Hill joins KHF Board of Directors

July 2, 2018

Media Contact Kristi Zukovich, 316-491-8419

Don Hill, former Kansas State Representative and retired Emporia small business owner has joined the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors.

“Don Hill has a life-long commitment to Kansas, through his private sector experience, his public service and through his broad civic involvement,” said Steve Coen, Kansas Health Foundation president and CEO. “He has demonstrated business and community leadership in Emporia, and through working with the University of Kansas, his military experience, and as an elected representative in our state legislature for 14 years. We know he will bring unique ideas and perspectives to help improve health in Kansas.”

Hill is a fourth generation Kansan and a graduate of Kansas State University and the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He served his country, both on active duty and as a reservist in the military, until 1980. He is an active member of the Emporia community, as a pharmacy business owner and community leader. Hill served on several boards, including the Emporia Chamber of Commerce, National Teachers Hall of Fame, Emporia Arts Council and Leadership Kansas. He was elected as the 60th District Representative to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002, serving 14 years. Most recently, he acted as a government relations liaison for various groups.

Hill has received many honors for his work, including the highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He was also named Kansas Pharmacist of the Year in 2003, and recognized nationally by his peers in 1989. He and his wife Robbie, a retired public school educator/counselor, still reside in Emporia.

To learn more about the other members of the KHF Board of Directors, click here.

About the Kansas Health Foundation

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) is a nonprofit organization based in Wichita but statewide in its focus. At KHF, all our work centers on our mission: to improve the health of all Kansans. As part of a new strategic framework, developed by our staff and board of directors, KHF also strives to accomplish three primary purposes: empower Kansas to lead the nation in health; eliminate the inequities that create health disparities; and, for KHF to become THE model for philanthropic impact.

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