McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Anna Combes as Vice President of Philanthropy at CMT Research Foundation. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Anna will be responsible for fundraising and development activities, including outreach to individual donors and institutions such as foundations, corporations, and community funds.  

Most recently, Anna was the Director of Development at Ochsner Cancer Institute (Ochsner Health) where she closed six and seven figure gifts annually, totaling over $40 million, and increased philanthropic activity for the cancer service line from $1 million to $3 million to $5 million year over year. She held several positions of increasing responsibility and scope in Ochsner Corporate Relations and Special Events. She is a graduate of Salisbury University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication. 

CMT Research Foundation (CMTRF) is a patient-led, nonprofit focused on delivering treatments and cures for CMT. The foundation identifies significant obstacles or deficiencies impeding progress towards a cure and seeks out collaborators to address these issues. It’s their mission to raise funds to invest in promising science with high potential of leading to treatments and cures. 

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Partner Sue Waterbury, Executive Recruiter Justin Melhado, and Director of Research Josh Nichols.