Meet Our Team


The Philanthropy team works across Covenant Health’s communities to share our mission and connect with donors, business leaders and employees interested in making a positive difference in the care and experience of our patients and residents.

Together, we have the honor of driving the philanthropic outreach that provides our hospitals, provider practices, senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities with capital improvements, advanced equipment and technology, improved spaces, new programs and more.

If you’d like to discuss how your gift can make a meaningful impact in the lives of others, please contact us at or call (207) 907-1740. We look forward to connecting with you.

Senior Vice President & President
Covenant Health Foundation

Brad coffey

J. Bradford Coffey joined Covenant Health in 2015, and serves as Senior Vice President & President of Covenant Health Foundation.  In his role, Brad is responsible for leading all philanthropic activity within Covenant Health’s member organizations.

Prior to joining Covenant Health, Brad held the title of Vice President for EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) Foundation, where he led philanthropy efforts to build a new adult cancer center, pediatric cancer center, multiple sclerosis center and new inpatient tower.  He is known among his peers for his ability to communicate complicated concepts in straightforward and compelling language, and he is well respected by leaders in Maine and throughout New England.

Brad began his career in philanthropy at the University of Maine Foundation in 2001 after nearly a decade of practicing law. Brad has received many service awards and recognitions dating back to the early 1990s.  He is a licensed Maine attorney, and he has been very involved in his community, including serving as president of the Maine Planned Giving Council and the Bangor Rotary Club, and board chair of Shaw House and treasurer of the Maine Conservation Voters.  He and his wife, Elizabeth, are the proud parents of three children.

Executive Director of Philanthropy
St. Mary’s Health System, Lewiston, Maine

Deb Anthoine

Deb joined St. Mary’s in September of 2021 after serving as the Director of Advancement at Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn. She and her husband, Mark, served as the co-Chairs of the Making an Impact Capital Campaign for St. Mary’s that saw the completion of the Pediatric and Adult Behavioral inpatient units as well as the new Infusion Center.

She is a lifelong resident of Lewiston-Auburn and is proud to serve the community she grew up in and is passionate about connecting the needs of the St. Mary’s Healthcare System to resources through philanthropy. She has a BA in English from Saint Anselm College and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Southern Maine.

Deb and her husband live in Lewiston and have 4 children, Mark, Jr., Connor, Katherine, and Kellen.

Grants Manager
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire

Karen BradshawKaren joined the Foundation in 2018 in the newly created Grants Associate role in Nashua. In 2021, she became the Grants Manager, as well as the grants administrator for Covenant Health’s Post-Acute Care facilities.

With 20 years of administrative and fundraising experience in non-profit settings, including Brown University and her alma mater Clark University, Karen now enjoys the more focused aspect of grantmaking and management as it supports an organization’s fundraising goals.

In addition to her B.A, Karen holds a Master’s in Museum Education, and is trained as an English Language Teacher to Adults, where she previously served as an instructor to diplomatic staff at the United Nations in New York City.

Karen works remotely from her home in Southern New Hampshire. In addition to local hiking and traveling with her husband and son, reading any kind of historical fiction and engaging Fergus, their 2-year-old border collie/poodle mix, occupies her free time.

Grants Manager
St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor, Maine

Sarah joined St. Joseph’s in March 2022 as a Grants Manager; seeking and writing grant proposals for St. Joseph Hospital and Covenant member organizations. She is an experienced chronic disease epidemiologist and grant writer/reviewer with over 30 years of experience in population health. She began her career at one of the nation’s first community health trials and served as a federal health scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the early 2000s.

She has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and books and is a reviewer for several health-related journals and a grant reviewer for the federal government. Her research focuses on substance use disorders, health equity, and the assessment of health-related needs in rural settings in the midst of the changing health care environment. She received an AB from Brown University, an MS from the University of New Mexico, and a PhD from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

When she is not at work she is home on Martin Woods Farm in Starks, feeding animals or processing farm raised foods.

Donor Database Manager
Covenant Health Foundation

Denise Marques headshot

Denise joined Covenant Health Foundation in March 2022 and comes to us with a deep and broad background in healthcare development operations.

