HAS Announces Director of Development
August 31, 2012
The Grant Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based charitable foundation which operates Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, announced the appointment of Lenora Vesio as Director of Development.
Ms. Vesio has been Director of Development at Carnegie Museum of Art since 2010, and previously was Director for Corporate Affairs at AT&T responsible for corporate communications and community relations, including philanthropy in Pennsylvania. She has served on the boards of several Pittsburgh-area non-profit organizations, and has served as a consultant for non-profit organizations in fundraising, strategic planning and communications.
“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Vesio to the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti team,” said The Grant Foundation board chair John Walton. “She brings a wealth of experience in strategy development, communications, and fundraising that will be invaluable in this assignment.”
Ms. Vesio graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and earned a Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is married to Dr. Ken Vesio, a cardiologist with the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute.
“Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is making a significant, positive difference in an extremely challenged part of the world,” said Ms. Vesio, “I am honored and very excited to have been chosen to work with the organization’s many supporters in Pittsburgh and around the world, to ensure that this role-model work continues with the resources which are needed so that it can be as effective as possible.”
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti was founded in Deschapelles, Haiti in 1956 by Pittsburghers Dr. Larimer Mellon and his wife, Gwen Grant Mellon. It is a 120-bed facility which offers pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine and high-risk pregnancy services. All of its permanent medical nursing staff are Haitian, and are supported by a number of clinical volunteers from Pittsburgh, Switzerland and other countries. HAS also provides community-based services through four dispensaries and a number of mobile clinics. In addition to preventive and curative primary care in the community, HAS supports a major program in agroforestry, water and sanitation projects, training for community-based midwives and health promoters, and home-based physical therapy. www.hashaiti.org
Contact: Samantha Daggett – (412) 361-5200