New to Bartels Board

Deb Schroeder, President & CEO, of Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community has announced the appointments of Dr. Russell Adams to the Board of Directors and Ann Engelbrecht Benschoter to the Memorial Foundation Trustee Board.  “As always, we are honored by the caliber of community leaders who are willing to donate their time and skills to Bartels,” said Schroeder.  “Our Board of Directors and Board of Trustees have the expertise and passion to continue Bartels’ tradition of excellence.”

Dr. Russell Adams began his career in 1982 where he worked in both an inpatient and outpatient capacity. He was involved with the creation of the hospitalist program and continued to provide inpatient and outpatient services. In 2011, Dr. Adams became a full-time hospitalist and Medical Director of the Hospitalist Service at Allen Hospital. In 2014, Dr. Adams was promoted to Medical Director of Medical Services and two years later promoted to Medical Director of Operations. He remains a practicing hospitalist, is the assistant medical director for Allen Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Services and is the medical director for the IMPACT service line. In 2017 Dr. Adams was named Chief Medical Officer for UnityPoint Health-Waterloo.  “I’m interested in the delivery of care for patients through their transitions from home to hospital to nursing care,” says Adams. “Serving on the Bartels Board is a natural fit as nursing care rounds are part of my current medical practice.”

Ann Engelbrecht Benschoter spent over 35 years in the banking industry, and most recently retired as EVP of BMO Harris bank in Chicago. Her banking career was primarily focused on the commercial side of business, and the financial institutions for which she worked were in Wisconsin and Illinois. She is now on the Boards of Johnson Financial Group (Racine, WI) and Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (Chicago, IL). Ann’s connections to Bartels span many decades.  Her father (Bill) and grandfather(Ed) were both active with Bartels, and her mother (Judy) currently resides at Eichhorn Haus.  Ann, and her husband, Doug, were both born and raised in Waverly but left for college and careers. “Returning to Waverly after retirement is like coming full circle for us,” states Ann.  “I look forward to carrying on the tradition of being involved as a Trustee for the Bartels Memorial Foundation.