St. John’s Hospital Foundation appointed several new members to its
Board of Directors. Linda Aurelio, Valerie Hawksley Beck, Karen Brennan,
Leslie Petersen, and Kay Jones are new to the foundation board. “We
are excited to welcome such a dynamic and accomplished group of individuals
to our leadership. With their vision and acumen, we will be able to further
focus our efforts to ensure that our community hospital continues to be
synonymous with excellence,” said John Goettler, Foundation President.
Linda Aurelio has a master’s degree in health administration from
George Washington University. She was the founder of Sonographic Services,
Inc., which provided temporary medical staffing to hospitals and medical
offices around the country.
Valerie Hawksley Beck is both a graphic designer and copywriter, specializing
in marketing communications and public relations programs for organizations
of all kinds. She sits on the board of -- and provides marketing, strategy,
and communications direction for -- Polar Bears International.
Karen Brennan works in the Jackson Hole News & Guide advertising department
as a sales representative. She is an active board member of the local
Soroptimist club. She is passionate about the mission of “Women
Helping Women” and loves organizing the spring event, Bras for a Cause.
Leslie Petersen was raised on the CM Ranch in Dubois, one of the west’s
famous old dude ranches. She graduated from Dubois High School in a class
of five and attended the University of Wyoming. Since moving to Teton
County, she has served as a Teton County Commissioner, was appointed to
the Wyoming Water Development Commission by Governor Sullivan, served
as Governor Herschler’s Legislative Liaison, and ran for Governor
of Wyoming in 2010.
Kay Jones is chairman of First Western Trust in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming
office. She is a member of the Henry’s Fork Foundation board of
directors, and the co-chair of Stripping For A Cure fly fishing event.
“I am very pleased to join John and his staff as we welcome these
new board members to the St. John’s Hospital Foundation and to the
SJMC community,” said Lou Hochheiser, MD, CEO of St. John’s
Medical Center. “These community leaders bring a variety of skills
and experience that will help the foundation advance their important role
in supporting the medical center.”
The board also elected a new slate of officers. Chuck Fleischman takes
over as chairman of the foundation’s board of directors. Fleischman
has an MBA from Harvard, where he is currently a Presidential Fellow.
He co-founded Digene Corp., a molecular diagnostic company. Other officers
include Bob Grady, vice chair, who is managing director of Cheyenne Capital;
Jonathan Scott, treasurer, who is president of First Interstate Bank,
Jackson; and Lee Gardner, secretary, who founded Lee's Tees. “We
are looking forward to 2015 where the Foundation Board will have the opportunity
to take on a more strategic role enabling the foundation to deepen its
impact,” said Goettler.
The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to broaden the
community’s understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical
Center and to inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community.
Since 1999, the foundation has raised over $30 million for capital projects,
education, outreach, and staff development. Visit stjohnshospitalfoundation.org
for more information.
Media contact: Karen Connelly,
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