Foundation Board of Directors

Foundation Board of Directors

Bob Fee, vice president of Fee Insurance Group and vice president of the board, is a native of Hutchinson. He joined the family business after graduating from University of Kansas and has been involved in many professional and local community organizations during his career. Among other things, Bob enjoys golfing and participating in triathlons. He and his wife Annie have 4 children.

Mike Juby

Mike Juby, C.P.A., is board secretary/treasurer. A tax manager for an accounting firm until 2005 and CFO for Wells Enterprises until 2008, he currently is business manager for Dillon Investments. Mike believes that Hutchinson has a proud tradition of providing quality healthcare throughout the region and desires to help insure that the accomplishments of the past are continued and improved for the future. He moved to Hutchinson in 1985 with his wife, Kathy. They have 3 sons. Mike enjoys running, football and most notably, wrestling. He actually was a member of the official U.S. delegation to the 2007 World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, where the United States won their first and (so far) only Greco-Roman World Championship.

Ann Bush has been the President of City Beverage Co. for 30+ years here in Hutchinson. She has grown her business to be, not only a great local partner to businesses, but distributes to surrounding communities. In addition to the daily efforts of her own company, Ann has been heavily invested in being on boards and committees for other organizations in Reno County, lending her business expertise and guidance.

John Swearer has been a longtime resident and active participant in the Hutchinson community. As a partner of Martindell Swearer Shaffer Ridenour LLP he has helped numerous people with their financial, trust and estate affairs. As a member of different boards, he assists in providing his knowledge in relationship building and further promoting the town he has called home for nearly 40 years.

Jessica Flax is the Director for the Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation (HRMF). Flax, a 2005 graduate of Buhler High School, attended Fort Hays State University on a scholarship to play volleyball, and graduated with a degree in Business Management. For the past 13 years, she has been employed with business development and marketing firms, as well as the financial industry. The idea for a foundation was incubated in the early 1970s when final plans were being drawn to establish what is now Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Contributors stepped forward with donations of farmland, oil and gas leases, and cash contributions. As the nation’s economy grew and the stock market rose, the investments increased.

In 1988, the HRMF made a multi-million-dollar contribution to construct the Chalmers Cancer Center on the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center campus. During the past ten years, two very important hospital units were recipient of gifts totaling $10 million, including $6 million for an update to the hospital’s Emergency Department and a $4 million grant for a new state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit. Also, a $2 million grant provided funds to purchase an MRI unit, which ranks as one of the best in the nation.

Flax said she is pleased to join the Hutchinson Regional team. “It is an honor to be leading this initiative for an organization that is a critical cornerstone to this community, and working with remarkable leadership so dedicated to improving the quality of life for both the patients and employees,” Flax said. “I was looking for a career move that would keep me local and active in the community I love, and then to find a role that allows me to help ensure the best healthcare facility and employment is available to residents and surrounding areas for years to come, well, I couldn’t have found a better opportunity.”

Jessica is the mother of two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, along with running, reading and exploring her passion for writing.

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