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St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation

Aerial photograph of the St. Joseph Medical Center campus in Bellingham, Washington.

Our mission

We cultivate relationships that inspire generosity to support clinical excellence and wellness in Whatcom County.

About us

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

The sole purpose of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation is to support PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center carry out its healthcare mission: “To carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way.”

Your support helps us provide exceptional medical care to your family, friends and neighbors right here in Northwest Washington, close to home, in familiar and nurturing surroundings.

You also ensure that we can extend our healing reach to everyone in need, regardless of ability to pay.

Your generosity allows us to sustain medical programs and services that benefit hundreds of community members each and every day. Our donors have helped us support the following services and programs.

  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Imaging
  • Academic Progression in Nursing
  • Healing Through Art
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice House
  • Integrated Cancer Center

Every gift is a treasure. Every dollar counts.

Upcoming events

Garden of Hope

Whatcom Hospice invites you to attend our second annual Growing Through Grief event, April 30, 2022 – 9am-2pm. This special happening honors and celebrates loved ones.

Ways to give

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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Your impact

Browse the 2020-21 PeaceHealth Gratitude Report and subscribe to foundation emails.

Peter Paulsen

PeaceHealth receives $50M gift, largest in 130-year history

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

Meet our team

Anne Rasmussen, Chief Development Officer Northwest

Anne Rasmussen

Chief Development Officer, Northwest Network

Anne Rasmussen is Chief Development Officer, Northwest. Since joining PeaceHealth in 2012, she has led 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. Anne works with senior leadership to raise funds that align with the organization’s strategic goals and Mission.

Anne received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and has a secondary major in Public Administration from the University of Montana. She recently obtained her master’s in business administration, with an emphasis in healthcare, from Western Governors University. Anne is also a Certified Fundraising Executive and a recent graduate of the Health Systems Philanthropy Leadership Group Fellows Program. She is a board member of the Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce and a delegate of University of Montana Alumni House of Delegates.

Anne has a passion for health and wellness and serving her community. This passion led her to PeaceHealth, and her leadership role in philanthropic development, in a very nontraditional route. Before joining PeaceHealth, Anne worked for the YMCA of the Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the facility program manager for a 10,000 member branch, where she oversaw the marketing and membership development program, as well as the fitness and aquatic center. After moving home to Bellingham, Anne served two fortune 500 companies as an account director for Toolhouse Design. She also spent many years working for two different technology-based education companies, collaborating with educators to integrate technology into the classroom.

Anne makes the most of living in Whatcom County by enjoying all of the outdoor recreation opportunities our community has to offer! Her favorite pastimes are trail running, road biking and golfing.
Jennifer Fix , Development Officer

Jennifer Fix

Development Officer
Karen Haggen, Development Officer

Karen Haggen

Development Officer
Britt Kane, Associate Development Officer

Britt Kane

Associate Development Officer
Emma Harris, Events Specialist

Emma Harris

Events Specialist
Tricia Head, Foundation Assistant

Tricia Head

Foundation Assistant


Board of directors


Mike Perry, President, Wells Fargo Advisors

Mike Perry

President, Wells Fargo Advisors
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Jason Stoane, MD, MBA, FACR

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

Secretary, Community Volunteer
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Michelle VanDellen, CPA

Treasurer, Moss Adams, LLP
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Jon Sitkin

Past President, Chmelik Sitkin & Davis P.S. Attorneys at Law


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Michael Bayless

Barkley Company
Ravinder Dhillon, Ferndale High School

Ravinder Dhillon

Ferndale High School
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Amy Esary

Community Food Co-op Bellingham
John Huntley, Mills Electric Company

John Huntley

Mills Electric Company
Frank Imhof, IMCO General Construction

Frank Imhof

IMCO General Construction
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Mara Kelley, MD

PeaceHealth Medical Group Pediatrics
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Chet Kenoyer

Chet, Gina & Jess Kenoyer Real Estate

John F. MacGregor MD

Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. MacGregor is a cardiac electrophysiologist and heart failure specialist with subspecialty training in cardiac transplantation. He is a Pacific Northwest native and spent part of his childhood in Bellingham. He returned to Bellingham in 2006 and feels fortunate to be able to raise his family in this community. Dr. MacGregor is a designated fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and was the first to perform the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (the world’s smallest pacemaker) implant procedure at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.
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. 

Penny Roberts, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

Penny Roberts

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
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Shaun Sullivan, MD

Bellingham Anesthesia Associates
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Robert Tull

Community Volunteer
Lori LeCocq, LVI Design

Lori LeCocq

LVI Design
Robert Walker, Walker Group Ventures

Robert Walker

Walker Group Ventures
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Scott Whitman

Whitman Holdings, LLC