New Maple City Health Care Center Executive Director
September 13, 2022
The Maple City Health Care Center board is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Shetler Fast as our next Executive Director for an initial 3-year term. Paul will begin on a parttime basis September 14 giving attention to listening to staff and to key community leaders. He will assume full-time responsibilities on October 24, 2022.
We are indebted to the vision and strong foundation developed by our founder - Dr. James Nelson Gingerich. We are confident that Paul, the staff, and the leadership team of Maple City Health Care Center will honor and build upon this foundation. The board looks forward to a future where our organization increases opportunities for deeper collaboration across the entire community and anticipates new possibilities for service. We believe Paul is uniquely qualified to lead us into this future.
Paul has broad and deep experience in health services and community development. He has held various leadership positions in hospital administration within the Veterans Health Administration system. He served for 5 years as Country Director in Haiti with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), overseeing health services. Most recently he has served as the Director of Global Health programs for MCC where he has supported and overseen community-based health service organizations in 47 countries around the world. Paul has demonstrated the ability to listen deeply in diverse cultures and to find strategic solutions in collaboration with others. Paul currently teaches public health to undergraduate and graduate students at Goshen College and serves on several local boards including the Elkhart County Board of Health and Mosaic, a healthcare organization in Goshen. Paul, his wife Rebecca and two children live in Goshen.
The board’s decision to appoint Paul was the result of a process that included careful listening with staff, interaction with nearly a dozen key community leaders, and strategic work by a boardappointed task force. The task force assisted with the recruitment process and was composed of four MCHCC board members, two staff members, and one community leader.
As members of Maple City Health Care Center’s board of directors, we deeply appreciate the work of our health care center’s staff and leadership team as they provided critical services during difficult times. We are extremely grateful for the steady and capable interim leadership provided by Ms. Charlene Mast. Charlene will continue to be administratively responsible for operations until Paul begins his work full time in late October. We anticipate that Charlene will continue in a significant role beyond that date.
With anticipation for this next season of work, relationships and collaboration,
President of MCHCC Board of Directors