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April 11, 2019
Jodi Barnard Named New Franciscan Foundation President and Vice President of Philanthropy
Brings 25 years of impactful philanthropic experience to the Puget Sound region
Tacoma, Washington – CHI Franciscan announces the appointment of Jodi Barnard as the new Franciscan Foundation President & Vice President of Philanthropy. Jodi was selected after an extensive national search and began in her new role April 9.
Jodi will lead the Franciscan Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises funds each year in philanthropic and charitable gifts that support a wide variety of CHI Franciscan’s community initiatives and outreach programs that focus on creating healthier communities and providing quality, compassionate care to all — especially the poor and underserved.
“Jodi’s experience and depth of philanthropic leadership will be a welcome addition to our team and our family of Foundations,” said Ketul J. Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan. “I am confident she will serve our communities well as we further our mission.”
Jodi brings more than 25 years of executive leadership in philanthropy and donor relations, having led several Foundations across the country.
“I am honored to join Franciscan Foundation at a pivotal point in history and secure philanthropy to support the strategic priorities of CHI Franciscan. There is important work to be done in partnership with the Foundation Boards, our donors, community organizations, and business leaders and I look forward to advocate for those in need and address the health and well-being of the people CHI Franciscan serves.”
Most recently, Jodi served as President of the El Camino Hospital Foundation in Mountain View, California. During her tenure, she was the lead executive of a 25-member Board and five subsequent Board committees for the multi-site hospital. In addition, she served as the chief fundraising strategist supporting priorities for clinical service lines and centers of excellence which resulted in more than $54 million of fundraising support.
Jodi’s prior experience also includes serving as Regional Executive Director of seven Providence Foundations in Oregon, Chief Development Officer of The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, and Director of Annual Giving for the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Jodi has a bachelor’s degree in music from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
CHI Franciscan is a Catholic nonprofit health system based in Tacoma, Washington, with $2.45 billion in total revenue and a team of more than 12,000 physicians, providers, nurses, and staff that provide expert, compassionate medical care at 11 acute care hospitals and over 200 primary and specialty care clinics throughout the greater Puget Sound. This includes St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton and Silverdale; Highline Medical Center, Burien; Regional Hospital, Burien; CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital, Tacoma, and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital, Tacoma. Started in 1891 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, today CHI Franciscan is one of the largest health systems in Washington state. The system is comprised of more than 1,200 hospital beds and over 4,000 credentialed providers offering cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurosciences, women’s care and other health care services. CHI Franciscan’s mission is to create healthier communities, including caring for the poor and underserved. In fiscal year 2018, the organization provided $190 million in community benefit—free, subsidized, and reduced cost health care and programs. Follow CHI Franciscan on Facebook facebook.com/chifranciscan, Twitter @CHIFranciscan and Instagram @chi.franciscan.