Office of Philanthropy

Meet our team

The mission of Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) Office of Philanthropy is to strengthen the impact of NAH, a nonprofit health system, through diverse philanthropic investments, to ensure NAH is improving health and healing people while elevating well-being close to home and throughout our communities. We welcome a conversation with you!

The NAH philanthropy team is here to help

Learn more about our roles and what philanthropy means to each of us.

Larry Kushner

Chief Philanthropy Officer 

“Philanthropy is the rising tide that lifts all boats.”

Contact Larry to learn more about major gifts, corporate partnership opportunities, and leaving a legacy through planned giving.

Phone: 928-773-2040
Email: [email protected]

Maraka Oltrogge

Vice President

“Philanthropy is the catalyst that allows an organization to go from good to great.”

Contact Maraka to learn more about major gift and corporate partnership opportunities.

Phone: 928-773-2275
Email: [email protected]

Amanda Gerard

Donor Relations

“Philanthropy at NAH is an opportunity to make a difference and work for an organization that focuses on healing people in our own backyard.”

Contact Amanda with any financial questions or to update your contact information.

Phone: 928-773-2483
Email: [email protected]

Kate Sommer-Elliott 

Assistant Director, Grateful Patients & Physician/Employee Campaigns

“Philanthropy creates opportunities to be the change both in our community and in the lives of those we serve.”

Contact Kate to learn more about our Grateful Patient and Giving programs.

Phone: 928-773-2098
Email: [email protected]

Kathryn Taylor 

Donor Relations Stewardship and Special Projects

“Philanthropy is a platform to elevate NAH’s outstanding commitment to improve health and heal people as a nonprofit healthcare system that truly reinvests in our community.”

Contact Kathryn to learn more about the Office of Philanthropy’s events and involvement in the community.

Phone: 928-773-2092
Email: [email protected]

Mackenzie Kirby

Major Gifts Director

“Philanthropy is personal; a measure of engagement with our values and communities. How we spend our precious time and resources participating in philanthropy is a personal expression of our shared humanity.”

Email: [email protected] 

Kim Hamersley

Executive Assistant 

“Philanthropy is what happens when people are paired with their true passions… the point when someone determines it is important enough to set aside time, resources, energy, manpower and, yes, sometimes money, to grow and support those passions for years to come.”

Phone: 928-773-2012
Email: [email protected]

Your invitation

We invite you to express your gratitude through a donation to support NAH’s mission of improving health and healing people in our beloved northern Arizona community.