The St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Foundation began its fiscal year by welcoming new board members Drew Carrel, M.D., and Brian Hammons and by welcoming back returning board members Sister Kathleen Reilly, CSC, and Barbara Ann Riggs. Kashif Abdul-Rahman, M.D., also will serve a second term on the board of directors. Robert E. Loose and Frank Campbell, M.D., completed their terms June 30. Both had served on the board since 2004.
Dr. Carrel has been a member of the medical staff at St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital since 1975. He is the current president of the medical staff. In 2013, Dr. Carrel received certification as a wound care specialist and is the medical director of the Wound Center at St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. Dr. Carrel and his wife, Sharon, reside in Noblesville.
Brian Hammons is host of the Golf Channel’s PGA Tour and Champions Tour coverage. He previously worked as a sports anchor for WRTV-6 and sports director for WXIN-59. Born and raised in Anderson, Hammons is a graduate of Highland High School. He and his wife, Lisa, have a son and two daughters and reside in Carmel.
Barbara Ann Riggs and Sister Kathleen Reilly will serve on the Foundation Board for a second time after serving on the board from 2003-2012. A General Motors retiree, Riggs actively volunteers for the St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Victoria Guild, Anderson Noon Exchange Club and is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Sister Kathleen is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital’s vice president of Mission since 2001. She previously worked in administration at the hospital during the mid-1980s. In 2010, Sister Kathleen celebrated the 50th jubilee of her religious profession of vows with the Congregation of the Sister of the Holy Cross.
2013-2014 Foundation officers are Marion Hovermale, chairperson; Anita Canaday, secretary, and Gary Erskine, treasurer. This is Hovermale’s final year and final term on the board and as chairperson. A Delphi retiree, Hovermale has volunteered in the past for United Way of Madison County, the Little 500 Festival Committee and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana.
Continuing to serve on the Foundation board of directors are Frank Amos, Michael Austin, Matilda Barber, Ida Campbell, Brian Elmore, Donna Madinger, Bobbette Snyder and Tom VanOsdol.