Her experience in database management includes data entry, gift acknowledgment, queries, reporting and quality assurance. She has also managed budgets, worked in partnership with finance partners, led employee campaigns and stewardship programs and helped to coordinate and staff special events. Denise is mission-focused and is highly donor-centered when working with donors and partners.

Denise works remotely from her home in Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Foundation Fundraising Coordinator
St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor, Maine

Tiffany joined St. Joseph’s Bangor in December of 2021 as the Foundation Fundraising Coordinator; managing the daily operations of the foundation along with planning the events of the foundation.

After serving 15 years in the US Air Force, Tiffany graduated from the University of Hawaii- West Oahu with a liberal arts degree. Two years later she graduated from Austin Peay State University with a bachelor’s in Hospitality Administration. As an event planner, her main focus has been working with non-profit organizations.

Tiffany and her family retired to Maine after her husband retired from the Army. She and her family love to travel, volunteer in their community and participate in their Scottish society.

Annual Fund and Stewardship Manager
Covenant Health Foundation

Erin McKenney

Erin joined Covenant Health Foundation in 2020 and oversees the Annual Fund for all Covenant Health member organizations.

Erin earned her master’s in International Development and Social Change from Clark University and her undergraduate degree from Niagara University.

She works remotely from her home in Massachusetts where she resides with her fiancée, Paul, and their cat, Sennie.

Executive Director, Philanthropy, Operations and Strategy
Covenant Health Foundation

Susan Oldrid

Susan is responsible for executing a comprehensive philanthropy program for Covenant Health’s post-acute care facilities and leading operations and strategic planning for the Covenant Health Foundation. Previous roles include Vice President at Graham-Pelton Consulting, a global non-profit management consulting firm. Service to clients included executive coaching, development assessments, campaign studies, campaign management, performance management and strategic planning.

Susan also served Saint Anne’s Hospital in multiple vice president roles, including Vice President, Development, providing strategic and operational leadership of philanthropy and as Vice President for Mission/Community Partnerships, providing leadership of Mission, Faith Community Nursing, Continuing Medical Education, Community Benefits, Volunteer Services and a residential program for individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Susan received her BA in psychology from Bridgewater State University and completed a graduate program in Executive and Organizational Coaching in the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

When not deriving joy from her work, Susan is most happy sharing time and adventures with her family and friends, working out, traveling and cooking.

Development Systems Information Systems and Financial Stewardship Manager
St. Mary’s Health System, Lewiston, Maine

Deb Perkins

Deb became an employee of St. Mary’s way back in 1977! Born at St. Mary’s, Deb was raised in and still resides in Auburn. Over the course of her career, she has worked in many departments at St. Mary’s and transitioned to the Foundation Office in 2001. Here, she’s found her “second home.” Deb has been married to Lenny for over 46 years and, together, they enjoy spending time with their daughter, Darcy, and two grandchildren, Danica and Brody, as well as caring for a household full of pets!

Director of Grants Administration
St. Mary’s Health System, Lewiston, Maine

Nicole Poirier

Nicole joined St. Mary’s in August 2020 as a Grants Associate and started in her new role in January 2021; managing overall grant services for Covenant member organizations.

After a 20-year career in international development, Nicole returned to Auburn with an understanding of the importance of collaborative effort and quality grant management to secure new funding. Nicole earned her Master of International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and her undergraduate degree from Boston University.

Nicole met her husband Akibou Djonouma during her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad and they have two sons.

Executive Director of Philanthropy
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire

Deb Tighe

Deb joined St. Joseph Hospital in 2020 and is responsible for developing strategies to meet fundraising goals and create sustainable revenue for the hospital.

Deb has extensive experience in complex giving, capital campaigns and communications, leading fundraising efforts at Simmons University, United Way, Gateways Community Services and the Boston Conservatory.

A Greater Nashua resident for more than 20 years, Deb has remained an active community member and currently serves on the Board at the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband Michael enjoy their free time with their three amazing daughters.

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