North Valley Hospital foundation names new director

North Valley Hospital Foundation Names Alan Satterlee as new executive director

The North Valley Hospital Foundation has named Alan Satterlee as its new Executive Director. 

As Executive Director, Satterlee is an employee of the North Valley Hospital Foundation and is responsible for supporting the mission and vision of the foundation, building community and donor relationships, developing and directing fundraising campaigns and events, directing grant sources and overseeing endowments and planned giving.  

Prior to joining the North Valley Hospital Foundation, Satterlee was the Executive Director of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale in Kalispell, MT and served that organization for over 10 years. During his tenure, Alan oversaw the administrative and fundraising aspects of the symphony that doubled the revenues allowing for the creation of Festival Amadeus, a week-long summer music festival held in Whitefish each August.  
 “Alan brings a wealth of business, administrative and fundraising skills to the North Valley Hospital Foundation”, said Marcus Duffey, Chairman of the North Valley Hospital Foundation.  “His familiarity with the local community combined with his operational experience in leading large non-profit organizations, fund raising and organizational/board development will be a great contribution to the foundation and the communities we serve.”

North Valley Hospital became an affiliate of Kalispell Regional Healthcare System on May 1, 2016 and continues to operate as a separate acute care hospital.  A key point in the affiliation agreement is for North Valley Hospital Foundation and Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation to maintain their reporting structures to each respective governing board along with their respective focus on philanthropic efforts.   All donations to the North Valley Hospital Foundation, both historical and future contributions, will remain under the direction of the North Valley Hospital Foundation Board.
“I’m so pleased to join such a respected and forward-thinking organization as North Valley Hospital, said Satterlee.  “I am excited to work with the NVH Foundation Board of Directors and members of our community who have supported our organization over the years.  Their hard work and generosity have resulted in enhanced access to quality healthcare in our local community such as the creation of the new hospital in 2007 and the expansion of the Birth Center and building of the new North Valley Professional Center in 2015.”

Satterlee grew up in Whitefish, MT and holds a B.S. degree in Earth Sciences from Montana State University. Upon completing university, he embarked upon a 19-year career with Texaco in Denver, CO as a geologist/geophysicist focusing on oil/gas exploration and production.  He then accepted overseas positions in China and Indonesia for six years before transferring to Texaco Headquarters in White Plains.  His next assignment was in Myanmar as Country Manager for 3 years, then gaining a position as Vice President of Marketing – Gas and Power in Houston, TX. Satterlee left Texaco in 1999 to pursue a career in the non-profit sector.
After completing a summer internship running a YMCA in Clear Lake, TX, he spent two years as the Chief Operating Officer of SEARCH Homeless Project, the second largest social service agency serving the homeless in Houston, Texas. He then joined Hope Ranch in Whitefish, MT as Director of Development for one year. 

From 2003 to 2008, Satterlee owned and managed a social service agency called Northwest Passages, which provided transitional living services to young women in recovery.  Additionally, he was one of the founders of the Flathead Community Foundation and also has served on the Board of Directors of the Whitefish Theatre Company from 2013-2015.


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