Who We Are

Sartori’s Health Care Foundation exists to help bridge the gap between what advances in medical technology currently offer and what the realities of the Hospital’s budget will allow.

Since 1984, the Sartori Foundation has been a leader in building bridges of support between the local community and their community hospital. Because of the support of friends and associates, Sartori Memorial Hospital has continued to grow and to provide cutting edge medical care to everyone in the Cedar Valley and the surrounding communities.

Sartori Health Care Foundation Board of Trustees



Russ Curtis

Vice Chair

Gary Chambers


Mark Miller

Past Chair

Brad Braley



Anne Hennessey Beth Penrose, MD. Brad Bradley Brian Power
Dan Tindall Dave Deaver Ed Stachovic Gail Thornton
Gary Chambers Heather Bremer-Miller Jason Witham Joan Duea
Kelly Christensen Larry Burken Mark Miller, Treasurer Maureen Beckman, R.N.
Myra Boots Neysa Klepfer Rich Schoof Rose Fowler,
Russ Curtis,
Sandra Williamson Sandy Benak Saul Diamond
Sid Morris Tom Strub, D.D.S.


Ex-officio Members:

Heather Bremer-Miller, Director Sartori Health Care Foundation


 Our Staff

Heather Bremer-Miller

Heather Bremer-Miller

Executive Director

Heather joined Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare as Executive Director of the Covenant Foundation and Sartori Health Care Foundation in June, 2006. Prior to joining Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Heather served as the Director of Development in the Colleges of Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences at UNI, as Foundation Officer for Hawkeye Community College and as Development Director for the American Cancer Society.


You may contact Heather directly by phone at (319) 272-7678 or e-mail


Joe Surma

Coordinator Annual and Planned Giving


Joe joined Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in 2004. He has worked in the Foundation, Public Relations/Marketing and Covenant Clinic and now takes on the role as the Coordinator of Annual and Planned Gifts for the Covenant Foundation and Sartori Health Care Foundation. Prior to joining Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Joe served as the Director of Public Relations at the American Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter as well as a KWWL-TV Anchor/Reporter.

You may contact Joe directly by phone or e-mail at (319) 272-7677 and




 Christy Solz

Christy Stolz

Coordinator of Special Events Fundraising

Christy recently joined the Covenant and Sartori Health Foundations as the Coordinator of Special Events Fundraising.  Christy came to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare as the Administrative Assistant of the Covenant Foundation in July, 2006.


You may contact Christy directly by phone at (319) 268-3161 or e-mail

Diane Jorgensen

Diane Jorgensen

Administrative Assistant

Diane has been with the Administrative Assistant for the Sartori Health Care Foundation since March 2005. She has been with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare since 1999.


You may contact Diane directly by phone at (319) 268-3010 or e-mail

Darci Ritter

Darci Ritter

Grant Proposal Specialist

Darci joined Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare as Grant Proposal Specialist of the Covenant & Sartori Health Care Foundations in August 2011.


You may contact Darci directly by phone at (319) 272-7675 or e-mail to


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