Mary H. Stuart and Jay Coughlon Join Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board of Directors

Denver, Colorado (June 14, 2018) – SCL Health and Saint Joseph Hospital are proud to welcome Jay Coughlon and Mary H. Stuart to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.  

"We could not be more excited about adding Mary and Jay to the team,” said Randy Miller, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Board Chair and Partner with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. “With Mary’s extraordinary experience in the nonprofit community and deep ties to Saint Joe’s and Jay’s fantastic reputation for supporting philanthropic organizations, I cannot imagine a more talented, energetic or accomplished Board for the Foundation."

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jay and Mary to Saint Joe’s Foundation Board, they along with other Denver business leaders are becoming part of the 145-year story of serving this community,” added SCL Health Vice President and Chief Development Officer Megan Mahncke. 

Currently, Stuart is a Partner at Husch Blackwell and her practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation and labor and employment, including Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and employee-benefits litigation. In addition, she is very active in the Denver nonprofit community and is the former Chair of the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Board at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Center for Women’s Health Research and former Chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Stuart also has a deep personal connection to Saint Joe’s having delivered her twin daughters at the old Saint Joseph Hospital, one of whom completed her medical residency at Saint Joe’s in 2017. 

Coughlon is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Lariat Partners and has spent his entire professional career involved in private equity investing. Prior to co-founding Lariat Partners in 2013, he spent 12 years with KRG Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm. He has been an active investor in numerous industries including industrial and maritime services, consumer products, specialty distribution, healthcare services, energy services, engineering and construction, transportation and logistics. He started his career at Banc of America Securities in Leveraged Finance. He is also active in the Denver philanthropic community. In 2009, Coughlon partnered with five friends to found the Mile High Five (MH5) Foundation in support of youth and health related organizations throughout the Denver metro community. Couglon, along with his wife and three children, is an outdoor enthusiast and loves skiing, biking and football. 

Nick Lopez, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Executive Director, said “The Foundation is extremely pleased to welcome these two outstanding community leaders to our Board of Directors.  Mary and Jay will be tremendous assets to Saint Joseph Hospital as we strengthen the health and well-being of the Denver community through impactful philanthropy.”

About Saint Joseph Hospital
Founded in Denver in 1873 by the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth, Saint Joseph Hospital was the first private hospital in Colorado. Today it is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation and largest private teaching hospital in Denver. Specializing in a variety of areas including advanced heart care, pregnancy and childbirth and cancer treatment, Saint Joseph Hospital continues to offer the high-quality, affordable health care that has served Denver for more than 140 years. By working closely with top physicians, Kaiser Permanente and National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, Saint Joe’s is able to provide some of the best inpatient and outpatient care in Colorado. Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health. SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Our $2.6 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through 10 hospitals, more than 100 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana. To learn more about SCL Health, visit

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