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DCH Welcomes New Head of The DCH Foundation

DCH Welcomes New Head of The DCH Foundation

We’re excited to announce that Brad Leech has joined The DCH Foundation as vice president of development/executive director. Leech brings more than 30 years of development experience to DCH, with much of that in health care. He most recently served as associate vice president for development and campaigns at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

“Brad has a wealth of experience in aligning donors with the needs of a community hospital, like ours,” said DCH CEO Katrina Keefer. “Having these funds in place is key to a health system’s continued growth. I’m confident that with Brad’s leadership, DCH will empower donors to help us build a health system that will benefit our community for generations to come.”

Leech has also held leadership positions at Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Kansas City, Kansas; The Phoenix Philanthropy Group, Phoenix, Arizona; Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri; the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock; and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Western International University in Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in university studies at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.


For over a century, the DCH Health System has offered advanced medical care to the communities of West Alabama, and beyond. The health system is comprised of the 583-bed DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, the 204-bed Northport Medical Center, and the 61-bed Fayette Medical Center. The DCH Health system offers a variety of specialty units and advanced services, including cancer, cardiology, robotic and minimally invasive surgery, and the regions advanced trauma center. For more information, visit