UNMC Board of Counselors welcomes new members, names officers

Eight Board of Counselors members welcomed during annual meeting.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Board of Counselors welcomed eight new members during its recent annual meeting. The UNMC Board of Counselors is a group of 64 community and business leaders from across the state that advises UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D., on health care issues of importance.

Current board members, Ralph Bradley of Grand Island and Freddie Gray of Omaha, will serve as chairman and vice-chairwoman respectively.

Below are the hometowns and names of new board members.

David City – Michael Jones

Hastings -- Christopher Johnson

Lincoln -- Jean Jeffrey and Dwight Wininger 

Omaha – Howard W. Buffett, Kellie Harry and Carolina Quezada

Valentine  –  Marian Davenport

Below are the hometowns and names of UNMC Board of Counselors members who continue to serve.

Alliance -- Patricia Koch

Beatrice -- Dennis M. Byars

Blair -- Mick Jensen, Donna Mahlendorf

Chadron -- Patrick M. “Marty” Connealy

Columbus -- K.C. Belitz

Fort Calhoun -- Curt Hofer

Grand Island -- Will Armstrong

Holdrege -- Terry Krohn

Lincoln – Leirion Gaylor Baird, Mary Bills-Strand, Marshall Borchert, Tom Fischer, Susan Gourley, Liz Koop, William W. “Bill” Lester, Angela Muhleisen, Lisa Smith, Jana Tanner, Ronald J. Wachter, Donna Woods

Norfolk – Courtney Klein, Brad Krivohlavek and Kent Warneke

Omaha -- Willie Barney, Robert “Bob” Belgrade, John Cavanaugh, Anne Branigan, Ivan Gilreath, Nelson Gordman, Ted Hazer, Wesley Hutcherson, Joel Hutchins, Chris Kircher, Diny Landen, Othello Meadows III, Allyson Mendoza, Michael Pallesen, Chris Rodgers, Suzanne Singer, Ray Somberg, Brad von Gillern, Thomas Warren Sr. and Roger Weitz

Papillion -- Drew Miller, Mario Rodriguez

Phillips -- Tammy Allen

Red Cloud – Amy Springer, M.D.

Scottsbluff -- David Bartlett and Sandy Massey

Wayne -- Rod Tompkins

West Point -- Dave Wimmer

York – Margaret Brink and Karen Harris

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Vicky Cerino
UNMC Public Relations
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