Elea Mihou Fox, MUP, CFRE
"At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished…It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back." –Denzel Washington
Elea has more than a decade of successful mission-driven fundraising experience, spending the last three years as the executive director of development for UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center. She is a passionate advocate for community health and wellness, seeking to incorporate that passion into her role by garnering the necessary support for UofL Health and its many distinct and vitally important entities. Elea is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Louisville from Buffalo, New York 10 years ago. She lives in Louisville with her husband Chris and two children.
Fun Fact: Elea was a social justice activist and community organizer in her past professional life.
Why Her Teammates Love Her: She is the most generous and thoughtful supervisor most of them have ever had. Also, she doesn’t just talk the talk; she walks the walk!
“We must ensure that treatment is made available to those who need it, most especially to those who cannot afford it. Health cannot be a question of income; it is a fundamental human right.” – Nelson Mandela
Jamie Beard joined UofL Health in February 2023 after eight years at the University of Louisville, most recently with the Health Sciences Center development team. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alabama, but her love of language is matched equally by her love of data. Jamie believes health care is a human right, and she is passionate about working to improve health equity in Kentucky. An unabashed cat person, she resides in Louisville, surrounded by an embarrassingly large collection of books and records.
Fun Fact: She has performed karaoke exactly one time, and the emcee shut off the microphone.
Why Her Teammates Love Her: Because her wit is as dry as the Serengeti.
Bryn Cowgill Bidwell
My passion and commitment to improve health outcomes have been at the forefront of my career. I have seen how philanthropy transforms lives and love being a part of making my community a better place to live.
Bryn joined the UofL Health Foundation team in December 2021, excited to improve health equity throughout the Louisville community. Bryn comes to UofL Health with more than 14 years of experience in nonprofits, fundraising, grants, stewardship and complex business process resolve. In her career, she has managed millions of dollars in grant funding for the downtown hospitals previously and is excited to return to UofL Health. Bryn lives in Crescent Hill with her husband, kids and fur babies.
Fun Fact: She loves vegetable gardening!
Why her teammates love her: Her desire to be helpful and her mad organizational skills.
I believe everyone deserves equal access to quality health care.
Maureen joined the UofL Health – Foundation team in February 2023. She has been with UofL Health -- Corporate Finance for more thannine years. She has worked and continues to volunteer for non-profit agencies in the Louisville area. Maureen is a graduate of UofL College of Business with a degree in Finance and is certified as a Project Management Professional and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She lives in the Highlands with her golden retriever Maggie.
Fun Fact: For eight years she fostered rescue dogs for GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption.
Why Her Teammates Love Her: She knows everything about everything!!!!!
"Give people what they need: food, medicine, clean air, pure water, trees and grass, pleasant homes to live in, some hours of work, more hours of leisure. Don't ask who deserves it. Every human being deserves it." – Howard Zinn
Courtney has been engaged with non-profits and helping others since she was in elementary school where she began volunteering at soup kitchens with her mother. A proud Hoosier with a degree in communications, Courtney has worked in some form of customer service since her first job in high school, but her passion has been in helping others and research. Her current role is perfect in that it combines her skills with her passion.
Fun Fact: She is a trained water aerobics instructor and swimming is her my favorite form of exercise.
Why her Teammates Love Her: She is a data wiz with a helluva green thumb.
Jon Pollock, MS, CFEE
As someone who went through a cancer journey with my father, I understand first-hand the importance of the work that UofL Health does to support those dealing with health challenges. I’m proud to be a part of a team that works daily to make positive change in patients’ and their families’ lives.
Jon joined the UofL Health team in February of 2023 bringing nearly 10 years of experience in non-profit event production. Prior to his time with UofL Health, Jon spent five years as an events manager with the Kentucky Derby Festival working on some of the largest events in the country. Jon also spent three years working in the Advancement Office at Indiana University Southeast managing events and assisting in development and stewardship. Originally hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Jon completed his undergraduate studies at Ohio State University and relocated to Louisville in 2012, earning his Master’s in Sports Administration in 2013 from UofL. Jon lives in Louisville with his wife, Lauren, and their two dogs.
Fun Fact: Jon is an avid golfer. So, when he isn’t spending time with his family, you are likely to find him on the nearest golf course.
Why His Teammates Love Him: He is meticulous and organized in every facet of his life and work. Bonus: he knows every event vendor in Kentuckiana!
Lindsey Brown Ronay, MSSW, MA
I am passionate about making sure quality healthcare is available to all who seek it, not just to those who can afford it.
Lindsey Brown Ronay joined UofL Health in October 2021 after nearly 20 years at the University of Louisville, mostly in the College of Arts & Sciences. Although she is a communicator and coordinator by trade, Lindsey has a passion for social justice and is especially concerned about racial inequities in education, housing and health care. She received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her MA in English (she still loves to read!) and her MS in social work (MSSW) – both from UofL. She shares her home life with her husband, two sons, and dog, a cat, and a cat who thinks he is a dog.
Fun Fact: She can sit on the beach with a book for eight hours straight, breaking only for rehydration and swimming.
Why Her Teammates Love Her: She’s a perpetual motion machine and a logophile.
Kara Salsman, MA
I believe that one of the greatest gifts in life is to help others. Being able to support institutions, organizations, and people that help mold who we are is often a life changing experience. It is my life’s honor to help transform our communities.
Kara joined the UofL Health team in August 2022. Prior to joining the team, Kara served as the director of development for the School of Music at University of Louisville and as the assistant director of regional advancement and director of advancement services at Transylvania University. Kara is a native of Berea, Ky., and is a proud graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. She also holds a Master of Arts in adult and higher education from Morehead State University.
Fun Fact: She is a sports enthusiast, fashion lover and political aficionado.
Why Her Teammates Love Her: Not only is she a lovely, positive, funny and kind person, she has rockin’ style. In fact, she is the only person we know who accessorizes with her eyeglasses. We have yet to determine exactly how many pairs she owns. Stay tuned!
Mary Anne Tinnell
When you see the good that the money you raise for our various UofL Health hospitals does, you wish that you could raise even more. The need is real! It is easy to make the “ask” when you believe in what you do!
Mary Anne has worked in philanthropy for health care foundations in Louisville for 28 years. When she first moved to Louisville in 1994, she began working for UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Foundation thus beginning her career in philanthropy. She is still inspired when she sees all the good that can result from her fundraising efforts. She feels strongly that raising money to continue the latest medical research, technology, health care and education should happen wherever and whenever people receive care. She received an associate of applied science and a certificate of technology in management development in Houston, Texas in 1986.
Fun Fact: She and her late husband got married in Room 319 at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital!
Why Her Teammates Love Her: Her unfailing (and contagious) good humor and kind heart.