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Five New Directors Join 2019 Mercy Foundation Board

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Gregg Lagan, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

(515) 247-3050 or cell (515) 490-6636


July 9, 2018

Five New Directors Join 2019 Mercy Foundation Board

DES MOINES, Iowa­ — Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce its new board members for the 2019 fiscal year: Kelly Bucher, Susan Fitzsimmons, Dennis Menken, Marc W. Scantlin and Martin “Marty” Walsh, IV.


Kelly Bucher is Enterprise Risk Manager at Casey’s General Stores, where she oversees the Enterprise Risk Management and Project Management Departments to help business units identify business risks and mitigation plans. Prior to this role, she led Casey’s Internal Audit Department for over 12 years.





Susan Fitzsimmons has served as Vice President and General Counsel of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc. since 2009. In her role, she oversees litigation and provides oversight to risk management, insurance procurement, environmental compliance, contract development and real estate.





Dennis Menken is Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Principal, where he oversees investment strategy and policy direction for a multi-billion dollar portfolio and coordinates with asset management teams and other subsidiaries to optimize risk-adjusted returns.





Marc W. Scantlin serves as President of Kemin Food Technologies, where he has held that position since 2015, where he leads all shelf-life, flavor, color, and food safety solutions for the North America and Latin America food markets. Prior, he served as President of Eurofins.




Martin “Marty” Walsh, IV
, Co-President of Walsh Door & Security, is a 25-year veteran in the door and hardware industry. Marty started his career at Walsh in sales and moved up the ranks to Co-President in 2004, serving alongside his brother, Brian Walsh.



The 2019 Mercy Foundation Board officers are: Chris Cornelius, Chair; Florence Burch, Vice-Chair; Brian Chittenden, Secretary and Kelly Bucher, Treasurer. View the 2019 board roster.

Mercy Foundation’s Board of Directors advances the mission of the Foundation by providing strategic oversight to ensure fiscal soundness and organizational sustainability.



About Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines

Mercy operates four not-for-profit, Catholic hospital campuses, with a total of 875 beds, along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state – with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates.  Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo.  The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 99 hospitals and multiple other facilities and services.


About Mercy Foundation

Mercy Foundation secures vital funding that ensures equal access, clinical excellence and high-quality care for all in Greater Des Moines through Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. Learn more at

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