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Community Memorial Foundation Adds Director of Administration and Finance

(Gale Christoff, Gregory DiDomenico, Nanette Silva, Lisa Derezinski, Thomas Fuechtmann, Beth Murin)


Lisa M. Derezinski will manage foundation’s daily operations and financial portfolio


HINSDALE, IL- Community Memorial Foundation, a private health foundation serving the western suburbs of Chicago, announces the addition of Lisa M. Derezinski as Director of Administration and Finance.  In this newly-created role, Derezinski will oversee the Foundation’s daily administrative operations and financial management strategies.


“Lisa’s wealth of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors will strengthen the Foundation’s growing role as a community changemaker,” says Gregory DiDomenico, President and CEO of Community Memorial Foundation.  “She is a welcome addition to our team.”


Derezinski, a Hinsdale resident, comes to the Foundation from the Heartland Alliance, a global nonprofit anti-poverty organization, where she served as Director of Treasury for the past seven years.  Her previous work experience includes an independent consultancy and a 12-year career as a bank executive, specializing in lending for non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and various forms of government.


“As a west suburban resident, I’ve always appreciated the important role the Foundation plays in our community,” says Derezinski. “As a new Foundation team member, I welcome the opportunity to advance its vision of helping the Western Suburbs become the healthiest region in the country.”


Ms. Derezinski’s hire is part of a larger restructuring at Community Memorial Foundation.  Nanette Silva will now serve as Program Director, where she will coordinate the newly launched Regional Health and Human Services Agenda. The Foundation’s capacity building program continues to be managed by Thomas Fuechtmann, who assumes the role of Senior Program Officer.


About Community Memorial Foundation

Community Memorial Foundation (CMF) is a private health conversion foundation established in 1995. CMF’s grantmaking and community work are guided by its mission — to measurably improve the health of those who live and work in the western suburbs of Chicago. Throughout over 20 years of investing in the region, CMF has proudly awarded more than $66 million dollars to non-profit organizations in the western suburbs of Cook County and southeastern portion of DuPage County.

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