Start­ed in 1983, the Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion con­tin­ues to add val­ue with its orig­i­nal pur­pose at incep­tion: to sup­port Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal pro­vide the best care to our com­mu­ni­ty. Years lat­er this pur­pose holds true. The vision of the Foun­da­tion is to pro­vide the sup­port nec­es­sary so Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal can be the best com­mu­ni­ty hos­pi­tal in the Unit­ed States. We believe in this lofty vision, and we work with ener­gy and pas­sion to make this vision our reality.

The Foun­da­tion is com­prised of near­ly 50 board mem­bers who direct the strate­gic plan­ning, man­age invest­ments and fund­ing dis­tri­b­u­tions, and advo­cate for Ivin­son. The Foun­da­tion staff man­age the dai­ly oper­a­tions as direct­ed by the Board through the strate­gic plan.

Although an entire­ly sep­a­rate and inde­pen­dent­ly gov­erned 501©3 non-prof­it, the Foun­da­tion per­son­nel and admin­is­tra­tive space costs are pro­vid­ed by IMH. The val­ue on this rela­tion­ship is that donor dol­lars are able to go fur­ther and are max­i­mized with­out hav­ing to con­tribute to staff salaries and office rental space.

The Foun­da­tion Board leads and directs the Foun­da­tion. The Board is divid­ed into sev­er­al com­mit­tees, all with a focus on the vision of the Foundation. 

foundation staff

Maria Med­i­na Ed.D, Exec­u­tive Director

Maria joins the Ivin­son Foun­da­tion with 17 years of expe­ri­ence in the non-prof­it sec­tor focus­ing on health­care ini­tia­tives. She returns to Laramie from Ft. Collins, where she served as the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor for the North­ern Col­orado Com­po­nent of the Col­orado Med­ical Soci­ety. Pri­or to that, Maria direct­ed non-prof­it work in Wyoming, reach­ing 23 coun­ties as the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In her eight years at the Wyoming Depart­ment of Health, she devel­oped and imple­ment­ed pre­ven­tion initiatives. 

Maria is an alum­ni of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wyoming, obtain­ing her Doc­tor­ate degree in 2015 and has said she is very excit­ed to be back in Wyoming. 

Joe Marr, Accountant

Joe believes work­ing at the Foun­da­tion is reward­ing because he can help impact the health­care for every­one in his com­mu­ni­ty. You’ll notice Joe fre­quent­ly say Ivin­son is a great place to come to work every day.

Joe notes he has lived in enough dif­fer­ent places to know how spe­cial Laramie is and what a reward it is to be able to call it home. Spend­ing time in the hills with his fam­i­ly — includ­ing the ones that bark — and hik­ing, camp­ing, and explor­ing is the best way for every­one to spend the sum­mer. Joe says being one small part of Ivin­son has been a great expe­ri­ence, and liv­ing in Wyoming will always be his favorite.

Foun­da­tion Coor­di­na­tor, Vacant

Foundation Board of Directors

Nancy Stutzman
Duane Cattles
Vice President
Kim Negich
William A. Gern
Kem Krueger
Joe Steiner
Gary Crum
Megan Overmann Goetz
Legal Counsel
Maria Medina
Executive Director
Doug Faus
Ivinson CEO
Caitlin Beck
Jack Bedessem
William Biles
Donald Brosz
Craig C. Cook
Robbie Darnall
Randi Downham
Nancy English
Hayden Fuchs
Daniel G. Furphy
Jim Geesey
Paul Greaser
LJ Guthmann
Ken Hamilton
Nick Hauser
Tom Hembree
David Jones
Dave Krause
Tom Mangan
Richard C. McGinity
John McPherson
Kelly Milam
Rebecca Miller
Mindy Parvin
Terry Roark
Karen Saunders
James J. Slater
Brandon Specht
Emory Spiegelberg
Eric Uhlman
Jack Ullrich
John Vandel
Bradley Walgren
Guy Warpness
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