Jessica Stamp Hales will succeed Denise Billing as leader of the TidalHealth Foundation, the health care system’s Board of Directors has announced.
Billing, a 21-year veteran of the health system, will be retiring this summer.
Hales was most recently the Director of Development and Executive Director of the Wor-Wic Foundation of Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. She formally joined TidalHealth last month and is working with Billing on a transition of leadership.
Billing will retire as the most successful leader of the fund-raising arm of the health system, having generated more than $51 million in donations. The funds have led to the creation of new service lines, the expansion and renovation of existing services, the purchase of cutting-edge medical technology and equipment, and the creation of new patient care structures on the TidalHealth Peninsula Regional campus.
“We look forward to Jessica assuming this important role supporting TidalHealth, and at the same time are extremely grateful to Denise for her leadership over the last 21 years,” said Steve Leonard, TidalHealth President and CEO.
Hales holds a bachelor’s in Marketing from the Salisbury University Perdue School of Business. Prior to her service at Wor-Wic, she was Division Director of the Eastern Shore for the March of Dimes Foundation and a Marketing Analyst at Atlantic General Hospital.
In her leadership role at the TidalHealth Foundation, she will be responsible for all fundraising and TidalHealth Foundation Board activities.
“I plan to build upon the outstanding work of Denise and the Foundation Board, foster collaboration through communication and identify driving opportunities we have in the community to improve our health system,” said Hales, who resides in Berlin with her husband and two sons.
Hales, a Worcester County native with a rich history of community and board service, was selected following a nationwide search.