Heather L. Duma has joined Coastal Hospice as the new Director of Development where she will be responsible for fundraising, developing campaigns for major gifts, annual giving, capital projects, and endowments.
Previously, Duma was Deputy Constituent Services Director for the U.S. House of Representatives, while representing a member of the Maryland Delegation, and acting as liaison between government agencies and the constituents of the First Congressional District. Earlier in her career, she served as a legislative aide with the Maryland General Assembly.
A native of the Eastern Shore, Duma received her B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and her M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University.
Duma was inspired to apply to Coastal Hospice after the nonprofit cared for her grandmother. “I felt incredibly called to the mission of Coastal Hospice based on the tender care my grandmother received,” she said. “Every member of the team brought my family such comfort and their care, ultimately, allowed her to pass with the dignity and respect that she deserved.”
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties. Information is available at 410-742-8732 or at CoastalHospice.org.