Board of Directors

National Board of Directors

The Samaritan Institute is a 501(c)3 organization governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors.


Margaret T. Jones  Executive Director, Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas, Retired; Odessa, TX – Chair
Randy Johnson – Director of I/T and Change, Wisconsin Public Service, Retired;
Green Bay, WI – Chair-Elect
Kathryn (Kathy) Yarbrough  Community Leader; Albuquerque, NM – Secretary
Randal (Randy) J. Rhoade – CEO, Samaritan Health and Living Center; Elkhart, IN – Treasurer


Sharla Baenen – President, Bellin Psychiatric; Green Bay, WI
Randall (Ran) F. Bellows – Co-founder, COBE Laboratories, Inc., Retired; Golden, CO-Chair Emeritus
Amy Bertschausen – Executive Director, Care and Counseling; St. Louis, MO
Gary Cebulski  Finance and Accounting Professional, Retired; Appleton, WI
Diane Hart – Executive Director, Samaritan Counseling Center of the North Shore, Retired; Wilmette, IL
Naomi O. Harris  – Chaplain, Shorter Community African Methodist Church; Denver, CO
Nate Harris – Executive Director, Trinity Boston Counseling Center; Boston, MA
James (Jim) HayesExecutive Director, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center; Urbandale, IA
William (Bill) N. Maniatis – Physician, Private Practice General Urology, Retired; Denver, CO
Casper Martin – Board Member, Foundation M; Andover, MA
Grover (Chip) R. Mims, III – Associate Professor of Anesthesiology-Emeritus, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Retired; Winston-Salem, NC
Jennifer Paquette – Chief Investment Officer, Public Employees’ Retirement Association
of Colorado, Retired; Superior, CO
Robert Patterson – Entrepreneur, Semi-Retired; Tyler, TX
Keith Sheffield – Executive Director, Samaritan Counseling & Growth Center, Retired; Bartlesville, OK
Donald (Don) F. Stewart – Superintendent, Penn Manor School District, Retired;
Lancaster, PA
Marian Towers – Executive Director, Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier, Inc.; Endwell, NY
Dennis Vlassis – Executive Director, The Community Christian Counseling Center; Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Matthew (Matt) White – Systems Engineer, Digital Solutions; Johnson City, NY