Board of Directors

St. Martin’s Healthcare is a mission driven organization that is committed to a set of core values that inform and inspire our work at all levels - including the process by which our Board of Directors is selected and carries out its responsibilities.

  1. Quality: We believe that health care is a fundamental human right and that everyone deserves access to high quality services.
  2. Integrity: We adhere to the highest moral and ethical principles, which ground all decisions and activities. We recognize that the reputation of St. Martin’s Healthcare is our single greatest asset.
  3. Respect: We believe that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion.
  4. Diversity/Inclusion: We value the differences among us and recognize that it is these differences that enrich our experience, perspectives and abilities. We believe that we are “greater than the sum of our parts”.
  5. Collaboration: We value working together. Whether it is with our partners, patients, volunteers, staff or donors/funders, we recognize that no success is achieved alone.

Clinic Staff

  • Tammy Stafford, RN, BSN, Executive Director
  • Columba Avila, EFDA
  • Taylor Bowser, MPH Patient Advocate
  • Grace Caswell, MAL, Director of Development
  • Jane Dannhausen, NP
  • Destiney Douglas, CMA
  • Kristen Hall, CMA
  • Nancy Hoot, RDH
  • Jane Jackson, RN
  • Kathy Johnson, Medical Office Manager
  • Teresa Karrick, Dental Office Manager
  • Joy Martin, NP
  • Jean Ross, NP
  • Sherrie Walker, DNP

Board of Directors Bios

Trina Chapman-Smith M.D. Family Physician, SMHC Medical Director

President

Dr. Trina has served as St. Martin's Healthcare Medical Director since 2009. "I volunteer at St. Martin's Healthcare because I feel it's our Christian duty to offer our talents and skills to those who cannot afford health care in traditional settings. I love the people I serve and am committed to giving the best care I can."

Courtney Wallace CPA, Cordes and Associates

Vice President

Courtney Wallace is C.P.A. with Cordes and Associates and a mother of two. She is a familiar face in our community. Courtney has a long history of supporting the efforts of St. Martin’s Healthcare by volunteering her time in assisting with the Annual Circle of Friends Tea fundraiser and other fundraising events.

She officially joined the St. Martin’s Healthcare Board of Directors in the spring of 2020. We are excited to have added her in an official capacity. She now uses her talents more directly as she sits on the Development Subcommittee and the Financial Subcommittee.

Anne Turner-Eidam Community Member

Secretary

Anne is a compassionate and caring Garrett community member. She upholds the values St. Martin’s wishes to portray in the community. She joined the St. Martin’s Healthcare Board of Directors in summer of 2020. We are excited to have added her and she now sits on the Development Subcommittee and assisted in her first Circle of Friends Tea Annual virtual event held in May of 2021.

Tasha Eicher CEO, Parkview DeKalb

Financial Advisor

Tasha Eicher joined Parkview Health Leadership and St. Martin’s Healthcare Board of Directors in 2019. She brings over 22 years of healthcare experience to her roles.

Eicher has an associate degree in business from Northwest State Community College in Ohio and an associate degree in health information management from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. She is also a graduate of Western Governors University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration.

She sits on the Development Subcommittee of the board.

Carl Baker

Member at Large

Suzon Baker

Member at Large

Tyler Cleverly Executive Director, United Way DeKalb County

Member at Large

Tyler joined the St. Martin’s Healthcare Board of Directors in 2019. He currently is the Executive Director of the United Way of DeKalb County.

He is active and engaged throughout the DeKalb County Community, most notably as a youth basketball coach and in the Auburn Nooner’s Lions Club.

Currently, he sits on the Development Subcommittee of the board.

Reverend Jonathon Nack Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church

Member at Large

Rev. Nack serves as the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn. "I volunteer as a way to support the mission of St. Martin's Healthcare. It is a way to share Christ-like love and compassion for others and uphold the sanctity of life. In a world that is often dehumanizing, St. Martin's is a place where people are regarded as human beings and cared or as people loved by God."

Julia Nixon Retired Teacher, East Noble School System

Member at Large

Julia is retired from the East Noble School Corporation after a career in elementary education. "Throughout my life I have volunteered because I like to be active and involved in my community. Getting to know others and being of service have always been satisfying to me. This quote by novelist George Eliot is my own personal mission statement: 'What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?'" Julia also serves on the Noble County Task Force.

Jeremiah Otis

Member at Large

Daniel Schmidt, DDS Dentist, President of Auburn Dental Associates

Member at Large

Dr. Schmidt is co-owner of Auburn Dental Associates and has had a family dental practice in Auburn since 1976. "I have enjoyed volunteering and serving on various not-for-profit community boards. The opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded individuals has taught me a great deal about leadership, helping to create a healthier community and given me a better understanding of the social, economic and healthcare needs of our community. Perhaps no involvement has been closer to my heart than serving on the St. Martin's Healthcare Board. The acute need for access to medical, dental, and vision care among the uninsured residents of DeKalb and Noble Counties is great and not going away! Listening to patients' stories and how grateful they are for a free clinic to call their healthcare home makes me realize how important it is to do our part to make life a little better for others."

Kristen Schultis, RN Lead ICU Nurse, Parkview DeKalb

Member at Large

Kristen has been a devoted and longtime volunteer at St. Martin’s Healthcare for 8 years. Where she serves as a nurse, favored by staff and patients alike for her professionalism and care. She officially joined the St. Martin’s Healthcare Board of Directors in spring 2020.

She continues to volunteer as a nurse once each month. Kristen also currently sits on the Development Subcommittee of the Board of Directors.