Papdakis3A seasoned community-service and fundraising professional, Jeannette Papadakis brings a unique blend of communications, organization, networking, financial and strategic-planning skills to her new position as Director of the Island Hospital Foundation.

In announcing Papadakis’ appointment, Island Hospital CEO Vince Oliver lauded the long-time Anacortes resident’s exceptional community service resume and solid business experience in marketing, planning, development and fundraising.

“We are very confident that Jeannette will ‘hit the ground running’ and be instrumental in restoring trust and integrity to the Foundation,” Oliver said.

Papadakis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Most recently she was Board President of the Anacortes School District where she led efforts that raised more than $66 million in levies and grants for district financing, while leading the Board in goal-setting, strategic planning and policy development.

She has served as Election Campaign Coordinator for Citizens for Anacortes Schools and as Legislative Chairperson of the Anacortes School District where she promoted advocacy for education issues and reforms which resulted in positive change. Papadakis also held a number of financial, planning and product marketing positions with the Xerox Corporation, San Diego.

With a long history of professional development experience, Papadakis has helped raise funds for local organizations and events including the Anacortes High School Robotics Team, the Anacortes School Foundation, the Sacred Heart Youth Group Auction and the Combined Military Spouses Club Festival of Trees Auction. She has won achievement awards from numerous community organizations and her affiliations include membership in the Island Hospital Citizens Advisory Committee, Anacortes Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Philanthropic Education Organization and more.

Papadakis lives in Anacortes with her husband, Bob, and their two sons, Lucas and Nicholas. She enjoys volunteering in the community, spending time with friends, exercising, cooking and reading.