Board Of Directors

Amy Fleming, Chair

Amy Fleming, Chair, has worked at KIMT-TV in Mason City since 1998. She is the News Content Coordinator for the station and anchors the 4pm & 5pm newscasts, and produces/anchors "Covering Your Health" at 10pm. She also serves as Chair of the North Iowa Band Festival committee.

Amy is married and has two children. Her interests include spending time with family and friends, coaching, trying new recipes, and watching sports, especially following the Minnesota Twins.

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Brian Hanft, Vice Chair

For the past several years, Mr. Hanft has served as the Deputy Director of Public Health and as Environmental Health Service Manager for the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health located in Mason City, Iowa. Prior, Hanft was employed for the Polk County Environmental Health programs and the Black Hawk County Health Department. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Planning and obtained a Master of Public Administration Degree from Drake University. He is married to his wife, Trendy and they have one son and one daughter.

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Deborah Abben, Secretary

Deborah Abben, Secretary, is a Registered Nurse employed by Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. She has a variety of nursing and practice management experience. Deborah has volunteered for United Way, is a volunteer at Opportunity Village, and is presently a full-time student at Grand View University in Des Moines.

Deborah is married and has two children. Her interests include family activities, biking, camping, golfing, and scrapbooking.

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Candi Schickel, Treasurer

Candi Schickel, Treasurer, is an attorney whose primary area of practice is mental health law, representing those who are being committed for mental illness and substance abuse. Prior to attending law school, Candi was a psychiatric nurse for five years in Iowa City.

Candi's interests include family activities, crossword puzzles, movies, walking, and camping. She is married and has three children.

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Dave Grooters

Dave is a lifelong Iowa resident.  He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1996 with a B.B.A. degree in Accounting with honors and high distinction. Dave received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Iowa College of Law with distinction in 1999. Dave is presently admitted to practice law anywhere in the State of Iowa, including before the federal United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.  Dave is very active within the community as a volunteer on numerous committees, boards, and organizations. He & his wife live in Mason City and have 3 children. 

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Mark Johnson

Dr. Mark Johnson, M.D., has served as chairman of the Cerro Gordo County Board of Health since 1987. He is an internist with Mason City Clinic and a resident of Mason City. Mark is a charter member of the Hospice of North Iowa Board of Directors and also serves as the medical director.

Mark is married and has two children. His interests include photography, music, and deep sea fishing.

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