Anna Iacobelli

Joseph Brant Hospital has been a part of Anna Iacobelli’s entire life – she was born at the hospital and this year is completing a six-year term on the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

In between, she volunteered in the ICU, and saw her family receive care for decades.

“My parents were brought back to health many times there, my nieces and great-niece were born there, my grandmother and my father spent their last days receiving excellent care, she said. “The hospital has always been there for me and my family.”

During her time on the JBHF Board, Anna spent two years as Vice-Chair, and two years as Chair, driven by her belief in the power of community and our collective ability to lift each other up in meaningful ways.

During her time on the Board, Anna reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on hospitals, and the community.

“Covid hit us hard – we had to pivot on how we would connect with our donors, stakeholders, volunteers, and our new board members,” she said. “It was so great to see how the board and the community came together and I was so proud of the strength of our hospital and our front line health care team.”

For Anna, volunteering brings diverse people and communities together and encourages others to give back to JBH.

“It’s our community and it’s our hospital – we need to give back because when we need the hospital it will be there for us – so we need to be there for the hospital.”

We recognize Anna for her contributions and wish all our volunteers a very happy National Volunteer Week.