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Board of Trustees and Administration

The Phelps Health Board of Trustees is a local five-member elected board concerned with business and affairs at Phelps Health. Board members are elected by residents of Phelps County for five-year terms. During monthly meetings, the board reviews financial and operational statistics and sets policy for Phelps Health. The board employs the administrative team for management of daily operations.

Board Members

  • Annie Bass
  • Joseph Bond, DO
  • John R. Denbo, PhD
  • Anthony Kaczmarek, MD
  • Francine Merenghi 

Phelps Health Administration

  • Jason Shenefield, President/Chief Executive Officer
  • Keri Brookshire-Heavin, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer
  • Claire Chitwood, Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer
  • Thad Leach, Senior Vice President/Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Nathan Ratchford, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital
  • Pecos Coble, DO, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Group
  • Don James, DO, Senior Vice President of Research and Governmental Affairs
  • Jana Cook, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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