New Foundation president Jodi Barnard joined the staff on September 30, taking the helm after the completion of a seven-month search led by hospital CEO Tomi Ryba. She brings more than 25 years of experience as a development professional in the health care, academic and arts sectors.
Jodi relocated to Silicon Valley from Ashland, Oregon, where she was the regional executive director of Statewide Foundations, managing seven Providence Oregon foundations located throughout the state, and also executive director of the Providence Community Health Foundation, Southern Oregon Service Area. From 2000 to 2006 she served as chief development officer of The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, a freestanding children’s hospital, during which time the institution raised more than $34 million for capital improvements, endowed chairs and annual fundraising priorities. She subsequently served two additional years on the medical center’s Foundation Board of Trustees.
Jodi directed the annual fund at the University of Dayton from 1994-2000,
where she increased alumni participation by 51% and consistently exceeded annual giving goals. A music and business major at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, she served on the development staffs of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, California Symphony Orchestra in Orinda, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra early in her career. She also worked as the artist liaison and operations manager for the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida under the direction of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
Jodi and her husband Mark have two children. Please join us as we welcome them to the community.