Meet the Individuals Who Support Good Samaritan
Director, Good Samaritan Foundation
Gary Keith Hackney, who grew up in Vincennes, has spent the majority of
his career as a teacher, mentor, coach, and leader. He spent 34 years
in public education as a teacher and administrator. In 2007, Gary turned
his attention to health care where he has served in an educational leadership
development role, most recently joining Good Samaritan as the Director
of the Foundation.
Hackney has been on the sidelines as coach of youth sports, acted on television,
and is the public address announcer for a variety of high school sports
events. He has served in many capacities as volunteering, Sunday school
teacher, civic board member and community leader. Hackney’s passion
is to experience all the world has to offer including travel, literature,
music, food, and sports. He is an avid reader.
Hackney sees that the only way to improve your surroundings is by being
involved. He encourages anyone who is seeking a way to improve their world
to contact him.
Development Specialist, Good Samaritan Foundation
Nicole Coomer has been with Good Samaritan Foundation for three years as
a Development Specialist. She is passionate about philanthropy and its
ability to make the world a better place. She is a 2016 graduate of University
of Saint Francis’s Masters in health care Administration program,
as well as a certified nonprofit professional (CNP) through the Nonprofit
Leadership Alliance. Coomer is currently working to complete a Master’s
in Business Administration and is also planning to become a Certified
Fund Raising Executive through CFRE International. In addition to her
academic and professional pursuits, Nicole is a trained singer and will
often be found performing for various local charitable events. She is
passionate about health and wellness, attaining certifications in various
fitness formats including Zumba, Insanity, and Pop Pilates. Most recently,
Nicole has taken up kettlebell lifting and hopes to participate in her
first Kettlebell Sport competition in the near future.
Board of Directors
South Knox School Corporation
Tom Ernst, Secretary
Vincennes Community School Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, The AME Group
Co-owner, Sure Clean Inc.
Co-owner & Chief Operating Officer
Bestway Express, Inc.
F.C. Tucker Emge
Retired Teacher & Community Volunteer
Old National Bank
Care Management Nurse
Retired Vice President of Nursing
North Knox School Corporation
Chief Financial Officer