Rice Health Foundation Names New Board Trustees

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Author: Staff

Rice Health Foundation has named Tina Erpenbach and Kelly O’Farrell to the Board of Trustees.

Tina is the President of Northern State Supply in Willmar. She lives in Spicer with her husband David.  She has served the community as a past board member of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Grow MN Committee, Relay for Life volunteer, and is a KCEO mentor. Tina said this about her upcoming board service, “I look forward to serving on the board as the Foundation continues its important work of supporting and improving healthcare in our community”.

Kelly lives in Spicer with husband and two sons. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst with Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing. Kelly said this about her upcoming board service, “I am looking forward to being a part of and continuing the tradition of providing excellent health care to the community”.  Her service to the community includes serving on the Steering Committee of Empower: Women United of the United Way of West Central Minnesota and Winged Foot Running Club Treasurer.  Kelly was the Chair of the Education Matters Committee for the May 2015 referendum vote and was a previous Board member of The United Way of West Central Minnesota and Junior Achievement.


Through philanthropy, Rice Health Foundation supports the vitality and quality of care of Rice Memorial Hospital. In 2017, Rice Health Foundation provided $1,200,554 to Rice Memorial Hospital to support a variety of programs and services, as well as technology and equipment. A 12-member volunteer Foundation Board works with the staff to increase awareness of the Foundation, raise funds, and support quality local healthcare services.