St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea appoints new board chairman and four new board members

CHELSEA – St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea has appointed Jason Lindauer, CRPC, Senior Vice President for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, chairman of its board of trustees, effective January 2020.  Lindauer replaces Michael Coghlan, Managing Partner of KHK Ventures, LLC, and Director of Ann Arbor State Bank, who completed his appointment on December 31, 2019.

Currently, Lindauer leads a team of five financial advisors and client associates at The Lindauer Group, a Meryl Lynch Wealth Management Group he founded.  Having held the role since 2010, Lindauer manages more than $190 million in assets and provides his clients with strategic, goals-based portfolio development, liability management, tax minimization and asset preservation services.  He is a graduate of Adrian College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, and has completed advanced financial programs at the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business in Chicago and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

As a resident of Chelsea, Lindauer has a long history of volunteer work and public service in the community.  He held the position of Mayor Pro Tem of Chelsea from 2004-2009 and Mayor of Chelsea from 2009-2017.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Chelsea Downtown Development Authority and the Finance and Administrative Board for Ann Arbor Spark.  In addition, he is currently an Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Chelsea High School, a position he has held for 16 years.

“You would be hard pressed to find anyone that has given more of themselves or shown more love for their community than Jason has shown Chelsea,” said Nancy Graebner, President and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. “He is smart, experienced, and believes in the mission of our hospital and our commitment to patients.  We are pleased to have him on our team.”

Also effective January 2020, St. Joe’s Chelsea announced the addition of four new board members.  They are: 

  • Member-at-Large: Julie Helber, Ed.D, Superintendent, Chelsea School District
  • Member-at-Large: Cindy Rhodes, Community Member, and Former School Psychologist, Chelsea School District
  • Member-at-Large: Monica Holmes, Biomedical Researcher, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and Human Genetics, Michigan Medicine
  • Member-at-Large: Bruno DiGiovine, M.D., MPH, Division Head of Medical Specialties, IHA

The new appointees join the following board members: Vice Chair Pat Conlin, Circuit Court Judge, Washtenaw County; Secretary Ann E. Feeney; Dee Fenner, M.D., Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michigan Medicine; Peter Flintoft, Attorney, Keusch Flintoft & Fink, PLLC; Nancy Graebner, President and CEO, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea; Michael Mikhail, M.D., Regional Vice President, Emergency Physicians Medical Group; David Miller, M.D., Professor, Department of Urology, and Chief Clinical Officer, University Hospital and Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Michigan Medicine; Eric Skye, M.D., Professor and Associate Chair for Educational Programs, Department of Family Medicine, Chelsea Health Center, Michigan Medicine; Julie Soriano, M.D., Huron River Radiation Oncology Specialists; Stephen Wampler, M.D., Chief of Staff, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and Director of Chelsea Family Medicine inpatient service, and Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine; Alon Weizer, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and Professor, Department of Urology, Michigan Medicine.

About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a member of national Catholic health care system Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich., and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.  Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.  SJMC employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 600 physicians.  Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, seven operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain treatment unit and behavioral health services.

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