Kae Peterson, CFRE 
VP Development and ED EvergreenHealth Foundation

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I am privileged to lead one of the finest development teams that I have had the pleasure to work with in my nearly 30 years in the business. This team is energetic, passionate, professional and never satisfied with the status quo. I also have the opportunity to work with a strong board of volunteer leaders who shape the strategic vision for the EvergreenHealth Foundation.  And lastly I get to work alongside the best senior leadership team and an outstanding CEO all of whom understand and appreciate the importance and the value that philanthropic giving can bring to EvergreenHealth in many different ways.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When I’m not at EvergreenHealth, you can find me golfing, reading or volunteering my time with the Evergreen Golden Rescue Group.

Meg Powers
Director of Operations & Annual Giving

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I am responsible for the annual programs and events including the Campaign for EvergreenHealth (our employee workplace giving campaign), direct mail pieces, and the revenue stream of special events which benefit different departments of the hospital each year.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When not at work, you can usually find me spending time with family and friends, treasure hunting for unique antiques, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and cleaning up after my ‘Marley’-dog, Paisley!  I enjoy a good movie from time to time and love rooting for our Hawks come football season.

Susan Peder
Finance & Database Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I joined EvergreenHealth Foundation in spring of 2015. I manage our donor database including updating donor records, inputting gifts and creating analytical reports. I have worked over the last year to create “best practices” and clean up the database to make it more efficient for the whole office. I also send donor acknowledgments and tribute cards.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When not at work, you can find me spending time with my two sons, running the streets and trails of Kirkland and “getting lost” in a good book. I live in the house I built 25 years ago in Kirkland. I also run a small business that keeps me busy on evenings and weekends.

Megan Dunn
Administrative Assistant 

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I joined EvergreenHealth in early 2017 and am excited to be working with the Foundation team! As the administrative assistant, I am in charge of typical administrative duties as well as processing donations from our grateful patients and families. I love hearing how EvergreenHealth has changed lives because of our amazing staff! I also assist with maintaining the website and social media accounts. I oversee the Foundation Board of Trustees meetings, am on the Safety Committee and am the liaison for Whidbey Coffee, our coffee and deli vendor within the hospital.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation: I currently live in Redmond, WA in the house I grew up in. I graduated from Washington State University in May 2016. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our daughter Sawyer who was born at EvergreenHealth in January 2020. I also love reading, photography, shopping and traveling.

Jennifer Hoyord
Hospice Development Officer 

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I recently joined EvergreenHealth Foundation in the Fall of 2018, where I am passionate about connecting donors and grateful patients to areas of need, giving each member of EvergreenHealth’s community the opportunity to make a lasting impact right in their own backyard.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When I am not at the office, I am spending time with my family and dogs, exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

 Megan Whitman
Major Gifts Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
At EvergreenHealth Foundation I work with individuals and families who trust in the care provided by EvergreenHealth and connect them with opportunities to support programs, facilities, and initiatives that advance the health and well-being of our community.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
Outside of the office I spend a lot of time with my family and friends – you can find us out shopping, trying a new happy hour spot, getting carried away at trivia and game nights, or just chatting and laughing for hours. I grew up here in the Pacific Northwest so I appreciate a good cup of coffee, proudly rep purple and gold (#godawgs), and get my hopes up every time a new Seattle Mariners baseball season rolls around.

 Shauna Smith
Corporate Relations and Events Officer 

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
As the Corporate Engagement and Events Officer, I have the best job of creating opportunities to learn more about the work of EvergreenHealth in fun and engaging ways. It is a privilege to manage the Foundation’s signature event – The Evergreen Gala.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
Outside the Foundation, my whole world revolves around my husband and two teenagers. We have a varied list of activities we enjoy together from the hiking around the NW to gardening. We are dedicated fans of the Huskies, Hawks, Reign, and Sounders!

Meet our Monroe Foundation staff