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.
The Kansas Health Foundation is based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. With a mission to improve the health of all Kansans, KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. To achieve this, KHF focuses its work in four impact areas: access to affordable health care, healthy behaviors, civic and community engagement and educational attainment. During its history, KHF has provided more than $500 million in grants to Kansas communities and organizations, and looks forward to working toward its mission and vision for many years to come.
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