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At its April meeting, the RMH Board of Directors welcomed four new members, said farewell to three retiring members, and elected officers for the 2008-2009 term.
Officers for 2008-2009 are Barbara B. Stoltzfus, chair; Mensel Dean, vice chair; Jim Krauss, president; Jim Messner, secretary; Mike King, treasurer; and Jim Krauss, assistant treasure.
New members are Joseph K. Funkhouser II, Alden Hostetter, MD, Allon Lefever and Stewart Pollock, MD.
, REALTOR® and Certified Residential Broker, is president of Coldwell Banker Funkhouser Realtors and Coldwell Banker Commercial Funkhouser Realtors. He also is a partner in Valley Hardware Company and CRISP Communications.
He attended Harrisonburg High School and Eastern Mennonite College. He served in the United States Military Intelligence.
Funkhouser has held offices on the boards of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. He is a past Chairman of the Virginia Real Estate Commission. In 2006, he received the real estate industry’s highest award for service, the Distinguished Service Award, from the National Association of REALTORS®.
He has served on the RMH Foundation Board and was a co-chair of the new hospital capital campaign. He has served on a myriad of other local boards and organizations, including those of Harrisonburg Electric Commission, Rockingham Heritage Bank, Nations Bank, Sovran Bank, JMU Foundation, Harrisonburg Public Schools Foundation, and Harrisonburg Industrial Development Authority.
Funkhouser also has served on various fundraising committees, including those for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the United Way Campaign, the JMU Athletic Performance Center Capital Campaign and the JMU Duke Club Annual Scholarship Drive. He led fundraising and construction of a Habitat for Humanity home for a local family. In 2007, he received the White Hope Award from the MS Society.
He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and was chairman of the church’s capital campaign.
Funkhouser and his wife, Sallie Hite Ewing Funkhouser, have two children: Elizabeth F. Kistler and J. Kemper Funkhouser III.
Alden Hostetter, MD
, is in practice with Pathology Associates of Harrisonburg, P.C. He has been a member of the RMH Medical Staff since 1992.
Dr. Hostetter graduated from Eastern Mennonite College (now University) and received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a fellowship at Linkoping University in Sweden.
He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists, the Medical Society of Virginia, the American Medical Association, the Fairfax County Medical Society and the Rockingham County Medical Society.
He is an active member of Community Mennonite Church and enjoys biking, art, music and classic cars.
Dr. Hostetter and his wife, Louise Otto Hostetter, live in Harrisonburg. They have three sons and a daughter-in-law: John, Jason, Brenna and Andrew.
has more than 28 years of business experience in both the public and private sectors. Currently he is president of Lefever Associates, a consulting firm; president of A Better Hospitality Company, an owner and operator of hotels; president of SHRIVE, a socially responsible investment venture capital company; and president of Gift &Thrift, a non-profit business supporting the work of the Mennonite Central Committee. He also is owner of, and provides oversight for, three investment companies.
In January he retired from serving as director of the Eastern Mennonite University master of business administration program. He continues to teach entrepreneurship at EMU.
Lefever received a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Millersville University and a master’s degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University, where he was a PhD candidate.
He also completed post-graduate work at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, Texas A&M, the University of Colorado and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He serves on a number of boards and organizations, including Rockingham National Bank; Dynamic Aviation Advisory Board; Virginia Poultry Growers Co-op; Mennonite Economic Development Associates; Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community; Harrisonburg Technology Advisory Board; and the Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce.
Lefever and his wife, Doris Elaine Lefever, operate a bed and breakfast on Eversole Road in Harrisonburg. They have three children: Rod, Jeff and Debra; and eight grandchildren.
Stewart Pollock, MD
, is an interventional cardiologist with Harrisonburg Medical Associates. He has been a member of the RMH Medical Staff since 1991.
Dr. Pollock graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia.
He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (Engineering), a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Valley Health Plan. He has held positions as a clinical assistant professor at James Madison University and the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. He has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Primitive Archer, among others.
Dr. Pollock has served on the Bridgewater Planning Commission and worked with Boy Scout Troop 38. He is a charter member of the Bridgewater Traditional Archery Club and enjoys woodworking and blacksmithing. He and his wife, Alyce Pollock, live in Bridgewater. They have three children: Greg, Shannon and Stewart Ryan.
Board members may serve a maximum of four consecutive three-year terms, or a total of 12 years. Leaving the Board after having served the maximum terms are Frank Gearing III, MD, Dick Johnson, and Paul Yoder, MD.
“On behalf of RMH I would like to express our deepest gratitude to these retiring board members,” said Krauss. “They volunteered literally hundreds of hours to provide guidance to RMH in the best interest of the community we serve. We appreciate and thank all of our Board members for their commitment to RMH and the community.”