Anamaria Repetti recently joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, as vice president for development and chief development officer, and is the new leader of the organization’s Office of Institutional Advancement.
Repetti most recently served as managing senior director of Leadership, Strategy and Engagement for the University of California San Diego, and has had a successful career in fundraising there and at Scripps Health Foundation and Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation. Repetti succeeded Deborah Morrill, who served for 16 years as UT Health San Antonio’s chief fundraiser.
“This is a major leadership position at UT Health San Antonio and occupies a vital role in support of the university’s rapidly expanding missions,” said William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, president of UT Health San Antonio. He said Repetti’s selection came after an extensive process involving a nationwide search.
Repetti worked with the chancellor of UC San Diego to achieve his vision for the growth of the university by initiating and leading national fundraising efforts in a $2 billion campaign. She led the fundraising efforts at Scripps Health for three of the institution’s five campuses, as well as oversaw the upgrade of core services that supported front-line development efforts and a $60 million capital campaign for Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas to build a new emergency room and acute-care facility.
At Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego’s oldest and largest hospital caring for a large, underserved community, Repetti managed efforts to rebuild a fundraising program to launch a $300 million capital campaign.
“In fact, throughout her career, she has focused on establishing major fundraising and campaign programs, building volunteer leadership including governing boards, and managing staff and all fundraising operations,” Dr. Henrich said. “Additionally, she has worked in partnership with physicians and other key leaders to succeed in each institution’s fundraising efforts.”
Morrill is continuing to serve as a senior adviser to Dr. Henrich, providing guidance and expertise focusing primarily on philanthropic support for UT Health San Antonio’s Multispecialty & Research Hospital, under construction, as well as affording continuity and stewardship of key partners.
“We thank Ms. Morrill for her service and congratulate her on her many contributions,” Dr. Henrich said. “And we welcome Ms. Repetti and her husband, Greg Schmitt, to our UT Health San Antonio family.”