|Quad City Health Initiative Elects New Leaders|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by E. Plumb|
|Friday, 28 March 2014 10:31|
The Quad City Health Initiative (QCHI) is proud to announce that Ms. Karla Steele has been elected to serve as the new Chair of the QCHI Board. Ms. Steele is an Attorney and Shareholder of Califf & Harper P.C. where she is engaged in the general practice of law. Ms. Steele joined the QCHI Board in 2011, and has served on the Executive Committee and as Vice Chair. "I'm honored to be asked to lead this community board," Ms. Steele says. "Our community's vitality depends upon securing the health and well-being of its community members. Together, we can make great improvements in our community's health status and quality of life."
QCHI is also pleased to announce the following elections to the QCHI Board: Mr. Tony Fuhrmeister, Store Director, HyVee Silvis; Mr. Jason Gordon, Director of Engagement, Community Health Charities; and Mr. Brad Martell, CEO, Scott County Family YMCA.
"The election of these three experienced community leaders will enhance our ability to create a "culture of wellness" that supports healthy eating and active living in the Quad Cities," says Ms. Nicole Carkner, QCHI Executive Director.
The Quad City Health Initiative is a cross-sector community partnership working to create a healthy community. A 25-member community Board oversees the organization, which was established in 1999. The Initiative seeks to be our community's recognized leader for creating collaborative action on health and abides by the core values of commitment, collaboration and creativity. Major financial support for QCHI is currently provided by the generous direct and in-kind investments of Genesis Health System and UnityPoint Health Trinity. In 2013, additional financial support was provided by Deere & Company, KJWW, Davenport Eye Group, Mississippi Valley Health, Modern Woodmen of America, Quad City Bank and Trust, Royal Neighbors of America, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, ILLOWA Construction and Labor Management Council, United Way of the Quad Cities Area, Scott County Health Department, Rock Island County Health Department and Molyneaux Insurance.
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