About

Our Staff

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, 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 her master’s degree in nonprofit administration 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 Program Manager

Raegan manages the Foundation's marketing and communication materials, including the website, Facebook pages, eBlasts, brochures and the community update. She coordinates the Foundation's annual giving program and assists with planning and coordination of Memorial’s Festival of Trees and Memorial’s Be Aware Women's Fair. Raegan joined the Foundation in 2014 after working at Memorial Behavioral Health, 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, 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 is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Springfield and a member of Illinois Women in Leadership. 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.