Published on January 27, 2017

Pamela White Appointed To Mary Greeley Board Of Trustees

Pam White

Pam White

Pamela White, former dean of the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University, has been appointed to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Board of Trustees.

White will fill out the term of Dr. Louis Banitt, who retired from the board in January after 11 years of service. White’s current term will run through 2017.

“Pam White is an excellent addition to Mary Greeley’s board,” said Sarah Buck, board chair. “She is a respected and involved member of our community and, thanks to her academic focus in food science and leadership as dean of the College of Human Sciences, she will bring a strong perspective on community health. Several of the departments in that college have strong programs focused on health.”

White was a member of the faculty in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State from 1975 until her retirement in 2016. During this time, she achieved the rank of university professor, served as interim chair of her department, and finally as dean for the College of Human Sciences.

While dean, she chaired the national Board on Human Sciences. She also served her field of food science through many leadership positions in professional societies, including American Oil Chemists’ Society, the Carbohydrate Division of the American Association of Cereal Chemists and the Institute of Food Technologists. She earned fellowship status in each of these professional organizations. White currently serves on the board of the United Way of Story County, and was a member of the Rotary Club of Ames.

Banitt was first elected to the board in 2006. He was an internist at McFarland Clinic from 1965 until his retirement in 1998. During this time he served on the board of directors of McFarland Clinic and as its president. He has been on the board of Northcrest, Inc. and the Northcrest Foundation, Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA), Ames Town and Gown, Rotary Club of Ames, Iowa State University College for Seniors, and has been president of Bethesda Lutheran Church. He achieved trustee certification through the Iowa Hospital Association in 2011.

“Louis Banitt’s leadership and professional experience have been invaluable to Mary Greeley Medical Center,” said Buck. “His service to the hospital and to McFarland Clinic has contributed significantly to the continuing strength of these organizations and, in turn, to the ongoing health of our community. It has been a pleasure to work alongside him, and we are deeply grateful for his service.”

White joins current board members Buck, Ken McCuskey, Brad Heemstra and Mary Kitchell. Board members are elected and serve four-year terms.