Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide leadership and philanthropic support to Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation in the membership of its Board of Trustees and other volunteers, staff, vendors, consultants and community. We believe that diversity encompasses many variables including without limitation race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, family status, personal values and beliefs, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, appearance, and professional level. We believe that diversity enriches our experience, promotes personal growth and a healthy society, strengthens communities and the workplace and enhances economic competitiveness. We believe that pursuit of our mission requires a commitment to the development of an organization that values differences, respects all of its members, and maintains a climate in which everyone is treated with dignity.
Reaffirmed August 5, 2020
Board Affairs Committee


Incorporated in 1975 as a separate tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation to advance the mission and goals of Saint John’s Health Center, the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation is governed by an all volunteer board of directors and trustees, who bring their leadership skills to ensure that Saint John’s is here for their community – now and in the future.

Trustees work tirelessly with the foundation staff to vision, plan, initiate and maintain structured programs of support for the health center’s capital, equipment, programmatic needs, community outreach and to carry forward the health center’s mission of compassionate care.

When the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth came west to build Saint John’s, generous neighbors helped these pioneering women purchase the land upon which Saint John’s Health Center campus stands. The Foundation grew out of the original Saint John’s Hospital Guild founded in 1947 to carry forward the mission of compassionate care set forth by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. That mission is continued now through the healing ministry of Providence Health & Services.


The Foundation is the chief financial engine contributing to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, technology, programs and services at the health center as well as ground-breaking cancer research at Saint John’s Cancer Institute and Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Philanthropic efforts have successfully raised more than $817 million dollars, including $370 million dollars to rebuild the Health Center after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Philanthropy is an essential component in pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge, as well as ensuring an exceptional and compassionate patient experience. I am grateful to the many donors who have helped make Saint John’s Health Center what it is today and look forward to partnering with those who will ensure its bright future.” Sheryl A. Bourgeois Ph.D. President & CEO, Saint John’s Health Center Foundation

Giving Staff

Sheryl A. Bourgeois, PhD
Tess Csiszar
Jeanne Goldsmith
Juanita Sims
Tobi Kinnan
Andrew Chait
Sierra Somkin
Taylor Morton
Lauren Cooler
Gail Drewniak
Cookie Galanti
Marquina Munoz-Freedman
Danielle Partyka
Jennifer Wood
Maty Mejrekian 
Karen Williams-Cox
Michelle Plasse
Sara Butchenhart
Ingrid Garcia
Yolanda Luna
Kimberly Krupinski
Stuart Berkowitz
Wafaa Daou
Andy Trilling
Dinah Lewin
Denise Halloran
Alejandra Vega
Anthony Cacace
Coco Garcia
Morgan Culbertson
Nina Maggio
Smeeta Singh

Saint John’s Health Center Foundation provides philanthropic support that is the catalyst for
achieving excellence in health care and research at Providence Saint John’s Health Center,
Saint John’s Cancer Institute and the Pacific Neuroscience Institute.