HMH Board of Directors names four new members

The Harrison Memorial Hospital Board of Directors welcomed four new members to the board at its meeting on January 25, 2024. At the November 2023 meeting Mr. David Case, Dr. Doug Darbro, and Dr. Brett Hines were unanimously voted to serve on the hospital board. Dr. James Calder, HMH Chief of Staff for 2024-2025, will also serve on the board of directors during his tenure as chief.

David Case is a long-time resident of Harrison County. Case worked for the Harrison County School system for 34 years as a Teacher, Coach, Principal, District Director of Facilities, Safety and Security, Transportation, Assessment Coordinator and Assistant Superintendent.

Case is a graduate of Harrison County High School, University of Kentucky (BA), Georgetown College (MA), and Eastern Kentucky University (Rank 1-Educational Leadership).  He retired from Harrison County Schools July 1, 2019.

He presently serves as President of the Harrison County Retired Teachers Association, a director for the Central Kentucky West Retired Teachers Association, and legislative committee member for the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.  He also serves on the board for the Harrison County Community Fund.  

Case is the son of Mary Lou Lacore, husband to Lisa Harp Case, father to Andrew (Garyn) Case, Eric (Madison) Case, Brandon Case, and “Pops” to Garrick, Davis, McCauley, and Chandler Case.

Doug Darbro, Ph.D., a lifelong resident of Nicholas County, is a Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Shawnee State University where he has been a faculty member since 1994.  Darbro completed his Ph.D. in Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of Kentucky in 2002, his M.A. in mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1994, and his B.S. in mathematics from Morehead State University in 1989.  He has served as Director for the M.S. in Mathematics program since 2012.  Darbro holds Graduate Faculty Status and is a member of the Graduate Council.  In addition, he has served on numerous statewide, college, and department committees and served as Department Chair for two years. 

Darbro is active in community service. He currently serves as the chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Carlisle United Methodist Church, is a member of the Staff, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee at the Carlisle United Methodist Church, and is president of the Nicholas County Development Corporation (Lake Carnico). He also is a  volunteer scuba diver at the Newport Aquarium. 

Darbro resides at Lake Carnico with his wife Tonia of 32 years.  They have three grown children: Kyle, Sadie, and Bailey.  Sadie and Bailey are adopted from China, so the family are advocates for adoption.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and scuba diving. 

Brett Hines O.D. has been practicing Optometry in Harrison County for the past 29 years.  He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Southern College of Optometry.  He is also board certified in optometry by the American Board of Optometry.  

Dr. Hines is a current board member of our local Wedco Board of Health, the district Wedco Board of Health, the Harrison County Community Fund, and the Harrison County Chamber Foundation. In addition, he is a member of Cynthiana Christian Church, Licking Valley Honeybee Society, and the Cynthiana Lions Club.  He is also the head coach of Harrison County Special Olympics team.  Dr. Hines is married to his wife Kandi and has two adult children, Aaron and Kara.  

James “Joey” Calder, M.D. is the new HMH Chief of Staff, with a two-year term on the HMH Board of Directors. Dr. Calder joined the HMH Active Medical Staff in July 2018. He began his career in Cynthiana as a physician with Licking Valley Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. In 2022, he joined Sound Physicians to be the Director of Hospitalist Services at HMH. 

Dr. Calder earned his bachelor of arts degree in Human Performance and Kinesiology from Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL in 2001 and earned his medical degree from University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident for the program in 2018.  

Dr. Calder is married to Christy. They have three children – Eva, Morgan, and Alma. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, watching movies, traveling, kayaking, hiking, riding his bike and playing with his kids and dogs.

For 2024, Mr. Harland Hatter was re-elected to serve as HMH Board Chairman, The board also re-elected Mr. Wayne Conner to serve as HMH Board Chairman-Elect. 

HMH welcomes the new board of directors and officers.