At their Annual Board Meeting in July, the Givens Board of Directors unanimously approved the election of Doris P. Loomis as Chairperson of the Board. She succeeds Gregory D. Hutchins, who completed his three-year term in July and will remain on the Executive Team of the Board as Immediate Past Chair. Greg and his wife, Nancy, were recognized at the meeting for their servant leadership and heartfelt dedication to the mission of the Givens organization.
Doris Loomis is a board certified specialist in estate planning and probate law who has been with the firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette since 1981. During that time, she worked closely with Dick Wood, one of Givens' founding board members and Board Chair for 24 years. Doris has faithfully served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and on the Executive Committee since 2009. She has also chaired the Givens Resident and Health Services Committee for many years. Her depth of understanding of the Givens organization and mission is remarkable and will be an asset as Givens continues to care for its residents and prepares for the future.
Doris and her husband, Ralph, have three grown sons, Graylyn, Kiffen, and Chambers. Doris is also a commissioner for the Town of Biltmore Forest and serves on the Asheville Symphony Orchestra Board, the MemoryCare Board, and has been serving as Vice Chair for the Givens Board. She is a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Givens looks forward to the future as it rests under the leadership, wisdom, and vision of the Board of Directors to accomplish its mission and ministry.