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ECRI Institute Hires Award-winning Development Executive Michelle Gollapalli

Gollapalli brings more than 20 years of nonprofit fundraising experience

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute, the nation’s leading independent, nonprofit patient safety organization, announces the hire of Michelle Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP, as vice president of development. Gollapalli has more than 20 years of experience raising charitable revenue for national and international organizations and is a recognized leader in the development community. This new role strengthens ECRI’s dedication to advancing effective, evidence-based healthcare.

Michelle Gollapalli

“Michelle Gollapalli is an outstanding addition to ECRI Institute’s leadership team. She brings a wealth of experience in helping organizations achieve their missions through philanthropic partnerships,” says Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, president and CEO, ECRI Institute.

In her new role, Gollapalli will engage individuals, foundations, and corporations in support of ECRI Institute’s mission and vision by working to improve the delivery of safe patient care for all.

Prior to joining ECRI Institute, Gollapalli led the establishment of a comprehensive fundraising structure, including a transformational capital campaign, at Jefferson Health Foundation in New Jersey. Other experience includes senior-level development positions at Bancroft (Cherry Hill, NJ) and the Alzheimer’s Association (Chicago, IL).

Gollapalli has been recognized for her achievements throughout her career. Awards include the South Jersey Biz Magazine Health Care Hero award (2019), the Boy Scouts of America Women of Achievement award (2015), and Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 award (2011). She also received an Excellence in Diversity award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International.

Gollapalli is a highly credentialed fundraising executive, holding the designations of CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive), a gold standard in global fundraising certification, and CAP (Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy).

ECRI Institute currently receives grant funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in support of ECRI Guidelines Trust® and The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. Funding from the Davis Foundation supported the development of a bulimia nervosa consumer website.

For additional information, contact ECRI Institute at or (610) 825-6000.

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About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings. The combination of evidence-based research, medical device testing, and knowledge of patient safety makes ECRI uniquely respected by healthcare leaders and agencies worldwide. For more than 50 years, ECRI Institute has had an unwavering dedication to transparency and strict conflict-of-interest policies. The organization has earned a reputation as the trusted voice of unbiased, research-based assurance for tens of thousands of members around the world using its solutions to minimize risk and improve patient care.

ECRI Institute has the only medical device testing labs in North America and the Asia Pacific where biomedical engineers conduct hands-on independent device testing for safety and human factors usability. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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For more information, contact:
Laurie Menyo, Director of Strategic Communications
(610) 825-6000, ext. 5310