St. Joseph's Foundation Board of Directors

 

Tom Batson, donorTom Batson is a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Investment Management Analyst, currently serving as Senior Vice President of Investment for Batson Financial Group. His 30-year career in the field of financial advising began when he joined Merrill Lynch in 1985. He later joined Morgan Stanley, where he spent 20 years before relocating to Wells Fargo Advisors in 2009. Seven years later, Wells Fargo Advisors honored him as a Premier Advisor, a designation reserved for a select group of Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components and professionalism. Mr. Batson earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.

Ross Bremner, MD, PhDRoss M. Bremner, MD, PhD, is the Executive Director of Norton Thoracic Institute and the Department Chair of the Center for Thoracic Disease and Transplantation at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Named one of Arizona’s “Top Docs” by Phoenix Magazine every year for the last eight years, Dr. Bremner specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, esophageal surgery, and lung transplantation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Bremner earned his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Harwood Nash Memorial medal for surgery. He completed general surgery training and his PhD at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he also served as a member of the faculty for five years before relocating to Arizona to head up the thoracic program at St. Joseph’s. Under his leadership, the lung transplant program at St. Joseph’s has soared to the busiest in the nation, performing more lifesaving procedures than any other facility, while maintaining the highest possible one-year survival rates.

Richard BurnhamRichard B. Burnham is a founding member of Gammage & Burnham. Since his admission to the Arizona Bar in 1976, he has developed an extensive commercial litigation, administrative law and legislative practice, which evolved to emphasize health care reimbursement matters. He and the firm’s other health care lawyers represent numerous hospitals within Arizona, as well as other types of medical providers. Mr. Burnham has handled all manners of commercial litigation, including complex litigation against the State of Arizona arising out of the insolvencies of early Medicaid (AHCCCS) providers. He has handled more than 30 reported appellate decisions with an overwhelmingly favorable win/loss record. He has litigated in a variety of courts including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Claims Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and Arizona trial courts. Prior to founding Gammage & Burnham, he was a partner with Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. In 1983, he founded Gammage & Burnham with fellow partners Grady Gammage, Jr. and Mike King.

Anne BurnsAnne Burns, MD is an attending physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. In addition she has served on many committees including the Credentials Committee, Quality Council, Patient Safety Council and Medical Executive Committee. She was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, and is currently serving her fourth term as the Medical Director and Chairman of Emergency Medicine at both St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Westgate. She was born in Phoenix and graduated from Arcadia High School. She then obtained her bachelor's degree in biology from University of California at Santa Barbara, before earning her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her internship and residency in Emergency Medicine were completed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and she went on to be Chief Resident and Clinical Faculty at UCLA. Dr. Burns moved back to Phoenix to start her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the institution where she was born and volunteered as a teen. Dr. Burns is active in the community and at St. Joseph’s, serving on various community boards including the Board of Visitors, PANDA, St. Joseph’s Foundation Board and St. Joseph’s Community Board. She is the proud mother of two teenage boys and an energetic Golden Retriever.

Shelby ButterfieldShelby Butterfield is a local philanthropist, and she and her late husband, Stephen, have donated millions to the Phoenix community, with a focus on supporting education and healthcare. Their generosity has been felt throughout the St. Joseph’s system primarily in women and children’s services. She previously served on the St. Joseph’s Board from 2008 to 2018 and is excited to renew her board commitment to further the hospital’s mission. During her decade-long service, she successfully held positions of board secretary and vice chair before assuming the leadership role as board chair for three years. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has held various leadership positions on boards at Arizona State University, North Central Parenting Group, Paradise Valley United Methodist Church Preschool and the Pediatric Advisory Group at Scottsdale Healthcare.

Vic CaseboltVic Casebolt is an experienced Estate Planning Attorney and Partner at Casebolt Law Firm, PLC. He has been working with St. Joseph’s Foundation for several years through two donor charitable trusts. Vic earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition, he obtained his law degree from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. He also pursued his advanced LLM law degree from New York University. He has three children – all of whom were born at St. Joseph’s. He is interested in working with foundation staff to enhance Planned Giving efforts.

Dr. Ralph Drosten

Ralph Drosten, MD, is a former faculty physician with Dignity Health Medical Group in the department of Radiology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Drosten’s expertise includes thoracic and cancer imaging. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Drosten received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, where he also completed his radiology residency. He then completed two fellowships, in thoracic imaging and oncologic and PET imaging at Harvard Medical School, the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Kathleen GrahamKathleen Graham (SJF Vice-Chair) is a native Phoenician who has worked in the real estate and property management field for the past 20 years. She serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Capital Campaign Committee of St. Francis Xavier School and Parish, the Financial Aid Committee of Brophy College Preparatory, the Capital Campaign Committee of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center and the School Advisory Board of St. Francis Xavier School. St. Joseph’s has a special place in her heart—her father, E. Fredrick Bloemker, was on staff at St. Joseph’s for 30+ years in the ophthalmology department. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications and a minor in psychology. She is married to John and has three children, Justin, Annie and Will.

