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Keith McIntire

INFORM Program Manager

As the Program Manager of INFORM Network, Keith is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Pittsburgh-based FAOD program including overseeing fundraising, marketing, and the development and maintenance of the INFORM and Virtual Tissue Bank websites. If you want to learn more about INFORM Network, he is the one to ask.

Keith has more than 40 years of corporate communications, marketing, fundraising, and business administration experience. After graduating, he operated his own design studio for several years that focused on healthcare, industrial illustration and advertising until he was asked by the Sisters of Charity to become the Art Director of the Public Relations Department of Seton Hill University. He then went on to become the Production Coordinator at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he developed and introduced the first computer-based cost management system. Keith’s work gained him national attention and he was hired to work for ABS/TelCove an internet, data, and voice company focused on communications delivery to customers in 27 states and 70 markets on a dedicated end to end fiber optic network. Keith also worked for the Bayer Corporation, where he was a Travel, Gifts, and Expense (TG&E) Administrator, educating and assisting more than 12,000 employees nationwide on database management and a web-based help site. He also held positions in the company’s corporate communications department, assisting in the Bayer 150-Year Celebration, and corporate controlling department on the remediation of a nationwide corporate audit for TG&E.

Keith has been an active member of the American Heart Association, where he has held volunteer leadership positions in the Greensburg and Pittsburgh chapters and was a board member for the Pittsburgh chapter. A major accomplishment in Keith’s career has been assisting cardiologist William Neches, MD as a Co-founder of the UPMC/Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s, Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids, one of the first camping programs nationally to offer a sleepover summer camping experience for children with congenital and/or acquired heart disease. He recently passed the torch of his director’s position to a new leadership team, after 29 years of holding that position and a total of 33 years with the camp. He continues to raise money for the camp and year to date he has been involved directly and indirectly in raising almost three million dollars since the camps inception.  The Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids has become a model camp nationally.  Keith has a degree in graphic design, illustration and marketing from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. However, he is best known as being the oldest patient with CHD followed since birth by the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he underwent three open heart surgeries by the age to 23.