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Valhalla, N.Y., June 7, 2012 – Larissa F. Reece has been named associate vice president for development at New York Medical College. She will be responsible for engaging the College’s constituencies—including alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff—in supporting the mission and goals of New York Medical College. She will start at her new position in July.

Currently, Ms. Reece is executive director of development for the University of Louisville (UofL) School of Medicine. During her tenure, total funding for the school increased from $15 million to $37 million, and she pioneered a successful grateful patient fundraising program.

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor for health affairs and chief executive officer, said: “New York Medical College has an honorable past and an exciting future. Ms. Reece will help us develop the resources to secure that future.”

Prior to joining UofL, Ms. Reece was director of development and communications at The Family Place, a child abuse treatment agency in Louisville. Before that, she served as deputy press secretary for the mayor of Louisville. An experienced writer, she co-wrote a book with Mohammad Ali entitled Louisville: The Greatest City.

Ms. Reece is a native Kentuckian and a graduate of the University of Louisville. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in higher education administration. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Other memberships include the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Institutional Advancement (AAMC-GIA), where she is an executive member. She presented at the 2012 annual GIA conference in Palm Springs, CA.