Dan Lien, who has served on the Amery Hospital & Clinic Board of Directors since 1993, received the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s 2017 Trustee of the Year Award. Lien was nominated by President/CEO Debra Rudquist. WHA General Counsel Matthew Stanford presented the award to Lien at a hospital board meeting in Amery October 25.
Over his 24 years of service on the Amery Board, Lien has exemplified leadership and service to his community. According to Rudquist, “Dan’s advice is frequently sought both formally and informally by community members. I can’t think of more deserving person to receive this award than Dan.”
In addition to his governing expertise on the Board, Lien is helping to support a number of health initiatives aimed at improving the overall wellness of people living in the Amery community. These include promoting healthy eating and lifestyles for school-age children; the Remember Project that is building awareness of and support for people with memory disorders; and, the “Make it Okay” campaign that is designed to reduce the stigma of mental illness. He also served on the Amery City Council and was a founder of the Amery Area Community Foundation and the Saint Croix Valley Community Foundation.
Lien is a lifelong resident of Amery and was employed with Bremer Financial Corporation. He holds a degree in history and was a Fulbright exchange teacher in England. He is married to Margaret Frank and the couple raised two children in the community.