Waverly Health Center

Hospital Leadership

Waverly Health Center has been an independent, city-owned hospital since 1974. We are governed by five trustees who have been elected by Waverly voters for four-year terms. Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public.

The Executive Team manages the day-to-day operations of the health center.

Board of Trustees Meetings:

The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 2024 at 5:15 p.m. (Education) and 6 p.m. (Regular Meeting)
6/24/2024 Board Agenda - Education

6/24/2024 Board Agenda - Regular

Board of Trustees

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Phil Jones

Occupation: President, Rada Manufacturing
Board Member Since: November 2021
Current Board Position: Chair

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Ann Henninger Trax, PhD

Occupation: Professor Emerita of Biology, Wartburg College
Board Member Since: January 2020
Current Board Position: Secretary

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Laurie Everhardt

Occupation: Director of Stewardship & Gifts, Wartburg College
Board Member Since: January 2022

Jeffrey Meyers

Occupation: Retired Banking Executive
Board Member Since: January 2024

Dr. David Rathe

Occupation: Retired Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Physician
Board Member Since: January 2024

Executive Team

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Jodi Geerts, Chief Executive Officer

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dubuque
Additional Qualifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
Start Date: August 2018

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Lisa Bennett, Chief Financial Officer

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Briar Cliff College and Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Des Moines University
Additional Qualifications: Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Iowa; Certified Healthcare Financial Professional
Start Date: December 2004

Dr. Clay Dahlquist, Chief Medical Officer

Education: Bachelors degree at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and Doctor of Osteopathy at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA
Start Date: October 2007

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Kelly Hilsenbeck, Chief Nursing Officer

Education: Master of Science in Nursing- Nursing Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois
Additional Qualifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
Start Date: January 2020

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Nicole Myers, Chief Clinic Officer

Education: Bachelors of Science Nursing degree from Allen College
Start Date: May 2023

Joni Poppe, Chief Outpatient Services Officer

Education: Bachelors of Science Nursing degree from Allen College
Start Date: June 1994

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Heidi Solheim, Chief Operating Officer

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Wartburg College and Master of Business Administration degree from Missouri State University
Additional Qualifications: Certified Patient Experience Professional, Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator Level-II
Start Date: July 2004