HGB welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Eileen Fhaner and David Reece as its newest board trustees for a three-year term.

Fhaner is senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer at Auto-Owners Insurance Company, where she has worked for more than 35 years in the financial division. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Aquinas College, and has acquired her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.

Additionally, Fhaner is the treasurer for the First Congregational Church of Vermontville, and she currently serves on the board of Impression 5 Science Center. She has also served on the board of the Eaton County Community Foundation. Fhaner is married to Jerry Fhaner, Vietnam Veteran, retired auto body repairman and former owner of Keehne’s Collision. They live in Charlotte and have been Eaton County residents for more than 30 years.

Reece is retired as president of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, and as senior vice president and secretary of MidMichigan Health where he worked for more than 30 years. Reece earned his Master of Science degree in hospital and health services administration from Ohio State University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Reece has remained active in health care governance; serving on several committees and boards for MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare, MidMichigan Health Services – Houghton Lake and the Roscommon County Community Foundation. Reece is also the past president of the Midland Country Club Board of Directors and the Midland Amateur Hockey League. Reece lives with his wife of 43 years, Fran, in Bath Township. His sons graduated from Michigan State University, where they were recruited to play baseball, and they live in East Lansing and Grand Rapids.

“Eileen and Dave each bring a unique perspective to our Board of Trustees,” said Matt Rush, FACHE, HGB president and CEO. “Eileen has always valued HGB’s local services and Dave has extensive experience in regional health care and a passion for making a difference. Their new viewpoints will add great value to HGB’s efforts to enhance community health and vitality.”

In addition to Fhaner and Reece, the 2014 HGB Board of Trustees include Fred Darin, OD, chair; Charles Grundstrom, vice chair; Denise Wheaton, treasurer; Thomas Eveland, secretary; Ed Dobbs; Sharon Kubica; Martin Latchaw; Lori Pray; Dennis Swan; Barrett Zink, D.O.; and emeritus trustees: Robert Fulton, Virginia Lowe and Richard Trumley.