Meet our leaders

Our staff is available to work with you to meet your philanthropic goals. Gift officers are based at each hospital and supported by specialized teams at our headquarters.

Randy Varju, FAHP, CFRE
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
Chief Development Officer, Advocate Aurora Health

Allyson Regnier
Vice President, Development for Near North Chicago & West Suburbs
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Sue Abderholden
Executive Development Officer
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations




Alicia Smith
Vice President of Development Services & Analytics
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations

Sue Abderholden
Interim Fundraising Lead, Wisconsin North and Central Regions
Aurora Behavioral Health Services
Aurora Medical Center Grafton
Aurora Medical Center Summit
Aurora Medical Center Washington County
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Aurora Medical Center Bay Area
Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County
Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh


Pat Smith-Calascibetta
Vice President, Finance
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations


Jo Amick
Vice President, Development for South Chicago and South Suburbs
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Advocate Trinity Hospital



Jennifer Thanos
Vice President, Events and Donor Engagement
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations

Jennifer Benanti
Vice President, Development for Greater Milwaukee South
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore
Aurora West Allis Medical Center


Christopher Toft
Vice President, Development for Central Chicago
Advocate Illinois Medical Center

John Holmberg 
Vice President, Gift Planning
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations

Michelle Weber
Vice President, Development for South Central and Northwest Chicagoland
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Advocate Sherman Hospital
Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
Aurora Medical Center Burlington
Aurora Medical Center Kenosha
Advocate Condell Medical Center


Doug Hutchings
Vice President, Development
Advocate Children’s Hospital

Leslie Wininger
Vice President, Corporate Philanthropy and
System Well Community Programs
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations

Ina Owens
Vice President, Grants and Program Development
Advocate Aurora Health Foundations