Our 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, IL. 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.

Lisa Flynn, Manager of Finance

Lisa is responsible for all the financial aspects of the Foundation, including donations, endowments, grant processing, financial statements, annual budget, and tax reporting. She has been with Memorial Health System since 1996 and with the Foundation since 2004. Lisa earned her bachelor's degree in economics/accounting from Illinois College and is pursuing her master's degree in nonprofit management from North Park University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. If you have any financial questions regarding the Foundation, contact Lisa at 217-788-3936 or by email at Flynn.Lisa@mhsil.com


Raegan Hennemann, Development Coordinator

Raegan coordinates the Foundation's annual giving programs and the Be Aware Women's Fair. She manages the Foundation's marketing and communication materials, including the website, LiveWell blogs, eBlasts, brochures and the annual report. Raegan joined the Foundation in 2014 after working at Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois,  a Memorial Health System affiliate, for nine years. She received her bachelor's degree in mass communications from Winona State University in Minnesota and her master's degree in communication from the University of Illinois Springfield. Raegan can be reached at 217-788-7022 or by email at Hennemann.Raegan@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 other charities and has volunteered on several fundraiser committees. Amanda earned her bachelor's degree 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


Bev Kane, Executive Assistant

Bev is the executive assistant 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 program. Bev has been employed with Memorial Health System since 2007 and has been with the Foundation since 2015. Bev can be reached at 217-788-4700 or by email at Kane.Beverly@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 217-788-4700 or e-mail her at Marshall.Emily@mhsil.com.