Staff Profiles

 
Don Theophilus
Don Theophilus

President, Foundation and Chief Development Officer for Swedish

Donald R. Theophilus III is president of the Foundation and Swedish Health Services' chief development officer. Don earned his bachelor of arts degree in business administration with honors from the University of Puget Sound and a law degree from the University of Washington. Before coming to Swedish, he served as vice president for Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Colorado Foundation. After practicing law in Seattle, Don began his development career in 1993 at the University of Washington and moved to the University of Michigan in 1995, where he worked in Corporate and Foundation Relations before moving to Colorado in 2000.

 
Jennifer Blume
Jennifer Blume

Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Jennifer Blume is an assistant director of major gifts at the Foundation. In this role, Jennifer is the lead fundraiser for the Women & Infants and Pediatrics programs, as well as the Swedish/Ballard campus. She brings more than 18 years of fundraising and development experience to Swedish, having served most recently as development director at Wonderland Developmental Center. She has also held previous development positions at the Parkinson’s Project, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. A native Seattleite, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.

Learn more about Women & Infants programs.

206-386-3348

 
Colleen Bromen
Colleen Bromen

Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Colleen Bromen is an assistant director of major gifts for the Foundation. In this role, Colleen’s primary focus is to secure support for the Swedish Neuroscience Institute.

Colleen earned her master’s degree in public administration at Seattle University and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Gonzaga University. A Seattle native, Colleen has nearly a decade of experience in the local nonprofit sector, including service on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington Chapter, Central Youth & Family Services and Therapeutic Health Services. Prior to joining the Foundation team in 2010, Colleen was associate director of major gifts & planned giving at the YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish.

Learn more about the Neuroscience service line.

206-386-3527

 
Tatiana Chernih
Tatiana Chernih

Stellar Club Patient Experience Coordinator

Tatiana Chernih is a Stellar Club patient experience coordinator for the Foundation. As a Stellar Club patient experience coordinator with a diverse clinical background, she works in stewardship for the Foundation to help support current and prospective Stellar Club donors. She also has a keen interest in helping to create the best patient experience throughout the hospital system, and to provide the best support to the management team.

Tatiana started at the Swedish Medical Center in 2003 as a registered nurse. She has worked in the pediatric, high-risk labor and delivery, neonatal special care, and multidisciplinary surgical units. She is currently studying in the Master of Nursing and Health Sciences Program at the University of Washington.

206-386-6770

 
Arden Hofler
Arden Tellini Hofler

Director, Special Events

Arden Tellini Hofler is the director of special events for the Foundation, and is responsible for the oversight and execution of the Foundation's fundraising events.

Arden brings more than 15 years of experience with fundraising and special events to Swedish. Previously she has served in several fundraising and event planning roles with SH Worldwide (formerly known as Seattle VIP Services), Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and Four Winds * Westward Ho Camp. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Dickinson College and her master’s degree in tourism administration from George Washington University.

206-320-4779

 
Becca Kelly
Becca Kelly

Vice President, Development

Becca Kelly is vice president of development for the Foundation. Becca manages the major gifts, annual giving, institutional giving, stewardship, and operations teams for the Foundation.

Becca earned her bachelor's degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  Becca brings 20 years of development experience to Swedish. She has held leadership positions in annual giving and major gifts at Dickinson College, Duke University and was the chief development officer at the Seattle Symphony prior to coming to Swedish in 2004.

206-386-2138

 
Andrea King
Andrea King

Director, Planned Giving

Andrea King is the director of planned giving for the Foundation. Andrea works with individuals and their professional advisors to support Swedish Medical Center’s mission through legacy giving, including bequests, trusts, gift annuities, life insurance, and other types of estate gifts. Andrea manages the Swedish Legacy Partners program to promote planned giving and provide gift planning information to benefactors.

Andrea most recently worked as the associate director for planned giving at Seattle University. Previously, she has served as associate director of development for University of Washington (UW) Medicine and in several development roles at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University and her master's degree in non-profit administration from Golden Gate University.

Learn more about planned giving.

206-386-3379

 
Tracie Lievense
Tracie Lievense

Director, Development Services

Tracie Lievense is the director of development services for the Foundation. In her role, Tracie manages a team that performs a range of functions for the Foundation including annual giving, stewardship, benefit delivery, gift processing, finance, research, and web development. Her primary duties also include donor database management.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University, Tracie was a full-time AmeriCorps volunteer working in inner-city Chicago. After returning to Seattle, Tracie began her non-profit operations career with the Girl Scouts and later moved to The American Red Cross. She has been working in Development Services at the Foundation since 2008.

206-215-2276

 
Randy Mann
Randy Mann

Vice President, Campaigns

Randy Mann is the vice president of campaigns for the Foundation. In this role, Randy has been responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of The Campaign for Swedish, the $100 million fundraising campaign for the health system. In addition, he is the lead fundraiser for the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute located on the Swedish Cherry Hill Campus. He also manages the Foundation's special events team.

