FCMH Board Members
Lyn Brackens – 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 Priest – First Vice 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.
Dr. Lenora Fitton – Second Vice President
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 Osteopathic 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.
Mark Richards – Secretary
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. In
2018 he was appointed to a second term which will expire in 2024.
Carol Carey – Member at Large
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.
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.