Meet Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation


John H. Harris, III, MEd
Petoskey, MI

Vice Chair

Floyd Trouten, III, CPA
Strongsville, OH


Sister Millie Ely, HM, MHA
Niles, OH


Michael Bice
St. Petersburg, FL

Chair, Board Engagement & Nominations Committee

Linda Rigsby, JD
Richmond, VA

Chair, Philanthropy Committee

Karen M. Johnson, JD
Los Angeles, CA

Chair, Stewardship Committee

Jennifer Yeagley
St. Petersburg, FL

John P. Burns
Cincinnati, OH

Sister Pat Eck
Marriottsville, MD

Lynn Hammerstrom
Temperance, MI

Betsy Lambert
North Olmstead, OH

Robert D. Matthews, MBA, MS
Baltimore, MD

Sister Fran Repka, PhD, MA
Cincinnati, OH

Steve Savage, MS
Yorktown, VA

John W. Sharp, MS
Cleveland Heights, OH

Jeannine Stephenson-Buffong, MPH, DMD
Teaneck, NJ

Ex Officio

Chief Legal Officer & Executive Leadership Sponsor

Michael Bezney, JD
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Pagosa Springs, CO


Timothy Koder
Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation
Toledo, OH


Linda Rigsby, JD

Board Committee Chair
Richmond, VA

I give and serve on the board because I am overwhelmed by all that our associates do to make medical care accessible and as comfortable as possible for our communities, especially for those who struggle financially. I am humbled by the generous support of so many donors. I am a “loud and proud” Bon Secours Mercy Health cheerleader. 

What inspires me to serve Bon Secours Mercy Health is the opportunity it provides to share in the healing ministry of Jesus, especially to those who are poor and underserved. 

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Sister Millie Ely, HM, MHA

Board Secretary
Warren, OH