Newswise — ALEXANDRIA, VA- The American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) welcomes Jeanne Luschin, M.B.A., as its new Director of Development. In this position, she will direct fundraising and brand awareness strategy and cultivate high level relationships with leaders in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors. This position was created to enable the Foundation to support its heightened quality initiatives, including the Chronic Care Challenge, best practice collaboratives, and Acclaim Award, which support medical groups in achieving dramatically improved population health and care for patients at lower overall costs.

“We are very excited about the experience and skillset Jeanne brings to our Foundation,” says Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical and Quality Officer at the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). “We believe she is the perfect fit to enable the Foundation to continue its successful efforts to replicate our medical groups’ proven, best practices to dramatically improve chronic disease outcomes across our nation.”

Jeanne Luschin has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector providing successful leadership in development, foundation management, fundraising, and strategy. She most recently served as Director at The National Blood Foundation (NBF), the charitable arm of the American Association of Blood Banks. In this position, she exceeded fundraising revenue goals by 55% over four years and increased major donors by 32%. She also raised NBF’s visibility through a newly created branding program and cultivated and sustained relationships with major donors. Ms. Luschin has successfully led fundraising and brand awareness campaigns generating millions of dollars and establishing critical corporate partnerships at other prominent healthcare organizations, including the American Red Cross, Assisted Living Federation of America, and American Occupational Therapy Association.

“I look forward to working with the Foundation team at AMGA to help improve healthcare quality, delivery, and value for the millions of patients touched by AMGA member medical groups,” says Ms. Luschin. “It is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of healthcare reform through AMGA.”

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About AMGFThe American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the American Medical Group Association and it supports and disseminates research on better ways to deliver health care that is scientifically sound and value-based. AMGF also develops and supports educational programs to enable all stakeholders-providers, payers, policymakers and patients to translate the evidence of what works best into everyday practice.

About AMGAThe American Medical Group Association represents some of the nation's largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, accountable care organizations, and integrated healthcare delivery systems. AMGA's mission is to support its members in enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care. More than 150,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (approximately one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance.