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A gift to Gillette Children’s Foundation is an investment in the future of our life-changing research and expert care. Your generosity enables Gillette to redefine what is possible in all we do so every child can realize their full potential. We welcome you to connect with us to learn more about the impact of your support.

For general questions, call us at 651-229-1726, email us at foundation@gillettechildrens.com or send mail to:

Gillette Children’s Foundation
200 University Ave E.
Saint Paul, MN 55101

  • Barbara Joers, President and CEO

    Barbara Joers

    President and CEO, Interim Executive Director-Foundation
  • Sara Berkbigler

    Development Officer - CMN Hospitals
  • Eydie Boor

    Supervisor - Foundation Operations
  • Thomas Brown

    Prospect Research Officer
  • Chris Cheney

    Major Gifts Officer
  • Jennifer Coleman

    Foundation Database and Office Assistant
  • Betty Dueber

    Administrative Assistant
  • Heather Hammond

    Events & Annual Giving Officer
  • JoLanne Hanson

    Development Officer, Annual Giving Lead
  • Nancy Hefko

    Lead Development Officer, CMN Hospitals
  • Becky Holst

    Development Officer, CMN Hospitals
  • Bill Sales

    Development Officer

Barbara Joers

President and CEO, Interim Executive Director-Foundation

Barbara Joers became President and CEO of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in October 2013. 

  • Joers previously served as Vice President at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Chief Operating Officer at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Director of Transformation Management and Improvement at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was also a healthcare consultant with EY. 
  • Joers completed her administrative residency at Howard County General Hospital, part of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 
  • She has a master’s degree in Health Services Management and Policy from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 
  • Her volunteer and board memberships include serving on the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Chloe Barnes Advisory Council on Rare Disease, the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Joers is also involved with Health Evolution as a Participating Fellow in a work group leveraging data to improve health equity. 

Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter @BarbaraCEO

Sara Berkbigler

Development Officer - CMN Hospitals

651-229-1709
SaraLBerkbigler@gillettechildrens.com

Eydie Boor

Supervisor - Foundation Operations

Thomas Brown

Prospect Research Officer

651-310-1896
ThomasLBrown@gillettechildrens.com

Chris Cheney

Major Gifts Officer

651-310-1888
chrisacheney@gillettechildrens.com

Jennifer Coleman

Foundation Database and Office Assistant

Betty Dueber

Administrative Assistant

651-229-1726
Foundation@gillettechildrens.com

Heather Hammond

Events & Annual Giving Officer

651-310-1826 
HeatherBHammond@gillettechildrens.com
 

JoLanne Hanson

Development Officer, Annual Giving Lead

651-229-1739
JoLanneMHanson@gillettechildrens.com

Nancy Hefko

Lead Development Officer, CMN Hospitals

651-229-1762
nancy.hefko@gillettechildrens.com

Becky Holst

Development Officer, CMN Hospitals

218-349-8402
BHolst@gillettechildrens.com

Bill Sales

Development Officer

651-310-1843
WilliamCSales@gillettechildrens.com