Mercy College of Health Sciences announces five (5) new members to its board of directors, each serving a three-year term.
Michael A. Bohl is an alumnus of Mercy’s School of Radiologic Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Science and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the Chief Operations Officer for Radiology Group, PC, SC in Davenport, Iowa. He has presented and published in the areas of radiologic technology. Mr. Bohl has created the Michael & Julia Bohl Radiological Technology Endowed Scholarship at Mercy College.
Linda M. Carter-Lewis is a community advocate and is recognized for her service and leadership in the Central Iowa area. She served as president of the Des Moines Branch NAACP from 2002 – 2010. She has also served on many boards and committees receiving various community awards and recognitions. Most recently, she has served on the Mercy College’s President Search Committee. Ms. Carter-Lewis is a resident of Des Moines with employment experience in human resources management.
Karl Keeler is the President of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. He will serve as an ex officio member on the Mercy College Board of Directors. Mr. Keeler recently served as President of Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Idaho. He has more than 24 years in the health care field. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion from Brigham Young University and his Master’s degree in Health Sciences Administration from the University of Michigan.
Joyce E. Lillis earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Iowa and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Drake University. She was employed as the Director of Mercy Home Care, as well as other employment settings prior to retiring. Mrs. Lillis is a recipient of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses award. The Joyce E. Lillis Endowed Nursing Scholarship at Mercy College was created in her honor.
Deborah A. Willyard is an alumnus of Mercy’s diploma of nursing and bachelor of science in nursing programs. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Iowa. She recently earned her doctorate degree in education from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha. She currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at Pella Regional Health Center and was formerly employed as Senior Director of Clinical Services at Mercy’s West Lakes Medical Center. Dr. Willyard has been an adjunct nursing faculty member at Mercy College, as well as a Mercy College Board member from 2003-2009. She is a recipient of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses award among numerous other accolades.
Leading the Mercy College Board of Directors for the 2018-19 academic year as chair is Glenn Lyons, President, 571 Polson Developments, LLC; vice-chair Mary Sheldahl, Retired Business Owner; secretary Jeff Flora, Senior Vice President of Finance, Food and Human Group at Kemin Industries; board treasurer Thomas Reitinger CEO, Thomas R. Reitinger & Associates, LLC., nominations chair Paul Erickson, Senior Vice President, Consumer Division, Bankers Trust Company; Karl Keeler, President of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and I, Dr. Doug Fiore, Mercy College President will serve in an ex officio capacity.