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December 17, 2020

St. John’s Health Foundation welcomes new Board Chair and five new members

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St. John’s Health Foundation is pleased to welcome a new Board Chair and five new board members, who will help advance the Foundation’s mission to secure philanthropic support for St. John’s Health.

Bob Pisano will officially step into the role of Chair at the first of the year, when current Chair, Bill Best, completes his two-year leadership term. In addition to a new Chair, the Foundation’s board will welcome four new directors: Gary Roubin, Hillary Munro, and Jeff Flug, and two returning directors: Chuck Fleischman and Liz Masek

Meet the Members:

Gary Roubin

Dr. Gary Roubin, MD, PhD is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, recognized for his groundbreaking work in the development of the first FDA-approved coronary stent, as well as in pioneering the techniques of carotid stenting and embolic protection devices. Gary has published more than 250 papers and 225 abstracts in journals, edited three textbooks, and contributed to other textbooks. His 30-year career has gained him a formidable reputation in the field of cardiac care.

Gary earned his medical degree at the University of Queensland, Australia, completed his residency at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and his fellowship at Hallstrom Institute of Cardiology in Sydney. He holds a Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology at Sydney University Hospital. Gary has served in numerous leadership roles throughout his career including Chair of Interventional Cardiac and Vascular Services at Lenox Hill in New York City for nearly a decade. He also served on faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

He lives with his wife, Peta, and his five children between their homes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Birmingham, Alabama.

Hillary Munro

Hillary Munro moved to Jackson in 1992 with her family to ski for a year, but after a few months her parents decided to make it home. After returning from College in 2000, she worked at the Jackson Hole Land Trust in the Stewardship Department.  Creativity runs deep, so after many years with the Land Trust she pivoted from science and opened a gift and lifestyle store, Bet the Ranch, in 2008. She recently closed the doors to focus on her family; husband Mac, daughter Sawyer (6), and son Miller (5), two pups, two ponies, and a small flock of chickens.  Because she can’t sit still, she founded Graze Alpine Living in 2015, a destination for inspiring décor, food, gifting and design.  When she is not wrangling children she can be found in the mountains, on the trails, and the polo field.

Her passion for the Jackson community runs deep and she is an active with Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust and Hole Food Rescue. Hillary previously served as a member of St. John’s Health Foundation’s PULSE advisory committee.

Jeff Flug

Jeffrey Flug is the former president of Union Square Hospitality Group and board director of Shake Shack Enterprises. Jeff has over 25 years of leadership and management experience primarily in the financial industry, as well as in the non-profit sector.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1984, he began his career as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he attained his CPA. After receiving his MBA from Columbia Business School, Jeff joined Goldman, Sachs & Co., and ultimately served as a Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Financial Futures and Options Sales. In 2000, Jeff became the Head of North America Fixed Income Institutional Sales for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Jeff also served as CEO and Executive Director for Millennium Promise, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to end extreme poverty and malaria in Africa.

Jeff and his wife Sheryl have two daughters.

Chuck Fleischman

Chuck Fleischman is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the former President, COO, and CFO of Digene Corporation, where he created an emerging growth, biotechnology medical device company to develop, manufacture and commercialize molecular diagnostic tests for human infectious diseases and cancers. Digene changed medical practice and standards of care in cervical cancer screening and prevention. Chuck has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Assurex Health, Cord Blood Research, One Lambda, Inc., and Dako. In the non-profit sector, Chuck serves on the boards of the American Alpine Club, Johns Hopkins School of Education, and TEAMFund, WY. He has also served on the boards of the Institute for Health Studies and the Potomac Conservancy. Chuck graduated from Harvard College and obtained his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Harvard University Advanced Leadership Fellow.

Chuck has climbed, skied and rafted all over the world. He lives with his wife Lisa in Teton Village, WY and they raised their children outside Washington, DC. Chuck first joined St. John’s Health Foundation Board in 2009.

Liz Masek

Liz Masek has a background in patient advocacy and has also worked in public relations. She received a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in health advocacy. Liz has served at St. John’s Health in several capacities, working with the oncology department and also as a spiritual care counselor. Liz was appointed to St. John’s Board of Trustees in 2014.

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