Beverly Neisler, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Bev joined St. John’s Hospital in March 2013. She has held leadership roles in nonprofit fundraising throughout her career. Her primary practice has been in the areas of health care and education. Bev’s strong ties to the Springfield community and the central Illinois region serve as key components to building a dynamic and comprehensive philanthropy program.

Bev received her master’s degree in interpersonal and non-verbal communications from the University of Illinois. She holds the designation of certified fund raising executive which is recognized as the global standard for the fundraising profession. Additionally, Bev is a certified leadership coach, teacher and speaker with The John Maxwell Team.

Brandy Grove, CFRE

Major Gifts Officer

Brandy joined the team in January 2014. She is responsible for building relationships with donors who have an affinity to HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Brandy’s area of focus for philanthropy is determined by the ministry’s ever-changing needs to best serve our patients and their families.

Brandy earned an MBA from Benedictine University in September 2018 and has a B.A. in communications from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Previously, she was the marketing & promotions director for the Capitol Radio Group and executive director of the generation Healthy Coalition. Brandy is a certified fund raising executive, member of Illinois Women in Leadership and a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.

Hannah Hahn

CMN Corporate Partners and Events / Administrative Services

Hannah joined the team in December of 2018. She is responsible for processing and acknowledging gifts, maintaining accurate donor records and assisting with the foundation leadership council. Hannah graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield with a degree in business management and a minor in marketing. Prior to graduation, Hannah served as the foundation’s intern working with the Children’s Miracle Network program.

Katie Sunby

Coordinator of Programs and Events

Katie joined the Foundation in April of 2014. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Katie is responsible for maintaining relationships with the Children’s Miracle Network local partners and facilitating national programs and events. She is also in charge of our miracle family relations, radiothon and miracle jeans day. Katie was named colleague of the month for HSHS St. John's Hospital in March 2019.

Katlyn Puclik-Baker

Donor Relations Strategist

Katlyn joined the Foundation team in 2019. As donor relations strategist, Katlyn is focused on engagement and relationship development supporting HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Prior to joining the foundation team, Katlyn held the roles of marketing manager at the Illinois Pork Producers Association and development and marketing manager at Girls on the Run of Central Illinois. She holds a B.S. from Western Illinois University and is also a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Springfield program through the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Matt Hayen

Data Analyst II/Prospect Research Coordinator

Matt joined the team in October 2018. As a data analyst II, he prepares reports and statistics and ensures accuracy of data information. As the prospect researcher, Matt works closely with our gift officers to develop prospective donor pools for cultivation and solicitation purposes. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University Sacramento.