Universitywide development and communications staff

MCV Foundation

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Margaret Ann Bollmeier

Margaret Ann Bollmeier

President

Phone: (804) 828-2392

Email: MargaretAnn.Bollmeier@vcuhealth.org

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Margaret Ann Bollmeier provides strategic leadership aimed at strengthening MCV Foundation’s philanthropic efforts and relationships in the community and at Virginia Commonwealth University. A seasoned advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience, including 14 years as a foundation chief executive, Bollmeier has held leadership positions at Cornell University, the University of Virginia, University of Washington, Humanities Washington, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Providence Medical Center Foundation. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law.

 
David Silver

David Silver

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (804) 828-2393

Email: David.Silver@vcuhealth.org

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Brian S. Thomas

Brian S. Thomas

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Phone: (804) 828-0067

Email: Brian.Thomas@vcuhealth.org

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Brian Thomas joined VCU in 2005 as vice president for the School of Engineering Foundation before joining the MCV Foundation staff in 2009 as senior executive director of development. He was promoted to vice president and chief development officer of the MCV Foundation in December 2015. Thomas has more than 30 years of fundraising experience and has served in leadership positions in national organizations, including CASE and the ABA Section for Institutional Advancement. Thomas has worked for Hampden-Sydney College, the University of Richmond, Stetson University College of Law and Vanderbilt University. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Richmond and his B.A. in economics from Hampden-Sydney College. At the MCV Foundation, Thomas works with donors to secure principal, major and planned gifts for the benefit of the MCV Campus, including five health sciences schools, Massey Cancer Center, VCU Health and other centers and programs.

 
Alex Henley

Alex Henley

Director of Marketing Communications

Phone: (804) 828-3870

Email: alex.henley@vcuhealth.org

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Alex Henley joined the MCV Foundation as director of marketing communications in January 2016. She has more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors. Most recently, Henley was social media and publications manager at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, marketing the commonwealth of Virginia as a premier location for businesses. Her previous experience includes serving as marketing communications manager at ITT Corp. and other communications roles at Fortune 500 companies Microsoft Corp. and Wachovia Securities. A longtime Richmond, Virginia, transplant from the northeast, she began her career at a local private equity firm. Henley has a bachelor’s degree in business/economics from Wheaton College. 

 
Ann Deppman

Ann Deppman

Director of Gift Planning

Phone: (804) 828-4599

Email: ann.deppman@vcuhealth.org

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Ann Deppman joined the MCV Foundation in September 2020 as director of gift planning.

In this capacity, she provides strategic leadership and supports planned giving efforts across the MCV Campus in partnership with development officers. She enjoys the opportunity that planned giving offers to help tailor gifts to a donor’s unique needs and interests.

Ann brings more than 13 years of leadership experience, most recently as director of gift planning for Oberlin College, where she led successful efforts to increase institutional support through outright and planned gifts.

Ann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College, and she earned her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Ann and her husband, Vance, have four grown sons. In their spare time, they enjoy biking and walking their two small dogs in addition to sharpening their skills as amateur home baker (Ann) and chef (Vance). They look forward to getting to know the Richmond community, especially the local restaurants and parks.

 

 
Joyce Bush (B.S.’88/B)

Joyce Bush (B.S.’88/B)

Accountant

Phone: (804) 828-9734

Email: Joyce.Bush@vcuhealth.org

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Paula Griffin

Paula Griffin

Director of Gifts Administration and Accountant

Phone: (804) 828-2390

Email: Paula.Griffin@vcuhealth.org

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Paul Brockwell

Paul Brockwell

Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: (804) 828-1232

Email: Paul.Brockwell@vcuhealth.org

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Paul Brockwell began as marketing communications manager in July 2019 at the MCV Foundation. Previously, he was a senior communications strategy specialist with the State Corporation Commission and worked nearly six years in higher education communications at the University of Richmond, where his writing earned CASE and PRSA regional recognition. Brockwell earned a master’s in public communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and a B.A. in religious studies from William & Mary. In the community, he serves on the Library of Virginia board, the W&M Leadership Advisory Council, Omicron Delta Kappa’s National Advisory Council and in various roles at Grace Baptist Church. He loves obsessing about good television/pop culture, trying to read as many books as he can and hiking the James River trails in his spare time. In the past, he has written about Richmond’s food and drink scene for Style Weekly.

 
Eric Peters (B.S.’08/MC; M.P.A.’15/GPA)

Eric Peters (B.S.’08/MC; M.P.A.’15/GPA)

Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: (804) 828-2358

Email: eric.peters@vcuhealth.org

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Eric Peters first came to VCU to work on the MCV Campus in 2011 as a public relations specialist in University Relations. For nearly five years he managed media relations and news content for the health sciences schools and spent time as public relations manager for the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He returned to the MCV Campus in 2017 after working in the federal government for nearly two years. Peters holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from VCU, a master’s degree in corporate and professional communication from Radford University, a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from VCU and accreditation in public relations from the Public Relations Society of America.

 
Tracey Bigelow

Tracey Bigelow

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (804) 828-9734

Email: tracey.bigelow@vcuhealth.org

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Crystal Puryear

Crystal Puryear

Executive Assistant

Phone: (804) 628-1963

Email: crystal.puryear@vcuhealth.org

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Imelda Sanchez

Imelda Sanchez

Accounts Payable Specialist

Phone: (804) 828-9733

Email: imelda.sanchez@vcuhealth.org

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Jennifer Wandelt

Jennifer Wandelt

Development Associate

Phone: (804) 828-4576

Email: jennifer.wandelt@vcuhealth.org

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Julie Woodward

Julie Woodward

Controller

Phone: (804) 828-4792

Email: julie.woodward@vcuhealth.org

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Gina Padrone

Gina Padrone

Assistant controller

Email: gina.padrone@vcuhealth.org

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Laura Dickinson

Laura Dickinson

Development Analyst and Project Coordinator

Phone: (804) 828-5518

Email: laura.dickinson@vcuhealth.org

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Christena Plasse

Christena Plasse

Accountant

Phone: (804) 828-9733

Email: christena.plasse@vcuhealth.org

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