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Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Announces New Board Member

BEREA, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2021) — The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation is proud to announce members of the 2021-2022 board of directors, effective July 1. The board will continue to help strengthen Saint Joseph Berea’s acclaimed facility and medical services.

Janel Davenport has joined the board this year.

Other Saint Joseph Berea Foundation board members are: Wendy Hechemy, chair; David Mayo, vice chair; Dominique Martin, secretary; Jake Duerson, treasurer; Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation; John Yanes, president, Saint Joseph Berea; Reagan Taylor, Madison County Judge Executive; Mark Catron, PA-C; Brad Hylton; Brad Lewis; Stephanie Moore; and Chad Tate.

“We are so thankful to have on our board such dedicated members of our community who are eager and willing to give back,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, Saint Joseph Berea Foundation. “They are dedicated to making sure Saint Joseph Berea offers the best services and programs for patients and are truly helping make a difference in the lives of so many of our community members each day.”

For more information on the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, visit

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Saint Joseph Berea

Saint Joseph Berea is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Berea, Kentucky. Established in 1898 on the grounds of Berea College, the facility serves residents of Madison, Estill, Garrard, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. Saint Joseph Berea recognizes the importance of family, friends and familiar surroundings in the healing process and provides a breadth of services so that getting first-rate care doesn’t have to mean being far from home.

About Saint Joseph Berea Foundation

Saint Joseph Berea Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.



Publish date: 

Monday, August 09, 2021

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