Vice President - Foundation and Marketing
James “Jimmy” Wilferth joined Saint Francis in 2014 as Executive Director of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation. In that role, he is responsible for leading the Foundation’s community outreach and fundraising efforts which help fund financial assistance programs for individuals in need of healthcare and serve as a public face of the mission of Saint Francis Healthcare System. Jimmy was promoted to a Vice President in 2017.
Before joining Saint Francis, Wilferth served as President of U.S. Operations for Heart for Africa, an international ministry dedicated to orphan care and sustainability for impoverished communities. He also served as Vice President of National Operations, Financial Director and Chief of Staff for Men at the Cross in Branson, Missouri. Before that, he served as Vice President of Operations for Schaefer Electrical Enclosures ad President of United Oil Co.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at Southeast Missouri State University and in 2017 became an ordained pastor and is a member of La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.