Nan Bush to Become Next President of The Bellin Health Foundation
Succeeds Steve Maricque beginning Oct. 1
Director of The Bellin Health Foundation Nan Bush will become the organization’s President effective Oct. 1, upon the retirement of current President Steve Maricque.
Bush takes the reins after 17-plus years with the Bellin Health System, including nearly 13 in her current role. A Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and extensive experience as a successful fundraiser,
Bush is well suited to carry the Foundation forward upon his retirement, Maricque said.
“Bellin Health truly is a local, community-based organization that is focused on our mission of enabling every person and community in our region to achieve and maintain their full health and well-being potential,” said Maricque, who has served in his current role for the past decade. “It is through community relationships that we have been able to thrive and address the healthcare needs of those we serve, and I am confident that we have established the Foundation to continue as a leader into the future.”
Bush began her career with Bellin in 2004, serving as Market Leader of Women’s and Children’s Services and Center for Health and Healing before transitioning to her role as Director of Family Programs and Services. At the end of 2008 she was tapped to join the Bellin Health Foundation, where her career highlights have included:
• Creating the Grateful Patient Program, the Legacy Society and the Bellin In Reach Program
• Growing the health system’s Employee Sharing Program from 11 percent employee participation in 2008 to 33 percent in 2019
• Developing the Bellin Expressive Arts in Medicine (BEAM) Program
• Grew the Black Tie Blue Jean Extravaganza impact for the System
• Collaborating to successfully co-lead two major Capital Campaigns
“I have been fortunate to be a part of an incredible team for the last 13 years, and I look forward to continued success for The Bellin Health Foundation and all the programs we support,” Bush said. “My priorities will include regional expansion of our donor base, growing funds (including major gifts), developing a planned giving program, better engaging young people and continuing to expand and develop our volunteer program.”
In addition to her work experience, Bush has an extensive history of community involvement, including leadership, fundraising and volunteer roles with the Service League of Green Bay, P.E.O. Chapter N, Children’s Museum of Green Bay, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown Country, and Altrusa House. Her family includes husband Terry, four children Lindsay (Thomas), Allison, Nicholas (Amanda) and Austin, six grandchildren and her 93- and 94-year old parents.
Working with Bush to achieve the Foundation’s future goals will be new Foundation Vice President Molly Vandervest, current Regional Team Leader with Employer Clinics at Bellin Health and a former successful fundraiser for UW-Green Bay Athletics. Vandervest begins her new role on Sept. 27. Executive Assistant Amy Stach, Grant Writer Ashley Jones and Volunteer Coordinators Drew Russo and Dawn McCole round out the Bellin Foundation team, which receives ongoing support, engagement and guidance from its Board of Directors, led by board chair Susan Van Gheem.
The Bellin Health Foundation’s philanthropic activities include The Employee Sharing Program, which distributed more than $467,000 in 2020, as well as large-scale facilities improvement projects like the current campaign to build a state-of-the-art Maternity Unit and unique-to-the-region Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay. Past fundraising events have supported a range of initiatives including mental health services and myTEAM TRIUMPH, and more than 300 volunteers annually contribute 30,000-plus hours of service to support Bellin Health.