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Freeman Foundation announces promotion

JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman Foundation, the fundraising arm of Freeman Health System, announces the promotion of Heather Lesmeister. After serving as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Special Projects Coordinator for nearly eight years, Lesmeister has been promoted to Freeman Assistant Director of Development and External Relations and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director. In her new position, Lesmeister is responsible for the overall fundraising activity of the Freeman Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program, and she also serves as a development officer for Freeman.

Lesmeister holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Missouri Southern State University.

“Heather’s knowledge and understanding of the community, her enthusiasm, and her remarkable ability to connect with children, families, patients, and donors will play an integral role in expanding Freeman’s fundraising efforts,” said Blake Bard, Freeman Executive Director of Development. “With her leadership of our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program and her assistance with Freeman Foundation initiatives, we will continue to strengthen and develop relationships with our constituency inside and outside of the health system.”

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