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Doreen Riley, NEOMED's new VP of advancement.

NEOMED Hires Doreen Riley to Lead Fundraising

Northeast Ohio Medical University announced the appointment of Doreen K. Riley as vice president for advancement and president of NEOMED Foundation, effective June 20, 2022.

Riley brings nearly 35 years of philanthropy and senior level administrative service to NEOMED. As the University’s newly appointed vice president for advancement, Riley will provide strategic advice and guidance to President Langell, the University, the Foundation and community to ensure all fundraising activities and initiatives are implemented in collaboration with these partners and stakeholders.

Riley currently serves as vice president for university advancement and board corporate secretary at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Previous positions of leadership include director of foundation programs at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges in Washington, D.C., where she monitored and advocated for best practice legislation related to fundraising and endowment management in 50 states; vice president of development at The Aspen Institute; deputy director of the 1996 Athletes Olympic Village in Atlanta, Georgia; and director of management for the World Cup Accommodation Bureau.

“A collaborative thinker and relationship-builder with a broad perspective, Doreen is an excellent match for this role,” said John T. Langell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., president of Northeast Ohio Medical University. “Her proven experience and excellence will certainly inspire, lead and help us build a stronger foundation to support our future health professionals and bring positive change to medical education and care throughout our region and beyond.”

Riley’s extensive experience includes development, alumni relations, advancement services, donor stewardship, marketing, communications, government relations and governing board support. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia.