About Us

The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations, consisting of five Foundations, is proud to support CHI Saint Joseph Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in Kentucky. Our network includes 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physicians groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. The health system services patients in 35 Kentucky counties. Learn more about CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations below.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations

Our History

The foundation for this work was laid in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth when they opened the Saint Joseph Infirmary in Lexington, which later became Saint Joseph Hospital. Today at CHI Saint Joseph Health, we are dedicated to building healthier communities around the Commonwealth by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. We are guided by our strong mission and faith based heritage and work through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities we serve.

Lexington's first hospital founded at this home by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

In 1877, Lexington's first hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital was founded at this home on Linden Walk by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. We proudly reflect on the many years of dedicated service and humankindness from our team of medical professionals.

Our Mission

The five CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations make the healing presence of God known in our world by improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.

Humankindness In Action

Your generosity and investment in humankindness bring health care services, programs, equipment, research and more directly to your community. Because of you, our communities are healthier, happier and more vibrant. With your funding support, we are able to impact countless lives through better treatment, prevention and support – whether it’s keeping a premature baby close to home for neonatal intensive care, lifesaving mammograms, education or community benefit support through violence prevention initiatives.

Board & Governance

CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations supports CHI Saint Joseph Health by raising funds that are used to further the health system's mission, vision and values. Board members are active advocates and ambassadors for each of our foundations and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary to advance our mission.

2023 - 2024 CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations Board of Directors

Larry Cowgill, Chair, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation 

Kathy Arms, Secretary, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Alan VanArsdall, Treasurer, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Julia K. Hall, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Laura Hayden, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Judy Albrecht, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Alicia Kazee, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Ann Bryant, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Janet Evans, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Paul Chartier, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Allison Porteus, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation

Jane T. Roby, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation 

Jennifer Nolan, Ex-Officio, President, Flaget Memorial Hospital

Margaret Gray, Chair, Saint Joseph London Foundation

Edward Stanko, Saint Joseph London Foundation

Roger Lewis, Saint Joseph London Foundation

Michael Christopher Herren, DMD, Saint Joseph London Foundation

John C. Yanes, Ex-Officio, President, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, Saint Joseph Berea

David Mayo, Chair, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation

Jakob Duerson, Treasurer, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation

Jesse R. Hodgson, Chair, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation

Richelle Bach, Vice Chair, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation

Rebecca Morton, Secretary, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation

Tracy Pearce, Treasurer, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation

Sherry Taul, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Foundation

K. Delaine Thiel, CFRE, Ex-Officio, Market Vice President, Philanthropy, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations

Anthony A. (Tony) Houston, Ed. D., FACHE, Ex-Officio, Market Chief Executive Offiicer, CHI Saint Joseph Health 


Each foundation is govered by board members who act as fiduciaries by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and financial management policies that steer the organization toward a sustainable future.


Meet the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations staff below.


Because of you, the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations has made a significant impact supporting our care sites this past year. Your gifts of gratitude, trust and support are so meaningful. Each gift, no matter the size, contributes to myriad possibilities to improve health for all. Thank you for supporting our mission.