Board of Directors

Hutchinson Health Foundation Board of Directors

There are hundreds of people who have donated their time and talents over the years to build long lasting relationships between the Foundation and our communities. Volunteers continue to help Hutchinson Health envision future possibilities.

We are thankful to the many board and committee members who have supported our various projects, programs and campaigns to advance health throughout the different branches of Hutchinson Health.

2017 Foundation Board of Directors

Shad Ketcher

Shad Ketcher

Shad Ketcher – President
Board Member Since 2010

Today Shad runs his own business in affiliation with New Era Financial Group Inc., one of the premier financial planning organizations in the region. Shad lives and works in Hutchinson, Minnesota, and serves clients and businesses throughout the state. Shad is hard working, knowledgeable and dedicated – all attributes he brings to the Foundation board. He is married and is the father of three, two girls and one boy.

“I serve on the Hutchinson Health Board to give back to the community. I feel we all have an obligation to give back to such a wonderful community. 

I also have really enjoyed getting to know all board members over the years and witnessing how each and everyone of them truly care about Hutchinson’s health care system.” ~ Shad Ketcher


Kara Neubarth Foundation Vice President

Kara Neubarth

Kara Neubarth – Vice President
Board Member Since 2011

Kara has worked for Hutchinson Health for 22 years, and has been in management since 2001. Kara has been actively involved in our Foundation as an E-Star Committee member, promoting our employee giving campaign.

“As an employee of Hutchinson Health for 22 years, I’ve witnessed first-hand what positive outcomes for our community have come from the philanthropy of others and the Hutchinson Health Foundation.  I am passionate about serving our community and customers and see serving on the Board as an opportunity to continue to give.” ~ Kara Neubarth


Gail Gillard Foundation Treasurer

Gail Gillard

Gail Gillard – Treasurer
Board Member Since 2009

Gail works part time at Echo Family Dental in Hutchinson. She is a very active volunteer in the Hutchinson community, as she volunteers for Our Saviors Lutheran Church and School, P.E.O, and the Hutchinson Health Foundation. Gail became a part of the Foundation board because she respected the high level of functionality among the board and she wanted to be a part of a board that gave back to the community. Gail in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is also an avid gardener.

“I serve on the Hutchinson Health Foundation Board because I enjoy working with other board members who are dedicated to the mission of fundraising, helping to promote the growth of Hutchinson Health. With the many events we host, we are able to support the growth of our local hospice care and Hospital; give grants to Hospital and community organizations; give scholarships to deserving students; which in turn, gives back to our community.

“By people donating their time, money and talents to the Foundation, it will help accomplish the mission of our Foundation in assisting Hutchinson Health to improve and meet the needs of its patients, residents, and clients.

The most rewarding part of serving on the Foundation Board is working with a high functioning Board and seeing the results of our fundraising efforts as we promote excellence in health care at Hutchinson Health.” ~ Gail Gillard


Hutchinson Health Care Foundation Board Member

Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell
Board Member Since 2009

Dr. Campbell is an owner of his own dental practice; Hutchinson Dental Center. He is involved in many organizations. In his spare time Josh enjoys spending time with his family.

“There are many rewarding aspects to serving on the board… I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to serve with such an incredible group of people over the years!

My family has had such wonderful experiences at Hutch Health, especially for the births of our four children. I like to think that in some small way I may be giving back to Hutch Health by serving.” ~ Josh Campbell


Brandon Thiemann

Brandon Thiemann
Board Member Since 2016

Brandon received his BSN at U of M followed by his doctor of nurse practice and nurse anesthesia in 2012. He has been involved with MN Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and is currently on the Hutchinson Jaycees. He is married to his wife Jillian and they have one son Theo. He has a desire to continue improving the health of our community by fulfilling the mission and vision of the Hutchinson Health Foundation.

“I serve on the Hutchinson Health Foundation Board to give back to the community I love!” ~ Brandon Thiemann


Wendy Hantge

Wendy Hantge

Wendy Hantge
Board Member Since 2013

Wendy currently works for Hantge Funeral Chapels, handling their accounting needs. She has been associated with many organizations in the community: Hutchinson JC Women, Hutchinson Water Carnival, Luce Line Trail Association, Hospice, Crow River Golf Ladies Day Committee, Advocates for Community Education Committee, Christ the King Church Committees, Hutchinson Hockey Association etc. Wendy fully supports the mission of Hutchinson Health Foundation because quality health care, including hospice care in our community is important to her.

“I serve because I feel it is important to have quality health care in our community.  It’s been most rewarding for me to see our Hospice event grow not only in support, but also awareness within our community.” ~ Wendy Hantge


Brad Lueneburg

Brad Lueneburg

Brad Lueneburg
Board Member Since 2009

Brad is a practicing pharmacist and owner of two local Pharmacies. He became involved with the Foundation to help strengthen health care in his community. “These gifts contribute to a stronger health care system which is an integral part of a strong community.” In Brad’s spare time he enjoys outdoor activities with friends and family.

