072113SpeareDirectorofDevelopment: 1X Julie DeGalan

PLYMOUTH — Julie DeGalan, of Campton, has been hired as the new director of development for  Speare Memorial Hospital.
Moving to the Plymouth area 25 years ago, DeGalan was hired by Plymouth State University in the career office. When an opportunity arose to integrate the University's existing Development Office and Alumni Relations, DeGalan became the institution's first director of advancement saying, "The philosophy behind merging the two was that alumni builds relationships and development follows."
DeGalan explains that development is about getting to know people and strategizing how to link what a potential donor is interested in and what an organization wants to accomplish. Health care is one avenue for donors to give back and improve society.
It was DeGalan's connection to the greater Plymouth community that impressed Speare's President and CEO Michelle McEwen. McEwen says, "This is where Julie lives, and as she has shared, Speare has been her health care provider of choice. Combined with her experience and expertise in health care fundraising, Julie was the ideal candidate to become our new director of development."
Following her tenure in advancement at Plymouth State, DeGalan worked in fundraising at both Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School. Most recently, she was the director of development at New London Hospital. DeGalan holds a bachelor's in geography from Michigan State, and earned her Master of Business Administration at Plymouth State University.
For more information about connecting with Speare Memorial Hospital or making a gift, contact Julie DeGalan directly at (603) 238-2211.