Janie Crane has been selected as the Executive Director of the Island Hospital Foundation (IHF). Crane will succeed Jeannette Papadakis who retires this week after serving as the Foundation Director for the last five years. Crane has served as the Foundation’s Development Coordinator for the last two years and has worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years. She brings historical knowledge of the IHF and a strong working relationship with both the donors and the community.
“Island Hospital administration along with the Foundation Board are excited to welcome Janie to this role. Her positive, energetic attitude will be a tremendous asset to the position. We are confident that she will lead with integrity and compassion to ensure quality healthcare remains close to home for our community,” said Island Hospital CEO, Charles Hall, MSN, MBA.
IHF fundraising revenue and annual contributions to Island Hospital (IH) grew significantly under Papadakis’s leadership from $623,228 in 2015 to over $2.2M for 2020. She secured major gift contributions that have yielded new equipment purchases for the hospital, including seven fetal heart monitors for Labor and Delivery, 12 life-saving bedside telemetry units for the Emergency Department, as well as multiple devices for departments ranging from Oncology to Urology.
“We are extremely grateful for Jeannette’s leadership over the last several years and we are excited to work with Janie to help continue the growth and impact the Foundation has in our community,” said Hall.
Crane earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s from Fuller Theological Seminary. She brings experience in organizational management, volunteer recruitment and event planning having worked in multiple non-profits throughout her career.