Oliver HarperOliver “Ollie” Harper, MD is a retired physician with more than forty years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Harper attend Fordham College and received is Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University. Over his career he served as an emergency medicine physician and was the co-founder of the Banner Arizona Medical Clinic. He is currently part of the faculty doctoring program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. He has served on many community boards including Boswell Hospital, Sun Health Corporation, St. Vincent de Paul Clinic and Creighton University Medical School. He is married to Sharon Harper and has five children Christy, Lise, Joseph Shannon and Michael.

Terri HoffmanTerri Hoffman, CFRE is President and Chief Philanthropy Officer for St. Joseph’s Foundation, where she is responsible for developing and directing all aspects of philanthropic fundraising for Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. She has more than three decades of experience in securing major gifts and implementing multimillion-dollar fundraising strategies for both small local and large national organizations. Terri began her healthcare philanthropy career with Dignity Health first as Manager of Donor Acquisition and Engagement at St. Joseph’s Foundation, Barrow Neurological Foundation and Dignity Health Foundation East Valley, and then as a successful Director of the Health & Wealth Raffle. Prior to joining the Dignity family, she operated her own political consulting business with clients from multiple states including Arizona, Illinois, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Terri is an Arizona native and holds a degree in political science from Arizona State University.

Jennifer Davis LuntJenifer Davis Lunt is a commercial real estate professional for more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience. She currently runs her own firm: Davis Enterprises. Under her direction, this third-generation real estate development and investment company has developed, acquired, sold and leased several properties. Prior to running her own firm, Ms. Lunt worked for CB Richard Ellis, where she spent 10 years as an Investment Broker. In 2005, she was named the No. 1 Investment Broker at CB Richard Ellis and attained the title of First Vice President. Ms. Lunt was born and raised in Phoenix and attended University of Arizona. She has been involved in several different professional and charitable organizations including St. Joseph’s Foundation, AZCREW, Junior League of Phoenix, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and CBRE Brokerage Advisory Board.

Cullen MaxeyCullen Maxey is the Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Revenue Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He oversees all revenue-generating departments throughout the organization. In addition, he oversees Arizona Diamondbacks Events & Entertainment (ADEE), the newly formed entity that books and executes all non-baseball events at Chase Field. Mr. Maxey's path began with revenue generating positions at the Phoenix Suns from 1997-2001. He served as VP of Corporate Sales for the Phoenix Coyotes from 2001-04, which was highlighted by the opening of their new arena in Glendale. Prior to joining the D-backs, Mr. Maxey spent two years as the General Manager of Sun Devil Sports Marketing, the multimedia rights holder of Arizona State University Athletics. He and his wife, Brenda, have two children, Will and Lizzie, and reside in Chandler.

Dennis MullenDennis Mullen served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. from August 2005 to September 2010. He has served as a Corporate Executive in the restaurant industry and served as Chief Executive Officer for several restaurant chains. Mr. Mullen also served as a Trustee of Janus Funds from 1971 to 2011. He is currently director of the Arizona Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and a Partner at Mull Capital LLC. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Northern Iowa University, where he continues to serve on the Board of Trustees.

Jaime NorthamJaime Northam oversees all of the leasing across HTA’s Western US portfolio, which encompasses approximately eight million square feet across 20 markets. Leading a team of several experienced leasing professionals, her focus is to strategically drive occupancy, growth and retention across the portfolio, while developing key relationships in each market. Mrs. Northam has been with HTA for more than five years and has nearly 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Her background in the industry also includes brokerage, development, asset management and economic development. Mrs. Northam is an Arizona native. She has been an active member of the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board since 2013, which has included involvement on various board committees and several charitable events. Mrs. Northam holds a B.A. in Communications from University of Arizona.

Michael O'ConnorMichael O’Connor (SJF Board Chair) was named SRP’s Associate General Manager and Chief Legal Executive, responsible for SRP’s Law, Land and Risk Management Departments in 2011. Prior to joining SRP, Michael was a partner at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. Michael joined Jennings Strouss in 1985 and practiced law at the firm until 2012 in the areas of utilities and energy companies, products liability, complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith, and professional malpractice defense. Michael earned his B.A. degree in political economy from the Johns Hopkins University in 1982. He earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1985. Born in New York State, Michael and his wife Michelle have four children son Matthew, and triplets, Michael, Alexandra, and Samantha. Michael has received several honors and recognitions, and has been active in several community organizations over the years including St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation (Board Chair 2018, Member 2013), Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (2015), the Advisory Board of Directors of the Rodel Foundation (2012), Desert Voice’s Oral Learning Center, Brophy Dad’s Club, North Scottsdale Little League (President), and Valley of the Sun United Way.

