Alisa Toney Named Chair of Leadership Gwinnett FoundationAugust 3, 2022
Alisa Toney, the Senior Director of Development at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), was recently named the chair of the Leadership Gwinnett Foundation Board of Directors.
She is the fourth person to serve in this position since the organization’s founding
in 1985. Prior to joining Leadership Gwinnett’s Board of Directors, Toney served as
the annual program’s co-chair, tri-chair, steering committee chair and management
Lisa Zaken, president and CEO of Leadership Gwinnett, said, “Alisa brings a wealth
of knowledge, experience, judgment and insight, coupled with a demonstrated commitment
to Leadership Gwinnett that makes me very excited about what happens next.”
Since 1985, Leadership Gwinnett’s signature yearlong program has graduated 36 classes
and Glance Gwinnett, its three-day program, has conducted 25 sessions. The programs
combined have an alumni base of more than 2,100.
A member of the Leadership Gwinnett class of 2013, Toney believes that “Leadership
Gwinnett is an experience that completely transforms you and exposes you to people,
places and processes that will enhance your perspective.”
With more than 20 years of professional experience in higher education as a fundraiser,
administrator and lecturer, Toney currently oversees PCOM’s annual giving, major gifts,
and corporate and foundation relations teams. She works closely with the College’s
administration to develop strategy, leadership, and implementation of the school’s
fundraising activities to enhance relationships and communication with internal and external constituencies.
Prior to joining PCOM, Toney worked at Georgia State University, Spelman College and
Emory University, all in metro Atlanta.
A graduate of Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Toney is an
emeritus member of the Director’s Advisory Board of the Newcomb College Institute
at Tulane University. She has a master’s degree from Georgia State University in educational
policy studies, research and measurement, and a certificate in nonprofit executive
leadership from The Fund Raising School, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana
Toney is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and
the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2016, she received a Most Powerful
and Influential Woman Award from the Pennsylvania Diversity Council. She also serves
on the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation/Northside Hospital Gwinnett Women’s Leadership
Originally, from Memphis, Tennessee, Toney is the mother of two children, Thomas,
a senior at Yale University, and Camille, a freshman at North Gwinnett High School.
She has been a resident of Gwinnett County since 1993.
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About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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