New foundation director named

October 15, 2010


NEWBERG, Ore. - Providence Health & Services has named Diana Fisher as executive director for Providence Newberg Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Providence Newberg Medical Center. She replaces Shari Scales, who left Providence after eight years as executive director of the hospital's foundation.
"The Providence Mission and core values are at the heart of what I believe in," said Fisher, who begins her new position June 7. "I'm honored to be able to bring this passion to Newberg, and I am very excited to be part of a community that is so supportive of its new hospital." 

Fisher has been serving as annual giving officer for Providence Child Center, which includes the Center for Medically Fragile Children,  the Northwest's only pediatric skilled nursing facility offering 24-hour long-term, short-term, respite and end-of-life care for medically fragile children and young people. During her time there, Fisher assisted with fundraising efforts to complete and open a new specialty pediatric medical and dental clinic in April, 2010. Fisher also helped establish the foundation's first call-in radio telethon with Clear Channel's 106.7 FM in 2009.

Before Fisher's work with Providence, she worked in fundraising at Portland Adventist Medical Center as well as Loma Linda University School of Nursing.
"Diana's experience as a fundraising leader, coupled with her enthusiasm, dedication and energy, are great additions to Newberg," explained Carolyn Winter, chief development officer for Providence in Oregon. "I'm excited for what's sure to be an extraordinary time of continued growth and support for Providence Newberg Medical Center."

Fisher is looking forward to continuing her work with Providence at a hospital with such a commitment to patient care and an active foundation board. "I'm eager to get to know the community, develop relationships, and generate enthusiasm and support so that the hospital continues to provide state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and services," said Fisher.

Fisher grew up in Walla Walla, Wash. She attended Walla Walla College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications and marketing. She earned a master's degree in Christian ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Fisher and her husband, John, and their two children live in Tualatin. When not attending kid sport and school activities; Diana enjoys cooking, reading and running.