St. John’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Rachel
Pettengill Merrell has been named Director of Development. Rachel Merrell
had previously served the Foundation as the Director of Stewardship and
“Rachel has been an excellent contributor to the work here at the
Foundation and I’m thrilled to give her the chance to advance her
set of skills and experience in this new role." said John Goettler,
Merrell is responsible for working closely with donors, volunteers, and
community members to increase donor engagement with the Foundation. In
addition, Merrell will direct communication and marketing for the Foundation.
Merrell is also slated to work closely with Foundation President John Goettler
and the Foundation board on the implementation of a major capital campaign
in support of the Campaign to build a new Living Center. The voters of
Teton County passed a Special Purpose Excise Tax ballot measure request
from St. John’s Medical Center for $17 million on May 2, 2017.
Merrell said, “I’m honored that the voters shared our vision
for a brighter future for seniors in our valley, and excited to work on
the campaign effort for the New Living Center.”
Merrell joined the St. John’s Hospital Foundation in January, 2015.
Prior to joining the St. John's Hospital Foundation, Merrell served
as Associate Director of Development at the National Museum of Wildlife
Art. Originally from the Boston area, Merrell holds a B.A. in psychology
from Colgate University.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
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. For more information about the Foundation, please
contact John Goettler at 307.739.7516 or
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.