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GOBEL Adds to Growing Advancement Staff

Rikki Bryant Appointed Associate Vice President

GOBEL, the world’s top healthcare philanthropy consulting and technology company, today announced the recent addition of Rikki Bryant as Associate Vice President.

Ms. Bryant joined GOBEL following a successful career at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Foundation, where she served as the Director of Prospect Management. During her time there, she oversaw the Foundation’s $1 billion prospect pipeline, including a comprehensive grateful patient program, as part of the $4.25 billion “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina.”

“We feel very fortunate to have on staff a person of Rikki’s unique skill and achievement,” said Chad Gobel, founder and CEO of GOBEL. “Beyond those characteristics, though, is an underlying foundation at the heart of her success…her mother is a retired registered nurse and cancer survivor, and as such, Rikki has a strong passion for and wholeheartedly believes in the transformational power of healthcare philanthropy. There is simply no substitute for that.”

Ms. Bryant is the author of two best practices for the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP): “Best Practice in Maintaining Thorough and Consistent Gender Information” (2021) and “Best Practice in Preparing for General Data Protection Regulation Compliance” (2018). In 2018, she presented “A Methodical Approach to Improving Data Integrity” at the CASE Asia Pacific Advancement Services Conference in Brisbane. She served as  a faculty member for Academic Impressions from 2017 to 2019 and, as a part of her role, she co-led the Portfolio Management and Maintenance Strategies for Fundraising Success Conference. She has held the Certified Fundraising Executive credential since 2017.

She is now a member of the largest team of consultants working in healthcare philanthropy. With 65 seasoned professionals and growing, GOBEL’s team is respected in the industry and has come from the top medical centers in the nation. GOBEL’s consultants collectively have more than 500 years of experience, have led programs that have raised hundreds of millions annually, and directed billion-dollar campaigns. Leading the healthcare philanthropy market, the company now features 300 active clients, 1,000 prior engagements, 65 full-time employees, a completed equity investment round and an expansive portfolio of consulting and technology solutions for healthcare organizations.

For more information, contact Glenn Vallach,