Mary Greeley Medical Center Auxiliary Board Welcomes New Members

The Mary Greeley Medical Center Auxiliary board of directors welcomed six new members in January. Sarah Buss, Buffy Clatt, Beth Henningsen, Megan Jurgens, Marcy Nelson, and Michelle Rasmussen will serve one year terms for up to three consecutive terms. They join standing board members Tanya Austin, Katie Carmer, Stacy Dreyer (treasurer), Samantha Goodman, Pam Hallenbeck, Renee Hansen, Jane Milleman, Melissa Rowan, Amy Salama (president elect), and Katie Youngberg (past president).

Sarah Buss stays busy throughout the year working, coaching and teaching.  She teaches gymnastics and dance, coaches the Ames High Drill, Ames High fall cheerleading and Ames Middle School gymnastics and spirit squad.  She also finds time to work at the Ames Chamber of Commerce as the director of membership and affiliate programming.  Sarah has been involved with many community service projects, including: raising money for the Bliss Cancer Center women in need; Project Linus; Lighten Up Iowa; Flood Relief, dance clinic for girls in respite care at Child Serve yearly; Race against Racism; Blue Sky Day to benefit Lutheran Social Services; Main street Promotions Committee and she was director of the Bill Riley Talent Search in Ames. 

Buffy Clatt received her BA in Art & Design from Iowa State University and is currently a project coordinator for Krell Institute.  She has more than 15 years of experience in graphic design, advertising and marketing and in 2007 was an adjunct instructor at Iowa State University.  She is a Leadership Ames graduate (2006-2007) and is a member of Young Professionals of Ames and PrAM (a public relations, advertising and marketing group).  Buffy has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Story County and for the Ames Community Arts Council. 

Beth Henningsen received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education and her MBA both from Iowa State University.  She is in her 13th year with Ames Racquet and Fitness Center and handles management and membership sales at the Somerset location.  She is a member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association (Lifetime Member) and National Cyclone Club.  Past community involvement includes Special Olympics, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, American Heart Association Heart Walk, The Heart Connection Children's Cancer Programs, Gilbert Rock Hop, Ames 4th of July Bill Riley Talent Show judge, and Upward basketball coach. 

Megan Jurgens arrived in Ames 17 years ago as an undergrad at Iowa State University where she earned her BS degree in Transportation & Logistics.  While at ISU, she met her husband David who is an Ames native and co-owner of WCI Pools & Spas.  Today they love to call Ames home and feel blessed to raise their two little girls, Ainsley (8) and Addison (5) here.  Megan enjoys taking an active role in her community and loves that Ames has so many opportunities to be involved.  She has served on several community and organizational committees including Co-President for the Edwards Elementary PTO, Entertainment Co-Chair for the 2011 MGMC Annual Benefit, Sponsorship Chair for the Lutheran Services in Iowa Chocolate Walk and Volunteer Coordinator for the Main Street Cultural District 4th of July Celebration. 

Marcy Nelson After graduating from Iowa Central College with her associates degree, Marcy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in finance  in 1998.  She currently works at First American Bank as a private wealth advisor assisting private banking clients with their banking, lending and wealth management needs.  Previously she worked at First American Bank as a mortgage loan originator and was a realtor at Hunziker and Associates.  She is a member of Leadership Ames class of 2006, Young Professionals of Ames, Ames Chamber, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and Gilbert Lutheran Church.  She has volunteered for United Way’s Annual Live United Food Drive, Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee, Gilbert Parks and Recreation, and has coached children’s sports activities. 

Michelle Rasmussen received her undergraduate degree in Art and Design from ISU and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from ISU.  She has worked in the College of Design for the past 20 years.  The first 10 years as an academic advisor and currently as the student programs and services coordinator.  She served on the 2010 Annual Benefit decorations committee and also spoke about her cancer story at the 2011 Annual Benefit to help raise money for wigs.  She is a sports rep for the Ames High boys swim team and serves on the Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club board of directors.                 

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