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McKenzie Health System Auxiliary Welcomes New Leadership

Celebrating five decades of leadership, success, and support for the McKenzie Health System and local community, the Auxiliary recently elected its new board of directors.

2017-18 McKenzie Auxiliary

The 2017-2018 McKenzie Health System Auxiliary Board consists of President and Historian Patti O’Connor; Vice President Merrily Loding; Secretary Rebecca Cambridge and Treasurer Kelsey Jensen. Appointed chairpersons are Jo Derr, Gift Shop Manager; Marge Hall and Carol Mitchell, Phone Tree; Erny Doerr, Sunshine Chair; and Sharon Danek, Legislative and Parliamentarian Chair. In addition, the Membership team consists of Sandy Wheeler, Audrey Essenmacher, Shari Phipps and Emma Navarro. Public Relations Coordinator Nina Barrett serves as McKenzie Hospital liaison for the board.

“We could not be prouder of the board and members of the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary,” said Nina Barnett, Public Relations Coordinator at McKenzie Health System. “Year after year, these dedicated community members volunteer their time and talent to serve our hospital, our staff and our community. We are proud to welcome new members and to welcome back several long-serving members of this strong team.”

Founded in 1967, the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary offers a wealth of volunteer opportunities. The members visit with patients and assist with simple daily tasks; they serve in the gift shop and coordinate fundraising to purchase new equipment for the hospital.

Anyone interested in joining the McKenzie Health System Auxiliary can contact Nina Barnett at 810-648-6127 or nbarnett@mckenziehealth.org. In addition to their work at McKenzie Health System, the Auxiliary members are active in the community and participate in a variety of service and charitable organizations throughout Sanilac County.

Photo L to R
Back Row:  Emma Navarro, Shari Phipps
Middle Row:  Rebecca Cambridge, Erny Doerr, Marge Hall, Carol Mitchell, Kelsey Jensen, Sharon Danek
Front Row:  Patti O’Connor, Merrily Loding, Jo Derr
Absent:  Sandy Wheeler, Audrey Essenmacher

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