JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The St. John’s Hospital Foundation announced the addition of five community members to its board of trustees.
The members joining are Jane Carey, Michael J. Coles, Debby Chase Hopkins, Patricia Robertson, and Patrick Trucco. They bring a wealth of knowledge about fundraising, health care, and history of the valley to the Foundation Board. The new slate of members was approved by the full board on December 12, 2017.
“We are thrilled to add five incredibly talented, thoughtful, and dynamic people to our board. They are eager to help the Hospital Foundation achieve our fundraising goals for the new Living Center,” said Foundation president John Goettler.
Foundation board chair Bob Grady added, “We are fortunate that these five individuals have decided to invest their time and energy in all of the important work the Foundation does to support the St. John’s Medical Center. We believe that helping the Medical Center be the best it can possibly be is central to building a strong and sustainable community here in Jackson Hole.”
New board bios
Jane Carey’s career, both professional and as a volunteer, has spanned more than three decades in the advancement and support of education. A career leading fundraising, communications, special events, and career development divisions at Georgetown University has been complemented by volunteer leadership positions there. Most recently as chair of Georgetown’s 100-person Board of Regents, Carey led the board’s efforts in support of the University’s $1.5 billion capital campaign. In addition, Carey worked for nearly a decade as a Grants Consultant to the MBNA Education Foundation in Wilmington, Delaware. Currently Carey works as a strategic consultant for small nonprofits preparing to launch campaigns and other fundraising efforts.
Michael Coles cofounded the Great American Cookie Company in 1977. By the time he sold it in 1998, Great American Cookie Company was the largest franchisor of cookie stores. Coles served as Chairman, CEO and President of Caribou Coffee Company, and more than doubled the size of the company extending the brand reach domestically and internationally over five years. In addition, Coles was one of the founders of Charter Bank & Trust and served as its Chairman, taking the bank public and selling the publicly traded company to Synovus Bank. In recognition of the time and resources contributed to philanthropic organizations, Michael and his wife Donna were honored as the Georgia Philanthropists of the Year in 1995.
Debby Chase Hopkins is an independent board member and advisor with Double Chase Advisors. Chase Hopkins retired as the CEO of Citi Ventures and the Chief Innovation Officer at Citi in 2016. She has also served as Chief Financial Officer at The Boeing Company and Lucent Technologies. Chase Hopkins was the General Auditor at General Motors, and VP of Finance at GM Europe in Zurich. She started her career at Ford in her hometown of Detroit. Chase Hopkins is a current member of the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corp., Marsh & McLennan, and Venture Well. Fortune twice placed Chase Hopkins in the top 10 most powerful women in business, and she has been on the Institutional Investor’s Top 50 list every year since 2011.
Patricia Robertson retired from the Mercy Health System, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2017 as the Vice President for System Operations. Robertson held a number of positions at Mercy Health dating back to 2011. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance of the West Virginia University Foundation in Morgantown, West Virginia. In this role, Robertson provided financial oversight of the Foundation’s assets of nearly $900 million.
Patrick Trucco first came to Wyoming in 1966 when his mother brought her seven children to Jackson. Trucco lived here until a career in the financial industry called him to Chicago. He has served a variety of roles in the financial services industry, and returned to Jackson in 2011 to lead the RMB Capital firm. With four generations of Trucco’s family living in Wyoming, he is committed to preserving and developing the quality of life and opportunities for current residents and future generations. Trucco has seen the great strides and improvements that St. John’s has undergone. He believes there is an even brighter future and opportunity to create one of the top regional medical and assisted care facilities, not only in Wyoming, but nationally.
St. John’s Hospital Foundation was 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 Medical Center. The Foundation focuses on educating the public and cultivating private philanthropy in support of St. John’s Medical Center.
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