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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members, Elects Officers


The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomed three new board members and elected new officers at a recent meeting of its board of directors.

Board members also recognized the contributions of three retiring board members – Roger Hickman, Meg Kettelkamp and D.J. Kennedy – with a combined 18 years of leadership and dedication to the nonprofit hospital’s foundation.

“We’re grateful for the dedicated service each of these board members has provided to improving the health of the people and communities we serve,” said Raedena Ryan, executive director of the foundation. That service included being part of the Bringing the Best to You Capital Campaign, which raised more than $1.3 million to improve the hospital’s facilities with the addition of the Outpatient Services Center.

The new board members are Nancy Handegan, Melisa Livingston and Billy Williams.

Nancy Handegan is from Taylorville. She is an attorney with offices in Decatur, where she works in the areas of estate planning, business representation and real estate. She is the owner of First Illinois Title Group, LLC, a land title company with offices in Decatur and Shelbyville. She serves on the Christian County Farm Bureau board of directors and is legal counsel for Shadow Home, a women’s shelter in Taylorville. Handegan and her husband, Jerry, have two children: Nathan and Veronica.

Melisa Livingston, a Taylorville native, serves as a substitute teacher for Taylorville Community Unit School District 3, primarily in junior high and high school. She is on the board for Taylorville Youth Basketball. She previously served on the board of the Christian County YMCA and is a longtime volunteer for Vision Way Christian School. She and her husband, Jon, have three sons: Grant, Nick and Jack.

Billy Williams, a lifelong Taylorville resident, is co-owner and president of Computer Techniques Inc., a local technology company known as CTI. He founded CTI in 1998 with business partner Adam Vocks and has been a part of Taylorville’s business community for 18 years. He and his wife, Pamela, have one daughter, Megan.

New officers elected are Shelly Cappellin, president; Scott McClure, vice president; Gloria Brummer, secretary; Mike Blakeman, treasurer; and Eric Kahle, immediate past president.

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is a nonprofit, incorporated as a 501(c)3 and organized in 1995, and supports Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s mission to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.