USC Price School of Public Policy

Price alum named president of Children’s Hospital Foundation in DC

May 19, 2017

DeAnn Aston Marshall, MHA '12

USC Price School of Public Policy alumna DeAnn Aston Marshall was recently named the new president of the Children’s Hospital Foundation for Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.

In this role, Marshall – who earned a Master of Health Administration from USC Price in 2012 – will lead all philanthropic efforts and development strategy across the organization. Marshall’s career encompasses 20 years of experience in academic medical center leadership and administration, business development, marketing and public affairs, and government relations.

“I am honored to join one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals and support efforts to develop therapies, find cures and improve children’s health in our community and beyond,” Marshall said in a statement. “I look forward to cultivating relationships with the health system’s extensive network of partners as we work together to take Children’s National to the next level.”

“We are thrilled that DeAnn will lead the philanthropic vision and strategy for the Children’s Hospital Foundation and are excited to welcome her to our team,” Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO of Children’s National Health System, said in a statement. “Her passion and expertise in this space are unmatched, and under DeAnn’s leadership, I’m confident we will elevate the profile of Children’s National as a charity and make an even greater impact for children and their families.”

Most recently, Marshall served as senior vice president and chief development and marketing officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she set the vision and strategy for the CHLA Foundation. At CHLA, she raised more than $250 million in unrestricted dollars in a four-year span.

Marshall’s prior leadership posts include 12 years at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation as executive vice president and chief development officer, as well as chief marketing communications officer for health sciences at UC San Diego. In addition, she is a member of the MedicAlert Foundation’s board of directors.