Kristin Bertell is chief philanthropy officer at City of Hope and a member of City of Hope’s Executive Team. In this role, Bertell provides strategic leadership for all aspects of City of Hope’s philanthropic efforts as the cancer treatment center and biomedical research institution enters a new era of growth and development.
Bertell is an accomplished leader with more than 26 years of expertise in non-profit fundraising, including comprehensive campaigns for research and academic medical centers.
Prior to joining City of Hope, Bertell served as associate vice chancellor, health sciences development, for University of California, San Diego, where she was responsible for donations to support their clinical, research and academic priorities.
Prior to UC San Diego, Bertell served as senior vice president of The Greenwood Company, a San Francisco-based non-profit fundraising consulting firm, and as vice president of institute relations for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.
She has also held development leadership roles at University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, California Lutheran University, Greater Southeast Healthcare System and the Autism Society of America.
She is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a master’s degree in communications management from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.
Bertell is a certified fundraising executive with the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and was named the 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter.