Logan Health — Whitefish Foundation Welcomes Kalen Young as New Executive Director
Logan Health – Whitefish is pleased to announce it has named Kalen Young as the new Executive Director for its Foundation. Young will lead all fundraising initiatives based on the hospital’s short and long range strategic plans and facility needs as well as serve on the Logan Health – Whitefish Senior Leadership Team.
“When Alan Satterlee decided to retire from his position with Logan Health –Whitefish Foundation, we knew that it would take a special individual to fill his role,” said Katie Lesar, Logan Health – Whitefish Foundation Board Chair. “After a deliberate interview process, we are thrilled that Kalen Young has accepted the invitation to become the new executive director of the Foundation. Kalen has a background in working for a healthcare foundation, and is adept at coordinating teams, and has expertise in program development and fundraising. And to top it all off, she has familial connections in Whitefish.”
Young comes to the Logan Health – Whitefish Foundation from the Vasculitis Foundation where she started in 2014 as the Director of Research Affairs and then served as the Director of Development and Communication since 2020. A fifth generation of the Flathead Valley, Young grew up in Whitefish leaving the valley before high school. After living in several areas, and returning to the valley in the summers for vacations, she moved back permanently during the pandemic with her two sons age 12 and 10.
Young shared her excitement for the opportunity to work for a local nonprofit in healthcare and Logan Health—Whitefish’s focus on person-centered care. “This job is in line with my passion for providing holistic care to a population through a nonprofit. I look forward to making connections with community partners and strategic planning required in order to meet the needs of the hospital and its communities,” Young said. “Coming home after living in several different communities and seeing the valley today I understand the balance needed to stay true to our roots and values yet welcome new community members and grow to meet the needs of the communities. I am looking forward to working closely with the Foundation Board in Whitefish and looking for new ways to develop philanthropic support.”
ABOUT LOGAN HEALTH – WHITEFISH
Logan Health - Whitefish is a 501(c) (3), non-profit community Critical Access Hospital located in scenic Whitefish, Montana. Logan Health - Whitefish was the first hospital in Montana to be affiliated with Planetree International, a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create person centered care in healing environments. The hospital and its outreach clinics serve Flathead and Lincoln counties.