Holy Family Hospital Welcomes New Executive Director

Washington, DC – April 29, 2014 – Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation announced today that Katherine Griffin Hand has joined the Foundation as the Executive Director. Hand brings to the Foundation two decades of leadership throughout the philanthropic realm and a strong track record of fundraising successes.

Before her role at Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation, Hand served in a leadership capacity building high-impact development programs for a range of organizations, to include National Defense University Foundation, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and as a consultant to mission-driven organizations such as the Initiative for Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, Atlantic Council, Inter-American Dialogue, among numerous others. Hand holds a B.A. in Economics from Denison University, has studied at the London School of Economics, and has done graduate work at Georgetown University and Catholic University of America.

Michele Bowe, President of the Board of Directors said, “I am so thrilled that Katie will assume the role of Executive Director. We were looking for just the right person to lead the Foundation. Katie brings a great wealth of experience and passion to the Foundation. I look forward to expanding our reach and sharing the good news of the hospital to an expanded audience under Katie’s innovative leadership. The mothers and babies of Bethlehem deserve the best, which is why we hired Katie.”

Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation was created in 1997, to raise awareness and funds for Holy Family Hospital, the premier maternity hospital in the West Bank. The Hospital delivers over 3,200 babies annually and has the only neonatal intensive care unit in the region, saving the lives of 400 babies every year. The Hospital has expanded to include outpatient consultation services, a Diabetes Clinic, a Well Woman Clinic for women past the childbearing age, and a Mobile Outreach Clinic.