Joy E. Hopkins
Board of Trustees
Joy E. Hopkins was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2013. She was elected in 2014 and 2016 for the term ending in 2022. Joy received a NROTC scholarship to Marquette University in Milwaukee after serving two years in the U.S. Navy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in 1983. Joy resigned her Navy commission in 1991 to pursue her nursing degree at George Mason University in Virginia. Upon graduation from the nursing program, she found herself drawn back to service and rejoined the Navy as a nurse. Joy and her family settled in Michigan in 2000 and moved to Bark River in 2011. She received a Masters in Health Administration from Eastern Michigan University in 2011. Joy retired in 2019 from OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group as the Vice President, Patient Care Services and enjoys hiking all over the U.P. and the world, whenever possible.