Adena Health Board of Trustees appoints officers and introduces new members

The Adena Health board of trustees has appointed Steve Hirsch as its new chair, succeeding Jennifer McKell. Hirsch, whose family owns Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, will lead the board alongside vice chair Bob French, secretary Brian Ream, and treasurer Kevin Shoemaker. McKell will remain on the board as past chair.

As part of the leadership changes, the board welcomed three new members: Penny Dehner, Jim Crabtree, and Sean Kallner. Dehner brings years of experience in behavioral health administration to the table, while Crabtree has a background in education and marketing management. Kallner has a diverse background that includes financial planning, school administration, and business management.

The new members replaced Bart Henshaw, Larry Phillips, and Joe Watson on the board after they served their maximum number of terms. Adena Health honored these departing members with a donation to the Adena Health Foundation fund of their choice.

Adena Health’s board comprises 15 members who represent the founding churches of the organization as well as at-large members and medical staff representatives from the health system. Each member brings unique expertise and perspectives to help address the needs of communities served by Adena Healthcare providers and services.

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