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Board of Directors

UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board appoints its own members from GRMC's service area. Their primary functions are to:

  • Establish the mission and vision. 
  • Strategically plan for the future. 
  • Appoint members of the medical staff.
  • Approve the annual budget and provide financial oversight. 
  • Monitor overall quality of services. 
  • Appoint the chief executive.

The directors, also called trustees, represent communities as well as business, industry and community groups. Much of GRMC's success may be attributed to the trustee's diversity: in occupations, ages, perspectives and places of residence.

Jake Boyer, PA-C

Jake Boyer, PA-CProfessional Role

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Family Practice, Physician Assistant

Education

BA in Biology, Grinnell College; Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Institutional Biosafety Committee Member, Grinnell College

Term

Serving on the board since 2020

Peggy Brown

Peggy BrownProfessional Role

Founder of PB Consulting; Former Lobbyist and CEO of The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Education

BS in Biology, University of Iowa; BS in Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

Community/Volunteer Role

  • UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Art Advisory Committee
  • Community Support for Immigrants (CoSI) Media and Relations Committee

Term

Serving on the board since 2019

Darwin Copeman

Darwin CopemanProfessional Role

Retired CEO of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

Education

BA, University of Northern Iowa; University of Iowa, Leadership Program Graduate

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Finance Committee Member, United Methodist Church

Term

Serving on the board since 2019

Lauren Graham, MD, MPH

Lauren GrahamProfessional Role

Internal Medicine physician, UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Internal Medicine

Education

BS, Earlham College; MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Residency, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Community/Volunteer Role

  • UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Medical Staff President
  • Poweshiek County Board of Public Health, 2018 to Present

Term

Serving on the board since 2018

Rachael Kinnick

Rachael KinnickProfessional Role

President and CEO, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce

Education

BA, University of Iowa

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Grinnell United Way, Board Member
  • Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives, Board Member
  • Friends of Rock Creek State Park Member

Term

Serving on the board since 2019

Sally Lang

Sally LangProfessional Role

Retired Licensing Manager, Deere & Company, Moline, IL

Education

BS, Iowa State University

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Waterford Development Group, Co-owner and Secretary/Treasurer
  • GRMC Auxiliary, Lifetime Member
  • Grinnell Tourism Committee Member
  • PEO, Chapter NF
  • Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Levart Women's Group, Past President, Current Member

Position

Treasurer

Term

Serving on the board since 2012

Allan F. Maly

Allan F. MalyProfessional Role

Retired from AT&T and Bell Laboratories
Retired from European Council of International Schools

Education

BS Mechanical Engineering, The University of Iowa; MBA, Drake University

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Lions International
  • Grinnell College International Student Host Family

Position

Secretary

Term

Serving on the board since 2013

Bill Menner

Bill MennerProfessional Role

Founder of The Bill Menner Group

Education

BA and MA, The Ohio State University

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Grinnell College, Basketball Announcer
  • Iowa Rural Health Association, Board Member

Position

Chair

Term

Serving on the board since 2009

Sid Ramsey

Sid RamseyProfessional Role

Vice President, Strategic Business Development, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Education

MA, University of Iowa (Audiology); MBA, Iowa State University

Community/Volunteer Role

  • American Red Cross, Iowa Region Board Member
  • Tax Payers Association of Central Iowa, Board Member
  • Downtown Community Alliance, Board Member and Treasurer
  • SafeNetRX, Board Member
  • EMS Alliance of Iowa, Board Member

Term

Serving on the board since 2018

Henry W. Morisada Rietz, Ph. D.

Henry W. Morisada Rietz, Ph. D.Professional Role

Grinnell College Professor of Religious Studies

Education

BA in Classics and Religious Studies, Grinnell College; Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph. D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament), Princeton Theological Studies

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Licensed Minister – Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ, Central Association

Term

Serving on the board since 2020

Sarah Smith

Sarah SmithProfessional Role

Program and Communication Manager, Grinnell College Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement

Education

BS, Luther College

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Dollars for Scholars, Board Member
  • Grinnell-Newburg Education Excellence, Board Member
  • Grinnell-Newburg Community High School, Girls Swim Coach
  • Grinnell Parks and Rec, Youth Swimming Coach
  • Grinnell Newburg Student Improvement Advisory Committee, Board Member

Term

Serving on the board since 2014

David Stark

David StarkProfessional Role

President & CEO, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Education

BA in Management, Iowa State University; MA, University of Iowa

Community/Volunteer Role

  • American Heart Association Board
  • Iowa Hospital Association Board
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership Board
  • Principal Charity Classic Board
  • Iowa Public Television Board

Term

Serving on the board since 2018

David Stoakes, Ed. D.

David Stoakes, Ed. D.Professional Role

Education Consultant
University of Northern Iowa, Adjunct Instructor

Education

BA, Central College; MA and EdD, University of Northern Iowa

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Grinnell Lions Club
  • Grinnell Golf and Country Club, Board Member
  • Grinnell Newburg Educational Excellence, Board Member

Position

Chair Elect

Term

Serving on the board since 2014

Douglas J. Van Daele, MD, FACS

Douglas J. Van DaeleProfessional Role

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs; Executive Director, University of Iowa Physicians; Professor, Otolaryngology, University of Iowa

Education

BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa College of Engineering; MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Community/Volunteer Role

  • Volunteer with Iowa City Public & Private Schools

Term

Serving on the board since 2019