Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation Names New Executive Director
May 2, 2022
Sutter Health
Amanda K Martin headshot

Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation (MPHF) has named Amanda Kiernan Martin as Executive Director. Ms. Kiernan Martin joins MPHF from CPMC Foundation where she served as Director of Gift Planning. While serving in this role, she helped to secure the second largest gift ($18.5M) to the CPMC Foundation, developed stronger systematic objectives through growth metrics and increased fundraising through the planned giving team by 20% since starting there in 2020.

Ms. Kiernan Martin has more than a decade of experience in all disciplines relating to fundraising from front-line cold calls to complex asset transfers. Her integration of planned giving strategies into large capital campaigns and expertise in high net-worth donor management will provide dynamic leadership for MPHF. She will lead the Foundation’s 5-year, $70 million Campaign—Building the Mills-Peninsula of Tomorrow: For our Community and Generations to Come –with an eye toward building the best possible healthcare for this community.

“We are fortunate to have generous community members who have supported us since our inception,” says Janet Wagner, CEO Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. “With a rapidly changing healthcare landscape, MPMC has an opportunity to partner with the Foundation to lead a new generation of growth, partnership and service between the hospital and the community.”

“Mills-Peninsula community members have a rich history of philanthropy, and we are excited to have a new leader to partner with to enhance resources and provide flexibility for MPMC leaders when important needs exceed operational budgets,” says Patti Rueff, Board Chair at Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation.

Prior to CPMC Foundation, Ms. Kiernan Martin served as the Planned Giving Director at the Episcopal Diocese of California. More than a religious organization, the Diocese collaborates with congregations and nonprofits throughout the Bay Area to increase access to shelter, food and essential resources to underserved communities. There Amanda helped initiate a $32 million capital campaign to serve 62 institutions, incorporating estate and life income gifts for the decentralized, multi-entity campaign.

“We are delighted to have Amanda join the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation team to lead them through an exciting, multi-pronged campaign to support MPMC and enhance care throughout the community through the generosity and passion on the Peninsula,” says Raya Elias-Petros, Vice President, Sutter Bay Area Philanthropy.

In addition to fundraising, Ms. Kiernan Martin holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Denver. An avid volunteer and community advocate, she coaches Girls on the Run in San Francisco and has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), advocating for children since 2012. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to mission-driven organizations that empower the communities they serve.

About Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (MPMC) was founded in 1908 as a philanthropic gift from Elisabeth Mills Reid. MPMC is part of the Sutter Health Network, providing top ranked, patient-centered medical care and healthcare innovation at inpatient and outpatient facilities in Burlingame and San Mateo, California. Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of MPMC. It works with the medical center and donors from throughout the community to improve care, create vital new programs and empower MPMC physicians and their teams to accomplish extraordinary things they would otherwise not be able to do. For more information, visit

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