Memorial Medical Foundation Staff
Elena Kezelis, Executive Director
Elena is responsible for all operations, including naming opportunities, major donors, planned giving, endowments and other donor campaigns, and for the strategic growth and development of Memorial Medical Center Foundation. She joined Memorial in 2004. Before joining Memorial, Elena practiced law in Springfield and Chicago, Illinois. She earned her bachelor's degree from Ripon College in Wisconsin and studied at American University in Washington, D.C. and Vilnius University in Lithuania. She received her law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Elena can be reached at
(217) 788-4706 or by email at Kezelis.Elena@mhsil.com.
Barbara Eades, Associate Director of Development
Barb is responsible for the Foundation's annual giving program, communications and donor recognition. She has been with Memorial since 1997 and served as Festival of Trees Coordinator from 1997-2000. Barb earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She can be reached at (217) 788-7022 or by email at Eades.Barb@mhsil.com.
Sharon Michel, Executive Secretary
Sharon is the executive secretary for the Foundation and assistant secretary for the Foundation Board of Directors. She provides administrative assistance to staff along with organizing office functions. In addition, she coordinates the Foundation's Grant and Grateful Families programs. Sharon has been employed with Memorial Health System since 1987 and has been with the Foundation since 1997. Sharon can be reached at (217) 788-4486 or by email at Michel.Sharon@mhsil.com.
Lisa Flynn, Manager of Finance
Lisa is the Manager of Finance for the Memorial Medical Center Foundation. She supervises all gift receiving, records and acknowledgments. Lisa has been employed with Memorial Health System since 1996, and has been with the Foundation since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Economics degree with a major in Accounting from Illinois College and is a Certified Public Accountant. If you have any financial questions regarding the Foundation, contact Lisa at (217) 788-3936 or by e-mail at Flynn.Lisa@mhsil.com.
Amanda Johnson, Foundation Event Manager
Amanda is responsible for coordinating the Foundation's special events including Memorial's Annual Employee Giving Campaign, MASH, and our largest fundraiser, Memorial's Festival of Trees. Before joining Memorial in 2008, Amanda worked in healthcare marketing and the media. Amanda also has experience in special event planning for charities and has volunteered on several fundraiser committees. Amanda earned her BA in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida. She can be reached at (217) 788-3293 or via email at Johnson.Amanda@mhsil.com.
Emily Marshall, Foundation Assistant
Emily is responsible for updating our donor database and preparing acknowledgement letters for gifts to the Foundation. She has been with Memorial since 2003. Emily has an AA from Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, Illinois. For general information regarding the Foundation including Memorial's commemorative bricks, contact Emily at (217) 788-4700 or e-mail her at Marshall.Emily@mhsil.com.