Steven W. Churchill, MNA
President & Chief Executive Officer

AHP has announced that Steven W. Churchill will complete his service with AHP in October 2017. A search committee for AHP's new president and chief executive officer has been formed. Learn more here.

Steven W. Churchill, MNA, is the president & chief executive officer of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), an international professional organization dedicated to developing the men and women who encourage charity for nonprofit hospitals and health care organizations. AHP’s 5,000 members represent more than 2,200 health care organizations in North America and abroad.

Churchill has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofits. He most recently served as executive director of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the health of our nation’s communities. Prior to joining the AMA, he was vice president of development and alumni relations at Des Moines University medical school. Churchill served three terms in the Iowa House of Representatives and founded the Churchill Group to provide fundraising consulting services to nonprofit and political organizations. He also served as director of major gifts at Simpson College and worked as a marketing executive with the Mid-America Group.

In addition to his professional experience, Churchill has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management and serves on its advisory board. He is a recipient of the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the U.S. Department of the Army, a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M., and a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).


Andrew Watt, FInstF
Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

AHP is excited to announce that Andrew Watt, FlnstF, will serve as the association’s interim president and CEO through spring 2018.

Watt has worked in the fundraising community for 25 years, most recently serving as president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) from 2011 – 2016. In that role, he served on the board of directors for AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada, and led the association's professional staff in Arlington, Va.; Toronto, Ontario and Mexico City.

Watt’s first day with AHP will be Monday, October 23. Steven W. Churchill completes his work with AHP on Wednesday, October 25.