New Officers Elected to Brookings Health System Foundation

Posted: 1/18/2016

Outgoing Brookings Health System Foundation Chair, Roberta Olson is replaced by Chair-Elect David Kneip at the January 12 board meeting.Brookings Health System Foundation’s board of directors selected new officers at its Jan. 12 meeting.

Existing board members David Kneip, Joanie Holm and Jim Winterboer were elected as Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, respectively. Each will serve in these leadership positions for one year.

“We are very grateful to our past officers, Chair Roberta Olson, Vice-Chair Ardelle Roberts, and Secretary Bruce Lushbough, for their dedication to the Foundation,” said Chair-Elect Kneip. “It’s an honor to serve with them and we are fortunate to keep their experience and wisdom as board members for another year or two.”

In addition to officer elections, Olson and Lushbough were re-elected to their fourth and final terms as board members through December 2017. Winterboer and Holm were re-elected to their second terms as board members through December 2017. Roberts is currently serving her final term ending in December 2016.

Brookings Health System Foundation was formed in 2009 to help build and support Brookings Health System, including charity care for the less fortunate, health and wellness education, and facility, equipment and technology upgrades at the health system. For more information, please visit

About Brookings Health System Foundation

The mission of Brookings Health System Foundation is “Inspiring people to support Brookings Health System through philanthropy, recognizing the vital role of local healthcare in sustaining quality of life in our community.” Gifts to the Foundation support charity health care for those less fortunate, health and wellness education, facility, equipment, and technology upgrades and other needs as they arise at Brookings Health System. For more information about Brookings Health System Foundation or how you may contribute, please contact Foundation Director Barb Anderson at (605) 696-8855 or

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at