Meet Our Board of Directors
Sister Barbara Battista, SP, PA-C
Chairperson of the Board
Sister Barbara serves as the Chairperson of the Board. She entered the Sisters of Providence congregation in 1985, is a Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, and currently serves as the Justice Promoter for the Providence Community. Sister Barbara enjoys camping, kayaking, and most especially sitting around a fire with friends amongst the trees of this place we call ‘the Woods’.
Dr. Marcia Ann Miller
Vice President of Corporation
Dr. Marcia Ann Miller is the current Dean of the Division of Nursing and Sciences at Saint Mary-of-the- Woods College. She has been a nurse since 1974 and has held various roles in healthcare administration and higher education. Her approach to leadership is based on the theories of Servant Leadership and Strengths Based Leadership. Her mission is to help others reach success as they have defined. Her morning prayer is to offer each day for the highest and best good.
Sister Laura Parker, SP
Liaison From Members of the Corporation
Sister Laura Parker entered the Congreation of the Sisters of Providence in 2003. Currently, she ministers on the Congregation’s Leadership Team. Previously, Sister Laura was the Director of Spiritual Care at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago. Prior to joing the Congregation, she had a career in nursing and ministd as a Hospice Chaplain.
Sharon R. Boyle, MM, MT-BC
Sharon R. Boyle, MM, MT-BC, is an Associate Professor of Music Therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Coordinator of the Undergraduate Music Therapy Program, and Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre. She has over 25 years of experience working in long term care, in addition to other healthcare and educational settings as a music therapist, music therapy supervisor, and music therapy educator. She has extensive presentation experience on the national, regional, and state level on topics such as music therapy with neurocognitive/dementia, vocal health in music therapy, music as self-care and wellness, and other topics related to clinical training and education in music therapy. She is finishing her dissertation as part of the Doctorate in Health Sciences program at Indiana State University, in addition to research interests of music-based care to address public health issues.
Brad Crites is a Providence Associate and former webmaster and adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. He specializes in teaching and learning as well as organizational culture and change dynamics. He is committed to philanthropy and community development as a Lilly Scholar Alumnus. He currently works for Purdue University as an Educational Technology Consultant. Brad lives with his wife, Tiffany, and their children, Brooklyn and Brett, on their historic family farm near Solsberry, Indiana.
Brandon Henman is the Vice Presdient of Finanace for Gartland Foundary, Terre Haute. Henman is a Terre Haute native, born and raised in Terre Haute. Henman received an undergraduate degree in finance with a minor in accounting and an MBA from Indiana State University. In 2023, he accepted a new opportunity to be a part of Gartland Foundry in Terre Haute where he currently serves as the Vice President of Finance. Previously he spent many years working at The Hometown Savings Bank; FKA Terre Haute Savings Bank, where he served as a Vice President of the banks commercial lending department. He also enjoyed several years as an adjunct instructor of management and giving back to his alma mater, ISU’s Scott College of Business. In 2016, he was honored by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce in being named one of their 12 under 40 award recipients. He has been blessed to serve in many leadership capacities at for-profit and non-profit organizations within the community; including: Meals on Wheels of Terre Haute, TREES Inc., Terre Haute City Tree Advisory Board, Networks Mentor at ISU, Junior Achievement, Reading Neighbors at Lost Creek Elementary, and Gartland Foundry just to name a few. With the free time that he has, he enjoys spending it with his wife, Sarah Henman, who is social worker at Union Hospital in their Accountable Care Organization, and thier two girls, Kylie and Karlee.
Sister Mary Beth Klingel, SP
Sister Mary Beth Klingel is the Coordinator of Guests Services for Woodhaven at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, where those on campus for a visit or an event can stay overnight. She also serves as a volunteer for PHC where she visits many patients, families, and even team members. Sister Mary Beth has served two terms on the General Council of the Sisters of Providence; during the second five-year term she was liaison to PHC and Ministry of Care. Prior to serving as a liasion, she served five years in formation ministry for the SPs as Director of Novices and in Parish Pastoral Ministry for nearly thirty years. Sister Mary Beth has served as a Sister of Providence for 58 years and continues to share in the mission of the Sisters of Providence through her daily work.
