Mercy Health Center Appoints Board

Mercy Health Center announces new board members for 2002-2003. Terry Olson, James Reed, Dr. Tom Shields and Michael Wilds join Mercy Health Centerís seventeen-member board of directors, representing the communityís health system.

Terry Olson attended Kansas State University, where she and her sister operated Eastside Market as a summer occupation, leading to her career today. Olson owns and operates Eastside and Westside Markets in Manhattan. Serving as an officer and/or board member of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Eastside Business Association, and the Flinthills Breadbasket, Olson has a keen interest in small business issues and local community development plans.

Reverend James Reed is a graduate of Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas. Reed holds a M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and a doctorate from Phillips Theological Seminary. Prior to moving to Manhattan, he served as District Superintendent of the Hutchinson District of the United Methodist Church and earlier in several pastoral appointments throughout Kansas. Reed retired in 1998 as a chaplain in the Kansas Air National Guard after 23 years of service. He now serves as Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church, Manhattan.

Dr. Thomas Shields graduated from Kansas State University in 1971 with a degree in Chemistry. In 1974 he graduated from University of Kansas School of Medicine and began his residency at St. Francis Hospital and Wichita VA Hospital, attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita Branch. In 1981-1982, Shields completed a fellowship with Chicago Medical School/University of Health Sciences in Peripheral Vascular Surgery. Returning to Manhattan in 1982 he practiced with Surgical Associates, P.A. of Manhattan, Kansas until 1993 when he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina as part of the Carolina Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Shields has since resumed practicing with Surgical Associates, P.A. of Manhattan.

Michael Wilds, assumed the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies January 1, 2000. Wilds, a former Manhattan, Kansas native, graduated from Kansas State University in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Prior to joining Kansas Farm Bureau, he was employed by Koch Industries in various levels of marketing, business, investment and financial management since his graduation. Wilds worked in England and Switzerland for Koch Industries from 1994 through 1997 acting as Finance Director for Koch Industries, International and Vice President of Koch International Financial Services Co. Immediately prior to joining Kansas Farm Bureau, Wilds served as Senior Vice President of Koch Capital Services in Wichita.

Olson, Reed, Shields and Wilds join Richard Allen (Manhattan), Phil Brokenicky (Manhattan), Tracey DeBruyn (Manhattan), Dr. John Devine (Manhattan), Sister Rose Monica Donnelly (Salina), Tom Hintz (Manhattan), Dr. Tom Rawson (Manhattan), LeRoy Rheault (Wichita), Dr. Steven Short (Manhattan), Colleen Van Nostran (Manhattan), Dr. Greg WeIIe (Manhattan), Barbara Withee (Manhattan), and Arlan Yoder (Wichita) on the Mercy Health Center Board of Directors.