IDSA Foundation Staff
Stephen E. Peeler, CFRE
As Executive Director, Stephen Peeler brings innovation, leadership and 20 years of non-profit expertise to the IDSA Foundation.
In his previous roles as vice president of membership and development at the National Club Association, and managing director of the NCA Foundation, Stephen was a dynamic leader, overseeing membership, meetings, marketing, fundraising, sponsorships and partnerships.
Prior to the NCA, Maryland-native Peeler was the vice president of development at ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership and the ASAE Foundation where he led fundraising and development programs, campaigns and special events, expanded donor and volunteer relations and managed recognition programs.
Now, Stephen leverages his experiences to bring the Foundation’s mission to fruition:
“I am honored to be chosen to lead this great organization into its next phase of growth and expansion. I am committed to delivering the foundation’s strategic objectives and working with the board, major donors, practitioners, staff and community of stakeholders to rapidly expand the awareness and impact of the IDSA Foundation as we work together to end infectious diseases.”
Senior Development Manager, Individual Giving
Our Development Manager Catherine Lampi builds a culture of philanthropy within IDSA.
With a focus on individual giving, campaigns and planned giving, Catherine brings organization and enthusiasm to the Foundation’s efforts.
In addition to ID, Catherine is also passionate about yoga, hiking, and her two dogs. Catherine hails from Tampa, Florida, and obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Florida State University.
Following her previous role as Development Manager at the National Organization for Women, and volunteer experience with the Peace Corps in El Salvador, Catherine is well-equipped and passionate about making an impact through the Foundation:
“I am proud to work on behalf of the ID community, and believe that IDSA’s commitment to building a robust, diverse ID workforce will have a positive impact on the global community for years to come. Working at the IDSA Foundation gives me the chance to develop the funding streams to support the next generation of ID specialists while amplifying the stories of doctors on the frontlines and the patients they serve.”
As Program Manager, Evelyn Morales is primarily responsible for growing and managing our many programs.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Evelyn is an avid DC sports fan, whom you may find “rocking the red” when watching her beloved Capitals play.
Evelyn joined the IDSA Foundation team in early 2020, coming from another medical specialty foundation. In her last role, Evelyn is most proud about having developed a program called Operation Sight, a program providing charitable cataract surgery to those who are uninsured and at or below the U.S. Federal Poverty Levels.
Now she brings her insight and vision to the Foundation, where she endeavors to make an impact on future generations:
“I recently read an alarming statistic which stated the U.S. will have a shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by 2025. A major part of IDSA Foundation programs is to impact the field of infectious diseases by empowering the next generation of leaders and increasing the number of doctors practicing in infectious diseases. Although my role is a small part, our overall programs intend to help reduce this statistic by ensuring a strong pipeline for qualified ID specialists. Seeing our members and volunteers in action during the COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms how important this is.”