Parkview Health Board of Directors
Dan Starr serves as Chair of the Parkview Health Board of Directors. Starr is the president and CEO of Do it Best Corp., assuming the role in 2016 after serving as the company's executive vice president and COO beginning in 2012.
Starr has held several leadership roles within the greater Fort Wayne community, participating on civic, charitable, and business boards. He is currently Chair of the United Way of Allen County Board of Directors, along with serving on the boards of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, the St. Francis Family Business Center, Blackhawk Christian School and the Fort Wayne Ballet.
Ray Dusman, MD
Ray Dusman, MD, chief physician executive for Parkview Health, also serves as the board's vice chair, along with serving as chair of the Quality committee. Dr. Dusman joined Parkview Health in 1989 (Parkview Physicians Group - Cardiology, formerly Fort Wayne Cardiology) and in 2009, he was named Chief Physician Executive.
Dr. Dusman provides oversight for the health system safety and quality, clinical integration/healthcare delivery, population health management, cardiovasular services and research. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, and he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.
Jerry Long serves as the board's chair of the Innovation Council and vice chair of the Audit committee. Long is the president and chief executive officer of Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc., in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His experience in the electrical manufacturing and automotive industry includes working across all levels – vertically and horizontally with the board of directors, senior management, consultants, and business.
Brian Emerick serves as the board's secretary, as well as chair of the Finance and vice chair of the Strategic Planning committees. He is the founder and CEO of Micropulse, Inc., a manufacturer of spinal and orthopedic implants and surgical instruments. Started in 1988, Micropulse employs nearly 340 people in Columbia City, Indiana. Emerick also serves on the boards of three start-up ventures that are housed in his companies “Orthovation” business incubator. He also serves on the Huntington University, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Fort Wayne Children's Zoo board of directors, among others.
Chief Executive Officer, Parkview Health
Mike Packnett joined Parkview Health as President and CEO in June 2006. Prior to joining Parkview Health, Packnett served for fifteen years in several roles with the Sisters of Mercy Health System – St. Louis. Packnett serves on several boards throughout the region including the Indiana Hospital Association, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, the Regional Chamber of NE Indiana, the Indiana State Chamber, the Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., the Fort Wayne Medical Education Board, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Board, Purdue Fort Wayne Community Engagement Board, and serves as a Manchester University trustee. He has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, and a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
George Bennett has served on the Parkview Noble Hospital Board of Directors since 2013. In 2019, he retired as a senior vice president at Campbell & Fetter Bank, where he had worked for 40 years. He is a Noble County Councilman, serves on the board of directors of Noble REMC, and is a 27-year member and current president of the Noble County Plan Commission. Bennett is also a member of the Central Noble Schools Building Corporation and is a member of the finance committee for Augusta Hills Learning, Recreation & Community Center in Albion.
He has served on several non-profit boards, including service as past president of the Noble County Community Foundation, the United Way of Noble County, past president of the Albion Chamber of Commerce, and is a 35-year member and past president of the Albion Rotary Club.
Ian Boyce serves as chair of the Parkview Hospital Board of Directors. Ian is a founding member and managing partner of Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management. He has been quoted in numerous publications and is a frequent public speaker on financial topics. He specializes in planning for professionals and with families in transition; from retirement to divorce or death.
Ian is actively involved in a number of professional, civic, and charitable organizations within his community and serves as a director or board member on several boards, including The University of Saint Francis, the Parkview Foundation, and Questa Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology with a minor concentration in Economics from the University of Vermont.
Margi Brooks serves as the chair of the board’s Governance committee. She is the manager of strategic information and technology for Brooks Construction Company, Inc., a northeast Indiana road infrastructure business, where she oversees information technology, marketing and analytics.
Brooks serves on the boards of several local non-profits including Fort Wayne Trails and the Fort Wayne Parks Foundation. She was honored as a 40 Under 40 recipient by the Fort Wayne Business Weekly in 2016.
David Findlay is president and CEO of Lake City Bank, Warsaw, and Lakeland Financial Corporation. He additionally serves on the boards of directors of both the bank and holding company.
He is a member of the American Bankers Council of the American Bankers Association and is active as a board member with organizations including the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, OrthoWorx, Orthopedic Capital Foundation, AcceLINX, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College Foundation, Logan Center, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County and Centerfield Capital Partners. Findlay is a member of the Indiana Bankers Association class of 2019 Leaders in Banking Excellence, the Association’s highest honor. He is a graduate of DePauw University.
John Haines recently retired from Franklin Electric. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Manchester University and master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Howard Halderman is President of Halderman Farm Management, Halderman Real Estate Services and Executive Chair of US Agriculture. He is accountable for overseeing the day to day operations of the Halderman Companies, US Agriculture and developing the strategic direction of the firms. The Halderman Companies oversee farmland assets for over 1,100 clients in 19 states (totaling 240,000 acres). They also buy and sell, via private treaty and at auction, more than $120 million of farmland in the Midwest and perform over 700 appraisals of farmland annually. US Agriculture has over $300 MM in agricultural assets and commitments under management for four institutional clients.
Halderman also is the Chairman of the Honeywell Foundation Board, Director for First Merchants Corporation, Chairman of the Parkview Wabash Hospital Board and member of the Parkview Health Board.
