BELLINGHAM, Wash. – PeaceHealth announced that Amber Asbjornsen will become chief development officer for the PeaceHealth Northwest network on March 13.
She will provide philanthropy leadership to the network development staff and volunteer boards for PeaceHealth St. Joseph, United General and Ketchikan foundations, building upon the culture of gratitude in the Northwest network.
“I am thrilled to join the PeaceHealth community in the Northwest network,” Asbjornsen said. “I look forward to continuing to support the community in which I live – and beyond – where the mission and vision of the organization is both inspiring and an imperative.”
Asbjornsen comes to PeaceHealth after 19 years in development positions of increasing responsibility at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham. Most recently, she 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. Additional accomplishments during her tenure at WWU included securing the second largest cash gift in the university’s history ($5 million), and major and planned gifts totaling $20 million.
Asbjornsen earned her bachelor’s in English from Western Washington University.