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Holy Cross Health Department of Development

Laura Denoux has joined Holy Cross Health as Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Laura will be leading the development and implementation of all fundraising efforts including developing and organizing campaigns and special fundraising programs to meet capital and other ongoing funding needs of the hospital, while also maintaining relationships with major donors and prospective donors.

Before joining Holy Cross, Laura served as the Sr. Director of Development & Corporate Partnerships with Baptist Health South Florida Foundation since 2012, overseeing a team that led the corporate fundraising efforts for the health system across four counties in South Florida. Laura’s scope of responsibility included overseeing the Corporate Philanthropy Partners program, and managing relationships with high-net worth individuals, corporations, and foundations with an emphasis on corporate philanthropic partnerships and major gifts. Throughout her time at Baptist, Laura raised over $36 million in support of Baptist Health’s hospitals, centers of excellence, institutes, and programs, and was responsible for securing the largest corporate gift in Baptist Health’s history.

Laura has over 22 years of fundraising and sales experience, which also includes managing corporate sponsorships and community-wide peer-to-peer fundraising efforts of the American Heart Association’s Miami Heart Walk from 2008 to 2012 as the Director of Development. During her time with American Heart Association, Laura successfully managed a top 10 national corporate fundraising team and raised over $1M annually for the Miami Heart Walk.

She has also held several leadership sales roles at Samsung and Mary Kay before making the career change to fundraising, including earning the prestigious pink Cadillac. From 2008-2009, she was a contestant on season 7 of the popular NBC reality show, The Biggest Loser. Laura graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing & Communications. 

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Jennifer Hernandez

Jennifer Hernandez joined Holy Cross Health in November 2022 as the Director of Development and Major Gifts. In her role, Jennifer will advance the mission of Holy Cross by securing philanthropic support in furtherance of the Health System’s strategic plan, programs, and initiatives.

Before joining Holy Cross, Jennifer served as the Director of Development with Baptist Health South Florida Foundation since 2016. During her time with Baptist, Jennifer raised over $6.7 Million from high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporations, and was responsible for raising funds for campaigns, events, and programmatic initiatives. Prior to joining Baptist, Jennifer served as the Director of Development & Special Projects for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council from 2006 to 2016, where she effectively marketed and attracted new job-generating investments to Miami-Dade County and assisted local companies and with their growth and expansion. Jennifer earned her Master's degree in Public Administration from Florida International University.

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Maddison DeLayo joined the Development Team for Holy Cross Health in March of 2023. Maddison is responsible for providing centralized support to the department, maintaining accurate donor records, processing gifts, purchase orders, and invoices. She also works on special projects to identify new donor prospects and cultivate and steward our existing donor base.

Maddison brings extensive experience in nonprofit management, fundraising strategy, and digital marketing. She has worked in various roles in the private and not-for-profit sectors, most recently as Director of Programs and Partner Outreach for a youth nonprofit in Miami, FL. Maddison's accomplishments include bringing in over $1,200,000 in individual donations, creating and cultivating over 45 new partnerships and collaboration opportunities, and coordinating several major professional workshops.

Maddison completed her studies at Salve Regina University, a Sisters of Mercy school for higher education. She earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus on social ventures and a certificate in social entrepreneurship. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, with a minor in Business Administration.

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Brittany Henson

Brittany Henson joined Holy Cross Health in June 2023, assuming the position of Development Officer. Within her role, Brittany dedicates her efforts to the creation of cultivation and solicitation strategies for various initiatives, including annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, and donor stewardship programs.

Prior to her current position, Brittany was a valuable member of the Development team at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, renowned as the oldest and largest animal shelter in Palm Beach County. During her tenure there, Brittany played a significant role in generating over $2.8 million in individual donations. She also successfully launched donor recognition programs and effectively managed various donor relations events.

Brittany holds a Bachelor's degree in International Business and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing, both obtained from Palm Beach Atlantic University. After completing her studies, Brittany joined her alma mater's Admissions team, serving in diverse sales and operations roles for more than a decade. As a native of Florida, Brittany has a passion for traveling and being near the water.

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Dr. Karan Munuswamy is a board-certified cardiologist and member of Holy Cross Medical Group. He is the Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology Associates, Holy Cross Medical Group. He also serves as chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Holy Cross Health.

Dr. Munuswamy has been involved with Holy Cross Health related fund raising activities for the past 30 years and has been a key player in helping the organization meet fundraising goals ranging from the $26 million Jim Moran Challenge to the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute, Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center and Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute – where he is involved in clinical research.

Dr. Munuswamy has served as president of the local chapter of the American Heart Association, is immediate past president of the American Diabetes Association of South Florida. He has been successful in increasing awareness of heart disease and diabetes while raising money for research and education. Dr. Munuswamy is a member of Column Society, Pine Crest School and a trustee member of South Florida Temple. He lives with his wife Sarita, who is a pediatrician.

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If you have questions or comments, please contact us at: or 954-542-8562.

Correspondence may be addressed to: 
Holy Cross Health 
Attn: Development Office 
4725 North Federal Highway 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308


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