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First Resources Corporation; Van Buren County Hospital

Jun 03, 2013

Gerber named mental health director


Marjorie Gerber has been named mental health director for First Resources Corporation.

Gerber will be developing outpatient mental health services in Fairfield and Ottumwa for First Resources, a nonprofit corporation committed to improving lives of people by providing holistic, community-based human services programs, which promote self-sufficiency in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Gerber comes to First Resources with a wealth of experience in mental health programs. She has worked with children in school-based programs, including group therapy. She has been a grief counselor for hospice and worked with seriously ill adults. She has specialized training in several evidence-based programs, such as Incredible Years, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma care, grief and loss therapy and DBT.

Gerber is a licensed mental health provider and will serve a small case-load as she is developing mental health services in Fairfield.

Gerber completed her master’s degree in social work/counseling at the University of Texas in Austin. She has been part of the Fairfield community for many years.


Van Buren County Hospital CEO resigns after 23 years


KEOSAUQUA — Lisa Schnedler, CEO of Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, has announced her plans to resign after 23 years of service at the facility.

Schnedler’s last day will be June 21.

The Van Buren Hospital Board is working with the Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health System of North Dakota to hire an interim CEO until the position is filled. The hospital contracts with the SMPHS for its CEO.

According to an article in the Waterloo newspaper, Schnedler’s tenure at Van Buren County Hospital has been longer than that of any other hospital CEO in Iowa; the average tenure of a hospital CEO in on position is four to five years.

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