About the Foundation

Memorial Foundation was established in 1981 to provide philanthropic support to Memorial Healthcare System whose mission is to provide safe, quality, cost-effective, patient- and family-centered care, regardless of one's ability to pay, with the goal of improving the health of the community it serves. Since its inception in 1953, Memorial Healthcare System has been a leader in providing high-quality health care services to South Florida residents. Today, it is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation and highly regarded for its exceptional patient- and family-centered care. Memorial Healthcare System's patient, physician and employee satisfaction rates are some of the most admired in the country, and the system is recognized as a national leader in quality healthcare.

Dedicated to supporting healthcare for the community served by Memorial Healthcare System, Memorial Foundation is the central agency through which charitable contributions are made. A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of prominent business and community leaders and physicians, oversees all aspects of the Foundation's operations.

Memorial Foundation accepts gifts of cash, checks, securities, real estate (limited), tangible personal property (limited), charitable gift annuities, life insurance (limited), charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts.

Staff 

Kevin Janser
Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
kjanser@mhs.net

Felicia G. Bell, Esq.
Director of Planned Giving
fbell@mhs.net

Craig Cohen
Director of Sponsorship Development
crcohen@mhs.net

Cristina Chediak
Development Director of Cancer Institute
cchediak@mhs.net

Kim Carbo, Ed.D.
Director of Community Development
kcarbo@mhs.net

Don Eachus
Director of Development
deachus@mhs.net

Jackie Johnstone
Director of Annual Giving
jjohnstone@mhs.net

Board of Directors

Officers

    • Stuart Siegel
    • Chairman
    • Mr. Siegel has been on the Foundations’ Board since 2010 and was elected Chairman in 2016. A graduate of Wharton School of Business, he is a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career starting, acquiring, merging and selling a string of successful technology businesses. Mr. Siegel is a devoted philanthropist, who created the Stuart & Jill Siegel Charitable Foundation to support health, education, community and the arts.
    • Carl Schuster, Esq.
    • Immediate Past Chair
    • Mr. Schuster's association with the Foundations began in 1995. He is an attorney and earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Miami School of Law. He is currently with the firm of Greenspoon Marder located in Fort Lauderdale. His focus is on general estate planning, preparation and administration of wills, trusts and estates and gift tax planning, including charitable gifts.
    • Thomas R. Oliveri
    • 1st Vice Chairman
    • Mr. Oliveri has served on the Board since 2008. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Florida and received a certification from the Florida State University Executive Management Program. As the Senior Executive of The Northern Trust Company for Broward County, Mr. Oliveri is responsible for a team of professionals who serve high net worth clients and families with comprehensive wealth management services incorporating investment management, trust and banking solutions.
    • Ray T. Berry
    • 2nd Vice Chairman
    • Mr. Berry has served on the Board since 2012. He is a graduate of University of Central Florida. He is an entrepreneur who founded multiple companies and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Health Business Solutions (HBS), a company which specializes in denial management solutions for hospitals and physician practices and located in Cooper City.
      • Douglas J. Collier, LUTCF
      • Treasurer
      • Mr. Collier has served on the Board since 2001 and is a graduate of Florida State University. He spent over 25 years with Lincoln Financial Advisors providing personalized financial and estate planning. More recently, he built his practice, Innovative Wealth Management located in Boca Raton, as a multi-generational wealth management firm. He helps individuals, families and business owners grow and preserve their wealth for future generations.
      • Susanne Cornfeld Hurowitz
      • Secretary
      • Mrs. Hurowitz has served on the Board since 2005. She is currently President of HB Capital Group, a privately-held, real estate investment and management company based in Miami, Florida. Prior to HB Capital, she was the President of SCH Consulting, which advised not-for-profit organizations on the development and implementation of strategic planning initiatives. Mrs. Hurowitz holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and an MBA from Columbia University.
      • R. Doug Gawrych, CPA
      • At-Large Member
      • Mr. Gawrych has served on the Board since 2010 and is chair of the Foundation Audit Committee.  He is a graduate of Miami University and a CPA.  He is currently the Managing Partner at Grant Thornton for the Florida market territory. His experience is in audit and financial statement and international audit services. 
      • Andrew J. Greenfield, MD
      • At-Large Member
      • Dr. Greenfield has served on the Board since 2010.  He obtained his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Miami.  In 2006, he served as Chief of Anesthesiology at Memorial Regional Hospital.  Dr. Greenfield is currently President of Anesthesia Services at Envision Physician Services and oversees more than 4,500 anesthesia clinicians nationwide.
      • Cheryl Peisach
      • At-Large Member
      • Mrs. Peisach has served on the Board since 2009. She holds a degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Founder, Co-Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Passion Growers, a wholesale flower distributor company located in Miami.

Directors

  • Maureen Adams
  • Joe Berkovits, CPA
  • Howard Berlin, MD
  • Kenneth Bierman
  • Gary A. Birken, MD
  • Nina Beauchesne, FACHE
  • Steven Becker
  • Anthony Bland
  • Mitchell Eisenberg, MD
  • Alejandra Fernandez
  • Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE
  • Commissioner Doug Harrison
  • Frederick Keroff, MD
  • Chantal Leconte, FACHE
  • Luis Raez, MD
  • Brett Rose
  • Zeff Ross, FACHE
  • Randi D. Schwartz
  • Lawrence D. Share
  • Marcia Tabatchnick
  • Richard Toren
  • Ed Walls
  • Norma Kipnis Wilson
  • Denise Wittich

Directors Emeritus

  • Robert Amchir (deceased)
  • Michael Bolton
  • Ronald L. Book, Esq.
  • Herbert Brizel, MD
  • Cindy Conine
  • Jeff Conine
  • Alberto E. Fernandez, Sr.
  • Peter Livingston, MD
  • Wendy Masi, PhD
  • Henry D. Perry, Jr., MD (deceased)
  • Frank V. Sacco, FACHE
  • George Steinbrenner (deceased)