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Foundation Leadership

David Sheils

David Sheils, CFRE has served as President of the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation since July, 2005. Previously, he served eight years as Vice President of Facilities and Support Services at St. Mary’s. He is a graduate of Marshall University (BBA), Xavier University (Master’s in Hospital Administration) and is credentialed as a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International. A native of Huntington, David is married to Julie Carpenter Sheils and has three children, Anna, Will and Joseph.

Melanie Edwards Kerstetter

Melanie Edwards Kerstetter Joined St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation and Marketing Departments in November 2016 as an assistant to the President of The Foundation, David Sheils and Marketing Director Doug Korstanje.

Melanie formerly was a Legal Assistant at the law firm of Offutt Nord Burchett, PLLC. Melanie has been involved in many local fundraising and marketing events, including The American Cancer Society and Path to The Cure. Melanie is also on the Board of Directors for Branches Domestic Violence Shelter.

Melanie is married to Bill Kerstetter and has three children, Dustin Clark and his wife Libby of Chesapeake, Ohio, Andrea Balalong of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Blake of Proctorville.