Team

BETSY CHAPIN TAYLOR, FAHP
President
BETSY CHAPIN TAYLOR, FAHP

Betsy is an award-winning author, speaker and consultant on health care philanthropy drawing on 17 years of previous experience as chief development officer and foundation president in academic, community, children’s and religious health care organizations.

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ROBERT A. EMMONS, PH.D.
Senior Science Advisor
ROBERT A. EMMONS, PH.D.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., is the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude. He is a long-standing professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis; founding editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology, and director of the Emmons Lab. Emmons serves as Senior Science Advisor at Accordant Philanthropy.

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GEORGE F. MAYNARD, III, FAHP
Senior Principal
GEORGE F. MAYNARD, III, FAHP

During his forty plus years in health care philanthropy, George has led philanthropy efforts for four health systems. In addition, he has consulted with health organizations across the country, and as far away as Hungary and the Philippines. In his cumulative career since 1972, he has raised over $400 million in support of not-for-profit organizations.

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ANDREW WATT
Senior Principal
ANDREW WATT

Andrew has served as a passionate leader and advocate for the social and philanthropic sectors for more than 25 years. His role as Senior Principal enables him to contribute thought leadership in the field and provide a strong and adaptable presence to better meet the needs of our international clientele.

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Michael J. Beall
Principal Consultant
Michael J. Beall

Michael serves as a Principal Consultant and Communication Practice Leader for Accordant Philanthropy®. He spent 16 years as art director, brand consultant and marketing strategist, working with fortune 100 companies and healthcare organizations throughout the country.

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Betty Ann Copley Harris, FAHP
Principal Consultant
Betty Ann Copley Harris, FAHP

Betty Ann Copley Harris has more than 30 years experience in fund development and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations.  She is the former founder and president of a nationally recognized health care philanthropy consulting firm, which she sold in 2008.

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Lori Counts, CFRE
Principal Consultant
Lori Counts, CFRE

With 30 years of experience in fund development at major health care systems, Lori’s areas of expertise include leadership engagement, cross-disciplinary collaboration, strategic planning and performance management.  She is an experienced public speaker, and has led and managed several significant campaigns.

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John F. Donovan, CFRE
Principal Consultant
John F. Donovan, CFRE

John brings considerable depth and perspective to his work rooted in twenty years consulting experience focused on capital campaign assessment, planning and management as well as development program assessments and planned giving counsel.

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Amy Dorrill, FAHP, CFRE
Principal Consultant
Amy Dorrill, FAHP, CFRE

Amy specializes in fostering significant gifts through robust major giving programs.  In addition to her Accordant clients, Amy serves as Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, where her responsibilities include major gifts, planned giving and comprehensive campaigns.

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Nancy Simpson-Banker, FAHP
Principal Consultant
Nancy Simpson-Banker, FAHP

Nancy Simpson-Banker has more than 30 years experience in fund development including extensive capital campaign, major gifts and talent development experience. Nancy has served as a health care philanthropy executive for nineteen years in New England including service as Vice President for Philanthropy within New England’s largest health care system.

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Heather Wiley Starankovic, CAP®, CFRE
Principal Consultant
Heather Wiley Starankovic, CAP®, CFRE

Heather leads comprehensive campaign planning and management, major and transformational gifts services and planned giving services.  Heather also has expertise in assessing and building philanthropy programs, pipeline development and systemization of health care philanthropy.

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Erin Stitzel, CFRE
Principal Consultant
Erin Stitzel, CFRE

Erin is a health care philanthropy leader who specializes in creating and implementing grateful patient strategies and in fostering clinician engagement in philanthropy with physicians, nurses and other frontline caregivers. 

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Scott H. Share
Of Counsel
Scott H. Share

Scott’s 35-year professional career has been devoted exclusively to health care marketing communications, including 11 years as vice president of communications for one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems.  Areas of expertise include internal communications, crisis management and implementing communications cost-saving opportunities.

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Brent A. Taylor
Managing Principal
Brent A. Taylor

Brent leads business operations and offsite client support for Accordant.  He brings the well-rounded perspective of a fund development executive who has not only led a $12 million annual fund development campaign but also has experience as a financial consultant and accredited asset management specialist.

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Wayne Collins
VP of Engagement
Wayne Collins

With more than 18 years of experience in not-for-profit work, Wayne’s role as Vice President of Engagement is central to our operation. He brings extensive experience in marketing, communications and leadership from a dynamic corporate setting to create a foundation of support and collaboration within our internal operations that enables all members of the team to provide excellent work for our client partners.

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Avery Dayton
Project & Design Manager
Avery Dayton

As Project & Design Manager, Avery brings her design experience to a multitude of tasks including branding, photography and layout design for Accordant Philanthropy® and their clientele. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Florida having earned her B.F.A. with a concentration in Graphic Design and Digital Media.

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Kayla Hilliar
Project & Communications Manager
Kayla Hilliar

As the Project and Communications Manager, Kayla fuses her passions for writing, editing, social media, and research to express the vision of Accordant Philanthropy®. She earned her MA in English with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of North Florida.

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