Mary Bridge Children's Foundation

Mary Bridge Children's Foundation Tyval

Battling rare gastroenterological condition with the help of Mary Bridge Children's

Tyval “Ty” Jackson has been a Mary Bridge Children’s patient for nearly three years because of his Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (VEO-IBD) diagnosis. He has spent many nights at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Learn how the Mary Bridge Children’s team, including the donor-supported program, Child Life Services, helped Ty take control of his body and his diagnosis.

You can help kids like Ty by making a gift today.

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About Mary Bridge Children's Foundation

Mary Bridge Children’s serves more than 300,000 children each year. More than half of the families served are low-income and more than 60 percent of Mary Bridge Children’s families are on Medicaid.

Because of donations through the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation, we can provide children with the care they need. Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation continues to support uncompensated care and clinical and community programs not fully covered by insurance.

Board of Directors

Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation 2021 Board of Directors


Nick Rajacich, MD, Board Chair
Michele Cannon Bessler, MD, Vice Chair
Mike Harle, Past Chair
Gloria Mayer, Secretary
Ronna Schreiner, Treasurer


Rhonda Arnett
Evan Boulanger
Peter Braun
Robert Cooper, MD
Sean Dodson
Tory Green
Tammy Hall
Steve Hansen
Dianne Hargreaves
Jodi Herchold
Rick Hermanson
Paul Mathews, MD
Christian Mattson
Monica Names King
Tuan Ngo
Peter Norman
Angela Osborne
Randi Powell-Johnson
Carlyn Roy
Erin Shagren
Rose Stanek Norbe
Wendy Stricherz
Melawati Yuwono, MD

Emeritus Directors

Donna Boulanger
Piper Cheney, In Memoriam
Mark Holcomb
Karen Lynch
James Morton
John Xitco

Ex-Officio Members

Alicia Chapman
Executive Director, Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation

Jeff Poltawsky
Mary Bridge President and Market Leader

Dori Young
Vice President, MultiCare Foundations


Phone: 253-403-1599

Mailing Address:
Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation
PO Box 5296
Tacoma, WA 98415-0296

Nonprofit 501(c)3
EIN/Tax ID 94-3030039


Alicia Chapman
Executive Director
[email protected]

Steve Saalfeld
Donor Relations
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Kelly Werner
Executive Director – Events
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Danielle Brunson
Event Manager
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