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, marketing, and community relations.
Barbara has over 25 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.
Barbara and her husband, John, live in Saugerties. They are the parents of twins, Lauren, a social studies teacher at the Bronx Academy of Letters, and Nicholas, 1st Lt., United States Air Force 121st Fighter Squadron.