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Elevate health and well-being.

Why Accordant?


We are founded in relationship-based philanthropy, governance and community partnership.


First, our thinking. We believe health care has the greatest ability to improve the lives of people and impact communities, and philanthropy fuels the ability to succeed. 


Second, our team. Each member of our team has more than 20 years of experience. Not as consultants, but as Chief Philanthropy Officers, Major Gift Officers, Planned Giving Officers and more. No other firm understands your challenges like we do.  

Third, our approach. We created the Transformative Philanthropy model which holistically addresses the most important levers to performance. We have also pioneered tools and processes to align and engage teams, leadership and boards to ensure the best possible outcomes.


The team at Accordant elevated our vision and helped us build our team through strong strategic insight, programmatic expertise and leadership development. Through feasibility to campaign planning and launch, they helped us build a centralized support team – expanding us from one system employee to a team of 12 in just three years – while also ensuring that fundraising and impact remain local at our nine hospitals. Our philanthropy program has faced exponential growth in infrastructure since 2019 with an overall team of 37 staff members, while also experiencing increases in fundraising success – growing from an average of $8 million per year to more than $25 million in our most recent fiscal year.

Roy Lowdenback

Vice President, Philanthropy

Baptist Health
Louisville, Kentucky

Thought Leadership

Our thought leadership has been featured in Healthcare Executive, BoardRoom Press, Modern Healthcare, STAT, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Forbes, FierceHealthFinance, Healthcare Philanthropy Journal, Chief Executive Officer and more.

Our Team

Our consultants average 27 years of health care leadership experience, and most hold professional certification as a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) or as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP

Founder & CEO

Tim Brown

Vice President of Operations

Pamela Maroulis, FAHP, CFRE

President & Principal Consultant

Sarah Burdi, CFRE

Principal Consultant

Susan Attwell, CFRE

Principal Consultant

Linda Roszak Burton

Principal Consultant & Certified Executive Coach

Michael J. Beall

Principal Consultant and Communications Practice Leader

Lori Counts, FAHP, CFRE

Principal Consultant & Certified Executive Coach

Our Services


Accordant harnesses the power of charitable giving and philanthropic partnerships to propel health organizations and their communities through a wide range of customized services. 

Philanthropy + Grants

Harness the power of generosity by uncovering opportunities and integrating innovative strategies to accelerate organizational performance and mission elevation.

Boards + Governance

Identify, engage and empower crucial volunteer leaders and allies with Accordant, a recognized leader in elevating foundation and hospital board governance.

Accelerating Health Equity

Develop purpose-driven partnerships and invigorate external investment to work toward a world where people from all walks of life have access to optimal health and well-being.

Leadership + Talent

Combine the strengths, integrity and vision with the values, passion and purpose of those who lead organizations to benefit each leader, team and organization.

Creative + Communications

Elevate communication initiatives to extend your organization’s ability to move and motivate prospects and donor partners for mission success.

Training + Facilitation

Guide and advance leaders through shared expertise, ideas and compassion that lifts and empowers health organizations to do their best work. 


Leadership Retreat

FEBRUARY 4-5, 2025


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