Goshen Health Foundation


The foundation’s top priority is to facilitate the relationship between donors and Goshen Health, enabling the community to give joyfully while participating in our mission of improving the health of the communities we serve.
Because Goshen Hospital has begun a capital expansion project to demolish the dated 1950s-era facility and to replace it with private inpatient rooms, Goshen Health Foundation is inviting individuals and business owners to learn more about the scope of the health system’s work. Understanding more about the range of health care provided offers opportunities for donors to give either to the capital campaign – or to other areas in health care, prevention, treatment and patient support that may have personal significance to the donor.

Our commitment to our community

Goshen Health Foundation helps meet the healthcare needs of our community through its support of Goshen Hospital. Each year, the generosity of people like you provides funding that directly impacts the health and wellness of our families, neighbors and friends throughout Elkhart, Kosciusko and St. Joseph Counties.

Funding secured by the foundation helps continue the innovative care and services our community has come to trust and rely on for more than 100 years. Established in 2013, Goshen Health Foundation has been dedicated to revitalizing and enhancing our community by building partnerships, supporting new programs, and working together to creating a healthier tomorrow and revitalize and enhance our community.

Through our work on the Goshen Health Foundation Board, we're helping to ensure Goshen Health is able to serve patients in our community with the same leading edge technology we have all depended on for more than 100 years.
Gordon Lord, Board Chairman, Goshen Health Foundation

Board of Directors

Goshen Health Foundation Board of Directors is a team of compassionate community leaders who are committed to good stewardship, supporting the mission of Goshen Health and responding to the needs of our community. They work together to share their expertise in business, law, finance and health care.

Derald Bontrager
Chief Executive Officer
Angela McKee
City of Goshen
Randy Christophel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Goshen Health
Max Mertz, MD
Primary Care Physician
Goshen Physicians
Eric Essig (Vice Chairman)
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Maple Leaf Farms
Lisa Orn, DO
Primary Care Physician
Goshen Physicians Family Medicine Nappanee
Wes Herschberger
Jeff Showalter
Vice President Business Development
First State Bank
John Leavitt (Chairman)
Salem Insurance
Amy Sink (Secretary/Treasurer)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Interra Credit Union
Gordon Lord (Immediate Past Chairman)
Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP
Bob Steury
Veada Industries, Inc.