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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is a nonprofit, independent, private foundation dedicated to empowering La Porte County residents to live healthy and well. Our vision is to become one of Indiana’s top 10 healthiest communities by 2030. HFL was initially funded in March 2016 from the proceeds of the sale of IU Health La Porte Hospital.

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Volunteers Serving Food to children
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HFL promotes health and wellness by focusing on three areas:

Strategic and Thought Leadership


Convening partners and providing leadership to solve our toughest health challenges locally. 



Providing grants to improve health, wellness, and quality of life in La Porte County.

Capacity Building & Continuous Learning


Strengthening and growing the capacity of La Porte County nonprofit organizations, including their knowledge, infrastructure, management, and governance. 


Providing up-to-date population health and socioeconomic data.

Offering a state-of-the-art Conference & Learning Center to provide meeting and conference space for nonprofit, governmental, and educational entities in La Porte County.


Hosting health and wellness conferences and learning opportunities for the La Porte County community.

Board of Directors


Scott Siefker's headshot

Scott Siefker


Michele Magnuson's headshot

Michele Magnuson

Vice Chair

Dale Parkison's headshot

Dale Parkison


Linda Satkoski's headshot

Linda Satkoski

Father Nate Edquist's headshot

Fr. Nate Edquist

Helena Hamilton's headshot

Helena Hamilton

Tricia Luck's headshot

Tricia Luck


Joan McCormick

Thank you
to our retired Board Members

Jeff Bernel, Past Chair

Rory Bunce

Jim Clarke

Dan Kaminski

Kathleen Lang

Tim Larson

James Laughlin

Dr. Hester Muller

Jane Nelson

Drummond Osborn

Rich Schmitt

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Stephanie Oberlie

Lou Voelker's headshot

Lou Voelker

Dr. Gary Wheeland's headshot

Dr. Gary Wheeland

Our leadership and staff are guided by the following values.



Show exceptional stewardship of our community's investment by acting with honesty and integrity.


Have the courage to "think big" and discover ways to optimize our health and empower our residents to be well.


Work hand-in-hand with communities, nonprofit partners, and healthcare and wellness providers.

Dedicate ourselves to optimizing resources to create pathways so that La Porte County residents are empowered to live healthy and well.

Demonstrate sensitivity to the health and wellness issues and the needs of the communities we serve.

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