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C.H.A.R.T. Partnership to explore the brain science of gratitude

Julie Leverenz
For The Courier-Post
Posted: Nov. 13, 2019 6:00 pm

HANNIBAL — The Northeast Missouri Community Health Assistance Resource Team Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 will feature guest speaker Julie Leverenz of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. Leverenz will present to the group about the brain science of gratitude.

Leverenz is the Vice President – Patient Experience for Hannibal Regional Healthcare System and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has been a senior leader at Hannibal Regional since 1988 — leading marketing and strategic planning for more than two decades before assuming her current role in late 2015. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Missouri–Columbia and is a graduate of the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University, where she earned an MBA.

Leverenz has been an active community leader, serving as a founding member and chairperson for the Hannibal Free Clinic, president of the Girl Scout Council of the Becky Thatcher Area, president of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, founding chair of the Northeast Missouri CHART Partnership, founding president of the Bowling Green Convention and Visitor's Bureau, a past president of the Rotary Club of Hannibal, a participant in Rotary International experiences in Africa and Guatemala in the past five years, and will serve as Rotary District 6060 Governor in 2022; she is also a past Moderator for Missouri Union Presbytery. Leverenz is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and the Hannibal Free Clinic, and remains active in her church and her local Rotary Club.

Leverenz and her family, which now includes a beautiful grandson, own and operate a family farm in Pike County.

The C.H.A.R.T. Partnership meets the third Wednesday of each month at Fiddlestiks in Hannibal with lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a program and meeting at noon. Healthcare and social service organizations and leaders throughout Northeast Missouri are encouraged to participate.

The Partnership encourages and supports initiatives which enhance the health and vitality of residents of Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls and Shelby counties. The C.H.A.R.T. Partnership serves as a vehicle for regular dialogue among regional health leaders, encouraging a shared understanding of regional health challenges and the emergence of activity designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of residents of the region. More information about the C.H.A.R.T. Partnership is available by contacting Kallie St. Clair, 2019 Chairperson for the Partnership, at


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