Doctor, doctor-to-be named to YSU BoT

Hackstedde and Khan
Elsa Khan and Anita Hackstedde

A student studying to be a doctor and a graduate who is already a doctor have been appointed to serve together on the YSU Board of Trustees.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced the reappointment of Anita Hackstedde of Columbiana, Ohio, president and chief executive officer of Salem Regional Medical Center, to the board, and also named Elsa Khan, a Biology major in the BaccMed program at YSU to a two-year term as a student trustee. 

Khan is a student assistant in the Honors College and a member of YSU Student Government, the Muslim Student Association, STEM Leadership Society, Freshguins Leadership Program, Students for Sight, Biology Club, MALAINA Diversity and Inclusion Club, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Board and the Multicultural Buddies Program.

Hackstedde was originally appointed to the board to fill the unexpired term of James B. Greene of Canfield, who died in 2016. Her new term will expire April 2030.

Hackstedde earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from YSU in 1990 and a medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1994. She was director of Student Health at YSU from 1998 to 2006 and was named president/CEO of Salem Regional Medical Center in December 2013, after serving as its vice president of Medical Affairs since 2006. She previously was in clinical practice in Boardman, Ohio, and served as Forum Health Western Reserve Care System’s director of Adolescent Medicine and assistant director of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program.