LSH elects new board members

MARQUETTE, – The Lake Superior Hospice Board of Directors has unanimously voted to invite Jeff Goodney and Darlene Inch to join the board.

Goodney graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree and is a registered professional engineer.

He is a partner at Closner Construction and Sales Inc. located in Marquette where he has worked for the past 11 years. He has served as a past president of the Marquette Builder’s Exchange and currently is a trustee at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

“I chose to join the board of directors at Lake Superior Hospice because of the great work that the organization does for the community,” Goodney said.

A native of Marquette, he still lives there with his wife, Carrie, and two daughters. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his family, going to camp, traveling, playing hockey, golfing, cross country and downhill skiing, coaching, hunting and fishing.

Inch brings with her several decades of experience in fundraising, public relations and community service. A graduate of NMU (BS ’84, MA ’93), she has coordinated a number of fundraising and special events. She’s worked as a fundraiser at NMU and UW-Oshkosh, and in her position as executive director of the Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, she also developed a number of community events that not only raised money but also brought the community together. “One of the things I love is sitting down with a group of diverse people, taking a seed of an idea, and collaborating together to build something far greater than what we started with,” Inch said.

One of the things that drew her to LSH was seeing both of her parents died at the hospital 10 years ago. “Although my parents were treated very well in the hospital, I know in my heart they would have preferred to die at home.”

She added, “People deserve dignity at every point in their lives, especially as they reach the end of their time here. I hope I can bring to the board a way of extending LSH’s compassion and dignity in death to more individuals.”