About Us

Our History

Founded in 1999 by long-time Jackson community members Addie Donnan, James Eden, David Stokes, John Valiante, Shirley Cheramy, and Gloria Newton to increase awareness and financial support for St. John’s Health, the Foundation focuses on educating the public and cultivating private philanthropy in support of St. John’s Health.

We help SJH meet the unique challenges of serving—with excellence and proficiency—a full-time regional population of more than 40,000 that grows to an estimated 100,000 during peak tourist periods.

Today, we continue to fund staff education, community health and wellness programs, innovation and technology, capital facilities and equipment—while looking for creative and meaningful ways to support advances in clinical excellence at St. John’s Health.

St. John’s Health (SJHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Jackson, Wyoming.  Our Tax-Id number is 83-0325788.

St. John's Nurses

St. John's Hospital, 1951

Board Members, 1945

St. John's Nurses 2016

St. John's Medical Center 2016

Our Vision

St. John’s Health Foundation envisions a broad community of fully aware, engaged, committed, and grateful members for whom the advancement of community health and wellness through St. John’s Health is their philanthropic priority.

Our Mission

To secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic objectives of St. John’s Health, including patient-centered care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.

Meet Our Staff

If you would like general information about the St. John’s Health Foundation, please call us at 307-739-7512 or contact us by email. If you have a specific area of interest, please contact one of our staff members below.

John Goettler



Katie Long

Director of Operations


Claire O’Connell

Director of Marketing and Special Events


Sheldon Perkins

Director of Development and Stewardship


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