Foundation welcomes two new members to Board of Directors

Robert Milligan and Susan Miele

Joining the foundation's Board of Directors in fiscal year 2023 are Robert Milligan and Susan Miele, who both bring valuable expertise to their new positions.

St. Joseph's Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for directing operations of the foundation by developing policies, assisting in grant review and approval processes, and ensuring all operations comply with legal regulations. Board members are also valued members of the fundraising team, stewarding community donors and assisting in organizing fundraising events. St. Joseph's Foundation thanks both Robert and Susan for stepping into their new Board roles and contributing to the future success of St. Joseph's Hosital and Medical Center in fulfilling its 127-year-old mission of serving the Phoenix community. Robert Milligan

Robert Milligan recently departed his position as CFO, Treasurer and Secretary at Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. He joined the company in January 2012 as Director of Finance and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance in January 2013. He held this role until August 2014, at which time he become the Chief Financial Officer.

Robert was previously a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch between July 2007 and January 2012. Prior to that he served in various corporate finance capacities. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. 

Susan Miele

Susan Miele has been a community advocate for as long as she can remember, always volunteering and raising money to support lifesaving and life-enhancing programs benefiting people in need. “I grew up in a home where we were taught that philanthropy and giving back were of primary importance,” she says. 

Susan first became affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center as an avid volunteer-fundraiser for the Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s. Soon thereafter, she was seeking care provided by the experts at the cancer center as well as St. Joseph’s Norton Thoracic Institute. Being a survivor of three forms of cancer has allowed her to gain a personal patient perspective while further sensitizing her passion for philanthropy. Last year, through a charity tournament hosted at Forest Highlands Golf Club, followed by an exclusive dinner at the Miele’s home, Susan helped raise more than $50,000 for Norton Thoracic Institute. Other nonprofits benefiting from her many decades of volunteer service include Child Help, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix Country Day School, Lincoln Guild for Desert Food Banks, Honor Ball and Head Start of Puerto Rico.