Earl PetznickArthur Petznick, Jr is the President and CEO of Pinal Feeding Company, one of the largest cattle-feeding operations in the Southwest. Founded in 1959, Pinal Feeding Company and affiliate companies Northside Hay Company, Sacate Pellet Mills and Red River Cattle Company are all family owned and operated. Mr. Petznick is also a co-owner of the Dancing
Apache Ranch (D.A. Ranch), a small family-owned vineyard, working ranch and special event destination located in the Verde Valley. Mr. Petznick is actively involved with several civic, public and nonprofit organizations, including the Nature Conservancy, Arizona Cattleman’s Association, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and Greater Phoenix Leadership. He also served a six-year term on the Agricultural Best Management Practices Advisory Committee, appointed by former Governor Jan Brewer to establish and recommend best management practices for grazing activities and concentrated animal-feeding operations.

Kim Sterling HeflinKim Sterling-Heflin is the Executive Director of the Therapeutic Harp Foundation. The Therapeutic Harp Foundation provides live therapeutic harp music to patients, medical staff, families and caregivers in 22 healthcare facilities throughout the Valley. The Therapeutic Harp Foundation is the only Arizona program delivering live therapeutic harp music with harpists certified through nationally accredited programs. Kim's career includes working for Governor Bruce Babbitt, 1982-1986, and Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1987-2005. In 1976, Kim’s toddler son, Jordan, and 5-year-old daughter, Brooke, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. Jordan received a double lung transplant in 2001 and lived another eight years. Today, Kim serves as chairwoman of the board of directors for the Jordan Sterling Foundation, which supports organizations providing lung transplants, families dealing with CF, and research and treatment of CF. The Jordan Sterling Foundation developed and supports a Fellowship at the Norton Thoracic Institute. She also volunteers for the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, Junior League of Phoenix and the Board of Visitors.

Roger StevensonRoger L. Stevenson (SJF Treasurer) has been the president, chief executive officer and owner of Cotton Norton Stevenson Consulting, Inc., which provides management and financial consulting services, including negotiations of business and real estate acquisitions and sales since 1992. His previous career experience includes serving as vice president of finance of the J.R. Norton Company and related family businesses, 1975-1992; controller for South Central Oil Company, 1973-1975; and auditor for Arthur Young and Company, 1969-1973. Roger has held several positions as an officer and director of the J.R. Norton Company and various Norton subsidiaries and related investments. He is active in the community, where he volunteers at the Norton Foundation, Andre House and Scottsdale Bible Church. Roger graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Greg ValladaoGreg Valladao is a Phoenix based commercial real estate executive with SRS Real Estate Partners, the largest national commercial real estate firm in North America dedicated to retail services. Greg specializes in the sale of investment properties for private and institutional owners and lenders. Utilizing nearly 30 years of extensive retail, sales, management, and legal experience, Greg has become a well-respected commercial real estate professional. Greg also manages Valley Commercial, the Valladao family investment vehicle established in 2001. Greg serves as the Western Government Relations Chair for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a board member for St. Joseph’s Foundation Phoenix and Paul Davis Enterprises. He also spent ten years on the Board of the St. Francis Athletic Association and is involved with St. Mary’s Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix Charities and the Kino Border Initiative. He has been supported in his endeavors by his wife of 29 years Kathy and their two daughters.

Jane Wilbershide is retired with more than 30 years of healthcare financial management. She began her career as a CPA at KPMG. Ms. Wilbershide has served as a finance executive for hospital, medical group and managed care organizations. Positions held include Vice President, Finance, Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Senior Vice President of Finance, MedPartners Medical Group, Long Beach California; Chief Financial Officer, CalOptima, a California Medicaid managed care agency; Chief Financial Officer, Schaller Anderson Incorporated, an Arizona health care management company; and Head of Medicaid Audit, Aetna. She was a member of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP) from 2003 through 2010. While on the Board, she served as UCP’s Treasurer and Chairman of its Finance Committee. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Masters of Management Science in Accounting.

Dave ZowineDavid Zowine is president and CEO of ZOE Holding Company, a multi-state family of businesses in the healthcare and diversified staffing fields, dedicated to helping people find the right talent, jobs and care. Dave grew up in Connecticut, where he attended Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit prep school founded in 1942. After graduation, he attended Providence College in Rhode Island, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Dave resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Karina, and their three children, and is active in the philanthropic community with organizations geared toward youth sports, job creation and access to health and wellness.

 

 

Emeritus Board Member

Patty WhitePatty White, FACHE, retired as President and CEO of Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in June of 2019. During her time as president she led a team of 5,000 medical professionals, support staff and volunteers. She was a leader in the Dignity Health Arizona Service Area for more than 30 years. A trained cardiovascular nurse, she began her career at the patient bedside and progressively moved through management positions in the organization as a Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Executive and Vice President of Operations at St. Joseph’s. In 2009, she became president of Chandler Regional Medical Center, serving there three years before being named president of St. Joseph’s in 2012. Patty has dedicated her career to improving the patient experience and health in the community. She serves on the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Committee and has been extensively involved with the American Heart Association, as well the Health Futures Council at ASU, the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and the East Valley Leadership Board. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Patty received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Central Missouri State University, her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arizona and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.