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Giving Hope Foundation Announces New CSO

Pendleton, Ind., The Giving Hope Foundation is pleased to announce that Kathleen McAllen, has joined the organization as Chief Strategy Officer, effective January 22, 2018. She will be responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives. Kathleen has served in a variety of leadership roles for nearly 30 years in the hospital and ambulatory settings, physician services on the not-for-profit and for profit arenas. She most recently served as Community Health Network’s Vice President of Network Partner Services and was a member of the organization’s technology executive leadership team.

Kathleen received her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and her Master of Health Administration from Indiana University, Indianapolis. She is a certified Project Management Professional with extensive experience in lean six sigma and performance improvement.

Joe Shetterley, Founder and President of Giving Hope Foundation stated, “Kathleen’s experience, compassion, and drive to help others shows in all that she does. We are blessed to have a woman of her caliber on our team. She is an integral part of our growth and commitment to the community.”

“I am humbled and honored to be part of this noble mission,” stated Kathleen. “I have experienced, first-hand what challenges families encounter when caring for a child with intellectual disabilities. The Giving Hope Foundation is changing the landscape of the ever growing need for these families locally and nationally.”

As an Adjunct Faculty member at Indiana University, Kathleen serves in both teaching and consulting roles. She has special interests in technology, leader development, and services for individuals with disabilities and helps to lead several organizations supporting these causes. Kathleen was recently appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve as a member of the Indiana Task Force for the Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Kathleen resides in Indianapolis with her husband. She is the proud mother of three adult children.

Giving Family Hope Foundation is a non-profit creating a brighter future for individuals with disabilities and their families through awareness, education, and compassion. The organization recently began the development of The Giving Family Hope Center to ensure our community has a safe environment where families and friends of children and adults with disabilities can grow stronger. Visit our website at to learn more.

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