Nancy Bussani

System Vice President, Philanthropy Strategy and Governance
CommonSpirit Health

Nancy Bussani

Nancy Bussani serves as the vice president for philanthropy strategy and governance at CommonSpirit Health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care system that spans 21+ states and 80+ foundations.

In her role, Nancy is primarily responsible for facilitating alignment between local markets and their funding priorities, as well as leading and inspiring CommonSpirit Health’s 2,500+ foundation governance members.

Nancy has over 20 years of experience in development, philanthropy, board development, fundraising and donor stewardship in a variety of settings, including private business, academic institutions, technology corporations and research foundations.

Previously, Nancy served as the chief development officer for Renown Health based in Reno, Nevada. In her role, Nancy partnered with system leadership and the Renown Health Foundation Board to drive philanthropy, create a culture of giving and execute the system’s strategy for innovation and improved outcomes within the healthcare industry.

Prior to Renown, Nancy had been with Dignity Health. In this role she established a national foundation with a highly-respected Board of Directors and raised funds for strategic health initiatives. Nancy has also served as the Vice President of Advancement at San Jose State University and adjunct professor teaching Organizational Development in the College of Business.

Nancy earned her Master of Business Administration at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. and her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Idaho.