La Porte’s Health Care Foundation (HFL) has announced a change in board leadership. HFL is a nonprofit, independent, private foundation dedicated to helping LaPorte County residents live healthier, healthier lives. Founded in 2016, HFL’s Board of Directors is made up of 11 community members who contribute a range of expertise and skills to guide HFL’s mission. HFL has invested over $36 million in health and wellness projects and programs in LaPorte County communities since 2017.
At the Foundation’s Holiday Celebration event, Kathleen Lang was celebrated by the HFL Board of Directors and staff in recognition of her outstanding service and dedication.
Senior Judge Lang has served on the HFL’s Board of Directors since its inception in 2016 and will serve as Chairman of the Board in 2021. She has been a member of the Grants Committee for the past six years and from 2016 until 2020 she served as Chair. Lang was also a member. Since the founding of the Foundation, she has served on the Executive She-Finance Nominating Committee and for the past three years has been a member of the Changemakers She-Innovator Committee.
Lang holds a Juris Doctor degree from the IIT Chicago Kent College of Law and has extensive judicial experience, including serving as magistrate and probate in the Laporte County Circuit Court, Judge in the First Court of the LaPorte Superior Court, and Senior Judge. I have. in Indiana. Lang also has extensive teaching experience, including Notre Dame Cathedral and his current position at IIT Chicago Kent College of Law. Lang has played French horn with the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra since 1989 and has served on the boards of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, Dunebrook, La Porte Regional Health System, and the La Porte Hospital Foundation.
CEO Maria Fruth said, “I really miss Kathleen Lang. She brought consistent and thoughtful guidance to the work of the La Porte Healthcare Foundation. From being a part of the Foundation to serving in leadership on the then newly created Grants Committee, she has made significant contributions to the development of the Foundation. I am truly grateful for the tremendous amount of time, energy and expertise that you have lent me.”
The HFL Board and staff welcome Patricia Lack to our newly elected Board of Directors.
Mrs. Luck will begin his term on the Board on January 1, 2023. She brings experience in governance of various foundations and non-profits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Public Administration at Harvard University, she worked for Heiler during her 40-year tenure with Industries. It was started. Laporte County Symphony She serves on the Board of Directors of the Orchestra, Advisory Board Member of the Center for Women’s Care Laporte, Past Director and Treasurer of the Center for Hospice Care, and Past Director and Chairman of the Laporte County Family. She is a YMCA.
For the past year, Mrs. Lac has been an integral member of HFL’s City of La Porte Housing Initiative Council and a board member of the HFL Indoor Facilities Initiative. In addition to her role as HFL Director, Lack will continue to serve on these committees and contribute her time and expertise to other important HFL initiatives of hers.
Fruth says: She brings a unique talent, passion and perspective to our Foundation’s work and her expertise helps advance our mission and impact throughout LaPorte County. ”
Luck joins 10 current directors to close out the 2023 Board of Directors. Nate Edquist, Helena Hamilton, Michele Magnusson, Joan McCormick, Stephanie Overley, Dale Parkinson, Linda Sutkoski, Scott Siefker, Lou Volker, Dr. Gary Wieland.