The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation announced Wednesday through a press release that they are welcoming new directors. According to a press release, Kayla Price will take over as the new executive director of the foundation. The press release is as follows:
The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation welcomes new directors
Sulfur Springs, TX –
Christus Mother Francis Hospital – Board of Directors of Sulfur Springs and Hopkins County Health Care Foundation has named Kayla Price as the Foundation’s new Executive Director. Kayla replaces Shannon Barker, who left the post after two successful years of fundraising to return to her favorite job as a full-time mom.
Kayla has over fifteen years of experience in all aspects of fundraising, having served at three public universities in Texas. For twelve years, Kayla and her sister, Marcada Fisher, have held professional land titles serving Hopkins, Franklin and Delta counties. In addition to professional fundraising activities, Kaila has also volunteered to raise funds for local organizations such as HCHCF’s Gala in April, which she and Markada co-chaired. In 2011, Kayla and Marcada co-chaired the Hopkins County United Way Campaign.
“We are very excited to have Kaila as Executive Director of our new Hopkins County Health Care Foundation. Kayla’s experience and deep connections in Hopkins County add to the foundation’s continued growth and support, ”said Paul Harvey, president and CEO of Christus Mother Francis Hospital – Sulfur Springs.
“I truly believe that Kaila will successfully give 200% of everything she manages,” said Foundation Board President Sharla Campbell. “I appreciate the difference she’s already making in our community and I am confident she will give everything to this foundation. This is a sneak peek of what will happen this year with the leadership of the wildly successful Gala Kaila. Her strong background in fundraising and philanthropy will guide the foundation into a new chapter. That sounds to me, it has a great impact on local health care and I’m excited to see where Kaila takes it!
Kayla currently volunteers locally as a Lake Country CASA Board of Directors, Sulfur Springs Symphony League Board of Directors and as a campaign volunteer with the United Way. He previously served as president of the Sulfur Springs Rotary Club, City Council member and mayor.
Kayla earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business and a doctorate in adult education from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a master’s degree in mass communication from Bowling Green State University.
“I am thrilled to be working with the Foundation to support Christus Mother Francis Hospital – Sulfur Springs. Although my family and I have always supported the local hospital, it was my passion to spend six months as a volunteer co-chair at the Foundation’s Gala. I look forward to continuing the successful efforts of former executive directors and foundation board members who have worked hard to strengthen the foundation.
Kayla is married and lives in Sulfur Springs.