Laura Gajda, Vice President of Development, most recently served at University of Missouri Health Care as Executive Director of Advancement. As Vice President of Development, she oversees fundraising efforts for Richmond University Medical Center and the Richmond University Medical Center Foundation. She has over 17 years of health care fundraising experience, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Fellow of the Association of Health Care Philanthropy (FAHP). Her experience includes successful capital campaigns, grant writing, major, annual and planned giving expertise, as well as experience in healthcare public relations and marketing. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Maryville University in St.Louis.