Staff

The Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation is run and managed by Cabell Huntington Hospital staff.  This keeps the Foundation’s operating expenses at a minimum and allows us to be the best possible stewards of resources you invest in helping people.

Bradley Burck

Vice President Foundation Bradley BurckBradley is Vice President of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation. Hired in the fall of 2014, Bradley’s primary goal is to raise $6 million to complete the initial construction of the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Before coming to the Foundation, he started and ran the consulting agency Burck Communications, where his specialty was helping nonprofits craft strategic development and marketing plans to maximize their fundraising efforts. Bradley is the author of two books, Conquering Nonprofit Chaos and You Can Ask. He also has a fundraising podcast on iTunes. Bradley is the co-founder of Forever Changed International, an organization that specializes in orphan care in Latin America. In addition, he has worked in management for several nonprofit organizations around the country. He has taught in the District of Columbia public schools and served as a legislative and communications assistant for two members of the United States House of Representatives. Bradley holds a B.S. in communication from Liberty University and a master’s in strategic communication from Seton Hall University. He also holds a certification in Search Engine Optimization and is a red belt in Tae Kwon Do. He sits on the boards of the Huntington City Mission, Covenant School and Forever Changed International.  When Bradley is not working, you will find him on his back porch playing the ukulele, reading books on theology and history, talking with his daughter, or sword-fighting with his son. He and his wife, Dr. Cari Burck, have two children and make their home in Huntington, West Virginia. Contact Bradley.

Kristi Arrowood

Arrowood Fundraising FoundationKristi is a certified development professional with more than 16 years of experience. She joined the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation as Director of Development in 2012. She manages fundraising efforts for the hospital, the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. Most recently, Arrowood was a senior member of the Marshall University Foundation’s major gifts team, where she assisted in developing the University’s Bridge Campaign, annual reports and Thunder Club and coordinating the world premiere celebration of the film “We Are Marshall.” Kristi is passionate about her work and takes great joy in getting to know and care for the people with whom she works.  She is married to Mark.  Together they have two sons, Zac and Tanner. Contact Kristi.

Velma Workman

Huntington Community Events VelmaVelma has been the Development Outreach Coordinator at Cabell Huntington Hospital since 2008. Prior to her career at Cabell Huntington Hospital, she worked at JPMorgan Chase Bank in commercial lending for 22 years.  Velma organizes all of the events and activities for the Foundation.  She is passionate about her work and helping others get involved and do great things.  In fact, if you have an idea for a fundraiser, she wants you to get in touch with her.  She will help you make it happen.  When she’s not working, Velma likes to spend her time walking, enjoying her family, and taking photos at sporting events. Contact Velma.

Isabel Cross

Isabel Cross joined the Foundation staff in March of 2017 and is responsible for the Foundation’s efforts in engaging Foundations and Government entities for grants.   She holds a BA in Literature and Latin from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in her native Caracas.  She also has a MA in Communication Studies from Marshall University.  She and her husband Mark are the co-owners of 21 at the Frederick and Main on Central restaurants.  Izzy has an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, the field in which she worked for 20 years.  She is currently on the Board of the Marshall Artist Series and has volunteered her time and efforts for Contact of Huntington, Hospice of Huntington, The Huntington Museum of Art and Little Victories.  She and her husband Mark live in Huntington, WV with their two kids Camila and Fisher and their two dogs Apple and Mr. Bacon. Contact Izzy.

Lauren Francis

Lauren Francis is the Administrative Secretary for the Foundation since March of 2017. She is a graduate of Marshall University, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She was previously the Event Sales Manager at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV. She is a born and raised resident of Barboursville, WV where she currently resides with her husband Fred and their 2 boys Gunnar and Lawson and dog Dexter. She is active in serving the community through her church and enjoys spending every second she can with her kids and family. Contact Lauren.