Board of Directors

Lower Lights Health board of directors is comprised of 10 members, of whom 51% are patients. This is a requirement of our status as a Federally Qualified Health Center and represents the population of our service areas. Our board members enable us to keep in touch with the needs of our patients as well as the needs of the community.

Board Chair

Andy Wiest

Board Chair

Regional Actuary, USAA Casualty Insurance Company
Joined: September 2017

Board Vice Chair

Brooke Jackson, JD

Board Vice Chair

Chief Counsel, Juvenile Department, Ohio Public Defender
Joined: March 2021

Brooke Burns (Jackson) is Chief Counsel of the Juvenile Department of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. Since 2006, a significant portion of her work has focused on challenging the application of Ohio’s Adam Walsh Act—S.B. 10, to children, litigating multiple challenges to the law in the Supreme Court of Ohio. She now manages a team of juvenile advocates who represent children throughout Ohio’s juvenile and criminal justice systems in trial level proceedings, state and federal appeals and post-conviction actions, and conditions of confinement. In addition, she serves on several commissions and boards dedicated to juvenile justice and/or racial equity in the legal system, including, but not limited to, the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice, the Criminal Sentencing Commission, the Central Juvenile Defender Center’s Regional Advisory Board, the JDAI State Executive Leadership Committee, and the Columbus Civilian Police Review Board.  Brooke is a certified JTip trainer and Adjunct Professor of Law at Capital University Law School. She and her husband Matthew are raising their three children in the near-East area neighborhood of Franklin Park.

Board Finance Chair

Thomas Slemmer

Board Finance Chair

Retired, National Church Residences
Joined: February 2020

Board Secretary

Jennifer Diamond

Board Secretary

Community Advocate
Joined: June 2018

Ellen Baugh

Community Advocate
Joined: June 2018

Pauline Edwards

Community Advocate
Joined: September 2018

Alex Fitting

Joined: March 2021

I am a Franklinton, OH resident and proud Lower Lights patient. I have been drawn to community service since my AmeriCorps days and education, healthcare, social justice and human issues, food access and housing are all things that I am passionate about.

Tyneisha Harden

Assistant Vice President, Communication Manager, Fifth Third Bank
Joined: June 2022

 

Andrea Magana Lewis

Senior Consultant, Nationwide Foundation
Joined: July 2022

 

Dannielle Schroeder

Director of Surgical Services, Memorial Health
Joined:  April 2021

Dannielle Schroeder is the director of surgical services at Memorial Health in Marysville, Ohio where she oversees perioperative services including sterile reprocessing, endoscopy, and inpatient/outpatient surgery.  Prior to being tapped as the director in early 2021, Dannielle served in various clinical and leadership roles under the surgery umbrella for over 14 years as a registered nurse.  After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Chamberlain University in 2011, Dannielle pursued her passion for leading healthcare professionals and went on to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from Otterbein University.  She and her husband, Dustin, reside in Union County with their three young boys.

Pastor Chuck Wilson

Pastor, Lower Lights Community Church of the Nazarene
Joined: October 2018

Chuck Wilson is the Lead Pastor at Lower Lights Community Church – the church that founded Lower Lights Christian Health Center.  Chuck also serves on the Board of Directors for Lower Lights Ministries. Chuck is passionate about serving the community through the church and their two sister organizations. He loves the fact that these three organizations work together, arm in arm, to meet the holistic needs of the people in our community.  Chuck spent 30 years in education before joining the Lower Lights Community.  He is married to Donna, who also works for the church and has three adult children and 5 grandchildren.