Foundation Staff

Jessica Ritchie

VP, Development

Jessica Ritchie

Jessica Ritchie

VP, Development

Contact For

  • Foundation Board Opportunities and Funding

Jessica currently serves as the Vice President of Development for the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation.

She is a board member of the Susquehanna Valley Council of Charitable Gift Planners (SVCCGP), the Harrisburg Symphony Society, Harristown Development, and is a committee member of Fund for Women and Girls at The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). She’s a member of the United Way of the Capital Region’s Women of Tocqueville group and the Harrisburg Rotary Club. She was a member of Leadership Harrisburg Area's Community Leadership Series Class of 2014. She received a bachelor’s degree in English Communications and a Master of Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College. She lives in Hummelstown with her husband, Jeff, and their two energetic boys, Colin and Everett.

Andrea Britton

Director of Development

Andrea Britton

Andrea Britton

Director of Development

Contact For

  • Major Gifts Opportunities for Women’s and Babies, Pediatrics
  • Major Gifts Opportunities at UPMC Lititz

Andrea Britton joined the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation team in May of 2021. She has professional experience in major gifts, higher education, logistics, event planning, and overseas non-profit work – the common denominator being roles that are highly relational and creative. She is a Mechanicsburg Area High School and Messiah University graduate. Andrea lived for extended periods of time in South America, Europe, and Australia before moving back to Harrisburg, PA with her husband Paul. She is a long-term volunteer with Big Brother Big Sister of the Capitol Region. Andrea is passionate about the power of philanthropy and finds joy in connecting donors with meaningful impact opportunities. Outside of her work life, Andrea pursues a variety of interests including writing and performing music, yoga, cooking, styling interiors & events, civic engagement, and exploring new places.

Bev Bates

Development Assistant and Donor Base Manager

Bev Bates

Bev Bates

Development Assistant and Donor Base Manager

Contact For

  • Event Inquiries

Bev Bates has over 16 years of experience in Database Management. She has been with UPMC Pinnacle Foundation for 3 years. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Ariana, playing Frisbee with her dog Luca and traveling.

Chad Myers

Director of Development

Chad Myers

Chad Myers

Director of Development

Contact For

  • Major Gifts Opportunities at UPMC Memorial and UPMC Hanover
  • Planned Giving Inquiries
Chad Myers has worked in fundraising and community development for 20 years. A lifelong York County resident, Chad is passionate about working to improve the quality of life in our community. Chad has worked with the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation since 2018, managing annual and major giving campaigns in York County, as well as planned giving efforts for the UPMC Pinnacle system. Outside of work, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife Jamie, and children Dempsey and Carolina; hanging out with friends; watching, playing, and coaching soccer; music production, yard work, home projects, and craft beer.

Emily Sullivan

Director of Development

Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan

Director of Development

Contact For

  • Major Gifts Opportunities
  • Grateful Patient Program Inquiries
Emily Sullivan has been with the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation since November 2015 and considers herself to be a health care "lifer". In her free time, she enjoys live music, hiking, and spending as much time outside with her family as possible!

Jodi Mattern

Executive Assistant

Jodi Mattern

Jodi Mattern

Executive Assistant

Contact For

  • Scholarship Inquiries
  • General Foundation Questions
Jodi Mattern has more than 38 years of experience in administrative support roles in a number of industries. Jodi has been with the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation since June 2016 and with the system since January 2015. Away from the office, she enjoys reading, cross-stitching, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

L. Catherine Sullivan

Annual Giving Officer

L. Catherine Sullivan

L. Catherine Sullivan

Annual Giving Officer

Contact For

  • Third Party Donations
  • Annual Appeal Questions
Cady Sullivan joined the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation in December 2019. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her two dogs and is an avid reader and writer. She believes giving back to UPMC Pinnacle is important because it’s an opportunity to make healing possible for those in need.

Matthew Connors

Major Gifts Officer

Matthew Connors

Matthew Connors

Major Gifts Officer

Contact For

  • Major Gifts Opportunities for Cardiovascular and Orthopedics
A passionate and donor-focused professional, Matt brings six years of relationship-building experience through sales, marketing, and communications to the Foundation staff. Born and raised in the greater Harrisburg area, he takes pride in working towards improving the lives of the local community. In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, being active, and coaching football.

Michelle Loomis

Major Gifts Officer

Michelle Loomis

Michelle Loomis

Major Gifts Officer

Contact For

  • Major Gifts Opportunities for Oncology
  • Major Gifts Opportunities at UPMC Carlisle
Michelle Loomis has been with UPMC Pinnacle Foundation since 2019. She has an extensive background in fundraising and donor engagement. Michelle is a proud mom of two daughters and is passionate about serving her community through Starfish Ministries, Leadership Cumberland and also sits on the board of Open Stage Harrisburg.

Mindy Reighard

Grants Specialist

Mindy Reighard

Mindy Reighard

Grants Specialist

Contact For

  • Inquiries about Grant Funding
Mindy Reighard has over 20 years of nonprofit fundraising experience including major gifts and grant writing. She has been working with the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation since January 2018. She enjoys biking, reading. and traveling.

Stephanie Benamor

Lead Communications Specialist

Stephanie Benamor

Stephanie Benamor

Lead Communications Specialist

Contact For

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Press Inquiries
Stephanie has over 10 years of experience in graphic design, content creation, and marketing. She has been working with the UPMC Pinnacle Foundation since February 2021. Outside of work, she has a passion for classic cars, animals, and cross-stitching.

Teri Jakob

Manager, Special Events and Partnership Giving

Teri Jakob

Teri Jakob

Manager, Special Events and Partnership Giving

Contact For

  • Event Inquiries
  • Questions about the PinnacleHealth Auxiliary

Teri Jakob, CMM has over two decades of experience with non-profit organizations. For the last ten years, she has focused on event planning and volunteer management. As an industry leader, Teri oversees development of special events for the Foundation. As a nurse, Teri's knowledge and training have been especially helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teri has a close working relationship with the Pinnacle Health Auxiliary. Their liaison to the hospital system, she assists them with their mission to support UPMC Pinnacle in its endeavors to provide quality healthcare and health education in Central Pennsylvania. Teri’s son said it best, she makes the magic happen.