The Foundation

Our Mission

Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.

We help meet the needs of our community by raising awareness and financial support for various medical outreach and advancement programs throughout our region, including:

  • Patient Impact Programs
  • Educational | Greatest Need
  • Capital, Facilities | Equipment Improvements

We exist to support the healing hands and hearts of the SSM Health nurses and physicians who choose to dedicate their lives to taking care of our community. Nearly 150 years after our founding, we continue to be inspired and moved by the generosity of our benefactors, and we are honored to work tirelessly alongside them to help fund innovative services, advanced technologies, unique patient-centered programs, and facility improvements across our region’s hospitals.

Foundation Team

SSM Health Foundation – St. Louis is comprised of a group of compassionate, committed people who approach every day with a mission-driven mindset.


Amy Collard

Amy H. Collard
Director, Operations

Administrative Support

Doris J. Dednam

Doris J. Dednam
Foundation Department Assistant

Corporate & Foundation Engagement

Iris Calloway

Iris Calloway
Corporate Giving Officer

Sue Adams

Sue Adams
Director of Major Giving

Marketing & Events

Alison White

Alison White
Manager of Marketing and Events


Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith
Senior Foundation Coordinator