President and CEO
Alice Kinsler joined Hospice Foundation as president and chief executive officer in March, 1998, bringing to the position more than 17 years of experience in fundraising and non-profit management. She served nine years as director of the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation and four years as associate director of Community Foundation for Monterey County. She also is the former development director of the Carmel Bach Festival. Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ball State University in Indiana in 1970, and a master’s degree in human relations from Golden Gate University in 1984. Alice recently earned a second master’s degree in Textiles/Quilt History with a minor in museum studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also is a graduate of The Fund Raising School in Indiana, and the Grantsmanship Center Fund Raising School in Los Angeles.She is a member of Monterey Rotary Club and serves on its board. She formerly served on the boards of Ariel Theatrical, Salinas Northeast Rotary and the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center.
|Lisa Bennett, CFRE
Director of Development
Lisa oversees the Foundation’s fundraising campaigns and major gift activities. A graduate of Princeton University, Lisa has more than 22 years’ experience in fundraising, and holds the credential of Certified Fund Raising Executive. She began her fundraising career with Princeton as associate director of major gifts and later joined the development staff of Mount Holyoke College.Lisa moved to Pacific Grove in 1990. She has been an adjunct faculty member with The Fund Raising School at Indiana University for 20 years and has had her own consulting practice, The Cornerstone Group.
Director of Communications
Jennifer manages the Foundation’s marketing communications activities. She is one of the founding staff members for Hospice Foundation when the organization was created in July, 1997. Prior to that, she was with Hospice of the Central Coast for seven years.Before moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 1990, Jennifer worked in advertising and public relations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has earned several awards for her work. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and is currently pursuing her master’s in public administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Diane joined Hospice Foundation in March, 2003 with a background in office management, project management, and customer service.Diane uses her sharp organizational skills to manage the Foundation’s database, fundraising mailings and correspondence with donors. She also greets visitors, coordinates volunteers, and assists with board meeting activities. Since joining the Foundation, Diane has earned two promotions and is currently transitioning into her new position as Development Associate. As part of her new role, Diane will be coordinating the Foundation’s fundraising events and activities. Diane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and she is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Monterey Peninsula.
Heather handles the Foundation’s accounts payable and receivable and payroll. In 2007, Heather moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Sonora. In addition to her part-time position with the Foundation, Heather also manages the New Masters Gallery in Carmel and is a bookkeeping consultant.
Jane came out of retirement after 5 1/2 years to join Hospice Foundation, bringing to her position considerable organizational skills as a former manager of human resources at Pebble Beach Company. Jane helps with data entry, special events, answering phones, greeting visitors to the office.