Foundation Staff

Our team at Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting the mission of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and funding its equipment, programs and services and creating healing environments for patients and families.

Foundation Staff

Our team at Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting the mission of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and funding its equipment, programs and services and creating healing environments for patients and families.

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.

Ben Taylor is a native of the Colorado Springs community and grew up just a few blocks from Penrose Hospital. Ben comes to the Penrose St. Francis Health Foundation with extensive experience in working with the local physician community.

Ben lives with his wife and two dogs in Colorado Springs. An avid runner, he also enjoys reading, hiking, biking, camping, and exploring our great state. Having lived most of his life in Colorado Springs, Ben cares deeply about his community. Ben joined the Penrose St Francis Health Foundation to help make an impact in his community and looks forward to sharing and building this passion with others.

Lisa most recently was the Community Engagement Director at the Arthritis Foundation in Colorado, where she ran community programs such as Juvenile Arthritis summer camps, newly diagnosed patient programs, and professional education events for health care providers across multiple states. In addition, Lisa fundraised for major events and campaigns that included Walk to Cure Arthritis and Comedy for the Cure Gala.

Before her time at the Arthritis Foundation, Lisa worked at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (LPFCH) in the Planned Giving Department. Her focus was to help educate the wider community about diverse giving options for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She was part of the campaign that launched Stanford’s new pediatric and obstetric hospital campus. Lisa believes in the power of community support to make critical and lasting change.

Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Communication Studies, and her master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in Social Anthropology. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends while camping, fly fishing, and reading.