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Eight members of the Good Samaritan Hospital Association board of directors represent church congregations in communities where they either live or are employed.

Congregational representatives are nominated by member congregations in Balta/Orrin, Dunseith, Leeds, Maddock, Rolette/Wolford, Rugby, Towner and Willow City. Two board positions, a physician and a member-at-large, are filled at the board's discretion. Association CEO Patrick Branco serves as board secretary and CFO, Amanda Loughman is treasurer. Both are non-voting members of the board.

Amanda Loughman, CFO

Amanda (Degenstein) Loughman is a 2002 Rugby High School graduate. After high school, Amanda attended Minot State University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. She has worked at HAMC since December 2006, where she started out as an Accounting Clerk. Since then, she has grown into different Accounting positions, such as Accounting Assistant, Accountant, Comptroller, and now the Chief Financial Officer. Amanda and her husband, Jay, have four children. She is an active volunteer in Girl Scouts, 4-H, and Destination Imagination.
Amanda was recognized in July of 2016 as one of Becker's Hospital Review's Rising Stars: 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 for her role as the CFO of a complex medical center that includes acute care, long term care, retail pharmacy, hospice, clinics, and more.

Patrick J. Branco CEO

Patrick Branco began his healthcare career at 19 years old when he joined the Coast Guard and became an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman. He joined the Navy after 4 years in the Coast Guard.
He earned his B.S. Degree from Southern Illinois University then was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer in Newport, Rhode Island from there, was stationed at the Submarine Base in Connecticut, the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton, California, and finished his career at the Headquarters of First Army outside of Washington, DC. During that time, he attended Baylor University and completed his Masters of Healthcare Administration.
After retiring from the Navy in 1995, he became the Administrative Director of the Outpatient Clinics at the University of Minnesota, with 17 clinics, and over 400 physicians.
Then was selected as the CEO of Divine Providence Hospital in Ivanhoe, Minnesota.
In 2002, he returned to Alaska and moved to Ketchikan where he spent the next 12 years as Regional CEO and Chief Mission Officer at Peace Health, Ketchikan Medical Center. After that time, he accepted a position in Idaho where he ran two hospitals and eight clinics.
He began his position as CEO at HAMC in November of 2015.

Dr. Steven Schoneberg

Dr. Schoneberg holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana in Missoula and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. He also completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. He is board certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Schoneberg practiced at Heart of America Medical Center from 1989-1993 and returned in June of 2013

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Richard "Dick" Anderson, rural Willow City, is self-employed as a farmer. He represents District 7 in the North Dakota House of Representatives. He is president of the Willow City Cenex board, member of the All Seasons Water Users board, president of the McHenry County Crop Improvement board, and a member of the Willow City High School Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He represents Willow City on the board.

Bonita Lindseth

Bonita Lindseth grew up on a farm in Minnesota. She graduated from Concordia College in three years with a double major in speech and history. She later went back to get a degree in English. She and her husband Dave have three children. They farm south of Rugby. Except for a few years off to raise their children, Bonita has been teaching in and around the Rugby area for over 40 years. She is now substitute teaching in Rugby. She has been active in numerous organizations and boards in Pierce County and the ND Speech and Theater Association.

Arland Geiszler

Arland W. Geiszler graduated from Kramer High School and Minot State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He taught two years in the Towner School System, and 3 years in the Rugby School System. He was a partner in Rugby Insurance Agency and employee of Center Mutual Insurance Company for 35 years, retiring in 2008. Geiszler has been involved in numerous community activities: Rugby City Council, First Lutheran Church Council, Clerk of Rugby Park Board for 42 years, Board of Heart of America Correction Center, member of the LEC Board and President of the Golf Club. He and his wife Sandy have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Not Pictured, Pat Heggen of Dunseith, Christine Bubach of Leeds and Vice President Andrew Shae of Towner

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