CAMC Foundation Staff

E. Gail Pitchford, President 140x168

E. Gail Pitchford, President

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.


R. Bryan Cummings, Development Officer 140x168

R. Bryan Cummings, Senior Development Officer

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 the senior development officer.

He 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.


Karen Lewis, Development Associate 140x168

Karen Lewis, Development Associate

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.


Debbie Stuter, Executive Assistant

Debbie Stuter, Executive Assistant

As the Executive Assistant, Debbie is responsible for administrative duties at the CAMC Foundation as well as supporting the President and Staff in their fund raising efforts. Debbie also acts as a liaison between the CAMC Foundation and its Board of Directors, schedules board and committee meetings, and prepares meeting documents. In her role she also assists with the CAMC Foundation grants management process.

Debbie is a Charleston native who comes to the CAMC Foundation with a variety of experience in sales, marketing and customer service. Her interests include travel and sports of all kinds.


Darian Gist, Community Giving Officer

Darian Gist, Community Giving Officer

Darian serves as the Community Giving Officer for the CAMC Foundation with oversight of annual appeals, donor communications, stewardship, as well as visibility and awareness activities. In her role, the Community Giving Officer works to make a difference in the health and well-being of the people in our communities and region. Prior to joining the CAMC Foundation Darian worked on various political campaigns in a variety of states. Most recently she served as the Finance Assistant for the WV Attorney General. She has a BS in secondary social studies education from The Pennsylvania State University with minors in history and political science. Darian is a dog lover and enjoys cooking, baking and traveling.


Crystal Richardson, Development Officer

Crystal Richardson, Development Officer

Crystal Richardson joined CAMC Foundation in January of 2017. As development officer, Crystal develops, plans, monitors and implements various aspects of the Foundation's annual fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Foundation president. Additionally, she provides direction for prospect and donor research, identifies and cultivates new donors, performs stewardship functions for existing constituents and assists with major gifts and capital campaign. She brings with her a robust network of business and community relationships. Prior to joining the Foundation, Crystal was the education, training and outreach coordinator for Medical Transportation Management (MTM), the broker for non-emergency medical transportation for West Virginia Medicaid, at MTM’s West Virginia operations. A Charleston native and graduate of West Virginia State University, Crystal has a B.S. in communications with minor in journalism as well as an associate’s degree. Many people in the community know Crystal as a singer. She is active in her church and is the proud mother of two boys, Giradie and Christopher, who keep her life busy and eventful. In what free time she has, she enjoys spending time with her children and two dogs, Sasha and Marlo.