Following a national search conducted by Robert Greenwood of the Greenwood
Company, the Livingston HealthCare Foundation selects Annette Leeland
to lead the organization as President, effective Monday, January 29, 2017.
As the Livingston HealthCare Foundation’s new President, Annette
Leeland has returned as a full-time resident to Park County to serve the
community that for 27 years she has called her part-time home. She joins
the newly restructured Livingston HealthCare Foundation as the Foundation
transitions into the next phase of its development after completing a
successful $10M capital campaign that supported building and equipping
the new Livingston HealthCare facility. Her primary role will be to develop
the philanthropic opportunities that allow Livingston HealthCare to continue
to improve community health and the quality of life for residents of Park
County and the surrounding communities.
Ongoing private support through the Foundation ensures that Livingston
HealthCare has the resources needed for providing to our community medical
services and health education programs at the highest level of quality.
“Being able to access high-quality, affordable health care right
where we live enhances the quality of life for all of us in Park County.
I’m thrilled to welcome Annette into her important role” said
Ruth Weissman, Chair of the Livingston HealthCare Foundation Board. “Annette’s
outstanding qualifications, extensive connections in the community and
deep commitment to advancing community health and well-being make her
an excellent choice.”
Leeland brings 30 years of experience with not-for-profit organizations
in Montana, Alaska and California, and has demonstrated her commitment
to the health and wellbeing of the Park County community through her leadership
at Big Brothers Big Sisters in the early 2000’s and as a founding
Board member for the Livingston Community Foundation.
Leeland explained, “This community is one I have come to love and
value. So to bring my skills and energy to this organization that so positively
impacts the quality of life here is a privilege. I am so impressed by
the gorgeous state of the art facility but, more significantly, by the
commitment of the hospital board, hospital employees, the campaign volunteers
and our donors to providing quality care. Being nationally recognized
as one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the country is proof
positive of that broad scale commitment.”
Leeland has been nationally recognized, during her tenure at Big Brothers
Big Sisters (BBBS) and by the International Association of Fundraising
Professionals for her expertise in developing a culture of philanthropy
in rural communities. Under her leadership BBBS of Park and Sweetgrass
Counties was consistently recognized for excellence and innovation in
programming and fundraising.
About The Livingston HealthCare Foundation: The Livingston HealthCare Foundation is a private 501(c)3 organization
that raises the private funds needed by Livingston HealthCare to build
and sustain a range of quality and accessible healthcare services. 100%
of funds raised by the Foundation goes directly to support Livingston
HealthCare services and facilities here in Park County.