Our Colleagues

Melissa Hansen Schmadeke, Executive Director

Melissa 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 the Foundation in 2017 with a strong background in government, focusing on healthcare public policy and programs. She has 17 years of government experience comprised of budget analysis, financial reporting and crafting legislation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Melissa was the executive director of the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan.

Melissa earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from St. Ambrose University and a master's degree from the University of Illinois Springfield. She is an active member of the SIU School of Medicine, Denim and Diamonds Gala committee and will serve as committee chair in 2018. Since 2015, Melissa has been an active member of the Development Committee for Blessed Sacrament School. Melissa can be reached at 217-788-4706 or by email at Hansen-Schmadeke.Melissa@mhsil.com

Lisa Flynn, System Director, Foundation Finance

Lisa serves as the financial director of the affiliate foundations for Memorial Health System. She oversees the financial reporting for all foundations, including monthly financial reporting, board presentations, budgeting and forecasting, tax compliance and reporting and year-end audit reporting. Lisa serves on the MHS Investment Committee and acts as a direct resource to the affiliate foundation executive directors for fiscal issues and projects.

She has been with Memorial Health System since 1996 and with Memorial Medical Center Foundation since 2004. Lisa earned her bachelor's degree in economics/accounting from Illinois College and her master’s degree in nonprofit administration from North Park University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Nonprofit Professional. If you have any financial questions regarding the Foundation, contact Lisa at 217-788-3936 or by email at Flynn.Lisa@mhsil.com.

Emily Marshall, Database Specialist

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 her associate degree from Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, Ill. For general information regarding the Foundation including Memorial's donor recognition initiatives, contact Emily at 217-788-4486 or e-mail her at Marshall.Emily@mhsil.com.