Mercy Health Foundation Staff
Our team at Mercy Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting the mission of Mercy Regional Medical Center and funding its equipment, programs and services and creating healing environments for patients and families. If you have questions, please contact us at 970-764-2800.
Vice President, Greater Colorado & Kansas Group & President, Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation
Josh Bailey is the President and Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) for CHI Colorado Foundation and the Vice President for Centura Health’s Greater Colorado & Kansas Operating Group. He is also honored to be the inaugural Chair of CommonSpirit Health’s Philanthropic Advisory Council, representing 83 foundations across the largest non-profit health system in the country.
Josh has served the non-profit profession for over 23 years. Prior to his role with Centura and CHI Colorado Foundation, Josh completed a twelve-year tenure at Colorado College in the Advancement Division, leaving as Chief Development Officer / Associate Vice President for Advancement. His career also includes tenures at the United States Olympic Committee, Northern Illinois University and the University of Iowa.
Josh earned an M.A. from the University of Iowa, and a B.A. from Central College in Pella, Iowa. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and was honored as the 2013 Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southern Colorado Outstanding Fundraising Executive.
Director Philanthropic Strategy & Operations
Christi-Marie Butler is the Group Director of Philanthropy for Centura Health. Prior to joining Centura, she served as a consultant managing clients in healthcare and academia including Catholic Health Initiatives and Colorado College, respectively. She has spent her career strategically executing fundraising models and operations for non-profits.
While Christi-Marie is based in Colorado Springs, she’s deeply passionate and engaged in across the Greater Colorado and Kansas region.
Senior Philanthropy Officer
As senior philanthropy officer, Lexie Stetson-Lee works with donors, friends and those working in and for Mercy Regional Medical Center to promote their philanthropic objectives and ideals in partnership with the mission of our rural hospital. Lexie’s work enables individuals to achieve their philanthropic goals while allowing Mercy Regional Medical Center to secure gifts that create impact in the areas of clinical excellence, education and prevention, and community care.
Lexie is a nonprofit professional who has worked in the sector for 14 years. She has a broad scope of experience in philanthropy, STEM programming, operations and business administration. Lexie received her Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin with a focus on educational policy and nonprofit leadership. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from Kenyon College in Ohio. She is also an active volunteer in the community. Stetson-Lee’s career commitment to giving began with a family ethic of service—her parents are both heavily involved in hospital foundations in Ohio. When not at work Lexie enjoys backcountry skiing, and time with her husband and two children.
Joy Hess is the Development Officer for Mercy Health Foundation. Joy’s educational background was originally in education but since then has gone on to work on her PhD in Public Policy and Administration and Non-Profit Management and Leadership.
Joy has been with the foundation for 20 years first serving on the Mercy Health Foundation board and then being hired for major gifts in 2004. Joy was at the inception of the planning and building of the new Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC). In 2004, once plans were in place and groundbreaking occurred at the new and present site of the hospital, Joy was part of the team that raised $11.5 million to help fund equipment needs and special projects for the new hospital. In 2009, Joy was part of the $3.4 million to build a comprehensive breast care center at Mercy. In 2012, Joy was in campaign with her team for Mercy Health Foundation to raise $5.6 million for a new hospice residence successfully reaching and surpassing each fundraising campaign goal.
In addition to the major campaigns that have taken place, Joy has been instrumental in raising money for all equipment needs, programs and services, including Hospice and charity care for Mercy. Joy has been part of grant writing, events, design of collateral materials and public relations and marketing for Mercy Health Foundation.
One of Joy’s proudest accomplishments while being with the foundation has been the long-standing relationships she has built in the community and surrounding communities with individuals and businesses.
Director of Engagement
Jennifer Cooper manages Donor Relations across the Greater Colorado and Kansas Group. She is recognized in her field as an architect of persuasive campaign strategies, using a seasoned approach to coalition building and community outreach. She has increased overall branding visibility and effective resolutions on behalf of industry members, as well government agencies, and non-governmental organizations throughout her career.
In her role, Jennifer works closely with internal leadership to ensure that our investors/donors are engaged with healthcare in a meaningful way, and that they feel the true impact of their giving. She is responsible for telling the story of the difference generosity makes to our investors.
A graduate of University of California, Irvine, Jennifer also worked in two White House Administrations.
Mike was born and raised in Colorado Springs and has more than five years of not-for-profit experience. Prior to joining the Foundation, he spent his time in banking.
Mike received his bachelor’s degree in information technology from Colorado Technical University. In his spare time, he enjoys finding new things he can do with his wife and two kids.
Board of Directors
Thank you to our Mercy Health Foundation Board members for their support to further the care Mercy Regional Medical Center provides to our community.
- Mike Field
- Jane Fogleman
- Bonnie Hermesman
- Jerry Martinez
- William McConnell
- Richard Miller
- Virginia Miller-Cavanagh
- Dick Pearson
- Ryan Phelps
- Judy Roelofs
- Steve Swisher
- Marjie Wilson