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.

In recent years, the spread of the coronavirus, has made us all keenly aware of our need for vital healthcare professionals. The Foundation has responded in the midst of the pandemic by actively supporting our healthcare heroes with meals, encouragement, and other supports. I know many of you have joined us in that initiative, and the staff at UPMC Western Maryland are grateful. We continue to invest in scholarships and professional development, knowing that the virus also put a strain on our workforce, and we will continue to support efforts that sustain excellence in our hometown healthcare.

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.”

2021 Annual Report

Kim Leonard

Chairman of WMHS Foundation

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
  • Kim Kremer
  • 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