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
- Sandra Boddie
- Clifton Leatherbury, MD
- John “Shorty” Sneed
- Clay Wagner
- Rodger Wilder
- Linda Zakkak
Meet the Team
Aimee joined the Memorial Hospital Foundation as the Foundation President on March 25, 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 Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy, Gulfport Main Street Association, Extra Table Gulf Coast Community Board, 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 on July 8, 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. for Senators Thad Cochran and Cindy Hyde-Smith most recently serving as a Legislative Assistant. 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 and St. Vincent de Paul – St. John Conference.
Harrison Kremer Kajdan
Kathryn joined the Memorial Hospital Foundation as the Marketing Officer on February 13, 2017 with a background of 6 years in marketing with 4 years in nonprofit marketing. Kathryn creates content for press releases, articles, the Foundation website and social media pages as well as designs fliers and other graphics. She develops and manages fundraisers and giving campaigns and works with third party fundraisers to create promotional plans to increase participation and funds raised. She also researches and develops grants and other requests for funds.
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.