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Three Employees Complete Leadership Program

Three OLBH staff members recently completed the Bon Secours Health System Ministry Leadership Formation, a program of the Bon Secours Center for Ministry Leadership in Marriotsville, Md. Marguerite Patricia Gilner, vice president of Mission, Donna McKenzie, manager of Physician Practice Planning and Development, and Luann Serey, director of Community Services, successfully completed the program.

The program was developed in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Ministry leadership formation is a life-long process of sustained commitment to serving others. The nine-month program includes focus on three dimensions – vocation, stewardship and responsible action. Gilner, McKenzie and Serey were selected for the program because they met the following criteria:
• a commitment and desire to serve
• viewed by one’s peers as a model of ministry values and leadership
• reflect the quality of an established or emerging leader
• likeliness to serve as a mentor
• willing to commit the time and effort to complete the nine month program

Gilner joined OLBH in 2009 after spending the prior six years as director of Palliative Care Services at St. Agnes HealthCare in Baltimore, Md. Most of her career has been dedicated to service within the Catholic setting including her experience as a parochial teacher and archdiocesan adult educator. She earned a master’s degree in health sciences from the George Washington University in Washington D.C., a master’s degree in psychology from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, a master’s of education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a bachelor of arts from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore.

McKenzie has worked at OLBH for 31 years. She’s a registered nurse who has a master’s degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and an associate’s degree from Morehead State University. She began her career at OLBH in the Emergency Department and has served the hospital in a variety of departments and roles including nurse management of the Cardiopulmonary Unit and the hospital’s ICU. She also has worked in the medical surgical and orthopedic areas of OLBH prior to accepting her current position.

Serey has been an employee at OLBH for 27 years. An Ashland resident, Serey joined OLBH’s Public Relations Department in 1985 and has served the hospital in several roles including her current position since 1995. Serey received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky. She currently serves on the boards of the Highlands Museum and Goodwill Industries and is chairperson of the board of the Ashland Family Resource Center. She also is a current member of the Paramount Women’s Association and is a former president of the Kentucky Society for Hospital Public Relations and Marketing.

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