Good Shepherd Names Elsbeth Haymon and Dr. Daniel Wilson as New Trustees10/21/2008
October 21, 2008
Allentown, PA – Elsbeth G. Haymon, and Daniel J. Wilson, Ph.D. were recently elected to three-year terms on the Good Shepherd Home Board of Trustees. The Rev. Harold S. Weiss was elected Trustee Emeritus. The Good Shepherd Home Board of Trustees is the governing board for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.
Haymon is Director of Development for the Allentown Art Museum. Prior to that position, she was the Director of Organizational Advancement at the Wildlands Convervancy. Haymon received a bachelor and master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University. She is active in a variety of community organizations and has received numerous community service awards. She resides in Allentown with her husband, Steve Haymon.
Dr. Wilson is a Professor of History at Muhlenberg College. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and master and doctorate degrees from Johns Hopkins University. Wilson is a polio survivor and has written two books on polio epidemics, “Living with Polio: The Epidemic and Its Survivors” and “Polio Voices: An Oral History from the American Polio Epidemics and Worldwide Eradication Efforts.” Wilson lives in Allentown with his wife, Carol Shiner Wilson.
Rev. Weiss was elected Trustee Emeritus, a lifetime board seat reserved as a special honor for past trustees who have provided unusual and distinctive service to the organization. It is an honorary title intended to express the appreciation and gratitude of the board for such former trustee’s dedicated service to Good Shepherd, as well as a means to have continued benefit of their valuable counsel. Rev. Weiss served on the board from 1995 to 2005 and was Vice Chair of the Board from 1998 to 2005. He has remained an active member of the Governance Committee since the end of his board term. Rev. Weiss received a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. In 1978, Muhlenberg College honored Rev. Weiss with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree. He was elected Bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1983, a position he held until his retirement in 1996. He resides in Allentown with his wife, Mary Anne.
Trustees recently elected to another three-year term on The Good Shepherd Home board are: David G. DeCampli, Richard E. Drobnicki, Katherine “Kassie” Hilgert and Sandra L. Jarva Weiss.
The Good Shepherd Home is the organization’s parent company with subsidiaries including: The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, The Good Shepherd Home Long Term Care Facility, Inc., The Good Shepherd Workshop/Vocational Services, Inc., Good Shepherd Long Acute Care Services, Inc. and the Good Shepherd Housing Development Corporation.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 40,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 16 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.GoodShepherdRehab.org.