“Serving on the Hutchinson Health Foundation board gives me an opportunity to help improve the health care and overall quality of life in our community.” ~ Brand Lueneburg


Michele Max

Michele Max

Michele Max
Board Member Since 2017

Michele is currently working in Client Service and Marketing with her husband, Marc, a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and has served on various volunteer committees in the community.  She has been active with church committees as well as many school volunteer opportunities, youth sports and most recently with the various events with the Hutchinson Health Foundation.  Michele is looking forward to taking a more active role on the Board as an advocate and supporter of Hutchinson Health.

“I serve on the Hutchinson Health Board because I’m passionate about communities like ours having quality care for our citizens without the need to travel extensive miles to seek it.  I enjoy planning successful events, executing on that plan, and having all in our community reap the rewards of those efforts.  I also truly enjoy getting to know and working with the staff and fellow board members.” ~ Michele Max


Dr. Catherine McGinnis

Dr. Catherine McGinnis
Board Member Since 2016

Dr. Catherine McGinnis specializes in Family Medicine with a special interest in women’s and children’s health. She and her husband, Dr. Jim Allen, have four children. A graduate of University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. McGinnis did her residency at St. John’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She worked on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation and Dunseith Clinic in Belcourt, North Dakota prior to joining Hutchinson Health Clinic. In her spare time Catherine likes to bike, read, and enjoy art. Dr. Catherine McGinnis is an appointed board representative by Hutchinson Health and joined the Foundation board January 2016.


Matt Pulkrabek

Matt Pulkrabek

Matt Pulkrabek
Board Member Since 2017

Matt currently works as a realtor at Hometown Realty here in Hutchinson; a position he has held for 11 years. He has been associated with the Downtown Hutchinson Association and Riverside Church. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family, and golfing.  Matt’s commitment to the local community makes him a valuable Foundation board member committed to keeping exceptional health care local.

“I have seen the positive impact that the Foundation has made in Hutchinson, and am proud to be a part of group that makes health and wellness a priority in our community.” ~ Matt Pulkrabek


Jacob Sanken

Jacob Sanken

Jacob Sanken
Board Member Since 2015

Jacob is no stranger to volunteer and fundraising work. Jacob helped the Hutchinson Area Multiple Sclerosis Group (HAMS) raise in excess of $255,000 in an 8 year period. He is a firm believer in giving back to the community. Along with building his career as an independent Aflac agent, Jacob has found time to support many local organizations like United Way, Hutchinson Jaycees, and Christ the King Lutheran Church.

“I serve on the Hutchinson Foundation Board as a way to give back to the community.  I enjoy working with others that want to see Hutchinson Health grow as well as our community grow.” ~ Jacob Sanken


Dave Westlund

Dave Westlund

Dave Westlund
Board Member Since 2012

Dave is a registered investment advisor at his own company – Westlund Associates. He is passionate towards the Foundation because he believes the board is beneficial for Hutchinson Health and the community as a whole. He has a desire to be part of continuing that effort. He has taken part in many organizations including being president of the Chamber of Commerce, Commodore of Hutchinson Jaycees, member of United Way and much more. In his spare time Dave likes to golf and ski.

 


Barb Zajicek-Daggett

Barb Zajicek-Daggett

Barb Zajicek-Daggett
Board Member Since 2013

Barb recently retired from her 30 years as a clinical dentist working in Hutchinson and business owner of a dental practice. Presently, Barb is a volunteer dentist at Wilmar Outreach Clinic. Barb has been involved in several organizations including but not limited to, MN Master Naturalist Organization, Hutchinson Figure Skating Association, Christ the King Church, American Association of University Women and American Dental Association. Barb has a passion to give back to the community to support and contribute to a very worthwhile organization that promotes the health and well being of Hutchinson area residents.

“I was born and raised in the Hutchinson Community and then left for about 10 years to pursue my education. My husband and I returned to Hutchinson to get back “to our roots” so to speak and pursued our careers and began to raise our family.  After 30 years of providing dentistry to the community I retired and then looked for ways I could give back.

I serve on the Hutchinson Health Board as a way to give back to the community and support a wonderful  fundraising organization that is dedicated to supporting the growth of Hutchinson Health which directly benefits the residents of our area.

The most rewarding aspect for me is to serve on the grant and scholarships committees. I’m part of the process to review and award money for many worthwhile community projects that improve the health of our residents and support student education in health care. With increased fundraising participation we can continue to grow the dollars we can allocate to these community groups.” ~ Barb Zajicek-Dagget