CAMC Foundation Staff

The CAMC Foundation Staff is a collection of individuals with many years experience and strong community ties and loyalty.

E. Gail Pitchford, President

Gail has served as the CAMC Foundation President for more than 10 years. Under her administration, the CAMC Foundation organized its first capital campaign raising $15 million to build a freestanding, outpatient cancer center. In her role, Gail oversees all CAMC Foundation board activities; leads strategic planning for the foundation; and coordinates the CAMC Health System’s needs with the CAMC Foundation’s fundraising goals.

Gail has always lived and worked in the Kanawha Valley. Prior to joining the CAMC Foundation, Gail worked in the private wealth management and banking industry for 20 years. An active community member, Gail serves on the Board of Governors of West Virginia State University, her alma mater. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston and serves on the board of the Craik-Patton House, a historical home in Charleston. Gail received her master’s degree from WVU. She enjoys bicycling and running and often competes in 5k races and half marathons.

R. Bryan Cummings, Senior Development Officer

Bryan has served the CAMC Foundation and his community for 9 years. He identifies, cultivates and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with corporations, foundations and individuals to foster positive and enduring relationships. Additionally, Bryan develops fundraising strategies and methods to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition and stewardship of donors.

Bryan is a professional fundraiser, having earned his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification by CFRE International.

Prior to joining the foundation, Bryan held roles at the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office and West Virginia Second Congressional District Office in Washington, DC.

Bryan received his BA in political science with a minor in economics from Marshall University.  He is an outdoor recreationist, travel and cultural enthusiast, and Dave Matthews Band fanatic.

Crystal Richardson, Development Officer

Crystal Richardson joined CAMC Foundation in January of 2017. As development officer, Crystal develops, plans, monitors and implements various aspects of the Foundation’s annual fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Foundation president. Additionally, she provides direction for prospect and donor research, identifies and cultivates new donors, performs stewardship functions for existing constituents and assists with major gifts and capital campaign. She brings with her a robust network of business and community relationships. Prior to joining the Foundation, Crystal was the education, training and outreach coordinator for Medical Transportation Management (MTM), the broker for non-emergency medical transportation for West Virginia Medicaid, at MTM’s West Virginia operations. A Charleston native and graduate of West Virginia State University, Crystal has a B.S. in communications with minor in journalism as well as an associate’s degree. Many people in the community know Crystal as a singer. She is active in her church and is the proud mother of two boys, Giradie and Christopher, who keep her life busy and eventful. In what free time she has, she enjoys spending time with her children and two dogs, Sasha and Marlo.

Darian Gist, Community Giving Officer

Darian serves as the Community Giving Officer for the CAMC Foundation with oversight of annual appeals, donor communications, stewardship, as well as visibility and awareness activities. In her role, the Community Giving Officer works to make a difference in the health and well-being of the people in our communities and region. Prior to joining the CAMC Foundation Darian worked on various political campaigns in a variety of states. Most recently she served as the Finance Assistant for the WV Attorney General. She has a BS in secondary social studies education from The Pennsylvania State University with minors in history and political science. Darian is a dog lover and enjoys cooking, baking and traveling.