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


Chair Vice Chair Past Chair                 Treasurer 
Deb Giarusso Brad Brooks, DC Sandy Benak         Gary Chambers


Marlene Behn                       Jack Dusenbery                        Ann Lyons
Brad Best                             Anne Hennessey, DDS             Scott Martinson
Brad Braley                          Cynthia Kenyon                         Mark Miller
Larry Burken                        Chris Latta                                 Tom Nagle
Kelly Christensen                  Kay Leeper                               Rich Schoof
Dave Deaver                         Carol Lilly                                  Tom Strub, DDS

Emeritus Status:

Maureen Beckman, RN
Myra Boots
Paul Creeden, OD
Russ Curtis
Joan Duea
Sid Morris

Beth Penrose, MD
Brian Power
Ed Stachovic 

Ex-officio Member:

Mary Jo Kavalier, Vice President / Sartori Memorial Hospital Site Administrator

Our Staff:

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 Joe.Surma@mercyhealth.com.

Christy Stolz

Christy Stolz

Coordinator of Special Events Fundraising

Christy joined the Sartori Health Care Foundation 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 or e-mail at (319) 268-3161and Christy.Stolz@mercyhealth.com.