FORT WAYNE – Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, a nonprofit organization that cares for low income and uninsured residents, announced Thursday that its leader is retiring.
Nancy Schenkel was the Fort Wayne clinic’s CEO and director for 14 years. Her last day is Sept. 27.
“Her dedication and hard work has helped the organization grow from a small local clinic, into a nationally recognized model for community health,” a statement from the clinic said.
Schenkel, 59, said her husband is also retiring and that they plan to live at their home on Big Long Lake in LaGrange County. In their retirement, they’re looking forward to spending time with their 11-year-old grandson, she said.
Schenkel’s replacement will be Susan Eisenhauer, who holds degrees in law and social work and has experience working with agencies that fight poverty, according to the clinic.
Eisenhauer and her husband lived in Fort Wayne between 1994 and 2002, and they recently moved back to the city.
An open house at the clinic, 413 E. Jefferson Blvd., is planned for 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10, so the public can meet Eisenhauer and celebrate Schenkel’s retirement. For more information on the event, call the clinic at 426-3250.
Matthew 25, which opened in 1976, serves over 6,000 residents each year, providing free medical, dental, vision and hearing care.