LSU Health Foundation Grows Team
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NEW ORLEANS - The LSU Health Foundation welcomed three new members to its team: an accounting associate, a database associate, and an assistant director of planned giving. Details were shared in a press release.
Iris Vallare, the accounting associate, begins this spring.
Graduating from University of New Orleans, Vallare continued on to work for several non-profits serving our community including New Home Ministries and the Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NENA).
“It’s clear that Iris [Vallare] has a passion for our community and those who work to improve it,” said Matthew Altier, CEO of the LSU Health Foundation, “We welcome her and her expertise to our team.”
Vallare has also worked with Chase Bank and Insurance Auto Auctions.
“I am excited to bring my skills back to the nonprofit world,” said Vallare, “It is here that I thrive and find the most passion in my work.”
Hope Thomas, the database associate, also begins this spring. A graduate of LSU’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Thomas brings expertise in the specific technology to help the Foundation manage databases and communications.
Thomas has experience in multiple database platforms and both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis having served at multiple organizations including: Tulane University Department of Comparative Medicine, Tulane University Department of Surgery-Clinical Research, Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
“I want to help the LSU Health Foundation increase their footprint in the city,” said Thomas, “Adding expertise to the database, communication, and development teams will help us optimize communications for the Foundation as a whole.”
Thomas has volunteered for local rescue groups like Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) and Zeus’ Rescues.
“I’m thrilled to add Hope [Thomas] to our team,” said Matthew Altier, CEO Of the LSU Health Foundation, “Finding such a well-rounded individual who adds new skills and expertise is a welcome and exciting addition.”
The LSU Health Foundation welcomed Lori E. Green as the director of stewardship. Green has worked with donor relations and stewardship colleagues around the world to build robust programming, and fundraising professionals from across the country to foster philanthropic support for essential programming and innovative initiatives.
Green brings a wealth of stewardship and development experience from higher education and healthcare to the LSU Health Foundation team. She most recently served as Director of Development for the School of Education at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. There, she developed a substantial fundraising effort for the School, successfully contributing to UAB’s $1 Billion campaign.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic team,” said Green. “I look forward to working with the Foundation and Health Sciences faculty and staff to bring awareness and support to the great work done here.”
Green previously served as assistant director of planned giving at UAB; director of investor relations at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio; and Public Relations Director for the Community Mental Health and Recovery System in Licking and Knox Counties, Ohio.
“Bringing in experts, like Lori [E. Green], allows our foundation and LSU Health as a whole to continue to grow,” said Matthew Altier, CEO of the LSU Health Foundation, “With her help, we can tell the amazing stories of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff.”
Green, a native of Licking County, Ohio, is a graduate of Denison University and received her master's of library science degree from Kent State University. She was a founding member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals.
Lori E. Green