L-R: Russ Davis, Frank Richardson, and Kodi Brotherson.
Loring Hospital recently welcomed three new members to the Loring Hospital Board of Directors. The individuals include Russ Davis of Nemaha, Frank Richardson of Lake View, and Kodi Brotherson of Breda.
“We are very pleased to have Russ, Frank, and Kodi join the Board,” said Loring Hospital Board Chairman Mike Green. “Each brings a certain expertise and a fresh perspective that will provide important insight into Loring Hospital’s ongoing commitment to provide quality healthcare in Sac City and the surrounding communities.”
Davis, who accepted his position with the Board in January 2019, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Iowa. After graduation, Davis worked for the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Iowa for two and a half years before moving back home to Nemaha to farm. From 2003-2010, Davis worked part time as a nurse at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake and Park View Care Center in Sac City.
Today, Davis farms full time. He and his wife, Liz, share two daughters: Melissa (Bobby) Dahm of Fairfax and Jennifer (Matt) Haden of Centerville; and three grandchildren: Lainey, Henry, and Briar. Outside of farming and spending time with family, Davis enjoys flying his plane and singing. He is also active in the community, serving as a member of the Howard Center Board, the Sac City Airport Commission, the Nemaha Fire Department, and the Nemaha United Methodist Church Administration Board.
“When I was a patient at Loring Hospital, the experience made me grateful to have such a great healthcare facility close to home,” said Davis of accepting his position with the Board. “Loring is a tremendous asset to the community.”
Richardson, who grew up in Sac City, also accepted his position with the Board in January 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in life science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in experimental pathology from Duke University.
He currently serves as president of FC Richardson Consulting LTD, and is an experienced pharmaceutical development professional with more than 30 years of experience. Career highlights include helping develop anti-cancer and anti-viral HIV drugs and conducting tumor analysis to determine “which patient will respond to which drug.” Richardson and his wife, Katherine, reside in Lake View and share three daughters: Susan, Karen, and Sydney. Outside of work, Richardson enjoys time with family, playing bridge, and participating in health and wellness related activities. He is also a member of the Black Hawk Lake Protective Association Board and is a scientific advisor for the Harrington Discovery Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
“I’m very interested in rural medicine, and I think Loring Hospital is in a particularly good position to explore new opportunities,” said Richardson. “As a scientist and a problem solver, I have a sincere interest in helping Loring continue to thrive.”
Brotherson, who accepted her position with the Board in April 2019, graduated from Newell-Fonda High School. After graduation, she attended Simpson College, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminal justice. After college, Brotherson received a law degree from Drake University Law School where she graduated with highest honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa in 2005.
Before joining Becker & Brotherson Law Offices of Sac City in January 2015, Brotherson practiced law in Des Moines for nine years. Brotherson and her husband, Matt, live and farm west of Breda. Outside of work, Brotherson enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and playing with her dogs.
“I believe that access to quality medical care is important to sustaining and growing a community,” said Brotherson. “I wanted to do my part to ensure Sac City and the surrounding areas continue to have a great hospital.”