Local Resident Named New Foundation Executive Director

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Phone: 910-291-7550 FAX: 910-291-7996

January 29, 2011

After spending eight years as a member of the Scotland Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees, Kirsten Dean has moved into the full-time position of its Executive Director.


Mrs. Dean began her new Foundation duties on Monday, January 31st. "Going from board member to Executive Director is so exciting," she stated. "This is a big transition not just for me, but for the Foundation staff and the board members as well. However, the Foundation has a great team and everyone is very supportive.

Mrs. Dean is well known locally for her commitment to the community as well as to Scotland Health Care System. "I have been involved with the Foundation for about 15 years," she stated. I hope to continue to grow the Foundation, its supporters, and its services and the events provided to this community. I am also looking forward to opportunities for professional growth and development which my new role will provide."

Mrs. Dean's past and ongoing community service includes serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Scotland County Parks and Recreation Foundation, Downtown Revitalization Board, the Literacy Council, the Junior Service League, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church activities, and the Rotary Club. She is married to Bob Dean and has a son, Jennings, who will be eight in February. Though originally from Charleston, West Virginia, Mrs. Dean has lived in Laurinburg since 1993. She first worked with Art Works and in 1998 she and two partners opened Art By Design. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Guilford College in Greensboro.

Scotland Memorial Foundation's purpose is to assist Scotland Health Care System as its fundraising arm. The funds raised support events such as the Women's Health Event, which is this Saturday, free health screenings, scholarships, the Compassionate Care Fund, and the Indigent Patient Fund. "We also provide grant money to hospital departments for equipment purchases or to fund special needs and projects not covered in their operating capital," added Mrs. Dean.

"We are very fortunate to have a health care system such as this in our community," Mrs. Dean commented. "In addition to the wonderful services this health care system provides, it is also a significant economic engine, and I look forward to my new leadership role with the system."

Nancy Adcock, Chair of the Scotland Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees, says the Foundation board is delighted with the addition of Mrs. Dean to the staff. "Kirsten knows both our community and the Foundation's mission extremely well. Her rich and varied background makes her a great leader. As a Board, we look forward to Kirsten's enthusiasm and strong work ethic as we continue with our strategic plans to serve our community through our support of Scotland Health Care System."

For information about Scotland Memorial Foundation, please contact the office at 910-291-7553.

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