Our Staff

Theresa Edder, Executive Director

Theresa joined the Northwest Hospital Foundation in May 2015, and is responsible for building and strengthening philanthropic ties within the community. She is also responsible for leading and strengthening a comprehensive program in support of the Foundation’s mission and goals.

Her background includes 20+ years experience in marketing and development administration in both higher education and healthcare. She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Clarion University in Communications, and was a member of Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society.  In 2018, she earned her certificate in non-profit executive leadership, and in 2021 earned her certificate in fundraising management, from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

In addition, she is a member of the Franklin Rotary Club and Clarion University Alumni Association.  Theresa is a founding member of the Clarion County Community Foundation.


Juliet Hilburn, Annual Giving Officer

Juliet joined the Northwest Hospital Foundation in January 2023, and is responsible for coordinating annual giving programs within the Northwest Hospital Foundation, as well as all direct mail appeals, email, and social media development programs. She also assists in supporting donor relations and outreach efforts relating to fundraising.

Before joining the Foundation, Juliet served as a Real Estate Specialist/Licensed Title Agent and Communications Coordinator for Allegheny Realty Settlement, an affiliate of Shafer Law Firm. Other positions she has held are Student Success Specialist for the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College and Analyst-Educator for the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism.

Juliet holds an M.S. in Strategic Communications from Arkansas State University and a B.A. in History from Mercyhurst University.

She currently volunteers as a board member with Titusville Renaissance, Inc., and is a member of Future Leaders’ and Entrepreneurs’ Exchange (FLEX) Young Professionals organization through the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce.