About the Foundation and Board

The Adventist Health Portland Foundation developed from fundraising efforts in the 1990s. Those efforts were formalized with a foundation charter Jan. 1, 2010.

Since then, community leaders have partnered with hospital and foundation staff to raise more than $20 million in philanthropic support of Adventist Health Portland’s mission. Our board members tirelessly give their wisdom and time to advance charitable giving to extend that mission to our patients, their families and our communities.

The Adventist Health Foundation is overseen by a volunteer board of directors. Our board members come from inside and outside health care. They are united by their commitment to community health in Portland and their shared support of Adventist Health Portland. For more information about the foundation board, call our office at 503-251-6197.

The Adventist Health Portland Foundation Board

Bess Wills, Board Chair Bess R. Wills, Board Chair
Gresham Ford

Bess Wills shares the skills and experience of her 35 years in fiscal and corporate management with the Adventist Health Portland Foundation. Under her leadership, Gresham Ford has been recognized with Ford Motor Company's President Award and Salute to Dealer Nomination, as well as Oregon Banker's Association Community Applause Award. Wills was named Portland Business Journal's Woman Executive of the Year for medium/small businesses.

Wills works tirelessly with many charitable and civic organizations while also serving on the Riverview Community Bank board of directors. She is a past recipient of the Adventist Health Portland Foundation's Heroes of the Heart Award.

Robert Dureault, Executive Director Robert Dureault, CFRE
Executive Director
Adventist Health Foundation

Bob Dureault brings more than 30 years of professional experience to the Adventist Health Portland Foundation, which he has led as executive director since 2016. In this role, he provides overall leadership and executive supervision to the foundation including fundraising, strategic direction, board recruitment and program development.

Dureault previously served as executive director of the Marin General Hospital Foundation and the Saint Francis Foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • First Lastname Mark Hart, MD Cardiologist
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  • Linda Henry, MS, APRN, CNS, WOCN Linda Henry, MS, APRN, CNS, WOCN Nurse Specialist
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