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ABOUT US - A Family Legacy

The creation of the Cody Medical Foundation began in the late 1930’s when there was a need for a public hospital. Led by several Cody women’s organizations, fund-raising began and the Cody Memorial Hospital Association was founded. Donations poured in and on July 24th, 1940, the new Cody Hospital was dedicated.  When the hospital was operated at a loss, the shortfall was made up by philanthropist W.R. Coe and his family.  The W.R. Coe Medical Trust was established in 1955 and later became the Cody Medical Foundation in 1976. The Cody Medical Foundation proudly continues Coe’s legacy of giving to the health care community to this day.  W. R. Coe came to Cody in 1908 and provided generous funding for many improvements in the Cody medical community.


Coe Circle was dedicated to honor the  many contributions the Coe family has made to the community, West Park Hospital and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.  The circle surrounds the famous Scout statue at the end of Stampede Avenue in Cody, Wyoming.

W.R. Coe - Cody Medical Foundation

W.R. Coe

Board of Trustees

ABOUT US - Board of Trustees

HR Coe Board President

Henry H.R. Coe

Henry H.R. Coe III (H.R.) was born in Cody in 1973. He attended Cody High School and graduated from Montana State in 1997 with a degree in Construction Engineering. After doing an internship for Martin K. EBY Construction in Dallas, Texas, he returned to the University of Wyoming to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. He was in a construction partnership in Billings, Montana before returning to Cody in 2003 to start his own company; Coe Construction. H.R. serves on the advisory board of the Cody Firearms Museum of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and is also a member of the Cody Volunteer Fire Department.

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Marty Coe
Executive Secretary

Marty Coe has been the Executive Secretary for the Cody Medical Foundation since 1988. She is in charge of the “Vital Signs” annual fundraiser as well as board meetings, charitable donations and other special events. Marty moved to Cody in 1971. She has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. She has a BA from the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1971 with a degree in secondary education. Marty enjoys giving back to the community. She was a school board trustee for eight years, on the board of directors for the University of Wyoming Alumni Association, board director and chair of Yellowstone Behavioral Health and a trustee for Northwest College. Her hobbies include fishing, horseback riding, camp cooking, cross country skiing and hiking.


Joe Tilden
Vice President

Joe Tilden was born in Winter Haven Florida and attended Saint Andrews School and Florida State University. He moved to Wyoming in 1971 and started his career in Guest Ranching Outfitting and Cattle Ranching when he and his family purchased Castle Rock Ranch on the South Fork of the Shoshone River in 1973.In 1987 he sold the ranch and became an investment adviser with B. J. Leonard and Dean Whitter. In 1986 he Started The Trophy Connection, a booking agency for world wide hunting and fishing trips. He now manages The Big Hat Ranch on the South Fork.  Joe has 2 grown children and 3 grand children.

Joe served on the Board of Trustees for School District 6 for eleven years, holding the offices of Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair. During his time on the board the district passed an eleven million dollar bond issue and with the help of a state grant were able to build a new Middle School, High School, Elementary School and renovate two others. His love of hunting fishing and the outdoors led him to be a member of Cody Country and Wyoming Outfitters and guides association, serving as a member of the board of both. He has been a member of the Boone and Crocket Club serving as Chair of the National Collection of Heads and Horns. He is the founding President of Sportsmen For Fish of Wyoming, a sportsmen’s group 3000 strong dedicated to preserving Wyoming’s sporting heritage. He continues to serve as their President.  Joe was elected Park County Commissioner in 2012.  He is currently in his second term and has served as Vice Chair and Chairman of the Board.


Keven Buss, CPA

Keven is a Wyoming native and is a shareholder in Stine, Buss, Wolff, Wilson & Associates, P.C., in Cody, Wyoming. Before joining the firm in 1995, he previously worked for Deloitte & Touche and also for Robirds & Associates. He graduated with distinction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Keven received his Certified Public Accountant license in 1992. Keven specializes in business planning, tax management, and estate planning. Keven is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wyoming Society of CPA’s. He is also a board member of the Park County Library Foundation.


Fred Bronnenberg
Board Member

Fred Bronnenberg grew up in Cody, Wyoming.  He graduated from Cody High School and then Northwest College with Associate Degree in Accounting.  In 1992, Fred and his wife, Bobbi Renner of Meeteetse,  moved to Laramie where he began working for Groathouse Construction, Inc. While working for Groathouse Construction, he graduated from University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  Fred moved to Meeteetse, WY, opened a branch office in Cody, WY and became President of Groathouse Construction in 1999.  In 2004, Groathouse Construction opened an office in Casper, WY and as one of three majority shareholders, completed a buy-out of the construction company from Dan and Ken Groathouse.  Today, he continues as President of the employee-owned firm that is approximately 35 employees strong, and specializes in new construction and renovation of large, commercial, public and private facilities.  Fred and his wife Bobbi have three children and are very active in the community.  He currently serves on the Forward Cody Board of Directors. In the past, he was a director on the Wyoming Business Alliance, Park County School District 16 (Meeteetse) Trustee,  on the Cody Youth Baseball Board, Coach for Youth Baseball, a part of the Wyoming Contractor’s Association, Chair Vertical Construction (Building) Committee, Wyoming Associated Builders, and the Steering Committee.  

