Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors at Mercy College of Health Sciences is guided by its mission, vision, and values rooted in the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy. The Board serves as the governing body of Mercy College and is committed, at a strategic level, to its fiduciary responsibilities of educational quality, fiscal integrity, and assuring the effectiveness of the College and its various constituencies. In shaping the College’s strategies and policies, the Board engages in a culture of accountability, transparency, and the highest ethical standards. 

Glenn Lyons
Glenn Lyons
Board Chair
President,

571 Polson Developments, LLC

Mary Sheldahl
Mary Sheldahl
Board Vice Chair
Retired Business Owner

 

Jeff Flora
Jeff Flora
Board Secretary
Senior Vice President of Finance, Food & Human Group,
Kemin Industries, Inc.

Thomas Reitinger
Thomas Reitinger
Board Treasurer
CEO,
Thomas R. Reitinger & Associates, LLC

 

Douglas Fiore
Doug Fiore, PhD
ex officio
President, 
Mercy College of Health Sciences

Karl Keeler
Karl Keeler
ex officio
President, 

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

 

 

Michael Bohl
Michael Bohl, RT(R), MHA
Chief Operations Officer, 
Radiology Group, PC, SC

Willard Boyd
Willard L. Boyd III, JD
Attorney-at-Law,
Nyemaster, Goode, P.C.

 

 

Elisabeth Buck
Elisabeth Buck
President,
United Way Central Iowa

Linda Carter-Lewis
Linda Carter-Lewis
Community Advocate

 

 

Jacquie Easley
Jacqueline Easley McGhee
Director, Community, Diversity & Interpretation Services,
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

Stephen Eckstat
Stephen Eckstat, DO, FAAFP
Physician

 

 

Paul Erickson
Paul Erickson
Senior Vice President, Consumer Division,
Bankers Trust Company

Diane Huber
Diane Huber, PhD, RN, FAAN, NEA-BC
Professor & Graduate Health Systems Program Director,
College of Nursing and College of Public Health
University of Iowa

 

 

Joyce Lillis
Joyce Lillis, MSN, RN
Retired Nursing Professional
 

Sr. Maurita Soukup
Sr. Maurita Soukup, RSM, PhD, RN
Nurse Researcher,
Member of the West Midwest Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

 

 

Debra Willyard
Debra Willyard, EdD, RN
Chief Nursing Officer,
Pella Regional Health Center