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About Us

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1977 as an independent 501 (c)3 nonprofit entity to ensure the future of healthcare in our region.

The Foundation's Board of Directors is made up of individuals and volunteers from all segments of our service area. The Board oversees fundraising projects and manages the allocation of funds in an effort to enhance service to our community.

We welcome and gratefully acknowledge contributions of any amount from individuals, corporations or businesses. All gifts are carefully used as designated.

"Before we could ask others to make that commitment, Bari and I felt we needed to invest in the Legacy Campaign ourselves. We see this gift as an investment in medical advancements to improve the health and well-being of future generations."
–Bob Neff, local businessman and SoutheastHEALTH Board Member, speaking about the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Legacy Campaign.

Foundation Staff

Darah Jirkovsky - Executive Director

Darah Jirkovsky

Amy Brown - Development Officer

Amy Brown

Nicole Zoellner - Development Officer

Nicole Zoellner

Kathryn Howell - Grant and Program Administrator

Kathryn Howell

Vickie Hoernig - Administrative Assistant

Vickie Hoernig

Board Members

Chair: Mr. Curt Buchheit

Curt Buchheit

Vice Chair: Mr. Tom Kiefner

Tom Kiefner

Secretary: Mr. Clayton Hahs

Clayton Hahs

Treasurer: Mr. Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson

Mr. Ken Bateman

Ken Bateman

Mr. Rick Blattner

Mr. Tyler Cuba

Tyler Cuba

Ms. Lauren Crawford

Mr. Paul E. Findlay

Paul Findlay

Mrs. Jennifer Icaza-Gast

Mrs. Soce Hedeshian

Soce Hedeshian

Mrs. Missy Janzow

Missy Janzow

Dr. Joseph Miller

Dr. Joseph Miller

Mr. Mike Ochs

Mike Ochs

Dr. Adelaide Parsons

Adelaide Parsons

Mrs. Terri Penrod

Terri Penrod

Mr. Pete Poe

Pete Poe

Ms. Patty Schaefer

Patty Schaefer

Mr. Daniel Statler

Daniel Statler