Marzia Puccioni Shields Joins Heartland Family Service as Chief Development Officer
Heartland Family Service (HFS; HeartlandFamilyService.org) is pleased to announce the arrival of Marzia Puccioni Shields, the agency’s new chief development officer.
Puccioni Shields comes to HFS from Creighton University, where she served as the director of development for their School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Prior to that, she spent 10 years with the Arthritis Foundation, initially serving as the executive director of the Nebraska Chapter and later as an area vice president of the newly-created Heartland Region. Puccioni Shields began her career in the non-profit sector in 1992 after working as a special events coordinator for the American Diabetes Association.
“I have been privileged to lead the development efforts of wonderful organizations, and Heartland Family Service is an exceptional organization,” said Puccioni Shields. “I am honored to join this amazing team as the chief development officer. The vital work done by staff, volunteers, and all stakeholders to fulfill the mission and serve our community and people in need is something that resonates with me very deeply.”
Marzia Puccioni Shields and her family immigrated to the United States from Italy in the 1960s. She lives in Omaha with her husband and their rescue dog and has two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandkids.