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Avera Queen of Peace Names New Foundation Board Members

Jul 05, 2014 10:07PM ● By MED Magazine

Six individuals have been named to the Avera Queen of Peace Foundation Board.  New members include Michael Krause, DO, RPh; Tim Bottum; Ron Muth; Steve Ahlers; Nathan Hinker, CNP; and Jayson Plamp.

Michael Krause, DO, RPh, began his practice at Dakota Women’s Clinic in 2003 and is currently a member of the Avera Queen of Peace Board of Directors.  He is Board Certified in OB/GYN through the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of ACOG, ACOOG, AMA, South Dakota Medical Association and the South Dakota Osteopathic Association.  Dr. Krause, his wife Loni, and their four children reside in Mitchell.

Tim Bottum has been an attorney at MorganTheeler LLP for the past 10 years.  He currently serves on the Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation Board of Directors, Mitchell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, South Dakota Corrections Commission and Mitchell United Way Board of Directors.  Tim, his wife Kelly, and their two children reside in Mitchell.

Ron Muth has been employed with Muth Properties LLC since 2001.  He previously served on the Junior Achievement Board and LifeQuest Foundation Board.  Ron, his wife Kim, and their two children reside in Mitchell.

Steve Ahlers, a Financial Services Professional for New York Life, has earned numerous recognitions including Executive Council membership in 2013 as well as regional awards for excellent performance standards.  He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce, Mitchell Development Corporation, and the Mitchell Lions Club of which he was President for the 2013-14 year.  Steve, his wife Noel, and their three children reside in Mitchell.

Nate Hinker, CNP, joined the Avera Medical Group Corsica clinic in 2003.  He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota.  Nate is certified in Family Practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Nate, his wife Emily, and their three children reside in Corsica.

Jayson Plamp is a Vice President and Agri-Business Loan Officer at First Dakota National Bank and has been with the bank for the past 12 years.  He is Past President of First Lutheran Church and Past Chair of the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee.  Jayson serves on the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee, Winter Beef Calf Show Committee and Junior Achievement.  He also volunteers for United Way, Make-a-Wish and the Mitchell Technical Institute Capital Campaign.  Jason, his wife Jaclyn, and their two children reside in Mitchell.

These six new members join the current members of the Avera Queen of Peace Foundation Board which includes Jay Tolsma, Chair; Trish Bates, Pat Clark, Steve Clarke, Ryan Huber, Kim Lorenzen, MD; Lou Sebert, Sister Roxanne Seifert, and Ryan Thompson.  Ex‑officio members are Tom Clark, Will Flett and Dan Cook.

According to Tracy Pardy, Foundation Director, “The Avera Queen of Peace Foundation Board represents Mitchell and the surrounding communities, overseeing the work of the Foundation while advising the hospital as to the feasibility of private philanthropy in meeting hospital needs and assisting the Foundation staff in successfully executing fundraising programs.  We are extremely grateful to the individuals who have agreed to accept the responsibilities associated with this position.  It is absolutely essential that our Foundation receive input from the community, and these individuals are voluntarily providing their much needed expertise.”