CHC-NE Celebrates Annual Meeting

Business and community leaders from across the state were named to our CHC-NE Boards of Directors at our Annual Meeting on Aug. 22.

The following individuals were elected onto the State Board of Directors, our governing Board, which is based in Omaha: Todd DeFreece, CHI Health, March of Dimes, Nebraska and Western Iowa Market Representative; Harry DiLise, Nebraska AIDS Project Representative; Gary George, Hospice House─The Josie Harper Residence, Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association Representative; Dawn Gonzales, Centris Federal Credit Union, Susan G. Komen® Great Plains Representative; Jamie Gutierrez, Midwest Maintenance, Member At-Large; Kerry Heinrich, Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Nebraska Kidney Association Representative; Brian Kruse, Douglas County Election Commission, Member At-Large; Tim Langdon, United Healthcare, Member At-Large; Lindsey Patt, Prairie Health Ventures, Member At-Large; Dr. Stan Radio, UNMC, JDRF International - Heartland Chapter Representative; and Sharon Royers, Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska Representative.

Additionally, JoAnn Abt, Carson Institutional Alliance, was elected to the Executive Committee. New State Leadership Council members, which complements the State Board of Directors and serves eastern Nebraska, include Dan Granatowicz, Continental ContiTech, Norfolk; Peggy Kennedy, retired from Fremont Health, Fremont; and Tom Reilly, Midlands University, Fremont.

Two new Board members will be joining the Lincoln Board of Directors: Dr. Bob Bleicher, HoriSun Hospice, representing Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association; and Dr. Andrew Lepinski, Urology, P.C., representing Autism Action Partnership. And new Board members joining the West Central Board of Directors, based in Grand Island, include Kelly Gillaspie, Nebraska Community Blood Bank, representing Nebraska Community Blood Bank; Dr. Ken Shaffer, HelpCare Clinic, Autism Action Partnership Representative, and Mary Walsh-Sterup, Grand Island Physical Therapy, Team Jack Foundation Representative.

The meeting featured a presentation from Keynote Speaker Scott Fangman, who spoke on behalf of Team Jack Foundation. CHC-NE also announced the 2017-2018 Campaign total, which was $1,791,076.