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ValleyCare Charitable Foundation Names Executive Director

For Immediate Release February 22, 2016

Livermore, CA – Shaké Sulikyan, a fundraising consultant with a solid track record and leadership skills, has been named executive director of ValleyCare Charitable Foundation. Joyce and Bob Shapiro, co-chairs of the Foundation, are pleased with the selection, "Shaké Sulikyan is a talented and proven leader in the non-profit foundation community. We look forward to achieving our goals with her leadership.”

In her role as Executive Director, Sulikyan will provide strategic leadership and oversight of ValleyCare Charitable Foundation's programs and activities. "I am excited to join the Foundation at this pivotal moment," said Sulikyan. "I look forward to working with the Board and applying my skills, expertise and knowledge of best practices in fundraising, communications, and management to help Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare continue to deliver state-of-the-art health care to our community."

Prior to her family's move to the Tri-Valley, Sulikyan served as senior director of Annual Giving at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She built the Medical School's Annual Giving program from the ground-up and raised over $4 million per year. Previously, Sulikyan served as director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA and held positions in the development offices of Simmons College and Associated Early Care and Education, Inc., both in Boston.

In addition to her professional positions, Sulikyan has actively given back to non-profit organizations. Currently, she is a member of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance's Program ValleyCare Foundation Executive Director, Committee and serves as a volunteer with Valley Children's Museum. An alumna of Clark University, Worcester, MA, she serves as immediate-past president of Clark University's Alumni Association and is a member of the Bay Area Regional Council.

She lives in Livermore with her husband, James Curtis and her 4-year-old son Victor.

ValleyCare Charitable Foundation is a 501(c) (3) corporation with the sole purpose of raising funds for Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare. ValleyCare Charitable Foundation has been generously supported by the Tri-Valley Community for over 50 years and is dedicated to keeping quality health care available to you and your family. Funds raised each year are vital for the continued delivery of state-of- the art health care you have come to expect and deserve. Through highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff, and state-of-the art technology, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare offers a wide range of health care services at its Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin medical facilities. Visit


Contact: Bob/Joyce Shapiro Co-Chairs, ValleyCare Charitable Foundation