Foundation Board Chair
Vice President of Operations, Ambs Call Center
Andrew Ambs is Vice President of Operations for Ambs Call Center, in Jackson. Since 2009, he has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board as its Vice Chair. Andy has formerly served on the Goodwill Board of Directors and the YMCA Board as well as being the former Executive Director of the Board for the Jackson County Medical Society.
Foundation Board Secretary/Treasurer
Branch Manager & First Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Bradley N. Clark is Branch Manager and First Vice President of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, in Jackson. He has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since March of 2010.
Brad served on the Miraculous Medal Finance Council and was a member of the Planned Giving Committee. He also previously served as Chair on the Miraculous Medal Council and on the Boards of the Country Club of Jackson and Friends of the Falling Waters Trail.
David W. Craft
Foundation Board Vice Chair
Executive Vice President, Legal Counsel, The Craft Agency, Inc.
David W. Craft is the Executive Vice President and Legal Counsel for The Craft Agency, in Jackson. He has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since its inception in 2009.
David served on the Country Club of Jackson Board of Directors, participating as their Vice President; and has been a Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors, formerly serving as their President and Big Brother of the Year. David formerly served as Chairman of Ella Sharp Museum Board of Trustees and as President of Paragon Academy Board.
David was a Board Director of Jackson Education Fund, as well as a member of Michigan Association of Independent Insurance Agents Agency – Company Relations Committee. He also served the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Agent’s Advisory Council, Jackson Walk Committee, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Allegiance Hospice Home Capital Campaign Committee.
President, Ambs Call Center
Aaron Boatin is President of Ambs Call Center, in Jackson. Since 2009, he has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board and, more recently, was asked to serve on the Allegiance Health Board of Trustees.
Aaron is a frequent speaker on topics such as the use of emerging technologies to drive customer service experiences, and he recently developed a health care training program to assist front-line staff to enhance the patient experience.
Aaron serves on the Board for the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce and is Secretary of its Executive Committee. He was recently elected as President of the Great Lakes Telemessaging Association. Aaron is also a member of Jackson Citizens for Economic Growth.
Chief Financial Officer, R. W. Mercer
Dan is a CPA, having previously worked in public accounting. He has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since December of 2010.
Dan is a Board Member of Boy Scouts of America and the Great Saulk Trail Council. He is also a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee, Detroit Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee, Jackson Kiwanis, and Jackson Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee.
Georgia Fojtasek, RN, EdD
President & Chief Executive Officer, Allegiance Health
Georgia Fojtasek, RN, EdD, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), joined Allegiance Health in 1989, serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer until 1994, when she became president and CEO. She has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since its inception in October of 2009.
Ms. Fojtasek is a member of the Michigan Hospital Association Foundation Board and Committee for Hospital-Physician Alignment. She is a past chair of the MHA Board and served as a delegate to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board. Ms. Fojtasek is chair of the Voluntary Hospital Association Central Region Board.
A past chair of the Jackson Community Foundation, Ms. Fojtasek is now serving on its Governance and Trustee Emeritus Committees. She also serves on the Board of the Enterprise Group for regional economic development. Her professional passion is providing access to quality health care in the Jackson region, especially for the underserved.
Vice President, Pioneer Foundry Co. Inc.
Ted Lefere is Vice President of Pioneer Foundry Co. Inc. in Jackson. Ted chairs the Legacy Group (Planned Giving) at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church, and is also a member of the Queen's Finance Council. Ted previously served on the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together - Metro Chicago (2003-2009).
Senior Financial Analyst, Consumers Energy
Anthony Parker is Executive Senior Financial Analyst for Consumers Energy, in Jackson. He has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since June of 2010.
Anthony also serves as a Board Member at the YMCA, is on the CMS Energy Minority Advisory Panel and also serves as a Board Member for the Jackson County Fair Housing.
First Vice President — Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Susan T. Riley is the First Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, in Jackson. She has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since December of 2010.
Susan has served as Treasurer and President of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters as well as Jackson Catholic Middle School PTO President, and Lumen Christi Football Booster President. She also served on the Queen of the Miraculous Medal finance board, and Florence Crittenden Board.
Susan currently serves as a Destination Imagination Challenge Master and is a sustaining member of the Jackson Junior Welfare League. She is also a member of the Symphony Guild and Ella Sharp Museum.
Freelance Broadcaster / Fundraiser
Kathleen Schmaltz is a Freelance Broadcaster in the Lansing/Jackson area. She has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since its inception in October of 2009.
Kathy served as News Anchor and writer for the 6 and 11 o'clock news weeknights at WILX-TV 10 (NBC affiliate) in Lansing, Michigan for 14 years and as Associate New Director of Community Relations. Kathy also worked in Radio News for three years in Lansing at WITL, WKAR, and was News, Sports and Public Affairs Director of the Michigan State Radio Network at Michigan State University.
Kathy served as Campaign Chair for United Way in 2005 and 2006 and currently is Chair for the Grand Slam for Kids, a fundraiser offering children and their mentors a baseball clinic at Comerica Park and a Detroit Tigers game. Kathy is also a Board member at the Michigan Theatre and a Trustee at the Purple Rose Theatre. She is past President and Current Board Member of the Michigan Dyslexia Institute.
Kathy is also on the committee for the Wendy’s Charity Classic for Adoption LPGA event and participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters as well as Lumen Christi High School fundraisers. Kathy also served on the Michigan Education Trust State Board and the Michigan Hospital Finance State Board, appointed by Governor John Engler. Kathy was also a candidate for State Representative and a Jackson Distinguished Citizen of the year.
President, Volunteers of Allegiance Health Board
Cheryl currently serves as President of the Board of the Volunteers of Allegiance Health. Cheryl has also served on the Allegiance Health Foundation board since January 2011.
Cheryl is a member of the Jackson Public School Board, Michigan Association of Healthcare Advocates, Jackson County Medical Society Alliance where she serves as Secretary, Jackson Promise Board, Dibble School PTA, Orchestra Parents Upholding Students, Jackson Symphony Orchestra Guild and is a volunteer with Project Access.
President and CEO, Airmaster Fan
Richard Stone is the President and CEO of Airmaster Fan in Jackson. Richard has served as board Chair of the Allegiance Health Foundation from its inception in October, 2009, until 2014.
Richard S. Walicki
Controller and General Manager, Jim Winter Auto Group, Inc.
Richard S. Walicki is the Controller and General Manager of Jim Winter Auto Group, Inc., in Jackson. Rich has served on the Allegiance Health Foundation Board since its inception in October 2009.
Rich is Chairman of American Cancer Society Tony Open Sponsorship. Rich also formerly served as member of Lumen Christi High School Development Board as well on the Board of the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Jeanné Wickens, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO), joined Allegiance Health in 2000 as the Corporate Controller and has served as the health system’s chief financial officer since 2004. She has also served the Allegiance Health Foundation board since its inception in October of 2009.
Her professional affiliations include the Health Care Advisory Board, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Ms. Wickens is the Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee for the Center for Family Health and also serves on the Finance Committee and Board of Directors for United Way of Jackson County.