Richard Akin, president and chief executive officer of CHS Healthcare announced that Connie Dillon has joined the organization as executive director of the CHS Healthcare Foundation.  Dillon, a member of Class XI, brings over twelve years of fundraising experience to the job, including service with the NCH Foundation and as president of the local board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

CHS Healthcare’s mission is to provide quality medical and dental care targeted to the underserved population in Collier County, serving nearly 1 in 7 of Collier residents; more than half of whom are children.  The CHS Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to providing funding for this work.

GNL alumni who serve on the CHS Healthcare Foundation board are Jinny Johnson, Ken Murray, Tom Schneider, George McLaughlin, John McDonough, Marsha Murphy, Emily Watt, Doug Campbell and Dottie Gerrity.