Horizon Health Foundation has recently welcomed Tom Glanzer of Huron, SD, and Carrie Howard of Woonsocket, SD, to the Foundation’s board of directors, which is comprised of eleven leaders representing the Horizon Health Care service area. The board members guide the direction of the Foundation and oversee operations, including financial management and advocacy efforts.
Glanzer is the Community Relations Manager of South Dakota and Nebraska for NorthWestern Energy, where he’s worked since 2005. In addition, he holds 25 years of experience in media, communications and public relations. Glanzer and his family own a photography and video production studio, named LakeHaus Productions, and they breed, train and raise Vizsla hunting dogs at their kennel, LakeHaus Vizslas.
In addition to his extensive career, Glanzer has also served on numerous non-profit and church-related boards, including the Huron United Way Board, Nordby Center for Recreation Executive Board as active president and Junior Achievement Board.
“I was extremely humbled to be asked to be a part of the Horizon Health Foundation board of directors, and after my interaction with them on a couple of partnerships through NorthWestern Energy, it was obvious I wanted to be a part of their mission,” said Glanzer. “My mother and aunt worked a lifetime in health care in the Huron community, and I saw first-hand how important they were as nurses, to their patients and the community, and in turn how important health care is in a rural setting.”
Howard grew up in Gregory, SD, but currently lives in Woonsocket, SD. She’s actively involved in the community as the editor of the Sanborn Weekly Journal and co-owner of the Dumont Boutique and Co. Howard is a South Dakota State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English and secondary education with Spanish and history minors. In addition, Howard has served as the president of the Woonsocket Elementary Parents Club for seven years, vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 29 and board member of the Woonsocket Booster Club. She also coordinates two annual blood drives for the Woonsocket community.
“Being on the Horizon Health Foundation board of directors will help me work on new ways to help people in need and people living in rural areas with limited access to essential care,” said Howard.
Other current Horizon Health Foundation board members include: Patrick Maroney (Sioux Falls, SD); Doug Eidahl (Roslyn, SD); Pam Locken (Isabel, SD); Jim Burg (Wessington Springs, SD); Gary McKellips (Alcester, SD); Jessica Lindskov (Isabel, SD); Kris Stocklin-Johnson (Faith, SD); Jean Thompson (Howard, SD); and Kelli Koepsell (Canova, SD).
The Horizon Health Foundation was established in 2016 to ensure rural health care access to those in need and provide funding for Horizon Health Care. Horizon Health Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, seeks through responsible activities to encourage and derive sustaining gift support from current and former patients and interested friends, including corporate entities. The Horizon Health Foundation, operating in coordination with Horizon Health Care, is the duly designated fundraising arm for Horizon Health Care. In the broadest sense, the purpose of the Foundation is to create an awareness of the financial needs of Horizon Health Care, which are not provided by patient charges and to systematically implement plans by which dollar needs can be met. For more information, please visit http://www.horizonhealthfoundation.com or call 605.772.4553.
About Horizon Health Care
For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information, please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.