive Assistant