“I am truly honored to be asked to be a member of your board as I have followed the many great accomplishments and gifts of the Cody Medical Foundation over the years.  The investment in our community and youth is unparalleled and much appreciated.” ~ Fred


Rob Coe
Board Member

Rob was born in 1988 in Cody and was lucky to grow up at the Pahaska Tepee Resort, near the East Gate of Yellowstone. He is a 2009 graduate of Northwest College and a 2012 graduate from the University of Wyoming.


After graduating he spent four years working as a production chemical consultant within Wyoming’s oil and gas fields. He returned to Cody in 2017 to help his family run Pahaska Tepee. Rob is also a volunteer fireman in Wapiti. He enjoys fly fishing, skiing and the wide open spaces Wyoming affords.


Dr. Kathleen DiVincenzo
Board Member

Dr. Kathleen DiVincenzo has been in the community for over 25 years. Dr. DiVincenzo is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician and is currently, a Hospitalist at West Park Hospital, Kathleen maintained an active practice for many years. Kathleen enjoys the activities that living in Cody has to offer and is pleased that her daughter, son-in-law and new grand baby, Jackson, are here. Over the years, Kathleen has served on many organizations and boards and is on the Cody Medical Foundation Board.


Matthew Hall
Board Member

Matthew was born in Whittier, California February 16th, 1975.  His family moved to Cody, Wyoming in 1978 to start Caleco Foundry, a bronze art manufacturing business, which Matthew co-manages with his father Bucky and brother Bryant.  Matthew graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Economics in 1998.  He moved back to Cody in 2001 and has since served on the Buffalo Bill Art Show Committee, the Park County Historic Preservation Commission, the Shoshone Recreation District Board, and is a Precinct Committeeman for the Park County Republican Party.  He was recently elected as the Mayor of Cody.


Anne Coe Hayes
Board Member

Anne is the granddaughter of Wm. R. Coe who left the original endowment for the Coe Medical Foundation that later became the Cody Medical Foundation. Her Family has long been involved in improving the medical climate in Cody.  Anne has lived in Cody most of her life. She and her late husband, Jim, have been here for over 30 years. Their children, Margaret and Jay were born in the Cody Hospitals – Jay in W.R. Coe Memorial Hospital and Margaret in the new West Park Hospital.  Anne has always been active in the Cody community. She was on the original Parade committee for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration for 10 years, chairing it for one. She was member of the first Patron’s Ball Committee at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. She was on this committee for a number of years heading up various sub-committees and Chairing the Ball one time. When the High School Booster Club was reorganized, Anne was the first President. The Boys and Girls Club is one of her pet causes. She is a member of the Olive Glenn Country Club having served on the Board for a 3-year term. Anne is a Member Emeritus of the Planting Fields Foundation, which is located on her grandfather’s Long Island Estate that he left to the State of New York upon his death. The Planting Fields Foundation has been instrumental in the restoring of W.R.’s home and estate. It has become one of the showplaces on the ’Gold Coast‘ of Long Island.  She is a co-owner of the Pahaska Tepee Resort, which is located outside the East Entrance to Yellowstone. She has been actively involved in tourism her entire life.


Angie Johnson
Board Member

Angie Johnson was born in Basin Wyoming, raised in Meeteetse and graduated from Meeteetse Schools and has been a resident of Wyoming her entire life. Angie graduated in 1998 from Jamestown College in North Dakota with a BA in Biology, minor in chemistry.  At Jamestown College she was part of the Jimmies Track and Cross Country Teams.  She is the Clerk Treasurer for the Town of Meeteetse and has been an employee for the Town of Meeteetse since 2000. Angie’s role with the Town of Meeteetse provided many other opportunities for leadership which include the Meeteetse Swimming Pool Supervisor, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Community First Aid and CPR Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, and Meeteetse Fire District Secretary, all of which she currently retains the roles. Angie has been a board member and volunteer for many civic organizations such as WAMCAT, WAM-JPIC, Meeteetse School Board, Meeteetse Cemetery District, Meeteetse Community Facilities Joint Powers Board,  Meeteetse Youth Work Program, Meeteetse Swimming Pool Committee, Meeteetse Strategic Planning Committee and more.  Angie is a leader in the community of Meeteetse. She is involved in many boards and has been a major role player in finding funding for the swimming pool, rodeo grounds, water, sewer, garbage, streets, and many other infrastructure upgrades in the community.


