Nancy Bussani

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy Strategy and Governance
CommonSpirit Health

Nancy Bussani

Nancy Bussani is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Governance for CommonSpirit Health's philanthropy team. In her role, Nancy is primarily responsible for facilitating alignment between local markets and their funding priorities, as well as leading and inspiring CommonSpirit’s 2,500-plus 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 this 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 health care 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 received her masters of business administration at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, and her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Idaho.