About Us

Our Team

The Ascension Foundation team brings a wide range of experience, diverse perspectives, and a shared commitment to our purpose.

Robyn Kress

Senior Vice President

Kristen Brown

Vice President, Communications

Kate Cwiek

Executive Assistant

Kim Jassem, MSDA, MHA, PMP

Senior Director, Strategic Operations

Francesca Overwater, MSc

Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy

Reginald L. Young

Senior Project Manager

Our Board

Tracie Loftis, Chair

Senior Vice President,
Mission Integration,

Stacy Garrett-Ray, MD, MPH, MBA

Senior Vice President and
Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension

Robyn Kress

Senior Vice President, Ascension Foundation

Our Advisors

Joseph R. Impicciche, JD, MHA

Chief Executive Officer, Ascension

Eric S. Engler

Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Ascension

Elizabeth (Liz) Fosage, CPA

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ascension

Tom VanOsdol, MS, MA, FACHE

Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Integration Officer, Ascension

Nick Ragone, JD

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Ascension

Christine Kocot McCoy, JD

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Ascension

About Ascension

Ascension is one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems, with a mission of delivering compassionate, personalized care to all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2022, Ascension provided $2.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 140,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers and operates more than 2,600 sites of care including 139 hospitals in 19 states.