New Leadership: Adena Health Board Welcomes Diverse and Experienced Members to Drive Healthcare Improvements

Adena Health Board of Trustees Appoints Officers and Introduces New Members

The Adena Health board of trustees in Chillicothe has appointed Steve Hirsch as the new chair, succeeding Jennifer McKell. McKell will remain on the board as past chair, with Bob French serving as vice chair, Brian Ream as secretary, and Kevin Shoemaker as treasurer. The board also welcomed three new members: Penny Dehner representing First Presbyterian Church, Jim Crabtree representing Trinity United Methodist Church, and Sean Kallner representing Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Penny Dehner is a retired behavioral health administrator with experience at the Paint Valley ADAMH Board, bringing diverse expertise and perspectives to the board. Jim Crabtree brings vast experience in education, marketing, and telecommunications management. Sean Kallner has over 20 years of experience in finance, education, and senior leadership roles.

The new members have replaced Bart Henshaw, Larry Phillips, and Joe Watson, who served the board for the maximum allowed terms. Adena Health is governed by a 15-member board consisting of representatives from the founding churches

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