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Matya named chair of health system board

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

DeKALB – Thomas Matya of DeKalb was elected chairman of the KishHealth System Board of Directors on Nov. 27, succeeding Michael Larson, who served as chairman for two years. Larson, former owner of Elmer Larson Inc., has served on the health system board of directors for 11 years and will continue to serve on the board.

Matya is the vice president of development for Zea Mays Holdings LLC of Sycamore. He holds degrees in both education and economics from the University of Nebraska. He has served on the health system board since November 2006, holding the position of vice chairman for the past two years. Before Zea Mays, Matya worked at DeKalb Genetics Corp. for 20 years.

Marc Strauss of DeKalb is newly elected to the board. Other members are Thomas Choice, second vice chairman; Michael Cullen; Terry Duffy; Dr. Photine Liakos; Mary Lynn McArtor; John Moulton, vice chair; Dr. Jagdish Patel; Leonetta Rizzi; and Promod Vohra.

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