Our Team

St. Tammany Parish Hospital tocuhes the lives in our community in such a variety of ways. Every day, STPH proudly delivers babies, handles trauma and cares for the sick within its walls. The Foundation exists to provide a comprehensive program of fund development to supplement, enhance and enrich the programs, facilities and services of STPH. 

Our St. Tammany Hospital Foundation team is here to serve you in your giving journey.

Nicole Suhre, CFRE
Executive Director

Nicole Suhre has been with St. Tammany Hospital Foundation since 2006 and became the Executive Director in 2016. She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in Communications and also holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential.

Nicole is proud to lead a team of talented non-profit professionals as they all work together with the Foundation's Board of Trustees to connect the community with our mission.

When asked what she loves most about working for the foundation, she says, "I truly enjoy the sense of purpose I have while raising money for a worthy cause. I go home at night knowing that the work I do helps make my little corner of the world a better place for my family, friends and neighbors, and what could be better than that?"

You may contact Nicole at nsuhre@stph.org or 985-898-4171.

Melanie Rudolph
Foundation Specialist

Melanie Rudolph joined the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation team in July of 2016. She graduated from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) with a degree in Communication Studies. 

Melanie's role includes organizing a portfolio of special events, including Monster Mash, Angels of Light, Gurney Games and the Get Lucky! Golf Tournament annually. Additionally, Melanie oversees the Foundation's corporate giving and stewardship program, as well as managing the Foundation's external communications and social media pages.

When asked what she loves most about working for the foundation, she says, "St. Tammany Parish is my home for life, and St. Tammany Parish Hospital is where I receive care. It is the most rewarding accomplishment of all to raise funds to support a key component to what makes this community so great."
You may contact Melanie about special events and corporate giving at mrudolph@stph.org or 985-898-4141.

​Emily Vairin
Foundation Associate

Emily Vairin joined the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation team in March of 2017. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Education. 

Emily acts as the liasion between the Foundation office and the Board of Trustees. Additionally, Emily manages the Foundation's fundraising database, as well as the acknowledgement, stewardship and recognition programs. 

When asked what she loves most about working for the foundation, she says, "I love St. Tammany Parish Hospital and truly love the people I am able to meet and work with through the Foundation - our donors, vendors, STPH staff and volunteers are the backbone of our mission."

You may contact Emily at evairin@stph.org or 985-898-4110.

Doug Walker
Foundation Specialist

Doug Walker joined St. Tammany Hospital Foundation in March of 2018. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in History. 

Doug is responsible for executing a comprehensive annual support program, including major gifts, donor stewardship, third-party events, employee campaign, direct mail and other internal communications and volunteer coordination. 

When asked what he enjoys most about working for the foundation, he says, "St. Tammany Parish Hospital is an excellent hospital with dedicated staff, administrators and volunteers who come together to make a difference for patients in the Northshore community. In my experience, this level of commitment from so many people to an organization's success from top-to-bottom is rare, and it's an honor to be a part of such a vital pillar of this community's wellbeing."

You may contact Doug at dwalker@stph.org or 985-898-4174.