Three newly appointed trustees, Veverly Austin, President and Founder of Confident Living; Jennifer Crowley, Partner/Owner of Highland Group, and Jeff Towner, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch, began their three-year term on the Saint Mary’s Foundation board of trustees on July 1, 2016.
The new trustees are warmly received by the following newly appointed officers:
- Chair – Rachel P. Mraz
- Vice Chair – Craig Datema
- Treasurer – Jeffrey Dixon
- Secretary – Kim Clarke
- At Large Officer – Deb Bailey
- At Large Officer – Karen Custer
- At Large Officer – Robert C. Woodhouse, Jr.
The goal of the Saint Mary’s Foundation is to assist Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in continuing to achieve its mission towards providing quality health care. From July 2015 to June 2016, the Saint Mary’s Foundation awarded more than $1.1 million in support of various Mercy Health Saint Mary’s programs including the cancer center, the ALS program, Clinica Santa Maria and nursing education.
The trustees of the Saint Mary’s Foundation play a key leadership role in overseeing the philanthropic and community engagement plans to support this important work.
“We are thrilled about the new trustees and their unique abilities to contribute to our already diverse and engaged board,” said Rachel Mraz, Board Chair, Saint Mary’s Foundation. “Saint Mary’s Foundation is well positioned to continue supporting the important initiatives and programs of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Our board members increase awareness of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s vital services and their positive impact on the health and well-being of our community.”