The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization with a purpose and mission to develop relationships and financial resources to support the healthcare programs, projects, equipment needs, and services of Jefferson Healthcare. We strongly believe through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and organizations that Jefferson Healthcare can provide more advanced medical services with state of the art technology. We want our patients to be treated close to home surrounded by their families and support systems and not have to travel hours for care when they are at their most vulnerable.
Generous giving is beginning to transform Jefferson Healthcare from a good system into an extraordinary one. As a small, rural hospital, Jefferson Healthcare has limited funds for capital expenses. But with your support, we are beginning to make strides in getting the latest medical technology. Our goal is to raise money each year to increase access to the best in preventative, medical care at Jefferson Healthcare. Last year's campaign was for a nuclear camera.
You can make a difference by donating funds to purchase equipment like this camera and give patients more of an opportunity to receive their care in Jefferson County.
At the end of 2016, we say good bye to our founding Director Kate Burke and Foundation Board members Dr. Todd Carlson, Renate Wheeler, and Jill Buhler. They were instrumental in getting the Foundation up and running. We know they will be supporting us in the future! Thank you for your tremendous work!
Brian Vervnyk began his career in healthcare in 1975 following his service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Brian began his college work at the University of Washington and graduated from Western Washington University. He also completed an executive graduate program from UCLA. Over the last forty plus years he has held a variety of senior management positions with leading and start-up companies in healthcare products and healthcare medical management. These organizations developed and operated wellness programs, case management programs, chronic condition management programs, utilization review as well as predictive analytics. Brian has also served on a variety of healthcare and community related boards and committees.
Kelly Liskeis First Federal’s Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.She is responsible for direction and management of commercial, mortgage and consumer lending, commercial and consumer deposit products, and non-deposit investments.Kelly advances the Foundation through her advanced knowledge of the community, from individuals to local businesses and non-profit organizations. she resides in Port Hadlock with her husband and children and is active in the community.
Judy Tordini, RN, ACLS, Cardiology, is a registered nurse who was educated in the Midwest, and is a long time heart-health advocate on the Olympic Peninsula.She was formerly the director of cardiac services at Olympic Medical Center for about 30 years and the Director of Nursing for the Jamestown Family Clinic.Judy is a strong community supporter and has served on many boards including Olympic Medical Center Foundation, Soroptimists, YMCA, and the State Secretary of Washington Parent Group for US Naval Academy.
Joyce Cardinal, RN, CNO, MBA, has been a Registered Nurse since 1968.Joyce has been a pediatric nurse in Critical Care Units in California, Oregon, and Washington.Joyce served as the Chief Nursing Officer, a Quality Director at Skagit Valley Hospital and currently is the Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Healthcare.Joyce knows first hand the impact of having advanced medical technology and tools available for care. She is a strong advocate for improving the patient care experience through quality and safety.
Jeinell Harper, RN and Certified Oncology Nurse, is the Director of the Oncology Clinic and the Medical Short Stay Department at Jefferson Healthcare. Over her 35 year career she maintains a passion for bedside nursing. Having been born and raised in Jefferson County, she is committed to the highest quality of care to permit patients to stay home to receive their treatments and have their medical needs meet locally in the community.
Florida Rue, RN, BSN, Surgical First Assistant, retired from Jefferson Healthcare in May 2015 after 28 years as Director of Surgical Services. Florida relocated to Jefferson County from Pueblo, Colorado where she worked as an Operating Room nurse on a heart team. Working in the operating room has given her keen awareness of the need for advanced surgical and medical technology. Florida is a strong advocate for quality and safe patient care.
Lanny Turay, has been in the healthcare system in pharmacy management for over 40 years. Prior to coming to Jefferson Healthcare as Director of Pharmacy in 2014, I worked as a Pharmacy Director at Ballard Community Hospital and Swedish Medical Center. I was on the Ballard Foundation board for 9 years. I really enjoy living and working in Port Townsend wife my wife, Lisa. I am an avid sailor and am also involved in Port Townsend’s music community.
Shary Irwin grew up in San Diego and went onto race sail boats on San Francisco Bay for a decade. She worked for several sail lofts and opened her own sail repair business. In the early 1980s, Shary moved to Jefferson County and became a volunteer firefighter/EMT and was elected as Fire Commissioner. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Nursing and did work as a Registered Nurse at Jefferson Healthcare for 25 years until retiring in 2013. She is delighted to continue to be apart of the Jefferson Healthcare team through her philanthropic work on the Foundation.
Anne Burton is the Controller at Jefferson Healthcare, overseeing accounting, accounts payable, payroll, revenue cycle integrity, and “other duties as assigned”. She joined Jefferson Healthcare on March,2016, after years with UW Medicine as the Finance Manager, and as the Interim Director of Finance for the UW Neighborhood Clinics. Prior, to that, Anne sold mainframe and COBOL development software to banking, healthcare, and financial institutions nationwide and then anesthesia to veterinarians in the PNW. Anne grew up in Gig Harbor, went to Utah where she attended the university. Anne lives in Port Ludlow; is an active member of the sailing community and has friends, family, and connections with healthcare professionals on both sides of the Puget Sound.
Marie Dressler, RN, was born, raised, and educated in England, where she became a registered nurse and certified nurse midwife. Residing in Jefferson County since 1981, Dressler was employed for 26 years by the hospital district, working as a registered nurse and primarily providing direct patient care to mothers and babies in the Family Birth Center. After taking early retirement in 2008, she continues to contribute to the health and well-being of Jefferson County residents as a hospital commissioner. She is a dedicated patient advocate throughout her career.