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Board of Directors

Marty Weber
Marty Weber,
Baum Harmon Board of Directors
Marty earned his B.S. degree from Iowa State University. He is a banker in Paullina. Marty and his wife Norma have six children; Stephanie, Becky, Jeff, Megan, Sam, and Molly. Marty enjoys watching sports and playing golf.

Jim Fitzpatrick, CEO
James Fitzpatrick,  Interim CEO,
Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City

Jim Fitzpatrick assumed the role of Interim CEO at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa on April 1, 2014.  He is senior vice president for Network Development for Mercy Health Network (MHN) based out of West Des Moines.   Prior to assuming the state wide role with MHN, he served as CEO of Mercy Medical Center -North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa and CEO of Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona, Iowa.

 Fitzpatrick has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Arizona and a Masters degree in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Iowa.

Chuck Kummerfeld
Chuck holds a B.S. in business and works in insurance and realty in Sutherland. Chuck's hobbies include fishing, hunting and enjoying his 2 grandchildren. Chuck and his wife Lila have 4 children.

Linda Walvoord
Linda Walvoord

Linda is a homemaker and avid golfer. She also enjoys traveling, baking, playing cards, and biking. Linda and her husband Doug have three children and seven grandchildren.

Hugh DePaulis, CFO
Hugh DePaulis, CFO, Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City

Don Harson
Don Harson

Don represents the community of Hartley on the Baum Harmon Board of Directors. 

Don received his B.S. in Education from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE.  Don’s teaching career includes 7 years at Madrid Iowa and 28 years at Hartley, IA.  He taught high school science including chemistry, human anatomy-physiology, biology, physical science and earth science.  Don retired from teaching in May 2000.


Don’s wife Virginia is an RN at the Iowa Eye Institute in Spencer and a Pre-op nurse.  He has 3 Children & 7 wonderful grandchildren. Don enjoys spending time with grandchildren, gardening, working on their acreage, playing snooker, cooking, hunting and fishing.

Shailesh Desai, M.D.
Shailesh Desai, M.D.

Dr. Desai is board certified in Family Medicine. He has been serving the health needs of area residents at the Primghar Clinic for over 15 years. He provides care for all ages.


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