Salt Lake City, Utah, June 28, 2016 — Following a comprehensive national search, the Intermountain Foundation at Primary Children’s Hospital has named Janet DeWolfe, FAHP, CFRE, as Regional Chief Development Officer.

A 32-year veteran of healthcare philanthropy, DeWolfe comes from Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California. At Mission Hospital, she most recently served as Director of Gift and Estate Planning and led the hospital’s first comprehensive giving campaign, which raised $200 million. DeWolfe also has worked at Saddleback Memorial Hospital South Coast Medical Center, and Glendale Memorial Foundation.

“I’m thrilled to be working at a great organization that is supported by a generous community,” DeWolfe said. “I’m impressed with the history, excellence and success of Primary Children’s Hospital, and hope to build on the philanthropic foundation set by those before me. There are so many great things going on here. We want to sustain the hospital for the future and continue to involve the community in those efforts.”

DeWolfe is a graduate of California’s University of La Verne, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. A well-known and highly respected professional among fundraisers in southern California, DeWolfe holds the prestigious FAHP (Fellow, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy) and CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certifications, and has served in a variety of roles within local and national professional fundraising organizations.

“Fundraising is an integral part of our philosophy of 'The Child First and Always,’” said Katy Welkie, CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital. “Janet DeWolfe brings with her decades of philanthropic experience, a national reputation for excellence and results, and an immense knowledge of fundraising in the healthcare environment. We’re excited for her to continue the wonderful traditions of fundraising in the community, and to give back to our patients and families through her leadership and hard work."

DeWolfe is assuming responsibilities previously held by Doug Nielsen. A 28-year veteran of Intermountain Healthcare, Nielsen will continue his work with the Intermountain Healthcare Central Office team as a System Planned Giving Officer and Regional Chief Development Officer for Park City, Heber, and Homecare.

Primary Children’s Hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system with 22 hospitals and more than 185 clinics in Utah and Southeastern Idaho.