Barbara Klassen joined the Columbia Memorial Health Foundation as Executive Director in March 2019. She works with the Foundation board of trustees to lead development initiatives to further enhance the mission of CMH, including: philanthropy, event planning, grant writing, marketing, and community relations.
Barbara has over 30 years of experience in not-for-profit and healthcare fundraising. Prior to joining the CMH Foundation, Barbara held the position of Executive Director of the Benedictine Health Foundation in Kingston, and Regional Director of the American Diabetes Association in Albany.
Barbara and her husband, John, live in Saugerties.