About the Foundation

Be an Instrument of PEACE

The Franciscan Health Foundation exists to support the programs and services of Franciscan Alliance, Inc. We are dedicated to addressing the ever-growing healthcare needs of our communities and supporting patient needs at our not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and community-based programs throughout Indiana and South Suburban Chicago.

Inspired by St. Francis

Our foundress, Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel, was drawn to the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi, who left a legacy of faith characterized by selfless giving and the spirit of love; he loved every person without measure or discrimination. Blessed Mother Maria Theresia extended the ideals of St. Francis to America when she sent six Sisters from Olpe, Germany to Lafayette, Indiana in 1875 to begin a ministry of healthcare and education for the poor and neglected.

St. Francis continues to be a source of inspiration as we “Continue Christ’s Ministry in our Franciscan tradition” by loving and caring for the unloved, the poor, the uncared for, the uninsured. We welcome all and provide the same high quality, compassionate care to everyone.

Walking in the footsteps of St. Francis, we remember his teachings: “For it is in giving that we receive.” Your gifts make a difference every day in the communities where Franciscan Alliance is privileged to serve.

Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.


O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Franciscan Health Foundation Divisions

Franciscan Health Foundation Board of Trustees

Board of Directors

Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF Chairwoman & President

Kevin D. Leahy

Sister Lethia Marie Leveille, OSF, Secretary

Sister M. Ann Kathleen Magiera, OSF

Sister M. Rose Agnes Pfautsch, OSF

Sister Madonna Rougeau, OSF

Corporate Foundation


Caitlin A. Leahy, MHA
Corporate Executive Director

Gregory T. Pantale, MBA-HCM
Director of Grant Administration

Priscillar Mudari, MBA
Senior Accountant

Yvonna Applewhite
Grants Manager, South Suburban Chicago

Tom Price
Grants Manager, Northern Indiana

Nikia Richmond
Development Data Coordinator

Marcia Saunders
Grants Manager, Central Indiana

Riley Thompson
Staff Accountant

Valerie Wagers
Accounting Clerk

Central Indiana

Board of Directors

Michael Combs Board Chair

National Bank of Indianapolis

Richard L. Carlson Board Vice Chair

Carlson Wealth Advisors

Jan Lorenzano Board Secretary

Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple

Brian V. Biehn Nominating Committee Board Chair

Habegger Corporation

Greg W. Allen

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Steven J. Beck Immediate Past Board Chair

Geneva Capital Group

Robert J. Brody

Franciscan Alliance

James Callaghan III, MD Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville

Christopher B. Doehring, MD

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Sister Marcene Franz, O.S.F Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville

Peter G. Garrett, MD

Franciscan Health Cancer Care
Cancer Care Group, PC

Nancy Hancock

Pam L. Hickman

Patora Fine Jewelers

William F. Hohlt, DDS

Indiana University School of Dentistry

Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F Ex-Officio

President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Keith Lauter Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville

David M. Mandelbaum, MD

Franciscan VNS & Palliative Medicine
Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Michael J. Need, MD

Southeast Anesthesiologists, Inc.

Mercy Obeime, MD

Franciscan Alliance

Donna Oklak

Community Advocate & Philanthropist

Malcolm C. Pownall

First of America Bank (Retired)

Joseph F. Sergi

JP Morgan Chase (Retired)

Nalin M. Shah, MD

Franciscan Health (Retired)

Kathy St. Louis

Eli Lilly and Company

John Stone

Nest Real Estate

Travis P. Tucker

Duke Realty

Gerald C. Walthall, MD

Franciscan Health Indianapolis (Retired)

Jenna Wright

IT Indianapolis


Greg Williamson
Executive Director

John Short
Director of Development

Jamie Staats
Administrative Assistant

Northern Indiana

Board of Directors

Calvin Bellamy Board Chair

Krieg DeVault

Joe Allegretti Board Vice Chair

Franciscan Regional Board Member & Retired Pharmacist

Carol Highsmith Board Secretary

Centier Bank (Retired)

Frank Bertucci

Nationwide Credit & Collection, Inc./Collection Systems, Inc.

Karen Briggs, D.O.

Ophthalmology Specialist

Joe Coar

Tonn & Blank (Retired)

Tom Corsiglia

Emcor Hyre Electric of Indiana

Sister M. Cheryl Dazey, OSF Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Michigan City

Chad Glazer, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon, Cool Spring Health Center

Ana Grandfield

Lake County Library

James Larsen

Mechanical Test & Balances

Kevin Keough

Keough Mechanical Corporation

Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF Ex-Officio

President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Daniel McCormick, M.D. Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Patrick Maloney Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Dyer/Hammond/Munster

Dean Mazzoni Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Michigan City

Shar Miller

Prompt Ambulance

Daryl Pomranke

First Merchants Bank

Sister Marlene Shapley, OSF Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health

Rob Szrom

Lakeshore Landscaping, Inc.

Dan Waldrop

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Retired)


Rick Peltier
Executive Director

MinDee Richard
Development Associate

Susan Colby
Administrative Assistant

South Suburban Chicago

Board of Directors

Nick DiGiovanni, Jr. Board Chair

REV MD Partners

Mark A. Fritsch, M.D. Board Vice Chair

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Pamela A. Meyer Board Secretary

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Tony Banda Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Eric Bihl

Mett Therapy Services Inc.

Michael Bruni

HUB Philanthropic Solutions

Terrence L. Brown

Chairman, Franciscan Regional Board

Jan Coffey

Franciscan Health Auxiliary

George Daly

The Horton Group

Michael B. Fagan, D.D.S.

Fagan Family Dental

Phillip J. Faso

Dino's Food & Liquor

Rose Fitzgerald

Franciscan Health Auxiliary

Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF Ex-Officio

President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Sister M. Ruth Luthman, OSF Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Patrick J. Ormsby

Bimba Manufacturing Company

William K. Payne, M.D.

Specialty Physicians of Illinois

George Perry

George Perry & Associates

Andrea Ramirez-Justin

Old Plank Trail Community Bank

Allan Spooner Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields


Susan Linn
Executive Director

Laurie Crosby
Development Associate

Kelly Mager
Administrative Assistant

Western Indiana

Board of Directors

Thomas B. Parent Board Chair

Stuart & Branigin

Jennifer Russell Board Vice Chair

Edward Jones

Madelyn Lefranc, M.D. Board Secretary

Lafayette Radiology

Erin Albregts

Keller Williams

Melinda (Mindy) Beier

Fifth Third Securities

Robin Bellinger

Philanthropy Consultants, LLC

Marti Burns

Community Volunteer

Julie Cole

Subaru of Indiana

Shawn Comella

Triclinic Labs, Inc

Bob Dearing

Dearing Group

Lou Fenoglio

Morgan Stanley

Jason Geddes Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, Lafayette, and Rensselaer

Bill Gettings

Gettings Reed Financial Services, LLC

Greg Gilman


Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F. Ex-Officio

President & Chairwoman, Franciscan Health Foundation
Chairwoman, Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees

Jeff Love

Purdue Federal Credit Union

Sister M. Ann Kathleen Magiera, O.S.F. Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Western Indiana

Doug Mills

Mills Brothers Farms

Robert Novak

International Business Brokers, Inc.

Nick O'Neil, M.D.

Franciscan Physician Network

Sarah Schwarz

Edward Jones

JoAnn Vorst

Community Volunteer

Terry E. Wilson Ex-Officio

Franciscan Health Western Indiana


Sandra Howarth
Executive Director

Jennifer Eberly
Director of Development

Cindy Benner
Administrative Assistant

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