Jenea Oliver, PhD, has been named Vice President of Resource Development at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinic. She
begins her position on July 8.
Oliver brings over twenty years of experience to the position,
including her current role as Vice President of the University of
Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Foundation. In addition to her
leadership at UMKC, Oliver served as the Director and Senior
Director of Development at Missouri University School of Medicine,
Development Officer at Missouri University Children's Hospital and
Developmental Specialist for Children's Miracle Network.
Oliver earned her doctorate of philosophy degree in urban
leadership and public administration from UMKC in addition to a
master's degree in public administration from the University of
Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor's degree in communication studies
from Missouri Western State University.
"Jenea's knowledge and skills will make her an effective leader
of Children's Mercy's fundraising efforts," Jo Stueve, Executive
Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer said. "Complementing her
major gift experience, Jenea has a record of increasing annual fund
giving and execution of special events."
During Oliver's time at the UMKC Foundation, the net production
increased from $29 million in 2010 to $65 million in 2011.
About Children's Mercy Hospitals and
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City,
Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The
354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the
age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World
Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For
the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet
nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all
hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty
of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40
subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric
research, and educating the next generation of pediatric
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