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Board of Trustees

Gay Bolln, Chairman
Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

Gay Bolln has served on the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees since 2010 and currently is the board secretary. A Douglas native, Bolln graduated from the University of Wyoming and then returned to Douglas and Memorial Hospital where she worked in the lab for 38 years before retiring. In addition to her work on the hospital board, Bolln is active in her church and with Jubilee House, a transition home for women who are leaving prison. Her experience in health care, familiarity with the operations of the Hospital, and dedication to improving the patient’s experience at Memorial Hospital makes her an ideal board member. When she is not busy volunteering in the community, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren in the mountains, following Cowboys football and basketball and hanging out with her black lab.

Dr. Charles Lyford
Memorial Hospital of Converse County Board of Trustees

Dr. Charles Lyford has served on the Memorial Hospital of Converse County Board of Trustees since 2001 and currently is the board vice chair. Dr. Lyford graduated from the University of Iowa School of Medicine and completed his family Practice residency at San Bernardino County Hospital in Cal. before serving a year in Vietnam.

Upon his return to the states, Dr. Lyford was stationed at the Munson Army Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan.. He completed his internal medicine residency at Kansas University Hospital as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology. Dr. Lyford moved to Casper, Wyo. in 1974 where he practiced at the Wyoming Medical Center until his retirement in 1996. In addition to his duties on the hospital board, Dr. Lyford is a member of the Lions, a Master Gardener, and wood craftsman—having built kitchen cabinets for over thirty Habitat for Humanity homes. Dr. Lyford and his wife Joyce live on acreage outside of Glenrock, Wyo..

Arlene Ekland-Earnst
Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

Arlene Ekland-Earnst has been a member of the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees since 2004 and works as a historic site supervisor for the State of Wyoming. Arlene’s background in archaeology and anthropology combined with her interest in the arts and history help to anchor the board as they balance new initiatives with time tested programs. In addition to the Memorial Hospital board of trustees, she has served on the Douglas Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, the Converse County Tourism board, Colorado/Wyoming Association of Museums board, the Historical Society, Historic Preservation Commission, Pioneer Association and Zonta International. She and her husband Mike live in Douglas.

Colleen Bolte
Memorial Hospital of Converse County Board of Trustees

Colleen Bolte has served on the Memorial Hospital of Converse County Board of Trustees since 2009. Her most recent education was the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Col. completed in July of 2010. Bolte moved to the Glenrock area in 1972 working in banks or credit unions for 30+ years and currently works at Hilltop National Bank as vice president and consumer loans manager and also administers the loan operations department. Bolte and her husband Dave live on acreage outside of Glenrock, Wyo.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and assisting Dave with his business in Glenrock.

Robert B. Kayser
Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

Robert (Bob) Kayser has served as a Memorial Hospital of Converse County Board of Trustee since 1997. His vast business experience includes leadership positions in several Fortune 500 corporations as well as numerous private ventures. His understanding of the many complexities of health care and true love of Wyoming make him a valuable member of the Memorial Hospital family. Kayser currently serves as board chairman and as a member of the building committee. Kayser and his wife Jerrie live on a ranch outside of Douglas.

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