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Fran Vaughn, Chair

Fran Vaughn, Chair

Vaughn, Price Appointed to Lead J.C. Blair Board

The Board of Directors of J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital elected Frances V. Vaughn of Huntingdon and Fred E. Price of Cassville, Chair and Vice Chair at the Boardís annual reorganizational meeting in October. They will each serve a one year term. Board Treasurer Garry L. Pote, Secretary Joseph A. Masciangelo, and Assistant Secretary Ellen F. Sloan were also re-elected to continue their leadership roles on the Board. Additional board members include: A. Keith Black, John D. Coursen, Charles R. Cruikshank, Arthur J. DeCamp, Francis X. DeMar, James J. Lakso, Ph.D., and James E. Schall, M.D.

Vaughn is the Vice-President of Human Resources for Mutual Benefit Group. She obtained a masterís degree in industrial relations/human resources from Saint Francis University and completed undergraduate degrees at The Pennsylvania State University, earning an associate degree in business administration and a bachelorís degree in general arts and sciences. Vaughn has taught several continuing education courses in management and human resources at Penn State.

Vaughn holds the professional designations of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to serving as Chair of the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, she serves as a member of the Home Nursing Agencyís Visiting Nurse Association and Community Services Board of Directors. Vaughn is also a member of the Administration and Finance Committee of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce.

Vaughn and husband Kurt Wykoff reside in Huntingdon. Her family includes son Ferdie and daughter-in-law Angie, who reside in York, PA, with their four children; and daughter Megan, who resides in Mechanicsburg, PA, with her child.

Price is the Owner/ President of Price Motor Sales in Cassville, PA. He was born and raised in Cassville and graduated from Southern Huntingdon Area High School. Price starting working at Price Motor Sales while still in high school and took ownership of the business with his father in 1994.

Price is currently serving his third term on the J.C. Blair Board of Directors and his second term on the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. He is a lifetime member of the Trough Creek Valley Fire Department and has held many offices including president, fire chief, assistant fire chief, clergy and served on the board of directors. Price is also a member of the Trough Creek Valley Lions Club, having served as President and is on the board of directors. A member of the Cassville United Methodist Church, he currently serves as their Chairman of the Board.

Price and his wife Susan have two children, Scott and Margie, and three grandchildren, Bella and Fiona Price and Aiden Berrier. In his free time, he enjoys family, boating, golfing and outdoor activities, and community service work.