Randy earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University. Prior to Swedish, Randy was involved in large fundraising campaigns at Stanford University, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about the Neuroscience and Cardiac service lines.

206-386-6791

 
Shilo Markegard
Shilo Markegard

Assistant Director, Special Events

Shilo Markegard is the assistant director of special events. In this role, Shilo works in conjunction with the director of special events on the Foundation's fundraising events. In Shilo’s most recent role, she was the Campaign operations manager and was responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of The Campaign for Swedish, the health-care system’s seven-year, $100 million fundraising campaign – the largest in its history.

Shilo earned a Business Administration degree from the University of Montana and has worked in the health care field for more than 16 years. She began her career at Swedish as the Rehabilitation Department’s business office manager, and joined the Foundation in 2004.

206-386-6186

 
Shelley Matthews
Shelley Matthews

Executive Assistant

Shelley Matthews is the executive assistant at the Foundation. In this role, Shelley is responsible for providing high-level support to the president of the Foundation and Swedish Health Services' chief development officer, and Foundation vice presidents. She also provides additional administrative support to the Foundation team and manages the Philanthropy At Work program.

Shelley earned her Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and has worked in the health care field for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Foundation, Shelley supported the Swedish Neuroscience Institute administrative leadership.

206-386-6786

 
Victoria Miles
Victoria Miles

Senior Director, Major Gifts

Victoria Miles is a senior director of major gifts for the Foundation. As the lead fundraiser for the Swedish Cancer Institute, she is responsible for securing leadership gifts to support the program’s research and patient care. She also manages fundraising for the Swedish/Issaquah campus and the Foundation’s corporate giving.

Prior to joining Swedish, she served as a director of development at Washington State University and was involved in their $1 billion fundraising campaign. She brings nearly 15 years of fundraising and development experience and also held fundraising positions at Overlake Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Victoria is a Seattle native and earned her bachelor's degree in Communication from Washington State University.

Learn more about the Swedish Cancer Institute.

206-386-3194

 
Lauren Moore
Lauren Moore

Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Lauren Moore is an assistant director of major gifts for the Foundation. In this role, she works to secure support for the Swedish Cancer Institute.

A native Seattleite, Lauren earned her bachelor's degree from Occidental College and is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Fundraising Management Certificate program. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lauren held fundraising roles at Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington and also served in Ukraine with the United States Peace Corps. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Washington board as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion as well as on the advisory board for the University of Washington Fundraising Management Certificate program.

Learn more about the Swedish Cancer Institute.

206-386-3302

 
Jennifer T. Nolte
Jennifer T. Nolte

Stewardship Manager

Jennifer T. Nolte is the stewardship manager for the Foundation. In this role Jennifer is responsible for the management of donor services programs and works closely with major gift officers, the assistant director of annual giving, the annual giving and gift clubs manager and the director of development services to implement donor recognition and benefit delivery for all donor levels.

Jennifer has more than twelve years of event-planning and donor stewardship experience with non-profit organizations. She received her bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University.

206-386-2711

 
Ashley Petty
Ashley Petty

Assistant Director, Annual Giving

Ashley Petty is the assistant director of annual giving for the Foundation. In this role, Ashley is responsible for overseeing annual giving program, including the Founders Circle and Summit Club.

Ashley brings over 8 years of fundraising experience to Swedish. Prior to joining the Swedish Foundation in 2012, she held an annual giving leadership position at Bastyr University. Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.

206-215-2217

 
Samantha Vanover
Samantha Vanover

Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Samantha Vanover is an assistant director of major gifts for the Foundation. In this role, Samantha’s primary focus is to secure philanthropic support for the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute.

Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her most recent experience was on the Management Team of Cameron-Brooks, a recruiting firm that helps transition successful Junior Military Officers into private sector roles with Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that, Samantha spent more than five years as an assistant director on the development staff at the Cleveland Clinic, where she secured major gifts for the Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute. During this time, she worked closely with patients, physicians and prospective donors to raise funds for the institute’s capital campaign.

Learn more about the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute.

206-386-3349

 
Matthew Vivion
Matthew Vivion

Web Manager

Matthew Vivion is the web manager for the Foundation, where he manages swedishfoundation.org and a variety of other online efforts.

Matthew's most recent experience was at the Washington National Primate Research Center, where he managed the public website, staff intranet and conference websites. Previously, he worked as a public information specialist for the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering departments at the University of Washington College of Engineering. He also worked for The Seattle Public Library during the Libraries for All capital campaign, a $290 million project to build and renew the city library system. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and minor in screenwriting from the University of California, Riverside.

206-215-6960

 
Breanna Weeks
Breanna Weeks

Manager, Annual Giving

Breanna Weeks is the annual giving manager for the Foundation. Breanna's main responsibilities include working with annual donors as well as managing the gift clubs, direct mail, Employee Fund Drive, and Honor Your Caregiver programs.

Breanna brings a decade of health care-related fundraising experience beginning with the American Cancer Society and most recently with Children’s Hospital of Orange County, where she led the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program. A native Tucsonan, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona.

206-386-6796