Board Members

Donald Klitgaard, M.D.

President

Harlan, Iowa

Don Klitgaard, MD, FAAFP, graduated from the University of Iowa School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Lincoln Family Medicine Program in Lincoln, Nebraska. For the last 15 years, he practiced full scope Family Medicine and served as Medical Director of the Myrtue Medical Center clinics in Harlan, Iowa.  Dr. Klitgaard has served as the New Physician member on the AAFP Board of Directors, as President and Board Chair of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, and has also been a member of the AMA Committee of Innovators. He is currently Vice-President of the IAFP Foundation and an active member of the AAFP’s Commission on Quality and Practice.

 

In 2014, Dr. Klitgaard transitioned from clinical practice to a new role as Chief Medical Officer with Accountable Care Associates of Springfield, MA, in addition to serving as the National Medical Director for Healthcare. Since then, he has led the formation of an Iowa-based Medicare Shared Savings ACO, Heartland Physicians ACO, in addition to serving as the CEO and CMO of MedLink Advantage, an ACO management and business consulting services company.

Kevin de Regnier, D.O.

Vice President

Winterset, Iowa

Born and raised in Iowa, Kevin de Regnier, DO, FACOFP, dist. has practiced osteopathic family medicine in Winterset for more than 25 years. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in chemistry and a minor in biology. He graduated from Des Moines University with his DO degree in 1985 and completed a family medicine residency at Des Moines General Hospital. Dr. de Regnier currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and has served on a many local, state and national healthcare boards, committees, and taskforces. Dr. de Regnier and his wife Rae live in Winterset and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. 

Paul Dudley

Board Member

Onawa, Iowa

Dr. Paul Dudley is a family medicine doctor in Onawa, Iowa and is affiliated with Burgess Health Center. He received his medical degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Dudley accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Burgess Health Center who specialize in Family Medicine.

Jeffrey Hoffmann, D.O.

Board Member

Guttenberg, Iowa

Dr. Hoffmann graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, and completed his residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. After fulfilling a 4 year Public Health commitment in Rock Rapids, Iowa, he moved to Guttenberg, Iowa in 1991, and has been in private practice since. Hoffmann is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor for the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He has served as the President of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, and is currently on the Clayton Ridge School Board. Hoffmann has been married for 40 years to his wife, Carolyn, and have they two sons, Zach (granddaughter Kathryn) and Alex.

Barry Jacobson

Board Member

Harlan, Iowa

Barry Jacobsen was appointed CEO of Myrtue Medical Center in 2009 after dedicating more than a decade to the Harlan-based institution. Prior to his current role as hospital CEO, he served as Myrtue's CFO for 12 years. The Shelby County, Iowa, native earned his bachelor's degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. He received his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. During Jacobsen’s tenure as CEO, Myrtue Medical Center has been recognized as an eight-consecutive year recipient of the iVantage Health Analytics Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award. Jacobsen currently serves as a Board member of the Iowa Hospital Association. 

George Kappos, M.D.

Board Member

Polk City, Iowa

George Kappos is a solo family physician who has been in private practice in Polk City, IA since 2010.  Prior to moving to Polk City he practiced in Ankeny, IA for over 25 years in both private practice and health system clinics.  He is a graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy and the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA.  He is a past president of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians, served in the American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates for ten years and has been a delegate to the Iowa Medical Society House of Delegates for 15 years.

Steve Rippentrop, M.D.

Board Member

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Steven Rippentrop, M.D., MHA serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  Dr. Rippentrop earned his Master of Arts Degree at Wartburg attended Medical School at the University of Iowa earning his Medical Degree and Masters in Healthcare Administration and Public Health.   Dr. Rippentrop is Family Practice trained and currently practices Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Mahaska Health. 

Matt Sells

Board Member

Shenandoah, Iowa

Matt Sells has served as President & CEO of Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, IA since March of 2017.  Prior to his appointment as CEO, Matt served as CFO of Shenandoah Medical Center (2013-2017) and Brown County Hospital (2011-2013) in Ainsworth, NE.  He has been involved in multiple new rural health clinic accreditations, multiple electronic medical record implementations, and has recently helped to facilitate a $25 million building expansion that included new central registration, a two-story multispecialty physician office, laboratory, surgical center, and an expanded emergency department.  Prior to entering healthcare, Matt served as a CPA for KPMG specializing in the audits of healthcare, financial services, and other nonprofit organizations.

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