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The Hendrick Medical Center Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that exists to foster and support the purposes of Hendrick Medical Center. The Foundation, established in 1974, encourages, receives and manages gifts and bequests for the benefit of Hendrick Medical Center.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors whose membership is drawn from three segments: the community-at-large, the medical staff at Hendrick and the hospital's board of trustees.

  • Greg Blair, Chair
  • Jeffrey Edwards, MD, Vice Chair
  • Seth Ardoin, DDS
  • Cathy Ashby, HMC Trustee
  • Bradley Barham, DO
  • Mitch Barnett
  • Leigh Black, HMC Trustee
  • Kevin Bridge, MD
  • Romona Brogan
  • Brandon Caddle, MD
  • Emerald Cassidy
  • Matthew Cope, MD
  • Casey Curnutt
  • Jason Darby
  • Richard Deulofeut, MD
  • Laura Dyer
  • Ted Evans
  • Henry Fosah, MD
  • Jason Gibson
  • Ashley Hall, MD
  • Shea Hall
  • Geoff Haney
  • Jay Hardaway, Secretary
  • Evan Harris
  • Brad Holland, CEO
  • Michael Humphrey
  • Dr. Irene La-Beck
  • Stan Lambert
  • Gail Lawrence
  • Joey Light
  • Rhett Lohman, DO
  • Boone Martin, MD
  • J. V. Martin
  • Stuart Martin, MD
  • Chris McClish, MD
  • Joe Melson, Vice Chair of HMC Trustees
  • Dee Moore
  • Jay Moore
  • Doug Peters
  • Chris Proctor, DDS
  • Bush Ramsey
  • Joshua Reed, DO
  • Katherine Rinard, MD
  • Andy Russell, DO
  • Avery Smith, MD
  • Larry Smith, Chair of HMC Trustees
  • James Sweet, MD
  • Lauren Templeton, DO
  • Chris Thompson, MD
  • Talmadge Trammell, MD, Past Chair
  • Elliott Vann, MD
  • Jose Vega, MD
  • Lanny Vinson, HMC Trustee
  • Sam Vinson
  • Ishmeet Walia, MD
  • Jeremy Walker, CFO
  • Clark Wiginton, MD
  • Angie Wiley
  • Bill Wood
  • Jerod Yates
  • David Young
  • Jackie Zimmerman, MD

Honorary Members

  • Chuck Erwin
  • Tim Lancaster
  • Boone Powell, Jr.
  • Jack Ramsey, MD
  • Jimmy Tittle
  • Michael C. Waters
  • Jim Webster, MD

Methods of Giving

The Foundation offers opportunities for giving in several ways. Gifts of cash are the most common type of support. Gifts of securities, real estate, insurance and personal property are received. For those who wish to receive life income, several types of agreements, such as charitable remainder trusts and gift annuities can be used. In addition to these gifts, the Foundation can be named beneficiary in a Will.

Fundraising Methods

Tribute Gifts
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Planned Giving
Caduceus Society
Direct Mail
Online Giving


Brad Benham

Brad Benham

Hendrick Health Vice President, Foundation

Mr. Benham joined Hendrick in June 2021. He is an Abilene native and a graduate of Wylie High School and Abilene Christian University. He went on to earn his JD from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.

Mr. Benham was formerly the President of the ACU Foundation before coming to Hendrick. Benham also practiced law in Los Angeles with two private firms, in addition to serving as the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs for Pepperdine University Law School.

In the Abilene community, he serves on the City of Abilene’s Planning and Zoning Commission and is a member of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s Abilene Young Professionals (AYP). He and his wife are avid supporters and volunteers for the Abilene Zoo. He also belongs to the American Council of Gift Annuities and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.