Evangelical Community Hospital Announces Board Leadership

November 15, 2017


John Meckley, Esq.

John Meckley, Esq.

R. Brooks Gronlund

R. Brooks Gronlund

David Zelechoski, MD

David Zelechoski, MD

Evangelical Community Hospital has announced new board appointments and re-elections. John Meckley, Esq. has been elected as the Chair of the Board of Directors until 2019. R. Brooks Gronlund has been elected Vice Chair of the Board until 2019 and has been re-elected to the Class of 2020.

Joining Mr. Gronlund in the Class of 2020 re-elections are: Timothy Apple, Director of Sales Bimbo Bakeries, USA; Roger Haddon, President/CEO of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation; Jeff Kapsar, President/CEO of Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, Co.; and Linda Korb, PhD, NCPsyA of Milton.

New to the board by way of nomination of the Medical Staff is David Zelechoski, MD. Dr. Zelechsoki will serve a three-year term as a medical staff representative to the Board of Directors, Class of 2020. He joins Janice Omlor, DO and Shawn McGlaughlin, MD who also serve in this capacity.

Mr. Meckley, of Milton, has been a member of the Board since April 2010. He has served as Chair of the Bylaws Committee and as Co-Chair of the Finance Committee. He has also served on the Audit, Development, Compensation, and Executive committees. He served as Vice-Chair of the Board for the past two years and led the Board in developing the Hospital’s most recent strategic plan.

Mr. Meckley is an Eagle Scout and an attorney specializing in corporate and transactional law. Having practiced for nearly 20 years with the Wall Street firm, Skadden Arps, Meckley now consults privately with clients on various business matters. He holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, where he graduated first in his class, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College, Carlisle, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to his service on the Hospital Board, Mr. Meckley has served as President of the Milton Historical Society, Chairman of Milton’s Bicentennial, Chairman of the Milton Panther Education Foundation, President of the Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America, Vice President of the Milton Public Library, Chairman of the Northumberland County Republican Party, and on the Boards of the Milton High School Alumni Association, the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way, and TIME (The Improved Milton Experience).

Mr. Gronlund, of Lewisburg, has been a member of the Board since January 2010. He currently serves on the Strategic Steering, Bylaws, and IT Task Force committees.

Mr. Gronlund is President/Chief Operating Officer and third generation owner of Wood-Mode, Incorporated of Kreamer, Pa. He has prior experience working for Philips Medical Systems and Agilent Technologies, in Andover, Mass. and Hewlett-Packard in San Diego, Calif. Gronlund holds both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., Class of 1995 and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University, Durham, N.C., Class of 1990. He is also a graduate of Lewisburg Area High School, Class of 1986.

In addition to his service on the Hospital Board, Mr. Gronlund serves on the Board of Wood-Mode and as President and Founder of The Green Dragon Foundation – a local education foundation benefitting the students of the Lewisburg Area School District. He is also a member and serves on the Finance Committee of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lewisburg and is a former Board member of Geisinger Health Plan, Danville.

Mr. Gronlund resides in Lewisburg with his wife Amy Goulstone Gronlund, a graduate of Lewisburg Area High School, Class of 1987. They have two sons, Harrison (age 18), a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and William (age 13) who attends the Donald H. Eichorn Middle School, Lewisburg.

Dr. Zelechoski is a primary care physician at Internal Medicine of Evangelical and has served at that practice since 2002. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, in 1986. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in 1989. He is currently serving as Medical Director of the Diabetes Center of Evangelical and Cardiopulmonary Services. He is also the chairman of the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Zelechoski is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the American Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

He lives in Lewisburg with his wife, Christy, their son, Forrest, their dogs, Cody and Casey, and their cat Callie.

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