St. Louis hospital announces new board leadership
(ST. LOUIS) Shriners Hospitals for Children® — St. Louis has announced its new leadership and members of the Board of Governors for 2013.
Ted Dearing, of Clayton, Mo., was elected chairman of the hospital's Board of Governors. After being appointed to the board in January 2006, he was elected to the executive committee as secretary of the board in 2007, he has since served as both the treasurer and vice chairman.
“My selection to serve as our board's chairman is a great honor,” Dearing said. “I look forward to working with my fellow Shriners, the physicians and the outstanding hospital staff in our continuing efforts to improve the lives of children and their families."
Dearing’s service on the Board of Governors continues a family legacy. His father, James E. Dearing, Jr., served on the board for nine years as regular member, and for many years thereafter as an emeritus member.
Dearing and his wife Deborah are both attorneys with the Clayton law firm Dearing & Hartzog, L.C. Although it is somewhat rare in today’s environment, Dearing maintains a general civil practice and does not specialize in any one particular area of law. After 30 years of practice, this enables him to identify and address a variety of issues for his clients.
Dearing earned his bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University in 1979, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He earned his J.D. at Washington University in 1982, where he was named to the Order of the Coif. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1982.
In addition to serving as chairman of the Board of Governors for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dearing’s fraternal activities include memberships in the Scottish Rite and Tuscan Lodge. Dearing has served in leadership capacities with the Moolah Shriners as Captain of the Guard, treasurer of the Moolah Arab Patrol and chairman of the Donor Relations Committee.
The Dearings have two adult children – Katherine, who is a 2012 graduate of Northwestern University and is a project manager with Epic Systems Corporation in Madison, Wis., and Philip, who is a sophomore at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
In addition to Dearing, elected to the executive committee were:
- Harvey L. Mirly, M.D., of Belleville, Ill., a member Ainad Shriners – Vice Chairman. Dr. Mirly was elected to board January 2009. An orthopaedic surgeon in Belleville, Ill., Dr. Mirly received a hand surgery fellowship under Shriners Hospital surgeon, the late Paul R. Manske, M.D., in 1992-1993.
- Alex Rabin, of Springfield, Ill., a member of Ansar Shriners – Treasurer. A member of the board since January, 2009, this is his first year on the executive committee of the board. He has served on the committees for Applications, Performance Improvement, Telemedicine, and Board Nominations. He is now chairman of Finance & Budget Committee. Rabin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 1998. He graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2003 and is currently a partner at the law firm of Sgro, Hanrahan, Durr & Rabin, LLP in Springfield. He and wife Emily have two children; Jacob, 6, and Reese, 3. His father Mark Rabin, twin brother Robert Rabin and brother-in-law John Isaacs are all members of Ansar Shriners. His grandfather, the late Harold Saul Rabin, was a member of the Medinah Shriners in Chicago.
- Douglas A. Bachman, of St. Louis, a member of Moolah Shriners – Secretary. A member of the board since January 2006, he previously served as chairman of the Safety & Risk Management Committee. He is employed as a director of risk management locally. Bachman is the son-in-law of past board member, the late Harold G. Mester, who served from1988-1996.
Two new members-at-large were appointed:
- Bernie Stever, of St. Louis. A member of the Moolah Shriners, Stever has served as an associate member of the board since 2010. Stever is a retired executive of the Middleby Corp., a leader in the food service industry. Stever’s last position prior to retirement was president of the company’s international operations.
- Gary Davis, of Trenton, Ill. A member of the Ainad Shriners of southern Illinois, Davis is chairman/CEO of Jim’s Formal Wear, headquartered in Trenton.