Marsha graduated from Mennonite School of Nursing in 1980. She returned to Illinois State and completed her Bachelor of Science in health education in 2003. Following her time at Illinois State, she studied health administration and finance at the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, earning her master’s in 2008.
While completing her degrees, Marsha had extensive career highlights in the medical field. She began her career at Mennonite Hospital as a registered nurse in surgery and stayed with the hospital during its transition to BroMenn. As her career progressed, she took on several roles including director of nursing at Eastland Medical Plaza SurgiCenter, director of surgical services at OSF-St., executive director of Novak Women’s Center, director of surgical services at OSF-St. James, and executive director of PeriOperatives Services at St. Mary’s Hospital where she oversaw a $140 million construction of state-of-the-art surgical suites before retiring in 2014.
As a Redbird, she is very active with the Mennonite College of Nursing where she sits on the steering committee for the college’s 100th anniversary, works with students in the simulation lab, and is active in the college’s alumni organization. This year, she also received the Mennonite College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award.
She currently serves on the Alumni Association board of directors' Homecoming committee. She can be reached at email@example.com.