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Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Announces New Board Members - Archived


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Saint Joseph Berea Foundation Announces New Board Members

Berea, Ky. (August 22, 2016) — The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members. The new members are Mark Carl, Wendy Hechemy, Judge Reagan Taylor and Dr. Nawar Soda.
Mark Carl is the CEO of EchoSat, Inc., serving as the operational leader of the company under its current chairman and board of directors. Prior to becoming the CEO of EchoSat, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for the company. Carl is also an owner and a member of the board of directors with the private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners. Carl is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in multiple roles within Army Intelligence and Special Operations from 1991-1999.
Wendy Hechemy is a human resource consultant with White House Clinics. Hechemy is responsible for performance management, compensation and benefits, training, professional development, employee relations, communications, union avoidance, environmental health and safety, and plant security. She is also part of the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation’s Gala for Healing and Hope Committee, and has been instrumental in raising funds for the foundation and supporting fundraising events.
The Honorable Reagan Taylor is the Judge Executive of Madison County, Kentucky. Judge Taylor is also the owner and executive supervisor of Reagan Taylor Builder, Inc. He is a lifelong resident of Madison County and has been a general contractor and residential builder in the community for more than twelve years. He is also the principal and owner of Sandstone Development.
Nawar Soda, MD, is a family medicine doctor affiliated with Saint Joseph Berea. Dr. Soda is one of 13 physicians at Saint Joseph Berea who specialize in Family Medicine. Dr. Soda provides outstanding care to the Madison County community. He operates two locations at the Urgent Care Centers’ of Kentucky, as well as his Rural Family Practice and Medical Laser Office.
Additional members of the Saint Joseph Berea Foundation include Keith Riley (chair), Greg Powell (vice chair), Tracy Blevins (secretary), Christy Spitser (treasurer), Kim Claytor, Janel Davenport, David Gregory, Mike Hogg, Robbie Little, Danny Miller, Eric Gilliam, Nola Newman, Craig Loftis, David Gilliam, Leslie Buddeke Smart, and Stephanie Moore.
The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to raise and administer funds to support the core values and strategic plan of Saint Joseph Berea.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Monday, August 22, 2016