President and CEO, Board Member
With 25 years’ experience in for-profit and nonprofit leadership, Jerry Jones joined Anchorum in 2017 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For the four years prior to becoming CEO, he was the organization’s Executive Vice President for Strategy and Finance.
Jerry is responsible for leading the organization’s corporate and community strategies, which includes Anchorum’s community investment in CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. During the tenure of this partnership with Dallas-based CHRISTUS Health that began in 2008, CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s has grown to become northern New Mexico’s largest full-service healthcare system. With more than 400,000 outpatient visits, 38,000 emergency department visits, and nearly 10,000 inpatient admissions each year, CHRISTUS St. Vincent serves patients and families throughout New Mexico.
Under Jerry’s leadership, Anchorum has become the largest funder of initiatives to improve the social determinants of health in the region. Since 2020, the organization has deployed more than $15M in grants to regional nonprofits. Additionally, Anchorum is a leader in impact investing across the state, with more than a dozen current investment initiatives totaling more than $25M.
An ex-officio member of Anchorum’s board, Jerry represents at local, regional, and national convenings to expand the community impact through new and innovative partnerships. He also serves as a director on the Governing Board of CHRISTUS St. Vincent and on several other health system board committees including Finance and Compliance, Investments, Governance, and Executive. Jerry is an outside director on corporate boards, including the portfolio company for the East-West Tea Company that manages Yogi Tea, the iconic international tea brand.
A native New Mexican, Jerry is a proud graduate of the University of New Mexico. A Certified Public Accountant for more than 20 years, he brings a diverse background that spans from business to philanthropy. Over his career, he has been a business owner, partner in a local CPA firm, and CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. With a well-rounded background in accounting, finance, management, real estate, tax, and strategic planning, Jerry brings his unique and authentic style to lead Anchorum’s new strategy to become New Mexico’s Health Impact Organization.