Eskenazi Health Foundation Announces Board Appointments

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 17, 2020 – Eskenazi Health Foundation recently announced its board appointments for 2020. John F. Ackerman will serve as chair of the board. In addition, the following new members were appointed:

•             Jane Burgess: President-Elect, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild

•             Sherry Davis: Chief Financial Officer,  Lilly USA, LLC

•             Kevin P. Hipskind: Regional President, Indiana and St. Louis Fifth Third Bank

•             Benjamin A. Pecar: Partner with Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Eskenazi Health Foundation also elected its slate of officers for 2020. The following individuals were selected:

•             Chair – John F. Ackerman: Managing director, Cardinal Equity Partners

•             Vice Chair – Bill McCarthy: President, Compass Commercial Construction

•             Secretary – Charlene Barnette: Civic leader

•             Treasurer – Denny Oklak: Chairman & CEO, retired, Duke Realty Company

Eskenazi Health Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) in 1985. The Foundation inspires, energizes and promotes a vital, healthy Indianapolis community by providing strategic guidance and philanthropic resources to Eskenazi Health. Charged with helping Eskenazi Health reach its full potential, the Eskenazi Health Foundation funds key health care initiatives and programs through its philanthropic support; educates the community about the impact of philanthropy on the life-changing work of Eskenazi Health and Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County; provides meaningful opportunities for donor engagement; and grows the strategic impact of the Foundation Board. To learn more about the Eskenazi Health Foundation, please visit


CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
Cell: 317.402.9327

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