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OHSU Foundation and Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation Announce New Hires

   Portland, Ore.

OHSU Foundation and Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation have made the following new hires and promotion:

Ann Barden has joined the OHSU Foundation as director of gift planning.  Prior to joining the foundation, Barden was director of planned giving at The San Francisco Foundation.  Barden has also worked in planned giving at the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation and Guide Dogs for the Blind. She serves on the board of the National Committee on Planned Giving.

Deniz Conger has joined the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation as the director of major gifts. Conger comes to the foundation from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., where she served as senior development director supporting the Vattikuti Urology Institute, and the department of ophthalmology and department of medical genetics.  She also worked in development for the Josephine Ford Cancer Center.

Patrick Regan has joined the OHSU Foundation as director of development for the OHSU School of Dentistry. Previously Regan was an advancement consultant specializing in the educational and non-profit sectors and had also served as director of alumni relations at the University of Portland.


Pete Sommerfeld has been promoted to senior director of gift planning at the OHSU Foundation. A certified specialist in planned giving, Sommerfeld has spent nearly 10 years at the foundation. In his new role, Sommerfeld will lead the foundation's gift-planning team. Before joining the foundation, Sommerfeld was director of planned giving and a development officer for United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington, an organization he continues to serve as a member of its board of directors. He is also a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, the National Committee on Gift Planning and the Willamette Valley Development Officers, and a past board member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable.

Lori Sweeney has joined the OHSU Foundation as director of development for neuroscience. Before joining the Foundation, Sweeney served in a number of development roles at the Oregon State University Foundation for eight years.

The OHSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Oregon Health & Science University. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors' wishes.

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