Board of Trustees

Leading us to operate in accordance with our mission, values and policies

Jerry Penner


With over 44 years in professional healthcare, Jerry as served as the MCCH CEO since April 1, 2011. He has served as the Kentucky Hospital Association Chairman of the Board of Trustees and on the Chamber of Commerce Board, as well as Murray State University’s Alumni Association where he served as President. During his tenure at MCCH, he has led many initiatives and overseen the addition of new providers, new service lines, the acquisition of new physician practices and led the construction and fundraising efforts of the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House and new Regional Cancer Center.

Mr. Penner previously served as the CEO of the U.S. Army’s Madigan Healthcare System in Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington.

A 1978 graduate of North Hardin High School in Radcliff, he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Murray State University, a master’s in healthcare administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and an M.S. in strategic studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

John Wilson

Chief Operating Officer

Wilson has been at MCCH for 15 years. Prior to working at MCCH, he worked as the Director of Human Resources at multiple hospitals in Kentucky and New York.

Wilson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky; a Master’s Degree in Human Resource’s from Sullivan University and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Wilson is from Jamestown, KY. He and his wife, Jamie, have four children: Megan, Lucas, Grace, and Anna. When he’s not working, John enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid University of Kentucky and Murray State University fan.

Jeff Eye

VP of Patient Care Services

Jeff has been at MCCH for 8 years and previously worked at Saint Luke’s Health System for 10 years in a variety of roles, including Director of Emergency Services, Director of Acute Inpatient and Emergency Services, and the Chief Nursing Officer for Saint Luke’s North Hospital. He previously was with Truman Medical Centers and University of Missouri Health Care.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri at Columbia, he completed his Master of Nursing degree from the University of Kansas with focus in organizational leadership and management.

Jeff and his wife, Tiffany, have two sons, Cooper and Bridger. In his free time, Eye enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and training for triathlons.

John Bradford

VP of Finance

Bradford came to MCCH 5 years ago from KyOne Health in Bardstown at Flaget Memorial Hospital where he worked since 2015 as the Director of Finance. Prior to this position, Bradford worked in various roles including the VP of Finance of the Louisville Regional Hospitals for KyOne Health. He has also served as the VP of Finance for 16 years at Flaget Memorial Hospital before the hospital affiliated with KyOne Health.

He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and earned his CPA (certified public accountant) in 1983.

Bradford is married to Luci and they have two daughters, Sarah and Emily. In his spare time he enjoys reading, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and traveling with his family.

Steve Owens


Originally from upstate New York, Owens has called Murray and Calloway county home for 52 years. He is a MSU graduate. His career includes 30 years in law enforcement, serving with Murray P.D., Kentucky State Police, Water Patrol and Dept. of Fish and Wildlife as a regional supervisor.

Now in his 12th year as MCCH Board Chair, Steve is nearing 20 years as a MCCH Board Member. In addition to the hospital, Steve is serving his 20th year as Secretary/Treasurer of the local airport board. Steve is married with 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Summer Cross

Vice Chair

Summer Cross is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Murray State University in her 13th year of teaching. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner at KentuckyCare Murray. Summer was appointed to the board in 2022 and serves as a vice chair, Chair of the Quality and Personnel Committees and serves on the Foundation Advisory Board.

Summer earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Murray State University and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Summer and her husband, Robert, have one son who is attending the University of Kentucky. In her spare time Summer volunteers at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House and enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and kayaking.

Amy Futrell


As Market President of FNB Bank's Calloway County offices, Futell's community involvement is extensive. Amy serves on several boards including Murray Calloway County Hospital, Foundation Board, Laker Harbor Youth Services Advisory Council, Murray Calloway EDC, Murray Calloway IDA, Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce, Murray Works Foundation, and Women of Numbers. Committed to her faith, she's an active member of the Hardin Baptist Church Assistance Committee.

Amy is a 1992 MSU finance graduate and the proud parent of two children, Bailey (with grandson Josiah) and Addison.

Dan Renick


With over 28 years of healthcare expertise, Dan Renick serves as CEO at Petauri Health and sits on its Board of Directors. A leader with a background in private equity, he offers strategic and practical solutions to life sciences innovators for effective commercialization. As the founding executive and President of Precision Value & Health, acquired by Hobart Group Holdings in 2013, Dan oversaw substantial organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and garnered industry recognition. Additionally, he co-founded Quantuvis and remains on its Board of Directors, supporting comprehensive software solutions in the life sciences sector, fostering value, innovation, and affordability.

Jane Bright

Jane Bright is a native of Graves County, Kentucky and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Murray State University before entering the Master’s Program.

While specializing in dermatology in an office setting, she also worked as an RN in various departments of the hospital as a PRN nurse. During this time, she gained valuable insight into the system of healthcare and the needs of nurses, staff, and patients. She began her hospice career at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in 2018. She transitioned to a volunteer position in 2021 prior to her appointment to the MCCH Board of Trustees.

Jane and her husband live in Murray and enjoy spending time with their five children and fifteen grandchildren who range in age from 4 to 26. As a former marathon runner, Jane now enjoys reading in her spare time, as well as being creative with knitting, crocheting, and painting projects.

Marti Erwin

Marti Erwin, a Murray State, Vanderbilt, and SIU graduate, chaired the Nursing Department, pioneered the first MSN program for Nurse Practitioners in a Kentucky regional university, and later earned her law degree at the University of Kentucky. With seven years in system-wide risk management at Hospital Corporation of America, she served as Operations Counsel for HCA hospitals.

After retiring in 2014, Dr. Erwin moved to Murray, engaging in roles with the City of Murray, MCCH, Rotary Foundation for Families and Children, and church-related service.

Judge Executive Kenny Imes

Kenny Imes is a U.S. politician and a previous Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives representing District 5. Imes currently serves as Calloway County Judge/Executive and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at MCCH since 2018.

He is married to Mary Beth Imes, Kentucky State Representative, and they have three children, Molly, John, and Matt.

Shawn Reynolds

Reynolds is the Vice President/Loan Officer at The Murray Bank in Murray, KY, with a 25-year career in the banking industry. He's a US Marine Corps Reserves veteran and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Murray State University.

Active in the community, Reynolds serves on the Murray Calloway County Hospital Board of Trustees, Murray State University Foundation Board, and the WATCH Board.

He resides in Almo, KY with his wife, Kimberly, and their daughter, Gabriella. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, golf, and quality family time.

Mayor Bob Rogers

Bob Rogers, a Christian County native, dedicated 50 years to a career in public education, the last 26 as a school superintendent. After retiring in 2017, he was elected Mayor of Murray in 2018 and re-elected in 2022. He has served on the MCCH Board since 2019.

Bob has been married to Gayle Rogers for 59 years and they have two children. They are proud grandparents to six grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Ken Winters

Winters received his bachelor’s degree from Murray State University, his master’s degree from Indiana University, and his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. He served two tours as an officer with the United States Army and an additional 10 years in the United States Army Reserves. He worked at Murray State University for 23 years with 11 of those years dedicated as the Dean of the College of Industry and Technology.

Winters was named a Distinguished Alumnus at MSU and received the Alumni Distinction Award from the University of Northern Colorado. He served on numerous boards and committees at the local, state, and national levels. Winters was elected as State Senator representing the 1st District in Western Kentucky where he retired after two terms. Winters has helped the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in establishing the Foundation, a fundraising arm of the hospital and has served as the Executive Director of a capital campaign for Frist Baptist Church of Murray.

Winters was most recently appointed to and served on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and has continued to do consulting work in the following appointed positions: The Legislative and Judicial Retirement Board and The Legislative Ethics Commission

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