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Speaker Bios

Dan Barney

Dan Barney

Principal, Barney & Associates


Dan blends a unique understanding of the interpersonal and the technical. He has been instrumental in facilitating major gift fundraising initiatives that include transformative personal giving, direct mail, online donations, grant seeking and special events. Dan is committed to helping non-profits maintain the integrity of their data, and customize their systems to better serve their specific needs. He is an expert in relationship management systems,  and a leader in the philanthropy information industry. Dan founded Barney & Associates Consulting Services in 2002 and has spent the last 17+ years as a consultant dedicated to providing organizations of all sizes with the quality of information previously only available to the largest in the pool. He has an alliance with Health Giving and serves as a Senior Consultant.  

Daniel Blain

VP of Advancement, NEOMED


Daniel joined Northeast Ohio Medical University in April 2013. As Vice President for Advancement and President of the NEOMED Foundation, he is responsible for maximizing the University’s fundraising results and overseeing the Division of Advancement, including development, alumni relations, and marketing/public relations.  He led the University’s year-long 40th anniversary celebration, which culminated in a gala raising $400,000 for student scholarships and NEOMED’s first ever all-class alumni reunion. Daniel also spearheaded Shine On, NEOMED’s $40 million comprehensive university-wide fundraising campaign, which concluded in September 2018 having raised over $44 million from 2,800 donors. Prior to NEOMED, Daniel was Senior VP of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, where he also led campaigns to impressive fundraising results. 


Daniel is active with a number of organizations and initiatives, representing NEOMED on the Funders’ Committee of the Northeast Ohio’s Fund for the Economic Future, and serving on the Board of Circle Health Services/Centers for Families and Children, the Cleveland City Club’s Health Programming Advisory Committee and the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. He also is a graduate of the 2018 Leadership Cleveland class.

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Marlene Casini

President & CEO, Delaware Community Foundation


Marlene is a highly credentialed and experienced non-profit executive, and the current president and CEO of the Delaware County Foundation. Previously, she served as senior director for institutional advancement at the Cleveland Clinic, and prior to that, as VP for gift planning at the Cleveland Foundation. Before moving to Ohio, Marlene also served as VP of advancement and communications for the Denver Foundation, where she led the foundation's response following the Columbine High School shootings, and managed a national effort that raised funds to build a new library there, as well. Additionally, she was a founder of Social Venture Partners - Denver, a group of community professionals combining expertise and financial contributions to help nonprofits in a venture philanthropy model.


Marlene's healthcare experience comes from roles in Denver (Craig Hospital and Bonfils Blood Center) and Columbus (Children’s Hospital). She assists Health Giving as a senior advisor, adjunct consultant.

Paul Fleming

Director of Research & Insights, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy


Paul joined AHP in July 2019 and is responsible for uncovering best practices and innovations within the AHP membership base, looking to provide quantifiable and actionable insights to be disseminated in the forms of toolkits, white papers, webinars, and other valuable collateral.

Paul spent the past several years in revenue cycle management consulting, overseeing SaaS and EHR implementations, and hospital operations optimization. Paul brings deep healthcare industry knowledge and consultative skills to the role, which he uses to develop topical and accessible educational collateral to support the invaluable work of healthcare philanthropy professionals.

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Whitney Gentry

Executive Director, Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation 

Bill Mountcastle

President & CEO, Health Giving

Bill is the founder and president of Health Giving, and is an expert in healthcare capital campaign planning. Prior to founding Health Giving, he served as senior associate VP of development at The Ohio State University, overseeing fundraising for their Wexner Medical Center and the seven health sciences colleges. Before that, Bill was VP of institutional relations and development at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio, and previously had a successful career at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His leadership of capital and comprehensive campaigns with significant goals, across two decades and several organizations, led him to author his book, Fundraising for Hospitals: Value-Based Healthcare Philanthropy, which is available on Amazon.

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Dan Raposa

Director of Advancement, Exeter Hospital



Vondea Sheaffer

VP of Advancement, The Village of St. Edward


Vondea is VP of Development for the Village of St. Edward, supporting the projects and programs for senior living community campuses in Fairlawn, Wadsworth and Green. 


As a recovering banker, she has since served in a variety of fundraising roles for the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Akron Children’s Hospital and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.  She is President of the AFPNEO Chapter and serves on several other community boards.

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Jennifer Wood

Senior Consultant, Health Giving


Jennifer is a seasoned major gifts and campaign fundraiser, and her significant tenure in the non-profit environment has given her a thorough understanding of the client support required to produce healthy philanthropic results.


Most recently, Jennifer served as Director of Development and Major Gifts at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, and previously held posts at CASA of Franklin County and The Childhood League Center.  A central Ohio non-profit veteran, Jennifer has also worked for the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus School for Girls, and a seven-year stint as Promotions Manager for PBS.


An experienced creative voice, Jennifer crafts meaningful communications for use in a wide range of platforms, including speeches, client/patient stories, grants, solicitations, thank pieces, and social media posts.