Board of Directors

Role of the Board

Our Board of Directors is a volunteer-based group of individuals responsible for the management, affairs and property of FDHS.  One of their main responsibilities is fundraising efforts.

If you are interested in being a board member, read the Board Member Job Description.

2019 Board of Directors

  • Rick Edmonds – President
  • Gary Dowler – Vice President
  • Lisa Wiesenauer – Treasurer
  • Kristen Maki – Secretary
  • Brian Callen
  • Carol Joost
  • Jeff Batt
  • Julie Miller
  • John Vigorito
  • Kyle Oleski
  • Linda Thurlwell
  • Nancy Porter
  • Susan Mack
  • Sue Strausbaugh

How to Become a Board Member

To become a board member, you must submit your resume to the Nominating Committee at least 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting in January.  The next Annual Meeting date is set for January 15, 2020 in the Tiffin Room of the Defiance Regional Medical Center @ 7:00 p.m.  During this meeting, board members will have the opportunity to select new members to the Board of Directors.  New board member terms begin immediately and have a three-year span (unless assuming an existing term due to a resignation).

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Tiffin Room of ProMedica’s Defiance Regional Medical Center.  The Annual Meeting to elect new board members is held in January.  Board meetings are open to the public.

To learn more, read our amended bylaws.