Our Team


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Dana Howes

President & CEO

Dana Howes was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanover and District Hospital in February 2019. Prior to her current appointment, she held the position of Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO at HDH for four years. Dana’s career in health care began 17 years ago as an Intensive Care Nurse in a busy tertiary regional center. She has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Nursing Science. During her time at HDH, Dana has championed many key projects and initiatives at both the local and regional level that emphasize a health care system perspective. Dana is a strong advocate of rural health care.

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Michelle Scime-Summers

Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO

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Kim Mighton

Vice President of Finance & Operations


 Karen Otterbein


 Karen Otterbein

Manager of Human Resources & Physician Recruitment


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Paul Burke

Facilities & Project Manager

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Tasha Hamel

Patient Care Manager (Emergency, Environmental Services, Clinical Education)


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Mel Miles

Manager Health Records & Out-Patient Clinics, Registration and Privacy Officer

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Mary Rae

Patient Care Manager (Surgical Services, Obstetrics, Dialysis, MDRD, Pharmacy)


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David Schade

Manager of Laboratory & Diagnostic Imaging, Infection Control

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Sherrie Schope

Patient Care Manager (Acute Care, RCU, ICU, Nutritional Services, Dietician, Rehab/Cardiac)


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Cheryl Speer

Risk Manager/Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator