Saint Thomas Health taps CEO of foundations

Ingram Industries leader offers varied philanthropic background

Saint Thomas Health has named Margaret O. Dolan president and chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Health’s various foundations and executive vice president for institutional advancement.

Dolan, who is currently vice president of community relations for Ingram Industries Inc., will begin her new role on July 1. She will oversee philanthropic efforts to support advancing the Saint Thomas Health ministry and medical initiatives. Contributions to the health care entity's four foundations support care of the poor and uninsured, the development of facilities, patient care innovations, clinical research, scholarships and continuing education opportunities.

“I am extremely happy about the role that Margaret will play in helping our ministry realize its full potential,” Dr. Mike Schatzlein, president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health, said in a release. “She is a well-respected leader in the community and brings tremendous depth and breadth in experience to the new role in institutional advancement.

“I know she will increase our level of involvement in the community and collaboration with other organizations for community benefit,” he added. “From a philanthropy standpoint, her longstanding and varied community service roles and relationships will be extremely valuable.”

Dolan began her career at KPMG before joining the Ingram Industries tax department in 1985. She left Ingram in 1989 and, after a period of volunteer service, rejoined the organization in 1995. While at Ingram, Dolan served as acting president and CEO of the United Way of Middle Tennessee in 2006.

Dolan currently sits on the boards of Fifth Third Bank, Alignment Nashville, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Business Roundtable and the Nashville Business Coalition. She is a past chair and current director for the Nashville Public Education Foundation and a past president and a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville.

Dolan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree in business administration from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. 

Dolan is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.