One unique aspect of the MFC Board of Directors is that a certain percentage of the Board is required to be made up of patients, and I am proud to be a part of that segment.
I started with Muskegon Family Care as a patient 15 years ago when they were located in the old Muskegon General Hospital building on Oak Avenue, and I continued as a patient when they moved into the current facility at the corner of Hackley and Getty. As a veteran of MFC, I have received care from every department available - medical, dental, women's health, behavioral health, and pharmacy - so I feel qualified to speak about all services rendered there.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, I also lived in Chicago, St. Louis, Pennsylvania, and Virginia before coming to live in Michigan in 1993. In the past, I attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and The Ohio State University, majoring in foreign languages and business. Throughout my career, I worked in several different industries including medical, pharmaceutical, television, construction, manufacturing, and church-related. After I retired in 2012, I have continued to work part-time for Central United Methodist Church as their Parish Visitor, calling on parishioners in nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals and hospice situations, as well as shut-ins in private homes. I have enjoyed a variety of leadership positions in many non-profit organizations over the years and look forward to contributing to the Board of Directors of Muskegon Family Care as much as possible. I believe in the purpose and vision we have to offer the community and am proud to represent the patient population on the Board.