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.

 

Connie Wittren, CFREConnie - 2015
Director, EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundation

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I have the wonderful privilege of working with donors and volunteers at both EvergreenHealth facilities.  In Kirkland I get to work with donors who choose to support the foundation with more complex and tax beneficial estate gifts to The EvergreenHealth Legacy Society.  And with the addition of our new affiliation with EvergreenHealth Monroe, I serve as the Director of the Foundation to establish their philanthropy program which includes their annual Blue Jeans & Boots Gala.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
My family came to the Snohomish valley in the 1880’s and we have not left.  I have had the pleasure of working in healthcare philanthropy for nearly 40 years.  I serve on the Board of Directors for The Everett Clinic Foundation and received the Greater Everett Community Foundation’s Bob Drewel Community Service Award recognizing my 40 year career and dedication to human services in Snohomish County.  I live in Mukilteo and my interests include enjoying my 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren, traveling, wonderful friends, a great glass of wine, and a big –  GO HAWKS.

 

Kristi Myers
Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I feel so blessed to have been a fundraiser for the past 15-years. Here at Evergreen, it is my honor to partner with grateful patients, families and donors who have a passion for EvergreenHealth and find meaningful ways that their gift can impact the lives of our patients and fulfill their own personal philanthropic goals. I work with donors who not only wish to support EvergreenHealth Foundation with an outright cash or stock gift but also those who wish to join our Legacy Society by including EvergreenHealth Foundation in their estate plans.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
In my free time, my husband, two rescue dogs and I can usually be found outdoors exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Favorite pastimes include drives up the Mountain Loop and North Cascades Highway’s, camping, kayaking, hiking and being aboard our boat. We have recently become grandparents so there is nothing better than spending time and spoiling them.

 

Blake Vintertun
Major Gifts Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
In my role as Major Gifts Officer, I build relationships with members of our community. Together, we work to provide meaningful support to EvergreenHealth. With our generous supporters’ investments, we ensure that each patient receives the highest quality care.

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
Outside of Evergreen, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our golden retriever, Ellie. We live in Duvall and on a typical weekend we are probably going to the beach, hanging with family and friends, or heading to a Mariners or Hawks game. Recently, I’ve picked up golf, which means many nights at the driving range trying to improve my game!

 

Meg Powers
Annual Giving Officer

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I am responsible for annual programs and events including the Campaign for EvergreenHealth (our employee giving campaign), the Gala which benefits a new department of the hospital each year, and our Seasons of Hope Fundraising Luncheon benefiting EvergreenHealth’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs.

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
Development Assistant

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.

 

Jennifer Dreyfuss
Development Associate

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I am responsible for supporting all of our major events including the Gala, Seasons of Hope Fundraising Luncheon and other department activities. I manage content for the Foundation website, Facebook account as well as assist with donor cultivation and stewardship. I am simply thrilled to be working at EvergreenHealth – it’s always been a dream of mine and I absolutely love my job and the incredible people that I work with!

What I do outside of EvergreenHealth Foundation:
When I’m not at the hospital, you can find me being a proud new homeowner in Monroe. I enjoy hot yoga, long walks, brunch, shopping for shabby chic home decor, hiking and cuddling up with my cat (yes, I’m a cat lady). In the summertime, I love spending time out in the yard working on my flower beds. I am also known to partake in a Netflix marathon every now and then too… oh, and one more thing – GO HAWKS!

 

Megan Hudson
Administrative Assistant 

What I do at EvergreenHealth Foundation:
I joined EvergreenHealth in early 2017 and am excited and thankful 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 patients as well as their friends and family. I love hearing how EvergreenHealth has changed lives because of our amazing staff! I also assist our Development Associate 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 Lake Forest Park with friends, but I grew up in Redmond. I graduated from Washington State University in May 2016 (GO COUGS!). I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend of 3 years and our Rottweiler, Luna, as well as reading, photography, shopping and traveling.