FaithSearch Partners Lands Foundation President

March 9, 2016 – FaithSearch Partners has placed Edward Ammon as president of the Central Valley Health Foundation (CVHF).

Mr. Ammon has held fundraising leadership roles for the last 25 years. Most recently he served as executive director of the Foundation for Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. In addition, for eight years he served as mayor of College Place, WA.

“Ed is an impressive candidate who has a proven and extensive history of leadership and fundraising,” said Ed Fry, president of FaithSearch Partners. “With his expertise and previous work history in both healthcare and faith-based organizations, we are excited to see where he and the region’s overall leadership will take the new foundation.”

CVHF is a new entity comprised of two previous hospital foundations within Adventist Health’s Central Valley Network, based in Hanford, California. Adventist Health is one of the largest Protestant healthcare systems in the U.S. and is based near Sacramento.

From small independent hospitals to large academic medical centers to integrated healthcare systems, FaithSearch Partners serves the complete spectrum of faith-based healthcare entities, as well as other providers who value leadership with strong values. It is a small, but important and growing niche; some  of the clients the firm has partnered with include Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Baylor University Medical Center, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Ascension/Providence Health Network, Adventist HealthCare and Covenant Health System.

This past year, FaithSearch Partners placed the chief operations officer at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas as well as the senior pastor of First Congregational Church of the Redlands (FCCR) in California.

The firm was just recently retained by First Presbyterian Church of Houston to lead its search for a director of children and family ministry.

“We are delighted to be selected to assist First Presbyterian through this critical search process,” said Nancy Jernigan, a FaithSearch Partners vice president. “First Presbyterian is an impressive church with a growing, large children’s ministry. Its future director will need to have a passion for children’s ministry, be able to build strong relationships with families, and promote spiritual growth both in the ministry and amongst staff.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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