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Executive Staff

Josefina Jervis


Ms. Jervis was previously Chief Product Officer, CEO and Co-founder of openDr, a cloud-based enterprise platform designed to connect patients, physicians and staff with online appointments, registration and payments in real-time. Prior to co-founding openDr, she was Group Marketing Manager at Nestle Waters North America where she worked on the transformation and re-branding of the home and office delivery services as well as running Loyalty and Retention, Promotions and Product Plan Offerings for the North American subscription-based business. Previously, Ms. Jervis was at American Express for eight years where she held various marketing and product development leadership roles, her last being Vice President of US Marketing & Global Prepaid New Product Development. Ms. Jervis earned her Bachelors of Science in Finance and International Business from Fairfield University.

Fermin Ramirez

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Ramirez ensures excellence across our platforms and systems. He manages skilled technical teams to design and deploy value-added solutions for the Foundation and is particularly effective in applying deep technical knowledge to maximize organizational performance and create competitive advantages that influence positive change across the business. Mr. Ramirez previously served in IT management roles for Foster Farms and earned his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, along with his Master of Business Administration degree, from California State University, Stanislaus.

Brian Graves

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Graves is responsible for managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company including the development of financial and operational strategies. Utilizing key metrics tied to strategy and continual development and monitoring of controls, Mr. Graves ensures the preservation of foundation assets while accurately reporting financial results. He previously held financial management roles at Foster Farms and Barbosa, and earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from California State University, Stanislaus, and Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix.

Kate Varnum

Head of Communications

Kate is an accomplished global communications expert, storyteller and senior strategic thought leader with a track record of success in issues-based advocacy, cause marketing, branding, and reputation management for Fortune 500 companies and non-profits across the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. Most recently, she has worked for leading communications agencies both in London and New York to deliver results for top global brands. She received her M.A. in Global Communication from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, her M.Sc. in Global Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.

Board of Directors

  • Anna J. Kiger, DNP, DSC, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
  • Michael B. Laign
  • Gail Latimer, MSN, RN, FACHE, FAAN
  • DeAnn S. Marshall, MHA
  • Phil Nathan
  • Bob Pearson
  • Rob Soni
  • Nick van Terheyden, M.D.