St. John’s Health Foundation adds four new board members

JACKSON, Wyo. — The St. John’s Health Foundation announced the addition of four community members to their board of directors yesterday.

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 is the proud owner of Pinky G’s Pizzeria, Jackson’s “Best Pizza” since it opened in 2011. He is also a partner at Moe’s Original BBQ and entrepreneur of other small business ventures in the Jackson area. He and his wife Kristen can often be seen at local events with their identical twin girls, Collins and Campbell. Outside of the restaurant business, Fay prefers to be found on the ski slopes, playing hockey or on the golf course.

Fay 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 is a Jackson resident by way of San Francisco, New England, and the Philippines. She built a career in quality and operations management in hospitals and health care consulting, and is now an active community member and volunteer.

Richard King IV is a “serial entrepreneur.” He cut his teeth on Texas oil rigs and founded over a dozen operating companies in various industries. 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. Vogelheim currently serves on the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and the ConserAmerican Board of Directors. He 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.

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