Joel joined the Union Health Foundation in 2012. His experience with the hospital goes back much farther than that. Joel was born at Union, his late wife, Mary, was a surgical nurse for 19 years at Union Hospital and the Wabash Surgery Center, and three of their four children were born here. As such, Joel knows first hand the level of care Union Hospital provides to our patients and our community, and it’s what brought him to the Foundation.
“Every day I see the caregivers and support staff here at Union making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Because of the experiences my family and I have had, some happy and some sad, I am thrilled to be part of the difference making. By sharing the impact of the important work being done at Union, we are helping the community understand the value of their charitable investment in Union Health. Our work to fund new technology and services for the betterment of our community is personally fulfilling.”
Joel is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication and a Masters of Arts in Communication. It’s not often you’ll find Joel sitting down. If he isn’t on the move with his children, it’s a safe bet he’s somewhere in the world on a bicycle. As an avid cyclist, he has ridden more than 75,000 miles, and expects to add 4,000 to 5,000 to that total annually. He serves on the board of directors for Hospice of the Wabash Valley, Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, Terre Haute Cycling/J’s Bikes Racing, and is a member of St. Joseph’s University Parish, Boy Scouts of America, Country Club of Terre Haute, Griffin Bike Park, Indiana Freemasons, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity.