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Eight members of the Good Samaritan Hospital Association board of directors represent church congregations in communities where they either live or are employed.

Congregational representatives are nominated by member congregations in Balta/Orrin, Dunseith, Leeds, Maddock, Rolette/Wolford, Rugby, Towner and Willow City. Two board positions, a physician and a member-at-large, are filled at the board's discretion. Association CEO Jeffrey Lingerfelt serves as board secretary and CFO, Amanda Loughman is treasurer. Both are non-voting members of the board.

Jon Nelson, vice chairman
Jon Nelson, Chairman

Jon Nelson is self-employed as a farmer in rural Wolford. A member the North Dakota House of Representatives representing District 7, he was first elected 1997. He serves on the North Dakota Farm Bureau State Public Finance & Education Committee, All Seasons Water User board and Wolford Lutheran Church Council. He was a charter member of the North Central Correctional Rehabilitation board and is a member of the Wolford Wildlife Club. He attended North Dakota State University, Fargo, and Dakota College at Bottineau (N.D.) He represents Rolette/Wolford on the board.

John McClintock
John C. McClintock, Jr., Vice President

John C. McClintock, Jr., a Rugby native, was first elected North Dakota Supreme Court District Judge for the Northeast Judicial District in 1994. He completed a bachelor's degree in accounting and juris doctorate at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Before starting private practice in Rugby in 1991, he worked for Price Waterhouse, Minneapolis. He is a 17-year veteran of the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department, former president of Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation, former president and current member of Bethany Lutheran Church Council, former board member and treasurer of the Rugby Job Development Authority. He is a member and past president of the North Dakota Judge's Association and teaches a law class at Rugby High School. He represents Rugby on the board.

Jeff Lingerfelt, Secretary
Jeffrey Lingerfelt, CEO

Jeff Lingerfelt has more than 25 years of experience in health care administration. Prior to joining Heart of America Medical Center he was CEO of Creighton (Neb.) Area Health Services, a 25-bed critical access hospital, 47-bed nursing home, two clinics, a wellness center and home health agency. Raised in western North Carolina, Lingerfelt graduated from of Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tenn., and earned an MBA at the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D.

Amanda Loughman, CFO

Amanda (Degenstein) Loughman is a 2002 Rugby High School graduate. After high school, Amanda attended Minot State University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. She has worked at HAMC since December 2006, where she started out as an Accounting Clerk. Since then, she has grown into different Accounting positions, such as Accounting Assistant, Accountant, Comptroller, and now the Chief Financial Officer. Amanda and her husband, Jay, have four children. She is an active volunteer in Girl Scouts, 4-H, and Destination Imagination.

Wes Black, chairman

Wes Black

Wes Black, president of Bremer Bank in Rugby since October 1992, has been with Bremer more than 26 years. He is a member and past chair of the Rugby Job Development Authority, serves on the Rugby Community Endowment Fund committee and the Rugby Dollars for Scholars board, and is a member of the Rugby Lions Club. He is a past chairman of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce, Rugby Panthers Sports Boosters and the Good Samaritan Hospital Association. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University, Fargo. He represents Rugby on the board.

Mark Schaan
Mark Schaan

Mark Schaan is a self-employed farmer, farming in the Balta area. Mark also owns and operates Schaan Crop Insurance in Rugby. He represents Balta/Orrin on the board.

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Richard "Dick" Anderson, rural Willow City, is self-employed as a farmer. He represents District 7 in the North Dakota House of Representatives. He is president of the Willow City Cenex board, member of the All Seasons Water Users board, president of the McHenry County Crop Improvement board, and a member of the Willow City High School Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He represents Willow City on the board.

Stacey Schmitt

Stacey Schmitt

Stacey Schmitt ranches with her husband, Randy, in rural Towner. A former McHenry County tax director and deputy auditor, she occasionally works for the tax director and as an assessor for cities and townships in McHenry County. She previously worked as an accountant for Rugby Equipment and a bookkeeper for Farmers Union Oil in Towner. She holds a bachelor of accountancy degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She represents Towner on the board.

Dr. Ronald Skipper

Dr. Skipper is a board certified general surgeon who provides all general outpatient surgeries at Heart of America Surgical Clinic. He previously practiced at HAMC from 1997 to 2005, before rejoining our team in 2012. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Kent State University, Dr. Skipper went on to achieve his doctor of medicine degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Skipper represents the physicians on the board of directors.

Bonita Lindseth

Bonita Lindseth grew up on a farm in Minnesota. She graduated from Concordia College in three years with a double major in speech and history. She later went back to get a degree in English. She and her husband Dave have three children. They farm south of Rugby. Except for a few years off to raise their children, Bonita has been teaching in and around the Rugby area for over 40 years. She is now substitute teaching in Rugby. She has been active in numerous organizations and boards in Pierce County and the ND Speech and Theater Association.

Arland Geizler

Arland W. Geiszler graduated from Kramer High School and Minot State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He taught two years in the Towner School System, and 3 years in the Rugby School System. He was a partner in Rugby Insurance Agency and employee of Center Mutual Insurance Company for 35 years, retiring in 2008. Geiszler has been involved in numerous community activities: Rugby City Council, First Lutheran Church Council, Clerk of Rugby Park Board for 42 years, Board of Heart of America Correction Center, member of the LEC Board and President of the Golf Club. He and his wife Sandy have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Not Pictured, Pat Tracy of Maddock, Pat Heggen of Dunseith and Christine Bubach of Leeds

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