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Linda Hill joins United Methodist Communities as Vice President of Philanthropy

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KEES’ executive search client partner United Methodist Communities, which provides senior residences and healthcare at 12 different sites across New Jersey, has hired Linda Hill as its next Vice President of Philanthropy.  

Linda Hill has over 15 years of philanthropy leadership experience, predominantly in the healthcare sector. Linda joins United Methodist Communities (UMC) after five years as Executive Director of the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, which is part of Hackensack Meridian Health. Previously, Linda spent eight years in various development roles at Penn Medicine, Princeton Medical Center, and three years as Director of Development at the Stuart Country Day School of The Sacred Heart.

Prior to her development career, Linda worked as a Clinical Pharmacist before launching and leading a medical communications company, WriteChoice Inc., for 15 years. Linda holds a Pharmacy Doctorate from the University of the Sciences in Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is involved with the local Association of Fundraising Professionals and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties. She begins her new role as Vice President of Philanthropy at UMC on November 30, 2020.

“As a fundraiser, I have carefully chosen my career path to reflect organizations about which I could feel passionate because for me, that visceral connection to the organization I represent allows me to do my best work. United Methodist Communities is a marriage of career and passion for me, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the UMC team.”

-Linda Hill

United Methodist Communities leadership retained KEES as its executive search partner in July 2020. A comprehensive search was launched, and Linda Hill was ultimately selected from an impressive group of top finalists. Members of UMC’s Steering Group, including Nona Ostrove (Chair of the Board of Directors) and Grant G. Karsner (Chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees), are thanked for their involvement in the process.

Linda brings a wealth of experience to United Methodist Communities and her commitment to her field was evident from the moment we met. Linda’s passion fits perfectly with UMC’s mission driven focus. I’m looking forward to Linda becoming part of the UMC family.”

-Larry Carlson, UMC President & CEO

KEES is a nonprofit executive search firm. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES provides executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR services and support exclusively to nonprofits.

United Methodist Communities, headquartered in Neptune, NJ, is driven by principles of faith and its charitable mission to serve seniors of all faiths, backgrounds, and needs. UMC lives its mission daily: Compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life.