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Lake Regional Welcomes Trish Creach, Executive Director of Philanthropy

Friday, February 5, 2021
Trish Creach, executive director of Philanthropy Trish Creach, executive director of Philanthropy

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce Trish Creach will join the Lake Regional team to serve as executive director of Philanthropy. Beginning in April, she will lead Lake Regional’s efforts to rally community support for enhancing and expanding Lake Regional services to provide the best possible health care now and in the future.

“Trish joins Lake Regional with a wealth of local experience and established relationships,” said Lake Regional CEO Dane W. Henry, FACHE. “She has served the last nine years as executive director of the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce and previously served 18 years as executive director of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. We are thrilled with the talent, professionalism, character and potential she brings to this new role.”

As executive director of Philanthropy, Creach will have a long-term philanthropy development focus and will lead the “Commitment to Caring” initiative, which is currently focused on a project to enhance heart care and cancer care. More than $1.19 million has already been raised for this initiative, and much of the support has come from the Lake Regional Development Council. This volunteer group is comprised of six committees focused on building relationships and inviting the community to come alongside Lake Regional and take pride in advancing local health care.

Creach said she is honored to be a part of Lake Regional’s team.

“Lake Regional Health System is vital to our community, and I have watched it grow from a smaller community hospital to a regional state-of-the-art medical destination,” Creach said. “I am excited to serve as executive director of Philanthropy to further engage the community with the ongoing transformation taking place at Lake Regional.”

In addition to her local chamber roles, Creach has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri and chair of the Southeast Board of Regents for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism at the University of Missouri – Columbia and received the Institute of Organizational Management designation following four years of study with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Former director of Fund Development, Terri Hall, CTFA, will continue with Lake Regional as the full-time director of Auxiliary Services. She will focus on rebuilding the volunteer and auxiliary program following the pandemic shutdown.