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

Nancy Stutzman
Duane Cattles
Vice President
Kim Negich
William A. Gern
Kem Krueger
Joe Steiner
Gary Crum
Megan Overmann Goetz
Legal Counsel
Beth Jones
Executive Director
Doug Faus
Caitlin Beck
Jack Bedessem
William Biles
Donald Brosz
Craig C. Cook
Robbie Darnall
Randi Downham
Nancy English
Megan Friderich
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
Beth Sanchez
Karen Saunders
James J. Slater
Brandon Specht
Emory Spiegelberg
Eric Uhlman
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.