Sister Connie Kramer, SP
Sister Connie Kramer is the Spiritual/Retreat Director and Grief Specialist for the Sisters of Providence. She entered the Congregation in 1964, after graduating from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Sister Connie has ministered within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for most of her religious life as a high school teacher, business and development officer, a parish religious education director, pastoral associate, parish life coordinator, pastoral counselor, group facilitator, group consultant, retreat/spiritual director and grief specialist. She also was co-founder of a free medical clinic, founder and director of a free dental clinic and outreach service.
Sister Lawrence Ann Liston, SP
Sister Lawrence Ann Liston is a native of Terre Haute. She joined the Congregation in 1961 and professed her final vows in 1969. Liston recieved her Bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and went on to earn her Master’s in Education from Indiana State. She ministered in education for many years in Illinois and Indiana. Liston currently ministers as a driver and companion at the Motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
Dr. Janie Myers, DO, DFACOS, FACS
Janie Myers, DO, DFACOS, FACS, received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and completed in her medical training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She moved on to her residency in General Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and finished at Midwestern University/ St James Hospital (now Franciscan St. James Health), both in Chicago, IL. Afterward, Dr. Myers completed her FHS Advanced Laparoscopy Fellowship at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Myers is a board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery (ACOS). She is a Distinguished Fellow of American College of Surgeons (ACOS) (2021), a Fellow of both the ACOS (2016) and the American College of Surgeons (2010). She is active in the healthcare organizations serving as a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the ACOS. She is Past Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Governor (ACOS) (2021-2022) and Past Chair of General Surgery of the ACOS, representing over fifteen hundred members/surgeons (2018-2020). She continues to serve and be active as a member of other ACOS national committees like the founding member of the new Inclusivity Diversity Equality Action (IDEA) national committee (2022). Dr. Myers, also, serves as National Faculty for the NBOME Clinical Department of Surgery. She enjoyed many accolades during her career including recently Terre Living 2022 Women in Business and 2023 Nexstar National Remarkable Women Finalist. Also, a very proud mama to a son (10). Dr. Myers, also, is a mentor and regularly volunteers for activities to promote wellness and medical education. She serves as a Medical Board Advisor for the Wabash Valley Breast Cancer survivors and Board Member of the Minority Health Coalition of Terre Haute. Past -President of the Vigo Parke Vermillion Medical Society and member of the Commission on Physician Assistance which are sections of Indiana State Medical Society (ISMA). Chair of the Black Business Alliance and Board Member of Chamber of Commerce. Furthermore, Dr. Myers is an elected official serving as County Coroner for Vigo County, Indiana. When not caring for her patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, enjoying good food, and video games.
Michelle Rodgers, CPA
Michelle has been a CPA for 15 years. She and her husband, Chris, own Rodgers CPA Group LLC in Brazil, IN. Her areas of practice include individual, corporate, and partnership taxation, as well as consulting and payroll services. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the local community.
Dr. John Welch, M.D.
John Welch M.D. has been a Family Practice Physician in Terre Haute for close to 40 years. He has served in leadership roles at Union Hospital and skilled nursing facilities. He has special interests Sports Medicine. Dr. Welch is involved in Saint Joseph University Parish in Terre Haute being an Extra Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist and Facilitator of the ACTS Retreat Core Team. He enjoys spending time with family, sports and traveling. He recently has retired and hopes to spend even more time with these interests. He has been a Member of the Providence Health Care Board for 4 years.
Board Members Not Pictured:
Jerry Dooley, Board Member
Christine Hollowell, Board Member
What are you waiting for?
The Providence Health Care Board of Directors is a working Board and meets quarterly. Meeting attendance and participation is necessary to continue the growth and development of the organization. We are thankful for the time and committment provided by each member. If you are interested in joining the PHC Board of Directors, please reach out to our President and CEO, Mandy Lynch, at email@example.com.