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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.

Jon Nelson, vice chairman
Jon Nelson, Chairman

Jon Nelson is self-employed as a farmer in rural Wolford. A member the North Dakota House of Representatives representing District 7, he was first elected 1997. He serves on the North Dakota Farm Bureau State Public Finance & Education Committee, All Seasons Water User board and Wolford Lutheran Church Council. He was a charter member of the North Central Correctional Rehabilitation board and is a member of the Wolford Wildlife Club. He attended North Dakota State University, Fargo, and Dakota College at Bottineau (N.D.) He represents Rolette/Wolford on the board.

John McClintock
John C. McClintock, Jr., Vice President

John C. McClintock, Jr., a Rugby native, was first elected North Dakota Supreme Court District Judge for the Northeast Judicial District in 1994. He completed a bachelor's degree in accounting and juris doctorate at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Before starting private practice in Rugby in 1991, he worked for Price Waterhouse, Minneapolis. He is a 17-year veteran of the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department, former president of Good Samaritan Health Services Foundation, former president and current member of Bethany Lutheran Church Council, former board member and treasurer of the Rugby Job Development Authority. He is a member and past president of the North Dakota Judge's Association and teaches a law class at Rugby High School. He represents Rugby on 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.

Patrick J. Branco CEO

Patrick J. Branco began as Chief Executive Officer of HAMC in December of 2015. With him, he brings a unique background in healthcare. He began his career as an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Coast Guard, 4 years later he joined the Navy as a senior medical department representative. During that time he earned his B.S. Degree from Southern Illinois University. Shortly after earning his degree, the Navy commissioned him as Medical Service Corps Officer (read that as "Administrator"). In the middle of that time, he earned his Masters of Healthcare Administration Degree from Baylor University.

Retiring from the Navy in 1995, Branco began working at The University of Minnesota where he became the Administrative Director of 17 outpatient clinics, with over 400 physicians. Then was selected as the new CEO of Divine Providence Hospital in Ivanhoe, Minnesota. In 2002 he and his wife Vicki returned to Alaska where he spent the next 12 years as Regional CEO and Chief Mission Officer at Peace Health, Ketchikan Medical Center. To be closer to family, he accepted a position in Orofino, Idaho where he ran two hospitals and eight clinics until accepting the position at HAMC.

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

Mark Schaan
Mark Schaan

Mark Schaan is a self-employed farmer, farming in the Balta area. Mark also owns and operates Schaan Crop Insurance in Rugby. He represents Balta/Orrin on the board.

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 Geizler

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 Tracy of Maddock, Pat Heggen of Dunseith, Christine Bubach of Leeds and Andrew Shae of Towner

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