Meet the Board

St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation is led by its board of directors, which comprises community members of diverse backgrounds with a shared commitment to achieving excellence in health care for the community.

Pete Smith | Board President

Pete and his wife Becky have lived in the Wood River Valley for nearly 40 years. Before moving to the Valley, Pete was the operating partner of the Porsche dealer in Hollywood, California. He was a founding partner of Diamond Sports, based in Ketchum, and owned and operated several minor league baseball franchises, including the Boise Hawks. He has extensive local board experience, previously serving on the boards of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, the Idaho Nature Conservancy, the Ski Education Foundation, and the Sun Valley Community School. Pete and Becky enjoy all the outdoor activities the Valley has to offer.

Delvin Ash | Vice President

Delvin and her husband, Joe, moved to Sun Valley in 2018 after many years of visiting part-time. She has a long history in Sun Valley. Her father was the first orthopedic surgeon in Sun Valley. Delvin is a Stanford graduate and completed her post-graduate work at The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara in Nuclear Medicine. She worked at Eisenhower Medical Center, where she launched a groundbreaking MRI facility. Delvin later moved to Houston, Texas where she continued to lead the development of MRI technology in the medical community and led the opening of several new MRI facilities in the Houston area.

Dr. Matt Kopplin | Secretary

Dr. Kopplin, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Kopplin is a member of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and his teams in the past achieved certification as a Center of Excellence by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Matt and his wife, Malie, an ER physician, have three children.

McNair Bailey

McNair has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for 13 years. She moved with her husband Will and three girls, Maeve, Hanna, and Maggie Rose, during the summer of 2010. Before becoming a full-time mom, McNair was the Executive Director and founder of Crabtree Farms a non-profit located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The mission of Crabtree Farms is to promote research and education in sustainable agriculture. McNair has also had the opportunity to work with food banks in the Southeast and did her master’s work in international health with a focus on nutrition and food security. McNair previously served as the chairman of the board at The Hunger Coalition.

Barbara Boswell

Barbara has a master’s degree in administration and a doctorate in education. She chaired Campaign 2000 for the Sun Valley Community School and helped raise nearly $6 million. She is a life trustee of Claremont McKenna College, an appointment she received in 2013 after serving as a trustee for the college for 20 years. Barbara moved to the Wood River Valley from Southern California in 1986. She also has consulted in healthcare fundraising.

Megan Edwards | Past President

Megan grew up in Chicago and has been a full-time resident of the Wood River Valley since 2000. She has been coming to Sun Valley since she was a child, and her parents and grandparents started coming in the 1960s. Megan is a graduate of University of San Diego and received a post graduate degree from the New York School of Interior Design. She is the owner of M Design and Interiors. Megan is the past president of the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and has served on the foundation board since 2007. She hopes to always be affiliated with the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation because she cares deeply for this community.

Jeff Foushee

Jeff graduated from University of Washington with Bachelor of Science Construction Management. He started Rowley Foushee Construction in 1977, which went on to become Foushee & Associates, a well-known commercial real estate construction company. Mr. Foushee became president of the firm and he continued to lead Foushee & Associates until he sold his interest in the company at the end of 2012 and retired from the construction business. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Carpenter’s Trusts of Western Washington (the entity that manages health and retirement funds for the Carpenter’s union) for 20 years. Jeff and his wife, Jana, split their time between Sun Valley and the Pacific Northwest.

Betsy Gates

Betsy completed her undergraduate education at Stanford and graduate degree at UCLA. She has extensive board experience previously serving on the Nature Conservancy of Idaho, Wildlife Conservation Society of California, St. Matthew’s Parish School of Pacific Palisades, and Stanford University Centennial Campaign Boards of Directors. Betsy and her husband, Mark, have been part-time Wood River Valley residents since 1982. They have three grown children, Tucker Gates, Stephanie Osborne, and Whitney Weisel, and ten grandchildren, all of whom spend time in the Wood River Valley.

Roger Gould 

Roger graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and earned his MBA from John Carroll University. He spent his career working as a financial consultant based out of Chicago. Presently he serves as one of three trustees for a complex family trust with 167 beneficiaries and 28 investing entities. He is involved with all aspects of administration, distribution, tax, investments, governance, and policy formulation of the trust. Roger volunteers as the finance committee chair of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church and previously served as a board member and treasurer of the Community Library Board.