Halderman received his B.S in Agricultural Economics with high distinction from Purdue University in 1988 and the designation as an Accredited Farm Manager from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers in 1996. He holds real estate broker’s licenses in IN, IL, MI, OH, GA and KY.
Tom Kimbrough, JD, serves as the vice chair of the board's Governance committee. Kimbrough is a partner at Barrett McNagny LLP, with more than 30 years of legal practice. Kimbrough specializes in health care, labor relations and employment law, among other legal services. He was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population in any state.
Kimbrough is past president, a board member and an executive committee member of the Parkview Hospital Board of Directors, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, and is a member of the Withers Scholars board of directors. He is past president of the Indiana Youth Institute and the United Way of Allen County board of directors. He has also served on the Grant Review Committee and board of directors of the Greater Fort Wayne Community Foundation.
Josh Kline, MD
Josh Kline, MD, serves as the vice chair of the board's Information Technology committee. Dr. Kline is board certified in family medicine. He also serves as the Parkview Health Primary Care Service Line physician leader and Parkview Physicians Group Chief Medical Officer, working in collaboration with the administrative team to guide the strategy for Primary Care within Parkview. This includes working with the primary care line of business in practice operations, strategic planning, patient satisfaction, evaluation of new services, and organizational growth.
Alan McGee, MD
Alan McGee, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), specializing in spine surgery in his practice with Ortho NorthEast (ONE).
Dr. McGee is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, the Wright State African American Medical Scholarship Program, the Martin Luther King Jr. Club, the North American Spine Society, the African American Healthcare Alliance and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association.
Thomas Miller, MD
Thomas Miller, MD, earned his bachelor degree at Rice University in Houston, TX, and went to the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Miller is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American Medical Association and the Indiana State Medical Association.
Marilyn Moran-Townsend serves as the chair of the board's Compliance committee. Moran-Townsend is co-founder and chief executive officer of CVC Communications – Business Storytellers. CVC is a certified, woman-owned company, that builds online corporate universities, teaches Breakthrough Thinking to leaders, and develops essential business communications tools for global corporations.
Townsend is past chair of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the first woman to hold this post. She previously served as chair of the Indiana Higher Education Commission, the Parkview Hospital Board of Directors, co-chair of the Great Lakes WBE Forum, and she serves on the boards of the United Way of Allen County and the Education Leadership Council.
Douglas Morrow, OD
Douglas Morrow, OD serves chair of the Parkview DeKalb Hospital Board of Directors. Dr. Morrow is a board-certified optometrist and operates practices in Auburn, Garrett and LaGrange. He was appointed to the Indiana Optometry Board first by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 and currently serves as president of the board. He also serves as a member of the American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel. Dr. Morrow maintains membership in the Indiana Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
John Nelson currently serves as the Chair of the Parkview Huntington Board of Directors. In his role on a Parkview Community Hospital, he and his fellow board members implement Parkview system strategies and serve in an oversight role for the hospital leadership team as they provide world-class care at Parkview Huntington Hospital. Some of the highlights of John’s tenure on the Parkview Huntington Hospital board include supporting the creation of the multi-million dollar Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation Center and Wound Care Clinic, providing guidance as the hospital property was annexed by the City of Huntington, and celebrating numerous awards with the hospital team.
John is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones with an office in Roanoke, having graduated from Purdue University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, holds active licenses with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and has a designation as an Associate in Risk Management. He served on the Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation Board of Directors from 2009-2017, and currently serves on boards representing the Huntington County Community Foundation and the Roanoke Beautification Foundation among many other volunteer endeavors.
Wendy Robinson, Ed. D., has served as a member of the Parkview Health Board of Directors since 2015. Dr. Robinson, who serves as vice chair of the board's Compensation committee, is Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Robinson is a tireless advocate of public education and in her four decades in public education, has developed close working relationships with some of the most prestigious educational organizations in the country.
Dr. Robinson was recently one of four finalists for the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year by the AASA, The School Superintendents Association. She is also the recipient of the Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year Award (2009) from the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) and was one of the members of the inaugural class of Broad Center Fellows. Dr. Robinson is also an active member of the community, forming partnerships with state and local agencies, businesses, and serving on several state and local boards. She was named Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools in 2003 after serving as a teacher, principal and central office administrator.
Joe Urbanski serves as Chair of the Parkview LaGrange Hospital Board of Directors. He is the president and CEO of Farmers State Bank in LaGrange. Urbanski joined Farmers State Bank in 2007 as the chief financial officer and was promoted in 2013 to executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Joe serves on the board of directors for both the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation and the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana. A graduate of Indiana University South Bend, he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Luther C. Whitfield
Luther Whitfield, DD, is the founder and senior pastor/teacher of New Covenant Worship Center, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to starting New Covenant, Pastor Whitfield served as the National City Life Director for Youth for Christ USA and as the Senior Director for the Primetime Community Center, where he still serves and engages today on a regular basis.
Pastor Whitfield has served as a consultant on a variety of boards and committees including Huntington University Board of Trustees, Horizon Scholarship Advisory Board, Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ, Euell Wilson Community Center and Crossing Christian School Board of Directors.
Stephen A. Wright, MD
Stephen A. Wright, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with Ortho NorthEast (ONE), specializing in sports medicine, shoulder and knee reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery. He is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has also earned subspecialty board certifiation in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Wright maintains active membership in the Indiana State Medical Association and the Fort Wayne Medical Society.