Samaritan Hospital

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Keith Maloney - President

Keith has served on the Samaritan Hospital board since 2013. He and his wife Linda have been married for 35 years. They have raised two sons, and have several grandchildren.

Keith has worked for the Macon R-1 School District as a Bus Driver and Mechanic for 34 years. In addition to the Samaritan Hospital Board, Keith has also served on The Macon County Ambulance District Board for 13 years.

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Rusty Neill - Treasurer

James ‘Rusty” Neill is the current President and CEO of Macon-Atlanta State Bank. He has been with Macon-Atlanta State Bank since 1994. Rusty is originally from Shelbina, where he graduated from South Shelby High School.

He received his degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1990. He is a graduate of the Missouri Bankers’ Association School of Banking and the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.

Rusty is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Macon and is regularly involved with many trade and community organizations. He is currently on the Macon County Economic Development Board, the Community Child Development Center Board and has been on the Samaritan Hospital Board since 2007.

Rusty is also an active member of the Macon County Rotary Club. In his spare time, Rusty enjoys sports, boating and spending time with his family. Rusty and his wife Jill have a son, Cooper and two  daughters, Whitney, and Isabella.

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Patricia Knowles - Secretary

Patricia has served on the Samaritan Hospital board since 2013. She and her husband Ed have raised five children, and have eight grandchildren.

Patricia retired from the Macon R-I School as the Early Childhood Instructor and the Adult and Community Education Coordinator in 2007, after 30 years in education.

In 2008, Patricia became the Director of the Community Child Development Center in Macon. In addition to the Samaritan Hospital Board, Patricia also serves on the Macon Public Library Board, is a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and is an active member of the Athenian Club.

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Dan Coons - Member

Dan joined the Samaritan Hospital Board of Trustees in April 2016. However, he has had a long term commitment to the hospital as one of the founding members of the Samaritan Hospital Foundation in 1993. Dan retired from Macon-Atlanta State Bank after 34 years of service, primarily as a lender and part of the management team. He continues to serve on the Macon-Atlanta State Bank Board of Directors.

A native of the Macon area, Dan has been very active in community activities. Dan was the founding president of the Long Branch Area YMCA, the Macon Optimist Club and the Maples Repertory Theater. Many area youth know Dan from his years of serving as a soccer coach. Others may know him as an emcee at various local events including Boots and Black Tie, the Miss Macon County Pageant and the annual Women of Today's Save A Rack fundraiser.

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James Simon - Member

James Simon has been a resident of Macon for twenty years. During his forty-five years in telecommunications he served various roles including general manager and vice-president. He has served as a board member of Macon Area Chamber of Commerce, Macon County Economic Development Corporation, Macon Housing Authority, Rotary Club of Macon County, Zion Lutheran Church, Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association, Missouri Network Alliance, Bluebird Network LLC and several other telecommunication industry associations.

James retired his position as General Manager of Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation April 1, 2016. He enjoys working in his shop and volunteering to work on projects for Mainstreet Macon Downtown Association and Maples Repertory Theatre.

James and his wife, Leigh, have two children and four grandchildren.

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