Former CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester to lead philanthropic arm of RRH

Rochester Regional Health has appointed Kelly McCormick-Sullivan as president of Rochester Regional Health Foundations.

McCormick-Sullivan has been a leader in the Rochester healthcare community for more than a decade. Most recently, she served as president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, which helps children and families access much-needed pediatric medical and mental health services. McCormick-Sullivan also has held top executive positions at CommuniCare Partners, Pluta Cancer Center and Carestream Health.

“Kelly is a visionary leader with deep roots in Rochester and a proven track record of empowering nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in our community,” said physician Eric Bieber, president and CEO of Rochester Regional Health. “With Kelly at the helm, Rochester Regional Health Foundations will be in an even stronger position to support a powerful range of health-system innovations.”

Rochester Regional Health Foundations is the catalyst that engages generous people to invest in opportunities to deliver quality and compassionate healthcare to residents of the Rochester region. The foundations seeks to empower individuals and groups through philanthropic participation and inspire them to engage in acts of goodwill – from funding new heart and new stroke programs, to building the state-of-the-art Sands-Constellation Center for Critical Care, and underwriting outreach for the community and advanced education programs for the hospital’s staff.

“I am incredibly honored to join the foundations team, which has done remarkable work over the past five years,” McCormick-Sullivan said. “The overall strength of the foundation is reflected in the historic progress made in the Because Care Matters campaign. I look forward to building on the track record of success — working side by side with a talented, dedicated team, and sharing the powerful story of Rochester Regional’s significant role in delivering outstanding care for patients and families across Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region.”

McCormick-Sullivan holds a master’s degree in health system administration from Rochester Institute of Technology; a master’s degree in public communication from American University; a master’s certificate in human resources from Cornell University; and a bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America.

She resides in Pittsford with her husband, Dan Sullivan, and their three children. The family enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, and watching “Jeopardy!” together.

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