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Annette C. Beuchler, MBA FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
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Ms. Beuchler comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation with considerable philanthropic experience.  She was the Director of Programs & Communications at The Rapides Foundation located in Alexandria, Louisiana.  The Rapides Foundation is a healthcare legacy foundation with assets of $250M that serves a nine-parish area of Central Louisiana.

While at the Rapides Foundation, Ms. Beuchler was responsible for the development and implementation of the Foundation's strategic initiatives including oversight of all program activities.  She also led The Rapides Foundation's internal and external communications; maintained strategic partnerships with local, state, regional and national groups; and planned, developed and marketed major programs, projects and events.  Her work resulted in strengthening The Rapides Foundation's capacity to serve its population.

Ms. Beuchler earned both her B.S. degree and an M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.  She is also board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Since moving to Suffolk, Ms. Beuchler has become a member of the Suffolk Rotary Club and looks forward to becoming involved in other community organizations across the Foundation's service area. 


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Mike Brinkley
Director of Finance
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Mike Brinkley serves the Foundation as its Director of Finance. He is responsible for the preparation of the Foundation’s accounting records and financial statements, as well as management of accounts payable and payroll. Mr. Brinkley has an extensive background in accounting and auditing, with concentration in the municipal field. Prior to joining the Foundation staff, he served the City of Suffolk as Assistant Director of Finance for 11 years, and then served as the Chief Financial Officer for Suffolk Public Schools as Director of Finance for over 19 years.

Mr. Brinkley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech. A lifelong resident of Suffolk, his health interests include tennis and biking.


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Sarah Crouch
Program Officer
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Sarah Crouch is a Program Officer at the Foundation and has over 15 years of experience in helping to make communities healthier.

Sarah comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation after serving as the Association Director of Healthy Living for the YMCA of South Hampton Roads where she oversaw the organization’s community health programming, including diabetes prevention, cancer survivorship, and blood pressure monitoring programs.

Prior to her work with the YMCA, Sarah was a small business owner in Suffolk focusing on wellness solutions for all populations, and she worked for Physical Therapy Works as Director of FIT Works for many years.

Sarah is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.


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Melissa Eggen
Program Officer
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Melissa Eggen is a Program Officer at the Foundation and has over seven years of grantmaking experience.

Prior to Obici Healthcare Foundation, she served as a Program Officer at Missouri Foundation for Health in St. Louis, developing strategy and managing diverse Foundation investments in maternal and child health, violence prevention and community health.

Prior to working in philanthropy, Melissa was a grant writer for a rural health department where she coordinated and fundraised for projects related to improving community health.

She has a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Anthropology and Japanese from the University of Kentucky.

Outside of work, Melissa loves to travel, take photos, read and recommend books to strangers while browsing the shelves of local bookstores.


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Diane Nelms
Communications Manager
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Diane Nelms is the Communications Manager at the Foundation and is responsible for planning, developing and implementing internal and external communications.  She manages the annual report, newsletters, marketing/educational materials and the web site.  Working with the Foundation program officers, she will assist grantees in communicating their work in the community.    

Diane comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation following an 9+ year career in the Advancement Office of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy where she was the editor of the Fleur-de-Lis magazine and Publications Coordinator.  She was also on the Washington, DC, legislative staff of former United States Senator John Warner.

Diane graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in Political Science and Economics.


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Anna Roberts
Executive Assistant
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Anna Roberts is the Foundation Executive Assistant.  This busy role includes supporting and assisting the President and CEO with the management of a variety of projects simultaneously as well as the assisting with coordination of events to support the Board, Board Committees and the Foundation.

Other duties include: facilitation of special projects and events, the coordination of all office related functions including operations, monthly documentation of organizational activities, contracts, maintenance of office equipment, software operations and staff and leave management.

Anna comes to the Obici Healthcare Foundation with 8+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.


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Alexus "Lex" Phillips
Administrative Assistant
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Lex Phillips is the Administrative Assistant at the Foundation. In this position Lex provides administrative assistance and support to the Program Officers.

Prior to this position, Lex was the Office Assistant (Intern) for the Foundation in 2014. After her internship at the Foundation, Lex worked for Southeastern Virginia Health System as the Administrative/Executive Assistant providing administrative assistance to the CEO, COO and CFO. She returns to the Foundation with three years of healthcare administration experience.

Lex is pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management at ECPI University.


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