Lutheran Elects Board Chairman

Lutheran has announced W. Clark Poppleton, as the newly elected chairman of the board of directors. Poppleton was appointed to the position, which carries a two-year term, on Sept. 25, during the quarterly board meeting. He previously served a two-year term as chair of the Policy Review Committee.

Trustees play a very important role in the not-for-profit arena. They are dedicated, trusted colleagues who bring great value by their leadership and support.

“We’ve had extraordinary leadership over the years, most recently with Dean Weaver as our chair,” said Tom Holt, Lutheran CEO and president. “We’re anticipating the same high level of participation and excellence with Clark at the helm. With his vast experience, he understands how susceptible a not-for-profit is to the changes in regulations and funding and the importance of sustaining what we have developed and what it means to our community.”

Poppleton earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Arizona in rehabilitation counseling after serving in the U.S. Army. When he returned to the Jamestown area he began his tenure with The Resource Center. He retired his position as the assistant executive director for Health and Diagnostic and Treatment Services in 2009. He is currently semi-retired and is a self-employed consultant in health care management.

“These are rapidly changing and challenging times,” Poppleton said. “Lutheran is an important asset to the community, especially for seniors and our youth in need. It’s important that we maintain stability and a positive perspective for the future. I’m grateful for my career with The Resource Center and I’m looking forward to giving back to the community and contributing in a different way as a board member than I did as an employee,” he said.

Lutheran offers a full continuum of care for both seniors and for youth with special needs. The Lutheran team helps adults navigate the exciting world of worry free senior living and the complex world of aging. G.A. Family Services is focused on helping youth become successful and assuring they have a permanent loving home. For more information call Lutheran at 665-9405 or log on to


Promotes Within

Windstream Communications recently announced the promotion of Mary Jo Yetzer to the position of account manager.

Yetzer who has been with the company since 1988, previously was an account executive supporting the North East, Pa. market.

A graduate of Slippery Rock University, Yetzer will now be accountable for account management, customer support, retention and growth of Windstream’s ILEC customers in the Jamestown, central New York, and North East, Pa. markets.