Schuele to Represent Cedar Rapids Area on Boone County Health Center Foundation Board

By: Boone County Health Center

Boone County Health Center is pleased to welcome past-employee and local pillar Bev Schuele to the Boone County Health Center Foundation Board of Trustees to fill an empty seat on the board.

“Bev’s vast experience on other non-profit boards, her eight years as a Family Court Mediator, and having served as a past Boone County Health Center Foundation Director make her the perfect addition to our foundation board. I look forward to her commitment and professionalism as we continue the foundation’s mission to seek, receive, and administer donations and gifts which support health care offered at Boone County Health Center,” said Foundation Director Aprill Murphy.

Schuele currently serves as a Counselor National for the National Society Descendants of American Farmers, as well as serving as the Nebraska and Iowa Ambassador, Bylaws Committee Chair, and member of their Long-Range Strategic Planning Committee. Schuele is finishing her second term on the State Executive Board of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, also serving on their Long-Term Strategic Planning Committee, and currently serving as P.E.O. President for Chapter DV of St. Edward.

Other lineage societies Schuele belongs to include the Colonial Dames of XVII Century; USD1812; Grand Army of the Republic; Daughters of Union Veterans; National Society of Railroad Workers; the Keith Clan Society of the United States. She is a life-time member and former Nebraska Representative of the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America. Schuele is also a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids serving as lector, liturgical committee chair, and choir member.

“I said yes to becoming a member of the Boone County Health Center Foundation Board because the health center has been an important part of my family’s life. I was born at the Boone County Hospital in 1959 when the hospital was not much older than me! Our children were born there, I was an Advanced EMT for nine years with the Cedar Rapids Rescue Unit and was familiarized with the hospital and medical staff then and again when I was employed there as a medical transcriptionist and Foundation Director sixteen years ago,” Schuele said.

“As a patient, I appreciate the quality and compassionate care I receive. We are blessed with a hospital of this caliber in our county! I have great respect for Foundation Director Aprill Murphy who brings vibrancy and energy to her position. I would love to be a part of helping her and my fellow board members. It was an honor to be asked to serve.  Muhammad Ali was quoted as saying, ‘Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.’ I would have to agree,” said Schuele.

Schuele and husband Tom live on a farm near Cedar Rapids. Her family history in the area dates back to 1873 when her family originally homesteaded near Cedar Rapids. Schuele has three grown children and six grandchildren. Her favorite past-times are being with family, coffee with friends, genealogy, quilting, and writing.