Governing Board of Trustees

Regional Medical Center Board

As a county, not-for-profit hospital, RMC is governed by seven elected officials who reside in Delaware County.

Chris Tegeler, Chairperson

manchester resident
serving since 2008

As a community, Chris believes we must look towards the future and focus on aspects that will allow for continued growth and development. Chris can’t express her gratitude enough to our wonderful community and staff of Regional Medical Center as they play a huge role in the success and longevity of RMC. Chris states the experience of COVID-19 has highlighted what a great community we live in and the important role RMC plays in the communities it serves. Chris is proud of where RMC has been, what it’s become, and is looking forward to the future.

Cathy Lilienthal, Vice Chairperson

DELHI resident
serving since 2017

Cathy grew up in Illinois. She attended college at Drake University and liked Iowa so much that she stayed. Cathy is a Pharmacist at Brehme Drug and is currently reducing hours to part-time status as the situation permits. She volunteers for the Delaware County American Cancer Society and has served as a trustee for the Manchester Public Library and a mentor. Cathy and her husband have three grown children. She enjoys gardening, reading, traveling and more.

Steve Palmer, Treasurer

manchester resident
serving since 2004

As the owner of his own business and an active member of the Manchester retail community, Steve brings his business experience to RMC to help with the future growth of the hospital.
Steve is enthusiastic about the past and forthcoming changes taking place at RMC, and believes the hospital is a great asset to our communities.

Joe Keith, Secretary

delhi resident
serving since 2001

Joe is a lifelong resident of Delaware County. He graduated from Delhi High School and Upper Iowa University. Joe is retired after teaching 7th grade students for 39 years at West Delaware School. Joe is very interested in maintaining good working conditions and quality staff at the RMC. He is pleased with RMC’s continual growth, allowing the hospital to provide those services vital to our communities.

Bev Preussner

manchester resident
serving since 2008

Bev started her career at RMC in 1957, following her graduation from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids, where she received her RN. She received her BSN in 1983 and her MSN in 1991. Bev worked in nursing for 32 years.

Serving on the Governing Board of Trustees continues her experience in the healthcare field at a different level. The facility expansion of River Ridge Pavilion will increase the services and allow more specialists to serve RMC. With the aging population, the increased numbers of services close to home is very important. Bev wants to meet the changing healthcare needs of the future. In addition, she has served on the Board of Health as a Governing Board representative since 2008.

Jane Sherman

edgewood resident
serving since 2023

Jane graduated from University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1974 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 1995. Her clinical background includes home care, hospice and public health.

Jane retired from her nursing career with RMC after 17 years in administration of home care, hospice, public health and the mental health center.

Kathy Swift

manchester resident
serving since 2023

Kathy has been a registered nurse for over 45 years. She graduated from Mount Mercy University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1977 and received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska in 1982.

During Kathy’s nursing career she served in a variety of roles including Executive Director of the Visiting Nurse Association in Dubuque; tenured Assistant Professor at Mount Mercy University; and Nursing Administration, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Academic Liaison for Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Through her career, Kathy has been honored with the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award in 2009, Quality and Patient Safety Award in 2012, the Distinguished Service Award from Mount Mercy University in 2018, the Women of Achievement Award at Waypoints Tribute to Women in Leadership in 2019, and the Catherine McAuley Award in 2019.

Kathy and her husband, Dan, have three grown children and five grandchildren. She is very involved in the community, currently serving as Co-Chair for Operation Santa Claus. Previous community involvement included Vice President of the Penn Center Board in Delhi and a Board member for Abbe Center.