Published on February 23, 2017

Owensboro Health Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Two new members have joined Owensboro Health Foundation’s Board of Directors, bringing years of leadership and experience in community service to the board.

The two new board members, Charlotte Burton and Bob Turok, are filling seats on Owensboro Health’s Foundation board left vacant by Robert Hicks Jr., whose term expired last year, and Dean Dennis, who is now general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey.

New board member Charlotte Burton has served on a number of non-profit boards in Owensboro, Daviess County and the state of Kentucky. She currently serves on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Ohio Valley, the Kentucky Medical Society Alliance, the Daviess County Medical Society Alliance and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. Burton is a graduate of Murray State University and previously worked as a senior manager for Louisville corporate audit firm Ernst & Young.

Also joining the board is Bob Turok, who serves as Owensboro area market president for BB&T Bank. Turok is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky School of Banking and previously served as BB&T’s market president for the Winchester, Ky. and Western Kentucky markets. He also serves on the board of directors of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.

Board Of Directors

Kay CoomesKay Coomes

George HendersonGeorge Henderson, Jr.
Vice Chairperson

Terry L. Walker, CPA

J. Patrick "Pat" Serey
Executive Director & Secretary

Greg Strahan
President & CEO

Charles B. Backstrom

Suzanne Blazar

Jeff CarpenterCharlotte Reid Burton

Jeff Carpenter

Gary Emmick

Sarah Ford

Steve Frey

Carl Greenwell

Darrell Higginbotham

JD MeyerMike Kuhlin

Suzette NunleyJ.D. Meyer, Esq

Suzette Nunley

Rita Prajapati

J. Tab Quisenberry, CPA

Dave Roberts

H. Gary Satterwhite

Bob Turok

About Owensboro Health Foundation

 Owensboro Health Foundation, Inc. is a subsidiary of Owensboro Health, Inc.. Owensboro Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, partnering with individuals, businesses and other foundations to support a multitude of worthy health initiatives in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Since its inception, Owensboro Health Foundation has supported numerous Owensboro Health projects impacting the lives of the people in our region. In Fiscal Year 2016 (June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016), 5,031 of our family members, friends and neighbors benefited through programs such as Care Bears for Kids, Mammograms for Life and the Medication Fund and the Transportation Funds at the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

Contact: Brian Hamby, Director of Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7749, (C) 270-316-4274,

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.

Learn more about Owensboro Health Foundation

Owensboro Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established in 1993 as a philanthropic subsidiary of Owensboro Health. Owensboro Health Foundation directs special events and fundraising campaigns and seeks out grant funding to implement and sustain long-term health initiatives that will have the most impact on our community.

Learn more about Owensboro Health Foundation.

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