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Board of Directors for Benefis Foundation

It’s our job to maximize the good we can all do together. We make sure 100 percent of all donations directly support the programs you earmark them for.

Board of Directors

Without the generous efforts of those who give their time and talent to serve on our board, Benefis Foundation would not exist. Our board of directors consists of volunteers, elected at the Foundation’s annual general meeting to serve busy three-year terms.

2021 Officers

dean nelsonDean A. Nelson
Retired Investment Advisor, RBC Wealth Management


jerry lehmanJerry L. Lehman
Vice Chair
Certified Public Accountant, JCCS Certified Public Accountants


Randy BoysunRandy Boysun
Certified Public Accountant, Douglas Wilson & Company PC


deb ammondsonDebra J. Ammondson
Retired Manager of Outpatient Therapies, Benefis Health System


2021 Directors

richard blevinsRichard D. Blevins, MD
Physician, Benefis Health System


jared brownJared Brown
Managing Partner and Founder, PathWise Partners


stephen l'heureuxStephen L'Heureux
Owner, Stephen L'Heureux Architecture


jonmccartyJon McCarty
Attorney, Scott, Tokerud and McCarty, PC


jim simmonsJames R. Simmons
Sales and Service Manager, National Laundry Company


joan tierneyJoan Tierney
Community Volunteer


erin townsendErin Townsend
Vice President, Embark Credit Union


sandi wilsonSandi R. Wilson 
Leader, Weight Watchers


2021 Ex-Officio Board Members

forrest ellingerForrest G. Ehlinger
Chief Resources Officer and Executive Vice President
Benefis Health System


shannon hoilandShannon E. Hoiland
Senior Vice President, Commercial Group Manager
First Interstate Bank


Benefis Health System Founding Board of Directors

J. W. Bloemendaal, MD*
James D. Eidson, MD
Gaee M. Ellis*
Sandra L. Geske*
Gregory J. Hatley
Jane C. Hibbard*
Paul C. Husted
Richard E. Lauritzen, MD
Barbara L. Moe
Nancy M. O’Brien
M. Kathy Rice
Shirlee J. Thiebes
Rodney C. Thorne
Evie A. Ugrin
Virginia H. Wieck
Carter Williams*
Milton O. Wordal*
Frances M. Wylder