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Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes Adds Board Members

Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes Adds Board Members

CONTACT: Kevin Compton, Manager of Public Relations and Communications, 606-833-3957

Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes has added four new members to its board and elevated current board members Glenn Denton and Rodger Harrison to the respective roles of chair and vice chair.

Denton is an attorney and partner at Denton Law Firm in Paducah who has served on the Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes board since 2014. After graduating from Paducah Tilghman High School, Centre College, and Chase College of Law, Denton returned to Paducah to practice law with his father more than 20 years ago. Denton also serves on the board of directors for Paducah Bank and Trust Company and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. He lives in Paducah with his wife, and fellow attorney, Heather Hallmark Denton. The couple has two children.

Harrison has served on the board since 2015. He is the owner of Waterway Ag Inc. in Metropolis, Ill., continuing the legacy of the business co-founded by his father. Harrison and his wife Cheryl have two adult children.

Those new to the Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes board are:

  • Bob Doering: Doering is director of Mission Services for Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital. He is a certified chaplain with more than twenty years of mission experience. Doering and his wife have five children.

  • Laura Shoulta Haas: A graduate of Reidland High School and Murray State University, Haas returned to her native Paducah in 2015 after a career that included managerial and technical positions in industry. She is an accomplished equestrian having earned both bronze and silver medals in Dressage. She and her husband Terry have two adult sons.

  • Amy Roof.: Roof is a certified financial planner with Williams & Roof Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Paducah. She earned her master’s degree in personal financial planning from The College for Financial Planning. Roof received her certification in financial planning education from Northwestern University and also earned a degree in business administration and political science from Murray State University. Roof has a daughter.

  • Marcus Turnley: Turnley is a physician assistant at Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital. He is a member of the Kentucky Association of Physician Assistants. Turnley lives in Paducah with his wife and has two adult children.

“I’d like to thank each of our new board members for their willingness to serve with Mercy Health,” said Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes President Jessica Toren. “I’d especially like to thank Glenn for accepting the role of chairman and Rodger for accepting the role of vice chair. They will excel in these leadership positions. We’re honored to have them both as well as our new members and I look forward to the work we’ll do together.”

Mercy Health Foundation – Lourdes is the philanthropic arm of Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital. The foundation’s mission is to raise funds that empower the hospital to extend its healing ministry with compassion and innovation. To learn more about Mercy Health Foundation - Lourdes, call (270) 444-2387. For more information concerning Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital, visit


Lourdes is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. For nearly 200 years, the historical founders of Bon Secours Mercy Health have been providing care to those in need. This quality care is provided by more than 57,000 employees serving communities throughout Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. The health care ministry provided care for patients more than 10.3 million times in 2017 through its network of more than 1,000 care sites, including 43 hospitals, more than 50 home health agencies, hospice agencies, and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. The Mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well- being of its communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more information, visit

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