HSC and Shands HealthCare welcome new development leader

Mary Ann Kiely, associate vice president for development for the UF Health Science Center. Photo by Priscilla Santos

Mary Ann Kiely has been appointed associate vice president for development for the UF Health Science Center, effective March 1.

Kiely will work with Vice President Paul Robell, the deans of the colleges, the directors of the research centers and institutes, and the HSC development team to foster broad-based fundraising and constituency building at the UF Health Science Center, across Gainesville and Jacksonville, in support of its missions of patient care, education and research.

“As you know, we have been working to enhance the close collaboration between the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands HealthCare,” said David Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs and president of the UF&Shands Health System. “Toward this end, Mary Ann has also been appointed vice president for development at Shands HealthCare. Her goal is to strengthen development activities at the Health Science Center by coordinating with parallel efforts at Shands HealthCare.”

Kiely has 20 years of fundraising experience, the last 10 with the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she achieved tremendous success in directing the medical school’s alumni relations and development program. During her tenure, she substantially strengthened relations with alumni, grateful patients and community supporters, successfully completed a medical student scholarship campaign, and established a new, successful volunteer organization in support of Rochester’s medical school.

“We are pleased to welcome Mary Ann to this new role within our health system,” said Shands HealthCare CEO Tim Goldfarb said. “She will collaborate closely with Susan Barcus (Shands HealthCare chief development officer) and the Shands team as well as our HSC colleagues to continue to strengthen our development efforts to support our patient care, research and education programs and further the growth of our organization.”