FCMH Board Members

Carol CareyCarol Carey – President
Mrs. Carey is a graduate of Washington High School and Miami University with a degree in speech and broadcasting.

She started work at WCMH-TV in Columbus where she served as a Producer/Director and Production Manager. Along her career path, she served as Director of Advertising for Pennington Bread, Executive Director of the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce, Fayette County Museum Curator, and Executive Director of American Red Cross in Fayette County. She also provided free-lance public relations and advertising services for area businesses which she continues on a limited basis today.

Mrs. Carey’s service on the board commenced in 2008. She is currently in her second term which expires in 2020. She says she decided to serve as a Board Member because she believes that the hospital and the school systems are the two most important entities for continued economic health of the community.

Lyn BrackensLyn Brackens – Vice President
Lyn Brackens started on board in 2004. She currently serves as 2nd Vice President and is in her third term which expires in March 2022.

A graduate of Ohio State School of Cosmetology, Ms. Brackens has been a hairdresser for thirty years and notes that she still loves what she does.

Mrs. Brackens says that she decided to serve as a FCMH Trustee because she believes that serving the community in any positive way is a good thing to do.

Myron PriestMyron Priest – Member-at-Large, Immediate Past President
A graduate of Fairfield High School in Leesburg, Mr. Priest studied Business Management at Columbus State. He spent 54 years in the natural gas industry and currently serves as a consultant for that utility.

In addition to his service with FCMH, he is a member Fayette County Board of Elections and the Fayette County Selective Service System.

In commenting about his service to FCMH, Mr. Priest notes that a phone call from a County Commissioner piqued his interest which led to his decision to serve the community.

Myron Priest’s service to the Board of Trustees started in 2007 and ran into 2015. He was reappointed in 2016 to fill an unexpired term.

Mark RichardsMark Richards – Member at Large
Mr. Richards is a graduate of: Buckeye Valley High School and the Graduate School of Banking Madison Wisconsin 2002-2005.

He currently serves as Manager of First State Bank, Washington Court House. From 1997 to 2014 he was Regional President of Advantage Bank, prior to the sale of that operation.
Mr. Richards notes that he accepted the appointment to the FCMH Board because he wanted to assist the hospital staff to continue to provide quality, local healthcare. His first term began in 2011 and runs to 2018.

Dr. Lenora Fitton – Member at Large
Dr. Fitton is the owner of ABC Pediatrics of Ohio which she established in Washington Court House in 2003. She did her training at the Oklahoma State University – College of Osteiopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed her Pediatric residency at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She is board certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Fitton enjoys caring for special needs children and their families. She has received specialized training with the Building Mental Health and Wellness thru Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Her hobbies include stained glass, photography, traveling and watching Buckeye football and her daughter compete in gymnastics. She lives in Washington Court House with her two adopted children, Nick and Alicia.

Brian Ream – Member at Large
A graduate of Washington High School and DeVry Institute, Brian Ream worked in the electronics industry for over 40 years. His 35-year career was spent with YSI/Measurement Specialties/TE Connectivity (name changes due to mergers and acquisitions). He held positions in management, sales, and engineering with the company which focuses on the design, manufacture, and sales of precision temperature sensors.

He is actively involved at Grace United Methodist Church and serves as a volunteer, assistant tennis coach for Washington High School.

Emphasizing his interest in physical fitness, Mr. Ream joined the FCMH Board in 2017 because he wanted to become involved in and support the community where he has lived his entire life.