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St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation

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We care about our community. We know you do too. 

Together, with the support of generous community members like you, we provide exceptional medical care to your family, friends and neighbors right here in Northwest Washington, close to home, in familiar and nurturing surroundings.

You can see the strength of your investment in the father who triumphs over a debilitating stroke… the grandmother whose mobility is restored following a joint replacement surgery… the family of the precious newborn who faced life-threatening complications but now truly thrives. Your giving makes these miracles happen every day.

Because of your support, outstanding care is possible for our community.


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The Power of Community

Gifts from the community allow us to offer a helping hand to vulnerable patients when they need it the most—and that uplifts us all.

Your generosity embodies the power of philanthropy and the power of community to create greater hope and healing in the lives of our loved ones, neighbors and friends.

Support St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation

Give Online

Your support of the foundation helps to ensure our continued ability to care for patients in this time of unprecedented need.

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Honor Excellent Care

You can choose to honor a special physician, nurse, or caregiver who made a positive impact on your patient experience or that of a loved one.

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Planned Giving

When you include PeaceHealth Foundations in your estate plan, your generosity supports good health, prevention and community well-being. 

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Paulsen Gift


PeaceHealth Receives $50M Gift:

The largest in organization's 130-year history


Thank you to Peter H. Paulsen for helping build the future of healthcare.

Foundation Staff

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Amber Asbjornsen

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Northwest Network

Amber Asbjornsen is Chief Philanthropy Officer, Northwest network, having joined PeaceHealth in 2023. Amber leads the fundraising team and both foundations’ board of directors in creating new sources of funding to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care. She also works with senior leadership to raise funds that align with the organization’s strategic goals and Mission.

Amber provides philanthropy leadership to the network development staff and the volunteer boards for PeaceHealth St. Joseph, United General and Ketchikan foundations. Amber works closely with providers and key leaders to build upon the culture of gratitude in the Northwest network.

Amber comes to PeaceHealth after 19 years in development positions of increasing responsibility at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham. Most recently, Amber was WWU’s senior director of development, closely working with university leaders to centralize the fundraising efforts and create a structured team to achieve the university’s fundraising goals. 

Amber moved from Reno, Nevada to attend WWU where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English. She lives in Bellingham and enjoys outdoor activities with her family.

Board of Directors  


Jason Stoane

Jason Stoane, MD, MBA, FACR

President, Northwest Radiologists, Inc. P.S.
Donna Inglis

Donna Inglis

Vice President, Community Volunteer
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Janise Rands

Secretary, Community Volunteer
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Michelle VanDellen, CPA

Treasurer, Moss Adams, LLP
Mike Perry, President, Wells Fargo Advisors

Mike Perry

Past President, Wells Fargo Advisors


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Brad Bearden

Optometric Physicians Northwest
Derek Buse, Professional Portrait

Derek Buse

Compass Real Estate
Jane Carten

Jane Carten

Saturna Capital Corporation
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Eileen Coughlin

Community Volunteer
Ravinder Dhillon, Ferndale High School

Ravinder Dhillon

Ferndale High School
Amy Esary

Amy Drury

Community Food Co-op Bellingham
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Vivek Gopal

Phillips 66
John Huntley, Mills Electric Company

John Huntley

Mills Electric Company
Frank Imhof, IMCO General Construction

Frank Imhof

IMCO General Construction
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Lynnette Jensen

Mt. Baker Imaging
Mara Kelly, MD headshot

Mara Kelley, MD

PeaceHealth Medical Group Pediatrics
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Chet Kenoyer

Chet, Gina & Jess Kenoyer Real Estate
John MacGregor, MD

John MacGregor, MD

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cardiovascular Center
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Ward Naviaux, MD

St. Joseph Emergency Department
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Christopher Newell, MD

Bellingham Anesthesia Associates
Charles Prosper, Chief Executive, Northwest Network

Charles Prosper, MSPT, MBA

Chief Executive, Northwest Network

Charles brings nearly 30 years of healthcare experience to PeaceHealth, holding roles of increasing management and executive-level responsibility in healthcare settings ranging from small community hospitals to large, tertiary care facilities. A service-oriented leader who advocates for innovation, Charles is highly skilled in building and maintaining relationships with caregivers, providers and the community. Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Charles served as chief executive officer of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California, a multi-campus hospital enterprise, part of Sutter Health, based in Sacramento. 

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Keila Torres

Director of Nursing
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Robert Tull

Community Volunteer
Scott Whitman

Scott Whitman

Whitman Holdings, LLC
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Bill Zang

Community Volunteer