SEDALIA – The Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees elected officers, welcomed new members and recognized outgoing members during recent meetings.

Glen Nelson, a retired Pacific Bell executive who lives in Lincoln, was elected to his first term as board chairman. He replaces Rob Rollings, who has served as the board’s chairman for the past four years. Nelson has been a member of the board since September 2008 and previously served terms as the board’s vice chairman and as secretary. He also is a former mayor of Lincoln.

Mary Nell Strautman was elected vice chairman. Strautman, of Warsaw, was appointed to the board in May 2012. She has 40 years of health-care experience and retired as a cardiac nurse specialist with St. Luke’s Health System in Kansas City.

David Floyd, Sedalia, was elected secretary. Floyd was appointed to the board in November 2012 after serving as a charter member of the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation and three-term president of the Foundation board. Floyd retired as director of Human Resources for Waterloo Industries in Sedalia.

The board welcomed new members Larry Foster, Cam Jennings and Peggy Van Dyke. Foster, a Sedalia native, is owner of Sedalia Stripping Inc. He served as Sedalia’s mayor from 1982 to 1988 and was presiding commissioner of Pettis County from 1990-94 and has served on many committees and boards in the community. Jennings, Sedalia, is a longtime certified public accountant and has served on multiple community boards and committees. Van Dyke is a nurse practitioner with Women’s Health and Surgical Center, Sedalia. She also serves as dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Missouri Valley College in Marshall and as a graduate faculty associate at Graceland University in Independence.

The Bothwell Board of Trustees also recognized three departing members and thanked them for their dedicated service. Former Chairman Rob Rollings, owner of Robert Rollings Architects, has served on the board since 2007. Shirley Evans, retired dean of State Fair Community College, has served on board for the past 13 years, and John Fritz has served since 2011.

Hospital board members are appointed by the mayor of Sedalia and approved by the City Council. The Bothwell Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Bothwell Regional Health Center.