Gail has served as the CAMC Foundation President for five years. Under her administration, the CAMC Foundation organized its first capital campaign. In her role, Gail oversees all CAMC Foundation board activities; leads strategic planning for the foundation; and coordinates the CAMC Health System's needs with the CAMC Foundation's fundraising goals.
A native of Dunbar, Gail has always lived and worked in the Kanawha Valley. Prior to joining the CAMC Foundation, Gail worked in the private wealth management and banking industry for more than two decades. An active community member, Gail serves as president of the Capitol Market Board of Directors and is a member of the Charleston Rotary.
She enjoys running and bicycling and often competes in local 5Ks and cycling races.
To view Gail's work history, visit: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gail-pitchford/8/736/a82
Zoltan Povazsay, also known as “Zoli”, has recently joined the CAMC Foundation staff as development officer. Zoli is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring fundraising efforts for the CAMC Foundation. He will also establish relationships with individuals, corporations and other foundations to advance the needs of patients at CAMC. Zoli will work closely with staff and volunteers to oversee the continued success of the capital campaign for a new cancer center.
Prior to joining the foundation, Zoli worked for West Virginia University in Morgantown. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, CA.
A native of South Charleston, WV, Bryan has lived most of his life in the Kanawha Valley. Bryan joined the CAMC Foundation staff in April 2009 as campaign coordinator. He now serves as a development officer.
As the foundation's development officer, Bryan identifies, cultivates and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with corporations, foundations and individuals to foster positive and enduring relationships. Additionally, Bryan develops fundraising strategies and methods to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition and stewardship of donors.
Prior to joining the foundation, Bryan served as a legislative assistant/election fraud coordinator at the West Virginia Secretary of State's office. He has also worked as a legislative correspondent for the West Virginia Second Congressional District in Washington, DC.
Bryan is currently a board member of the Vandalia Rotary Club of Charleston where he sits as chair of the membership committee and serves as a member of the service committee. He also is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
Bryan received his BA in political science with a minor in economics from Marshall University (2002).
In his spare time; Bryan enjoys traveling, seeing live concerts, weekends in Fayetteville, WV, art museums, watching movies and reading.
Maryrita G. Miller, Donor Relations Coordinator
Maryrita is the donor relations coordinator for the CAMC Foundation. She is responsible for making connections with donors and volunteers who assist with all facets of fundraising for CAMC.
Maryrita brings with her a breadth of experience, including extensive stints at Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation and Kanawha County Schools. Her most recent job experience was as a nursing assistant at CAMC General, so she brings a first-hand understanding of what it takes to serve patients and staff in order to provide the best of care. She hopes to continue that down-to-earth approach as she works to make sure donors and volunteers know they are appreciated.
Maryrita completed college at Aurora University in Illinois and earned her graduate degree from Marshall University.
Outside of work, Maryrita enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking and reading, with a biennial sprint triathlon thrown in as a periodic challenge.
Tess serves as executive assistant to the CAMC Foundation president. A native of Charleston, Tess served this role at the CAMC Foundation for nine years. In her role, Tess coordinates grant allocations within the health system; coordinates all foundation board activities and is a liaison to donors with endowments held at the CAMC Foundation.
Prior to joining the CAMC Foundation, Tess worked for the University of Charleston's advancement office. She enjoys showing horses and competes nationally in horse shows.
Karen serves as the development associate for the CAMC Foundation. She has served in this role for six years. In her role, Karen tracks all donations and donor relations within the foundation's fundraising database. She organizes online registration for all of the foundation's fundraising events; and processes gifts and registrations.
Prior to joining the CAMC Foundation, Karen worked at the University of Charleston's advancement office. She is a native of Cross Lanes and enjoys spending time with her family, attending yard sales and gardening.