Horizon Health Foundation Names Executive Director

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Horizon Health Foundation Names Executive Director

Randi Bohannon to manage donor gifts, fund raising, and more

For 50 years, community members have generously supported Horizon Health with charitable gifts of land, retirement accounts, and other financial resources.

The Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois was created in 2015 to ensure these resources are kept and used locally, amid a complex and changing healthcare environment. To build on the Foundation’s success, the Horizon Health Foundation Board has named Randi Bohannon as its new executive director.

Bohannon has worked for nonprofit organizations for more than 16 years. She has experience in higher education, as well as local and state government. In her new role, she oversees the Foundation’s day-to-day operations, which includes managing donor gifts, fund raising, and requests for support, while supporting the Foundation Board’s initiatives and strategic plan.

As executive director, Bohannon said she looks forward to getting to know members of the regional community.

“I’m excited to join the Horizon Health Foundation and continue the strong tradition of community engagement and passion for philanthropy that have existed here for so long,” Bohannon said. “I’m particularly impressed by the level of involvement in, and the support from, Horizon Health’s healthcare mission and initiatives.”

Bohannon added that Horizon Health is a place patients choose for reasons more profound than convenient locations.

“We offer the services of experienced physicians, including surgeons and specialists. They want to be part of a growing and active organization that is committed to supporting its communities,” she said.

The Foundation conducted an intensive search for an executive director who is an experienced professional with small-town life experiences, said Dave Frisse, Foundation Board chairman. The executive director needed to have the highest not-for-profit credentials and a winning personality.

“With Randi, we’ve found someone who meets and exceeds all of our goals,” Frisse said. “We’re lucky to have her. We expect her to make the Foundation an increasingly important player in the regional healthcare community.”

Ollie Smith, Horizon Health president & CEO, added: “I’m excited to work collaboratively with someone with Randi’s level of expertise and professionalism.”

Bohannon is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). The credential is available through CFRE International, an independent nonprofit organization that offers the world’s top accredited certification for philanthropic professionals.

Prior to Horizon Health, Bohannon served as Director of Development at Eastern Illinois University. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. She previously served as President of the Family Readiness Group for the 1544th Army National Guard Unit in Paris, and is a current member of the advisory board for the Tarble Arts Center in Charleston.

Bohannon has three daughters and one grandson. She and her husband, Mike, live in Charleston.

About the Foundation

The Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois reinvests generous contributions from donors to support healthcare initiatives in Edgar County and surrounding communities. It has supported numerous projects, including Horizon Health’s EZ Care/NAL Health Clinic, outpatient surgery expansion, rehabilitation services building, and much more.

For more information about the Horizon Health Foundation, contact Randi Bohannon at 217-465-1234 or RBohannon@myhorizonhealth.org.