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Three New Board Members
Our Annual meeting in June is typically the time when the composition of the Chaplaincy Board changes since Board members serve for 3 year terms with a 2 term limit. Leaving the Board this year are Dr. William Anderson and Gardner Patton after serving 6 years. Dr. Anderson served 2 years as chairperson of the Chaplains Coordinating Committee and continued serving on the board even after he had moved to Pennsylvania. Gardner had served as Web Master, Secretary, Vice President and President. He will continue on as Web Master. At the same time the Board acquired 3 new members, Connie Ledder, Rev. David Ledford III, and Nancy Waltermeir. They are each highlighted below.
Nancy Waltermeir brings to the Board her skills as a manager in the health care industry. She is currently Vice President of Quality Operations with with Optimus Health Analytics, LLC. She is also on the Board of the Delaware Valley Scleroderma Foundation and is associated with several other professional groups in the health care field. Those who attended our 2013 Annual Meeting heard Nancy tells us about the impact of the Affordable Care Act in here keynote talk entitled "The Current state of the Affordable Care Act and its Impact on Medicare, Health Insurance, You & I".
Rev. David L. Ledford III
David is a graduate of Kean University with a degree in Elementary Education. After teaching a short while he felt a call to Ministery and began taking classes at Drew Theological School in January, 2012. He is now a certified candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church, and just started a new position as paster at the Diamond Hill United Methodist Church in Berkeley Heights.
Connie is a member of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. She is currently Recreation Director at Ridge Oak Senior Housing in Basking Ridge and so is familiar with the special needs of seniors. Having her experience on the Board will help the Board determine the appropriate services that need to be provided at the facilities we serve going forward.