David Dietrich Takes Helm of Advancement Department


David Dietrich has accepted the position of Vice President for Advancement at Cottage Health System.


During the past nine years, Dave has provided valued leadership in his role as Cottage Health System’s Director of Development, and more recently as the Interim Vice President for Advancement at CHS. Dave will now lead and grow the fund development program and will continue to provide leadership to public affairs, media relations, and marketing activities while a search is conducted to fill a new position of vice president in that department.


In his previous role as director, Dave worked with executive leadership, CHS board members and community volunteers on The Campaign for Cottage Health System, which raised more than $110 million in support of the rebuilding of SBCH. He also provides oversight of CHS staff of affiliated not-for-profit foundations at Goleta Valley and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospitals and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital.


Prior to joining Cottage, Dave was Executive Director of the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, served as Assistant Dean of Development for UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, and held leadership roles at several other not-for-profit organizations in Santa Barbara. He holds an MA in Communication from UCSB.


David Dietrich
Vice President for Advancement




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