Foundation Staff

Meet the Individuals Who Support Good Samaritan

Gary HackneyGary Hackney, Director, Good Samaritan Foundation

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.

Nicole CoomerNicole Coomer, Development Specialist, Good Samaritan Foundation

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

  • Brad Case, Retired Superintendent
South Knox School Corporation
    Brad Case

    Retired Superintendent
    South Knox School Corporation

  • Tom Ernst, Secretary, Retired Educator	
Vincennes Community School Corporation
    Tom Ernst, Secretary

    Retired Educator
    Vincennes Community School Corporation

  • Mark Gerkin, Chief Executive Officer, The AME Group	
Co-owner, Sure Clean Inc.
    Mark Gerkin

    Chief Executive Officer, The AME Group
    Co-owner, Sure Clean Inc.

  • Eli McCormick, Co-owner & Chief Operating Officer	
Bestway Express, Inc.
    Eli McCormick

    Co-owner & Chief Operating Officer
    Bestway Express, Inc.

  • Cindy Moore, Associate Broker	
F.C. Tucker Emge
    Cindy Moore
    Associate Broker
    F.C. Tucker Emge

  • Patty Niehaus, Retired Teacher & Community Volunteer
    Patty Niehaus

    Retired Teacher & Community Volunteer

  • Helen Seirp, Regional President	
Old National Bank
    Helen Seirp

    Regional President
    Old National Bank

  • Carolyn Small, Care Management Nurse, Good Samaritan
    Carolyn Small

    Care Management Nurse
    Good Samaritan

  • Gregg Sturm, Attorney
    Gregg Sturm
    Attorney

  • Pat Summers, Retired Vice President of Nursing	
Good Samaritan
    Pat Summers

    Retired Vice President of Nursing
    Good Samaritan

  • Phyllis Sweeney, Retired Teacher	
North Knox School Corporation
    Phyllis Sweeney

    Retired Teacher
    North Knox School Corporation

  • Joyce Villwock, Chief Financial Officer, Villwock Farms
    Joyce Villwock

    Chief Financial Officer
    Villwock Farms