Peter W. Kuyper
Board Member

Peter Walk Kuyper is the retired Chairman of the Motion Picture Licensing Companies which he co-founded in 1987.  He is currently Managing General Partner of KFT Partners, LP; a rancher near Cody, Wyoming; and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a Director of the Cody Medical Foundation, a Trustee of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and former Chairman of the Cody Firearms Museum.  Mr. Kuyper, a fifty-year veteran motion picture industry executive, joined Paramount Television as a financial executive, and subsequently held senior financial, corporate and executive positions. Mr. Kuyper managed the entry into the “ancillary rights” areas of pay television and home video for both Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Co. He has led the finance, corporate planning and acquisitions, Washington Affairs, and International Operations for Paramount Pictures and/or MGM/United Artists. He has served as Vice President, Finance, Vice President, Ancillary Rights Division, and President of the MGM/UA Home Entertainment Group, Inc., which included world-wide Pay Television, Home Video, Non-Theatrical and the Merchandising & Licensing Divisions and European Operations.  Mr. Kuyper has been a participant on various industry Boards of Directors, and has been active in the Motion Picture Association of America and its Copyright Committee. In addition, he has served on the Boards of Directors of United International Pictures, UPITN, (the international news agency) and other international communications companies. As the owner of radio station WADK, Newport, RI, he originated the world-wide broadcasting of the Americas Cup Race in 1977.  Prior to joining Paramount Television, Mr. Kuyper was employed by the Atlantic Richfield Company.  Mr. Kuyper holds a B.A. (Economics) from Pomona College, Claremont California and an MBA (Finance and Economics) from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.  He has been married to the former Christine Ann Thomas since 1966. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and reside in Cody, Wyoming. They have resided previously in Paso Robles, California. Los Angeles, London, New Canaan, CT., New York City, and Newport, RI.  They currently operate the Hawks Hill Ranches, a vineyard in California and a 100% Japanese DNA Wagyu cattle ranch in Cody, Wyoming.


Judd Larowe, MD
Board Member

Judd has been a M.D. for 30+ years. He has a very wide variety of experience. He served as the General Medical Officer in the military for 3 years and has owned his own business providing primary care for 20+ years.   He has been offering medical aesthetics for the last several years. 

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Annalea Avery
Board Member

Annalea Avery was born in Cody, WY, attended Valley School on the Southfork and graduated from Cody High School.  She earned a B.A. in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, & Healthcare Administration from Mount Union College and a M.S. in Adult/Organizational Learning & Leadership from the University of Idaho. She is a graduate of the Park County Leadership Institute and is earning a certificate in Fundraising Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Annalea is the current Associate Development Director for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. Previously she worked at Cody Regional Health where she was the Foundation and Patient Experience Director from 2017 to 2023 and was responsible for leading the fundraising program and overall management of the volunteer services department. In addition to a depth of experience in all facets of fundraising and leadership in her current role, Annalea brings experience in grant writing, constituent and community engagement, and event planning through previous roles with the City of Cody, Rocky Mountain College, and Eastern Idaho Community College.



Annalea has served on local boards for Crisis Intervention Services and  the Cody County Art League. She has also been a part of several local nonprofits and volunteer organizations including Soroptimists, Salvation Army, Holiday Helpers, Hospital Volunteer, and Absaroka Assisted Living Volunteer.

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John Parsons
Board Member

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Kelly Simone
Board Member

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Hank Coe
Trustee in Memoriam

Hank Coe was born on April 29th, 1946 in Cody, Wyoming.  He has served 27 years in the State Senate and was President from 2001-2002. He was an investment executive at Wyoming Financial Securities.  He is a past member of the Volunteer Fire Department.  Hank was a Trustee for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a member of the Wyoming Business Alliance, a past member and adviser for the Regional Airport Board and was a County Commissioner from 1978-1986.  He is missed by his family, friends, three children and 7 grandchildren.


Ed Webster- Board Member since 1975

Peggy Rohrbach - Board member since 2011


Stephen L. Simonton
Trustee in Memoriam

Stephen L. Simonton served on the Board of Trustees of the Cody Medical foundation for 16 years. Prior to his appointment to the Board, he served for ten years on the Board of Trustees for the West Park Hospital where he was elected Chairman for eight consecutive years. His leadership served the Hospital well during a period of growth. His vast experience in overseeing the day to day operations of the hospital made him a logical choice for appointment to the Board of the Cody Medical Foundation. Steve was a Cody native who graduated from Cody High School. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with a combined major in Political Science and History . Following college, Steve entered law school at the University of Wyoming College of Law where he graduated 1967 and was subsequently admitted to practice law in the Federal and State courts in Wyoming. Steve served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force as a JAG officer. He was stationed in McChord AFB in Tacoma Washington, Clark AFB in the Philippines, Tonsonut AFB in Vietnam and Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After his five years of service in the Air Force, Steve opened his law office in Cody, where he practiced until 1975, when his brother George joined him to form the firm SIMONTON AND SIMONTON which continued until 2005. Steve continues to provide legal services as STEPHEN L. SIMONTON, P.C. to clients throughout the Big Horn Basin.

In addition to his work on the Cody Medical Foundation and West Park Hospital District Board of Trustees, Steve’s dedication to community service includes 15 years as a volunteer fireman, 15 years as a member of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, including service as an officer and as president of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, and eight years on the Park County Travel Council, which distributes lodging tax funds to community events. 

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