Becky Lopez

Becky is the executive director for the Alliance of Idaho, which works to protect the human rights of immigrants.  She is currently the only Latina executive director in Blaine County. Prior to this position, she worked for Power Engineers for 15 years in the accounting department. Becky was born in California and has lived in Blaine County for 30 years. She attended Blaine County Public Schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She has an associate’s degree in accounting, went to College of Southern Idaho, and is bilingual. She is happily married and has two beautiful children, Elizandro who is 10 years old and Arlette who is 5 years old – and she has a furry baby named Chata, an English bulldog.

John Monson

John has practiced corporate, estate planning and taxation law for 57 years. He is presently senior counsel with Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC with offices in New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C. He was also for 5 years secretary and general counsel for Rock of Ages Corporation, a public (NASDAQ) corporation. He is admitted to the Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire Bars. John has been a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 1985 and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law for 32 years. John served as a commissioner on the New Hampshire Fish & Game Commission for 15 years and as a director of the New Hampshire Land Conservation Investment Program. He currently serves on the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire Board of Directors. John was a member of the
board of directors of the New Hampshire High Technology Council and vice chair of its legislative affairs committee. He served on the board of the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. He and his wife, Sue have been part-time residents of Sun Valley for 31 years.

Cynthia Murphy 

An active volunteer, Cynthia serves on the St. Luke’s Wood River Community Board, St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation Board, Wood River Community YMCA Board, Y of the USA Membership Committee, The Nature Conservancy Board, and The Argyros Board. Cynthia earned a bachelor’s degree in education, business, and biology at the University of Utah. Cynthia is the owner of C-Hop Inc., an international business consulting firm with a focus on China. Her previous background was in the insurance industry, and systems analysis and development.

Dr. Deb Robertson

Dr. Robertson is board certified in emergency medicine and is the medical director of the St. Luke’s Wood River Emergency Department. She lives in Ketchum with her husband, Jeff, and two children. Dr. Robertson helped to organize the fundraising campaign to build a new playground at Hemingway Elementary and also serves on the Hunger Coalition Board.

Bob Reniers

Bob and his wife, Betsy, have had a home in the Wood River Valley since 1990. They have three adult children who, with their six children, live in California. After graduating from Colorado College and serving three years in the US Navy, Bob spent six years as a CPA with Ernst & Ernst in Denver. He has spent the rest of his business career building and managing a large fruit production operation in the San Joaquin Valley of California. He serves on his companies’ boards of directors as well as several California water district boards. Bob is a member of the Wood River Valley Hospice Board and previously served on the Valley Club Board and finance committee.

Megan Tanous

Megan is the chief development officer of the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation based in Ketchum, Idaho. Megan joined the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation in 2006. Through her leadership, the Foundation has secured significant philanthropic investments to position St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center as one of the nation’s leading community hospitals.

Prior to joining the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation, Megan worked as a journalist earning several awards for her work. She holds distinctions as a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning. Megan is a graduate of Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in economics and history. Megan enjoys skiing and spending time with her family.

Eric Thomas | Community Board Representative

Eric is a juvenile probation officer for Blaine County, focusing on implementing evidence-based practices in juvenile justice. He has been volunteering with St. Luke’s for almost 20 years, first as an advisory board member for Center for Community Health as well as on the Planning and Facilities Committee. Eric is currently the chairman of the St. Luke’s Wood River Community Board.

Dr. Jon Thorson

Dr. Thorson is a retired ophthalmologist and pharmaceutical executive. Jon is a 30-year resident of the valley. He served as the mayor of Sun Valley. He has been actively engaged with the hospital for 20 years, serving as chair of the St. Luke’s Community Board and on various committees for the St. Luke’s Health System.

E. Carlton (“Buddy”) Wilton, Jr 

Buddy founded Wilton Capital Management Services in 2004 and serves as president and chief executive officer. He was president of The Wilton Companies, a real estate development, construction, and property management company for 30 years. He has been chairman of Virginia Tech’s Advisory Board of Residential Property Management, president of the Virginia Apartment & Management Association and Richmond Apartment Management Association, a member of the President’s Council of the National Apartment Association, and a committee member of the Home Builders Association of Richmond and the National Association of Home Builders. He has also served on the Virginia Tech Foundation Board of Directors, as a trustee of the Board of Directors for Childsavers, a nonprofit organization in Richmond. Presently he is the secretary of the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation Board, serves on the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation Board and is involved with a national hospital think tank. For his many philanthropic activities the Association of Fundraising Professionals named him 2005 Philanthropist of the Year. Buddy came to the Wood River Valley after meeting a girl from Challis, Idaho, whom he later married. He has been involved with St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation for many years. He served as president of the board from , and has served as chair of the Executive, Finance & Investment and Governance Committees. He believes, “Philanthropy is the future of all heath care systems, it takes private money for public health.”