Brandy O’Bannon is the new executive director of the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation and joins the Samaritan team with 20 years of experience in non-profit administration and fundraising.
For the past six years, O’Bannon served as the senior resource development director for Family Building Blocks, the relief nursery for Marion and Polk counties. At Family Building Blocks, she was responsible for major gift cultivation and solicitation, grant writing and managing a team. Under her leadership the organization saw a significant increase in private foundation revenue and monthly giving. Prior to Family Building Blocks, O’Bannon served as development director of a private middle and high school for 12 years.
She actively volunteers in the community and is a past president of Mid-Valley Development Professionals. O’Bannon is a recipient of the prestigious Gerald E. Bruce community service award from The Ford Family Foundation, the Blanchet Catholic School president’s award and a recipient of a 20 Under 40 “rising leaders” recognition from the Statesman Journal.
“The Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital has an incredible history of being born from and supported by the community for over 50 years,” said O’Bannon. “I’m truly honored to join the Samaritan team in helping ensure the health and well-being of the citizens of Lebanon.”