Meet Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation


John H. Harris, III, M.Ed.
Petoskey, MI

Vice Chair

Germaine Bennett, EdS
Youngstown, OH


Sister Millie Ely, HM
Warren, OH

Treasurer, Chair, Stewardship Committee

Floyd Trouten, III, CPA
Strongsville, OH
Barnes Wendling CPAs

Chair, Board Engagement & Nominations Committee

Michael Bice, MHA
St. Petersburg, FL

Chair, Philanthropy Committee

Steve Savage, MS
Yorktown, VA

John Burns
Cincinnati, OH

Sister Pat Eck, CBS
Marriottsville, MD

Lynn Hammerstrom
Temperance, MI

Karen Johnson, JD
Los Angeles, CA

Betsy Lambert
North Olmstead, OH

Robert D. Matthews, MBA, MS
Baltimore, MD

Sister Fran Repka, RSM
Cincinnati, OH

Linda Rigsby, JD
Richmond, VA

Dexter Shurney, MD
Grants Pass, OR

Jeannine Stephenson-Buffong, DMD
Teaneck, NJ

Jennifer Yeagley, MA
St. Petersburg, FL

Ex Officio

Michael Bezney, JD
Chief Legal Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health & Executive Leadership Sponsor
Cincinnati, OH

Timothy Koder
President, Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation
Toledo, OH

Featured Giving Opportunity

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Board Giving

Your dependable generosity inspires others to join you in helping to save and improve lives. Together, you help ensure all communities served by BSMH have the very best health care and the means to assist those most in need.

I continue to serve Bon Secours Mercy Health because it is connected to the community that I love.  It has always been a driving force in improving the health of our community, which has a high poverty rate.

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Germaine Bennett, EdS

Board Vice Chair
Youngstown, OH


Linda Rigsby, JD

Board Member
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

Board Secretary
Warren, OH