Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 1986 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a vision to develop relationships and financial resources to support the healthcare programs, projects and services of Memorial Hospital. The Foundation manages 20 funds that provide financial support to Memorial Hospital, our patients, and our employees. 100% of donations to the Foundation stay in our community and directly benefit the fund of our donors’ choosing. From medications for our cancer patients to the latest in advanced technology instrumentation, a gift to the foundation brings comfort and healing to our community.
Board of Directors
Paul Bertucci, Chairman
Roianne Newman Gutierrez, Vice Chairman
Larry Clark, Secretary/Treasurer
Emily “EA” Allen
Roy Anderson III
Clifton Leatherbury, MD
John “Shorty” Sneed
Meet the Team
Aimee joined the Memorial Hospital Foundation as the Foundation President in March of 2019 with a background of more than 12 years in finance and business. She most recently served as Senior Regional Marketing Manager at Hancock Whitney in Gulfport; and as a Relationship Manager in Hancock Bank’s Trust and Asset Management group 2010 until 2014.
Aimee received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mississippi State University and her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She currently serves on the board of St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy, Gulfport Main Street Association, Extra Table Gulf Coast Community Board, Women’s Resource Center and is a Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport Life Member. Aimee was also appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to serve on the board of directors for Mississippi Home Corporation.
Harrison joined the Memorial Hospital Foundation as the Development Officer in July of 2019 with a background of nearly five years of experience in the federal government. A native of Gulfport, until recently he worked in Washington D.C. as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. Senate. Harrison is responsible for establishing relationships and seeking support from community partners and individuals as well as donor engagement. He develops and manages fundraisers and giving campaigns. Additionally, he researches and develops grant requests.
Harrison received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Mississippi. He currently serves on the board for the Boys and Girls Club Unit Board for Greater Gulfport, Coast Young Professionals, and St. Vincent de Paul – St. John Conference.
Harrison Kremer Kajdan
Kathryn joined the Memorial Hospital Foundation in February 2017 with a background of 6 years in marketing with 4 of those years in nonprofit marketing. As the Marketing Officer, she develops and manages internal fundraisers as well as works closely with third-party fundraisers to create promotional plans to increase participation and funds raised. She also develops communication plans and designs marketing materials for the Foundation’s fundraisers, giving campaigns and general awareness. She creates and manages online giving and event registration forms. She manages and creates content for the Foundation website and social media pages as well as press releases and other media outlets.
Kathryn received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mississippi State University. She currently serves on the board of Gulfport Kiwanis Club where she also creates their monthly newsletter.
Beau joined the Memorial Hospital Foundation as Government Relations Officer in October of 2020 with a background of over 30 years in government relations and economic development. He most recently was employed in economic development and port management for the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission and Port Bienville. Previously, he served as District Chief to U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor from 1989 to 2011 overseeing 13 counties with 4 offices and a staff of 12.
A 1977 graduate of St. Stanislaus High School, Beau received his Bachelor of Science degree in History with a minor in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. A resident of Waveland, Beau is a member of the Bay Waveland Yacht Club where he served as Commodore in 2012. He attends St. Clare Catholic Church in Waveland.