We at Mahaska Health Partnership are committed to exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care.
As a public entity, Mahaska Health Partnership is managed by an elected Board of Trustees who works closely with our employed Executive Team to ensure MHP continues to provide quality and personalized healthcare resources to the communities we serve.
Board of Trustees
The MHP Board of Trustees is a seven-member group comprised of elected representatives from throughout Mahaska County. Members are elected every four years, with many trustees serving multiple terms. The Board is the governing body of MHP, serving as the sounding board and decision makers for new services and projects as well as staffing and community needs.Becky Siefering,
Becky Siefering lives in Oskaloosa where she owns Hawkeye Real Estate and Mahaska Title-Johnson Abstract Company. She is also involved with Beta Sigma Phi, the Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce and Development Group and First Presbyterian Church.Becky's interests include Iowa State University athletics, antiques and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoys being a part of the MHP Board of Trustees because it gives her an opportunity to give back to the community.
Mary lives in rural Mahaska County. Mary is retired from her position as Mahaska County Clerk of District Court. She has served as a member at large since 1994.
David Langkamp has lived in Oskaloosa since 1978 and is a native of Dubuque, Iowa. He attended Upper Iowa University and Loras College before earning his mortuary science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. He and his wife, Shawn, own and operate Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; their son Andrew recently joined them in the family business.David has served with several community organizations and enjoys contributing to his community as a member of this board.
Amy McGriff lives in New Sharon, IA. She is a graduate of Coe College with a B.A. in History/Pre Law and also holds a Paralegal A.A. Degree from Kirkwood Community College of Cedar Rapids. Amy holds a Certificate of General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America and has owned and operated her own insurance agency for the past 22 years. Along with holding all insurance licenses, Amy has been a Real Estate Broker for 15 years.Amy McGriff has served on several Boards including serving as Board President for the United Way of Mahaska County for two terms. Amy has served as a youth group leader for 15 years with the First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa. In her free time Amy and her husband Cary enjoy spending time with their three daughters.
John PothovenJohn Pothoven has lived in Oskaloosa since 1976. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Iowa State University. He has 37 years of bank experience and served as President of MidWestOne Bank for 24 years before his retirement in 2008. He has been involved in many community organizations and still serves as President of Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation and Board Chair at Indian Hills Community College.
Jim works as the General Counsel and Secretary for Musco Sports Lighting of Oskaloosa and serves as Board Chairperson. Prior to joining Musco in 1994, Jim was in private practice.He holds a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Iowa and a B.A. from Grinnell College. He has been involved in a variety of community organizations including the United Way, the Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund, the Oskaloosa Board of Adjustment, Habitat for Humanity and the Oskaloosa Historic Preservation Commission.
Mike Grim lives in Oskaloosa and works at a bank in Eddyville. He has over 25 years of experience in banking and 10 years in transportation. After selling his small farm in Eddyville he continues to be involved with the following organizations: First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa, Eddyville Ruritan Club, Tallcorn District Ruritan, Eddyville Retirement Homes and the Eddyville Coop Burial Association.Mike enjoys classic cars and the Rollin' Oldies Car Club. He is a graduate of William Penn University and the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. He says he really enjoys being associated with a vibrant organization that is so important to the community. “My fellow MHP board members are an excellent cross section of Mahaska County business and community leaders."Mike may be contacted at 305 4th Avenue West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577.He may be reached by telephone at 641.676.3091.
More than 380 caring people make up the staff of Mahaska Health Partnership. Striving to be the healthcare provider of choice, one of our main focuses is making healthcare personal for our patients and visitors. Please feel free to contact a member of our Executive Team to share your ideas on how we can expand our services.
Chief Executive Officer
Matt Whitis, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Darlene Keuning, RN, MS
Chief Nursing Officer
Director of Organizational Excellence
Director of Business Development
Jacky Bresnahan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources