Lynchburg, VA

Executive Vice President, Centra Foundation, Centra Health Inc.

The Organization

Centra Health, Inc. seeks a dynamic advancement leader to serve as its Executive Vice President of the Centra Foundation and partner with a strong executive team and Foundation Board to strengthen its culture of giving. The Executive Vice President (EVP) of the Foundation will plan, structure, and operationalize efforts to continue to raise external resources. This position will report to E.W. Tibbs, President and CEO. The EVP also reports directly to the Chair of the Centra Foundation Board.

Centra Health is a regional nonprofit healthcare system based in Lynchburg. It was created in 1987 through the merger of the Lynchburg General (LGH) and Virginia Baptist (VBH) hospitals. In 2006, Southside Community Hospital (CSCH) in Farmville joined Centra as an affiliate. In 2014, Bedford Memorial Hospital, in Bedford, joined Centra’s network and became the 4th hospital in the system. With more than 7,800 employees, 400 employed providers and physicians and a medical staff of nearly 600, providing care in 64 locations, Centra serves over 380,000 people throughout central and southern Virginia. Centra provides medical services to patients across a geographic area roughly the size of the state of New Jersey. Centra’s service to the community and commitment to excellent care is demonstrated by its many physician practices, outreach programs, screenings and tests, educational media and publications and community health programs.

Position Overview

The EVP of the Foundation is responsible for all of Centra Health’s fund-raising operations and results. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high profile within the organization and outside in the community. This leader must have passion for the cause with the ability to articulate the vision of the organization and to shape a philanthropy program that supports that vision. Additionally, the new leader will manage a portfolio of high-level prospects and donors with responsibility for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts. The EVP of the Foundation will have an opportunity to contribute to the success of one of Virginia’s finest healthcare institutions and to make a personal impact on the future of this vitally important community healthcare resource.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s Degree is preferred. In addition, candidates must have an outstanding record of achievement with at least eight (8) years experience in fundraising. Prior leadership experience, ideally at the executive level in a complex integrated healthcare delivery system or physicians’ centric organization is strongly desired. The successful candidate will also be a transparent and collaborative leader comfortable spearheading and supporting change in a complex environment.

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile available at and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to Centra Health’s consultants, Mercedes Vance and Paul Bohne, at

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