Ronald McDonald House Announces New Executive Director


Release Date: 9/28/17

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Ronald McDonald House is excited to announce Liz Snyder as its new executive director. A nationwide search to fill the position followed the announcement that current director, Shelley Day, would retire in September after 21 years of service to the House.

Originally from New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, Snyder joins the House with a background in post-acute care and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Missouri State University.

“There is so much that gets me excited about the House,” Snyder said. “The commitment I have felt to the House’s Mission from each person I have come in contact with is really inspiring. Through the whole interview process, it was so clear that each person is committed to the children and families that call RMH Chapel Hill their ‘home-away-from-home.’ I am so excited to be a part of this team!”

The search was conducted by a committee convened by the House and supported by an executive search firm. Close to 100 applicants were screened, followed by interviews with 15 candidates. The field was then narrowed to seven and further tapered to three finalists.

“The culmination of this process was the hiring of Liz Snyder, and we couldn’t be more excited with the outcome,” said Josh Tilley, RMHCH Board of Directors Vice President. “Liz is a high-energy leader with a tireless work ethic and can-do attitude that will complement the vast experience and skill sets we already have on staff.”

Snyder has spent most of her career working in post-acute care, serving patients as they transition home from a hospital setting. “During this time I have had the opportunity to work with amazing people such as pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nurses to develop and support transition plans for patients,” she said.

Snyder assumed the role at the House beginning the first week in September. “We are confident that Liz will continue to build on Shelley’s legacy of more than two decades of compassionate service to the House as we look forward to the next ten years of our evolution as an organization,” said Tilley.

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is to provide a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children who must travel from across North Carolina and beyond for specialized medical treatment at area hospitals. In addition to safe and supportive accommodations in close proximity to UNC Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill provides a comprehensive mix of creative and participatory services designed to actively engage all family members, create a community of support, and ease everyday burdens so families can focus on what matters most – the health and well-being of their children. For more information, visit

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