William (Bill) Mountcastle, MPA

Bill is the founder and president of Health Giving, and is an expert in healthcare capital campaign planning with more than two decades of experience. He most recently served as senior associate vice president of development at The Ohio State University, where he was chief development officer for the University’s Wexner Medical Center and seven health science colleges. He helped design and lead quiet phase activities for Ohio State's But for Ohio State capital campaign with a $2.5 billion goal.

Prior to joining Ohio State, Bill was vice president of institutional relations and development at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, he was also the principal campaign manager for the $1 billion Discover the Difference: The Campaign for University Hospitals, the capital campaign in support of the most comprehensive expansion in the health system’s history. 

Bill previously had a successful career at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he helped design and lead the pre-public planning phase of the Clinic's Today’s Innovations Tomorrow’s Healthcare campaign to raise $1.25 billion, at that time one of the largest campaigns of any not-for-profit academic medical center in the country. He recently wrote the chapter on healthcare capital campaigns for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s published book, Redefining Healthcare Philanthropy.

Jane Lee

Jane Lee is Director, Client Engagement Services.  She has provided consulting services to healthcare systems, community hospitals, children’s hospitals, hospice organizations, nonprofit continuing care retirement communities, and other nonprofits involved in the health and healthcare industry. Jane brings leadership, knowledge, and effective strategy to the fundraising efforts of our clients and their donors. She has performed feasibility studies and philanthropy assessments on several healthcare and hospital capital campaigns with fundraising goals ranging from $1 million to $50 million. She has a strong background in project management, professional education, training, communications, and administration. She has strong expertise in social media strategy in health-related initiatives. She managed the social media for the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, which benefits the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Jane is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is a member of the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.

Connor Hooper

Connor serves as Health Giving's full-time consulting associate. He has strong skills in communications and grant writing. Prior to joining HPSG, Mr. Hooper served as a Columbus Foundation Fundraising and Development Fellow at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He also previously worked as a communications assistant in the Office of the President at The Ohio State University and served on the Advancement team for the Sports Medicine program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. While working with OSU Sports Medicine, his focuses included data mining to identify high-capacity and inclination donors and cultivating meaningful relationships with grateful patients. Connor is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

Dan Barney

Recognizing that the database is the lifeline of an organization, Dan is committed to helping non-profits maintain the integrity of their data and customize the system to better serve their needs.  He is an experienced relationship management system expert and a leader in the philanthropy information industry. He has significant expertise with many different database technologies, wealth- screening tools, and internet capabilities, particularly Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge® fundraising software. 

He founded Barney & Associates Consulting Services and has spent the last 10+ years as a consultant dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations of all sizes with the quality of information previously only available to the largest in the pool.  He has an alliance with Health Giving and serves as a senior consultant.  

Ralph Metzger, CFRE

Ralph provides counsel to Health Giving as an adjunct consultant. He brings substantial executive experience as a healthcare fundraising leader. He recently retired as executive director of the Adena Health Foundation after serving 15 years in the leadership role. He led many successful capital project campaigns and major gift fundraising efforts for Adena including the successful capital campaign to build the PACCAR Medical Education Center at Adena Health.

Prior to Adena Health, Ralph served as director of sponsored programs at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He also served as director of program development and administration for The Ohio State University Research Foundation. Ralph has been a prominent figure in the non-profit field, and is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including the Ohio Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, having served on its board.

Jack Licate, Ph.D.

Dr. Jack Licate brings significant executive experience as a healthcare advancement leader. He provides counsel to Health Giving as an adjunct consultant. Licate served the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as vice chairman and interim chairman of its Division of Institutional Relations and Development from 1994-2004.  

He has spearheaded public-private sector advocacy campaigns at the state and federal levels, bringing Cleveland over $1.6 billion in new environmental, science/technology, research and development, and infrastructure funds. Since his retirement from the Cleveland Clinic, Licate founded Jack A. Licate & Associates and has provided fundraising counsel to a number of national and international nonprofit organizations. 

Additional Health Giving team members include:

  • Suzanne Binau, Senior Consultant 
  • Marlene Casini, Senior Advisor, Philanthropy Leadership  
  • Jake Housh, Communications Advisor, Grateful Patient Video and Campaign Media Production

Client List

  • Adena Health System
  • Aultman College
  • Aultman Hospital
  • Bellevue Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
  • Daughters of Israel
  • Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Exeter Health

  • Highland District Hospital
  • Hospice of the Western Reserve
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Judson Smart Living
  • Kean University
  • Knox Community Hospital
  • MedStar Health
  • Mercy Canton Hospital
  • Mercy Foundation Lorain 

  • Mount Carmel Health Foundation
  • New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Providence Hospital
  • Sisters of Charity Health System
  • Southwest Community Health Foundation
  • St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
  • St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

The Meaning of Our Logo

We wanted a logo that will be a representation of our mission and values.  

The block “H” is a very recognizable symbol, often seen in modest white on a blue road sign indicating the location of the nearest hospital. This familiar symbol is a promise that not far away is a group of people ready to heal anyone who walks through their doors when people need it most.  

Relatedly, the “H” of our logo symbolizes the word health in our company name and it embodies that long tradition of service to address the health needs of communities.  Look a litter closer and you’ll see there’s more to it. The simple shape indicates an outstretched arm of a human form reaching out to a fellow human. It visually conveys the aspirations of Health Giving - to reach out a hand to lift someone else up.  

We help organizations to reach out to individuals and their communities to build awareness of the importance of philanthropy that supports health and healthy communities. We are committed to making The Meaning of Our Logo.

Mission

Health Giving's mission is to create healthy philanthropic results, provide solutions, and deliver cost-effective and innovative professional services for our clients - nonprofit healthcare organizations that serve society and their individual communities. 

Values

We are committed to our shared values:

  • Trust - to be honest, open, and accountable for our actions;
  • Responsiveness - to respond rapidly and effectively to a changing health care environment;
  • Competence - to have the wisdom, judgment, and confidence to select the right course of action;
  • Excellence - to set and achieve realistic goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner; and,
  • Passion - to fuel our actions and overcome hurdles and crises.

Promise

 We promise to:

  • Provide solutions that drive significant financial and operational improvement;
  • Collaborate to maximize fundraising results;
  • Deliver high quality professional services;
  • Promote innovative programs and results oriented approaches;
  • Implement sophisticated and aggressive attainment strategies;
  • Be diligent in our approach; and,
  • Never settle for mediocrity.