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Chris Kiser, Barton Foundation Executive Director

Barton Health Appoints New Executive Director to Lead Foundation's Philanthropy Efforts

South Lake Tahoe, CA – The Barton Foundation is pleased to announce Chris Kiser as its new Executive Director. Mr. Kiser will oversee fundraising efforts that improve healthcare for the Lake Tahoe community through philanthropy. The Barton Foundation invests donations from supporters into life-saving medical equipment and patient services available through Barton Health. The Foundation additionally gives $50,000 in annual community grants to local organizations to help address local health needs. 

Kiser brings a breadth of experience in non-profit health care leadership and philanthropy development. Most recently, he was Chief Development Officer of the Banner Health Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona. Kiser also served as President of the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation in Greeley, Colorado. 

The public is invited to come meet Mr. Kiser an Executive Director Meet & Greet event on August 27, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at AleWorX in South Lake Tahoe. 

“Chris Kiser’s experience in healthcare philanthropy is an asset to the Barton Foundation and the community we serve,” said Dr. Clint Purvance, Barton Health President & CEO. “His leadership will play a key role in partnership development and fundraising to support Barton providing consistently exceptional care for residents and visitors of our area.” 

Mr. Kiser will facilitate the Foundation’s collaborative efforts with the Community Health Advisory Committee and report to a 21 member board of trustees. He will additionally manage the Foundation’s staff and volunteers to produce fundraising events including the Festival of Trees and Lights, December 6 – 8, 2019 and Pink Heavenly, March 21, 2020. 

Mr. Kiser holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University. 

“I am passionate about the mission of Barton Health and consider it an honor to lead an organization that is committed to providing high-quality care and improving the health and wellness of its community,” said Mr. Kiser. 

Mr. Kiser enjoys tennis, cycling, skiing and fly fishing. He and his wife, Cheri, have two college-age sons, Colin and Leo.