The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has named Penny Mills Voss as its vice president of development and Janis Perrault as its vice president of human relations.
Voss comes to OMRF from the Dean McGee Eye Institute, where she had served as vice president of development since 2002. At Dean McGee, she planned and coordinated a $30 million capital campaign that culminated in November with the groundbreaking for a new research and clinical facility.
“Penny Voss has a track record of fund-raising success that few in this state can match,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “As OMRF embarks on a major campus expansion, her skills and experience will be key to generating the philanthropic support this project will require.”
Voss has more than 20 years of fund-raising experience in the state. Prior to her tenure at Dean McGee, she was director of donor services for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, executive director of the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation, director of development for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, director of corporate and foundation relations for the University of Oklahoma, and director of development for the Oklahoma Arts Institute.
Voss holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and is former president of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. She was awarded the Association’s Mike McDonald Outstanding Professional Fund Raiser Award for 2006.
Perrault joins OMRF from Diamondback Energy services, where she was vice president of human resources and administration for Diamondback Energy Services. Prior to her work at Diamondback, Perrault had a 22-year career with Kerr-McGee Corporation. While at Kerr-McGee, she held a variety of positions with the parent company and the chemical subsidiary, with her final position being director of human resources for the shared services company.
Perrault holds a BBA from the University of Central Oklahoma, with an emphasis in human resources management.
“The addition of Penny Voss and Janis Perrault enhances an already strong management team at OMRF,” said Len Cason, chairman of OMRF’s board of directors. “Their talents and experience will be major assets to the organization.”
High-resolution photos of Voss and Perrault are available upon request.
Chartered in 1946, OMRF (www.omrf.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and curing human disease. Its scientists focus on such critical research areas as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease. It is home to Oklahoma’s only member of the National Academy of Sciences.