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. For a visual of our strate­gic plan, please click here.

foundation staff

Beth Young Jones, Exec­u­tive Director

Beth’s mission is to do great work along­side creative people while solv­ing mean­ing­ful prob­lems. She also believes no one should expe­ri­ence poor health outcomes because of where they live. Beth works with the Board, donors, and staff to ensure the Ivin­son Memo­r­ial Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion is a place full of creativ­ity and energy, ready for oppor­tu­ni­ties to improve patient care, staff culture. Ivin­son has a respon­si­bil­ity to the commu­nity as a driver of economic devel­op­ment and the Foun­da­tion works with the commu­nity to ensure we can deliver the best possi­ble care. She is immensely grate­ful to work with such a wonder­ful orga­ni­za­tion and with excep­tional people.

Beth serves as a member of Gover­nor Mead’s Jack­son Hole Tech­nol­ogy Part­ner­ship. Disrup­tive inno­va­tion and the immense possi­bil­i­ties that align in our world right now to make that all happen is what gets Beth out of bed in the morn­ing. You may also find her on her bike or paddle board, dream­ing of the next big thing.

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.

Kather­ine Rati­gan, Foun­da­tion Coordinator

Kather­ine has passion and ambi­tion to help people and be a part of some­thing excep­tional. The Ivin­son Memo­r­ial Hospi­tal Foundation’s mission to posi­tively impact the lives of patients and commu­nity members is what excites Kather­ine about being a staff member. Help­ing others and support­ing one another will always be the most grat­i­fy­ing kind of work. IMH provides compas­sion­ate, qual­ity health­care to Laramie and the surround­ing area. It is where you find hospi­tal staff, volun­teers, and others with caring hearts and genuine smiles.

Kather­ine is a Wyoming native and grew up on a ranch outside of Lander. The Wind River Moun­tains and Wyoming have always been home. Kather­ine has a black lab mix named Ky. She enjoys hiking, cycling, craft projects, and inte­rior design. 

Foundation Board of Directors

Joe Steiner
Nancy Stutzman
Vice President
Duane Cattles
Kim Negich
William A. Gern
Tom Hembree
Megan Overmann Goetz
Legal Counsel
Gary Crum
Doug Faus
Beth Jones
Executive Director
Caitlin Beck
Jack Bedessem
William Biles
Donald Brosz
Craig C. Cook
Robbie Darnall
Irene Devin
Randi Downham
Nancy English
Megan Friderich
Hayden Fuchs
Daniel G. Furphy
Jim Geesey
Paul Greaser
LJ Guthmann
Nick Hauser
Bret Hess
Dave Krause
Kem Krueger
Tom Mangan
Richard C. McGinity
John McPherson
Kelly Milam
Rebecca Miller
Mindy Parvin
Paul Rechard
Terry Roark
Beth Sanchez
Karen Saunders
James J. Slater
Brandon Specht
Emory Spiegelberg
Jack Ullrich
John Vandel
Bradley Walgren
Guy Warpness
Tim White
If you are interested in partnering with any of the programs listed on this website, please contact the Foundation at 307-755-4520. We welcome discussions about other programs that are not on our website, but may be of interest to you.