Dr. JJ Chen, Alexandra Farkas, Dr. Phyllis Sherard and Barbara Stafford

Dr. JJ Chen, Alexandra Farkas, Dr. Phyllis Sherard and Barbara Stafford

One of the new members of the Board of Directors of the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation has a familiar name. Alexandra Farkas represents the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce on the Board. Her mother, Laurie Farkas, served on the same board of directors previously.

Alexandra is the youngest member of the hospital foundation board. She says telling her parents about the appointment was a fun phone call. “They’re really proud,” she said. “I just graduated from the University of Wyoming in May, and now I have the opportunity to serve on a Board. I’m very thankful for it. I think that they were really happy to see that as well.”

Farkas is one of four new members of the board of directors. The others are JJ Chen, MD, Phyllis Sherard, Ph.D, and Barbara Stafford.  The board terms are three years, and board members can serve up to three terms. Farkas replaces Stephanie Meisner-Maggard, who was the Chamber’s previous representative on the Foundation board.

At 22, Farkas will be the youngest person on the Board. “I believe I bring a new perspective that might not be represented on the Board. Young people have different needs and interests, and so I’m really excited to provide that perspective to the board.”

Since its beginning in 1977, the CRMC Foundation’s purpose has been focused on community healthcare and advancing the development, growth and operation of CRMC. The board of directors manages and governs the Foundation and currently consists of 28 volunteer directors, including the new members.

“We are very excited to welcome these community leaders to the Foundation team,” said Scott Fox, executive director of the CRMC Foundation. “Community engagement is a critical role played by nonprofit board members, and we are confident these new directors, working with the existing team of board and staff members, are perfect choices to take the organization into this new decade.”

In addition to welcoming the new directors, the CRMC Foundation said they would like to thank outgoing directors Rick Davis, MD, Kathy Emmons, DM, Tighe Fagan, John Gross and Stephanie Meisner for their service.

“Every one of these directors epitomized what is expected in a volunteer,” Fox said. “Their leadership and selfless service were greatly appreciated.”

The CRMC Foundation is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code that informs, develops and stewards resources to enable the Cheyenne Regional health system to inspire great health.