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January 14, 2020

St. John’s Health Foundation Adds Four New Board Members

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The St. John’s Health Foundation is pleased to add four community members to their board of directors. The members joining are Tom Fay, May Herr, Richard King IV, and Paul Vogelheim. They bring a wealth of knowledge about the local community, fundraising, and health care to the Foundation Board. The new slate of members was approved by the full board on December 9, 2019. “We are thrilled to add four talented, thoughtful, and active community members to our board. They are eager to help the Foundation achieve our fundraising goals for important clinical priorities in the coming years” said Foundation Board Chair Bill Best.

Foundation President John Goettler added “We are fortunate that these individuals have decided to invest their time and energy in all of the work the Foundation does to support St. John’s Health.”

Tom Fay spent the early part of his childhood around the North shore of the Chicago area before moving to Jackson Hole with his family to open Bentwood Bed & Breakfast in 1993. Growing up in the hospitality business, Tom decided to continue that path and get a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Business Management from Johnson & Wales University. Tom is the owner of Pinky G’s Pizzeria which opened in June, 2011. Pinky G’s has been featured in many national publications, but most notably twice on the Food Networks hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He is a partner at Moe’s Original BBQ and entrepreneur of other small business ventures in the Jackson area where he helps oversee the financial day-to-day operations. His wife Kristin is the owner and partner of Interior Design firm, Trauner Fay Designs in Wilson. Tom and Kristin can often be seen at local events with their identical twin girls, Collins and Campbell. Outside of the restaurant business, Tom prefers to be found on the ski slopes, playing hockey or on the golf course. Tom joined the St. John’s Pulse Advisory Committee in 2019 and enjoys working with the Foundation team on a special where $2 from every large pizza sold during the month of October is donated to the Women’s Health Care Fund.

May Herr moved full time to Jackson Hole in August of 2018 after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years. She grew up in New England after emigrating from the Philippines. May received her BA from Boston College and her MHSA from The University of Michigan. May’s career was in quality and operations management in hospitals and health care consulting. She is an active community and school volunteer, and contributes to organizations in the Jackson community. May and her husband, John, have twin daughters (class of 2021) at the Jackson Hole Community School, a daughter at Vanderbilt University and a son at Amherst College. John holds executive roles at some of the world’s leading SaaS and eCommerce organizations, including eBay, PayPal and Buy.com. He transforms emerging businesses into world-class enterprises. John recently stepped down as CEO of Avetta and is serving as a strategic advisor to their board.

Richard King IV grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, working summers as a roughneck on drilling rigs. He received a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983, and began his career as a petroleum landman with Texaco in South Dakota and Colorado. Richard is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded over a dozen operating companies in various industries and served on boards of numerous non-profits including the Texas Distance Learning Association, the Mind Science Foundation, and University of Texas McDonald Observatory. He is Managing Partner of Teton Equity Partners, a venture capital company, and Manager of R. King & Co. providing oil & gas management services in eight states to mineral owners. Richard has lived in the valley since 2006 and a member of the mentors program at Silicon Couloir, providing business advice to Jackson Hole startups and entrepreneurs. Better known as the husband of Tamara Ashburn—an expressionist painter and 4th generation Wyoming woman born and raised in Jackson Hole—he and Tamara live here full time.

Paul Vogelheim served over 10 years as Teton County commissioner from 2008 until 2019. He was appointed and then twice elected to the Board of Commissioners. The Wyoming County Commissioners Association recognized him as the 2016 Wyoming commissioner of the year with their “Riding for the Brand” award. Paul currently serves on the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and the ConserAmerican Board of Directors. Paul was a founder and board member of the Jackson Cupboard. He previously served on the boards of Jackson Hole Air, Teton Youth and Family Services, and the Jackson District Boy Scouts of America. Previously, Paul worked at OTA GLOBAL, a premier provider of nontraditional marketplace research for investment professionals and is a broker dealer in Purchase, New York. He started as an investigative reporter and went on to hold a variety of editor and director roles. As Director of Property Services, Paul developed a client driven research process which generated 300 proprietary projects and revenues exceeding 10M annually. Paul has a BBA in Marketing from Gonzaga University.

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