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Children's Mercy names Jenea Oliver Vice President of Resource Development

Jenea Oliver, PhD, has been named Vice President of Resource Development at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinic. She begins her position on July 8.

Oliver brings over twenty years of experience to the position, including her current role as Vice President of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Foundation.  In addition to her leadership at UMKC, Oliver served as the Director and Senior Director of Development at Missouri University School of Medicine, Development Officer at Missouri University Children's Hospital and Developmental Specialist for Children's Miracle Network. 

Oliver earned her doctorate of philosophy degree in urban leadership and public administration from UMKC in addition to a master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Missouri Western State University.  

"Jenea's knowledge and skills will make her an effective leader of Children's Mercy's fundraising efforts," Jo Stueve, Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Operating Officer said. "Complementing her major gift experience, Jenea has a record of increasing annual fund giving and execution of special events."

During Oliver's time at the UMKC Foundation, the net production increased from $29 million in 2010 to $65 million in 2011.

About Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 354-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. For more information about Children's Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org or download our mobile phone app CMH4YOU for all phone types. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.