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Meet Our Board Members

Brian Ruschy

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After growing up on a farm near Sherburn I attended UW Stout for Construction Management,
graduated in 1995 and returned to live in Sherburn after starting work at Tech Builders as a job superintendant. I transitioned from onsite job supervision to project management in 1999 then to President in 2007. My wife Yonna, Daughter Madison and I moved to Fairmont in 2012 so I could be closer to our office and be able concentrate more on the business. After moving to Fairmont I felt Ishould get more involved in the community and was asked to serve as a trustee for the FCH foundation. At that time our family was having some health challenges and I was disappointed in the level of service available in Fairmont and seriously concerned about the ability of the various medical providers’ capability to communicate between each other and share medical records. The timing and opportunity felt right for me to use my experience to try to make a difference with the challenges I was seeing along with health care in general. I had no idea what was involved with being a trustee or what would be required of me, let alone that I would end of being president of the foundation. Looking back on my experience so far I feel I’m the one that has gained the most as a result of all the people I’ve met and worked with, I enjoy working with every person on our board because they each bring a different skill set and a wide array of experiences, not to mention they are a just a fine group of people that want to make a difference in people’s lives through charitable support of our local hospital.

Dr. Cherlynn Brumbaugh

Vice President
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Chery and Harry Brumbaugh came to Fairmont in 1975 as educators. Fairmont was a wonderful community to raise son, Gregory. Family now includes daughter-in-law Courtney and teen-aged grandson,Jaxon. Greg and family live in the twin cities. After completion of her doctorate degree in administration, Chery served the Southern Plains Education Cooperative as Director of Special Education. After retiring in 2010, volunteering has been very fulfilling. Church, Education, Youth, and Health are the focus of hours of serving others. Excellent health care for the elderly is a priority for this retirement community. Being asked to be a trustee to FCH Foundation, is an honor. During this tenure, many new connections will be made.

Paul Edman

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Ross Wohlhuter



Kayla Caven

Administrative Assistant
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Originally from Amboy MN, my husband (Tom) and I moved to the East Chain area in 2008. We have two kids; Brielle and Ian. Tom works with Johanson Farms. Having both kids at the Fairmont Hospital, I realized how lucky we are to have this service available. Both experiences were truly the best as the nurses and doctors were so compassionate and caring. I want to help continue the enhancement of services to the Martin County area.

Ove Oren

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My wife Debra and I have lived in Truman for almost 30 years now. We have 2 sons, Scott who lives in Truman and Jason and his daughter living in North Mankato.
I have worked for Profinium, Inc. (and their predecessor Peoples State Bank of Truman) for the better part of the last 30 years. I retired as CEO in 2008 and started doing bank consulting. I have come full circle in that in 2014 I entered into a contract with Profinium to do some part time work in the Truman office. Currently I work 2-3 days a week here and also I am doing some work for the Bank in Kenyon.
When I was asked to serve on the foundation I was a little reluctant in that I have been fortunate to have not had to utilize the hospital for any medical purpose. But I also know that the ability to have a first class facility for this area is of the utmost importance. Having a facility of this quality locally makes it so much more convenient for the families when they have a member in the hospital.
I look forward to serving on the board and especially representing the Truman area and I invite anyone to contact me with suggestions on how to improve the experience they have with the hospital. The true value of the Foundation is that we can help with equipment that would otherwise not be available in the area.

Dr. Mark Anderson

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“My wife, Sue, and I have resided in the community of Fairmont for 30+ years. We have been blessed with three adult children and twelve grandchildren. I recently retired from a career as a licensed psychologist. For the last 18 years of my career, I was privileged to work at MCHS-Fairmont.
I view it as an honor to serve on the FCH Foundation board. We are fortunate to have such a fine clinic and hospital in this community. My desire is to assist in providing ongoing, positive health care for the Fairmont Community.” – Dr. Mark Andersen

Lisa Carlson

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I have been a member of the Fairmont community for the past 23 years. I met my husband Paul Carlson while attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Paul wanted to come back to his home town to practice with his Father so we moved to Fairmont in 1996 after he graduated from Dental School. I have a BS in Dental Hygiene and work part time as a Hygienist at Carlson Dental Office with Paul. We have two children Lauren who is attending St. Olaf and Evan who is attending Fairmont HS.

I love to stay involved in our community! I have served on Parent Advisory Board at Budd School and FHS, helped form the parent group P.E.T.T., chaired Children’s Theatre. I have been involved with Women of Today, American Association of University Women & Child Study groups. I taught Sunday School and Confirmation at our church, coached Soccer, Hockey and am currently the assistant coach of the Fairmont High School Dance Team.

As a health care provider I know how important it is to have good health care available to us, close to home! The FCH Foundation has done so many amazing things over the years for our hospital, its patients and the caregivers. So, when I was asked to be on the board I felt it was a great opportunity & another way to stay involved and give back to our community.

Marilyn Forstrom

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I have been a life long resident of Martin County. I worked for 32 years as Office Manger for my husband, Doug’s New York Life Insurance business. I retired in January of 2019 following his death in November of 2018. We raised three children. Amanda is a Physical Therapist at Center for Specialty Care, Hillary is a Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the University of MN Hospital and Clint is a Project Mgr for the Cordillera Metro District in Colorado. Doug (a former FCHF Board member) and I had long believed in the importance of the Foundation and its mission to the hospital.

I am grateful for the support that the Foundation receives from so many generous contributors. Over the years I have volunteered with a number of  organizations in the community and I am now honored to serve on the FCHF Board. I look forward to helping the Foundation continue the important work of providing support to our local hospital to help it offer high quality health care to the citizens of our area.

Dr. Hyun Kimm

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Dr. Hyun Kim is a General Surgeon at the local hospital. He and his wife, Peggy, reside in Fairmont and have three girls together.

His objective is to provide leadership, guidance and innovative ideas to continue to make improvements in providing quality of care at the local hospital.

Robynn Buhmann

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Kate Hawkins

Deb Heinrich

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Deb is a retired teacher of 35 years with 23 of those years spent in Fairmont. She taught Physical Education, Health, Fit & Wellness and was also a Cheer & Dance coach for 20 years. She has 3 children, is a grandmother to 4, a great grandmother to 2, and more on the way!

She is actively involved in Cancer fundraisers that benefit the Lutz Wing & patients in Fairmont & surrounding areas! She loves making a difference for so many in this fabulous community! She is honored to have the opportunity to serve on the FCH Foundation Board for this community.

Courtney Cutler

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