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On With Life Announces New CEO - October 23, 2017


On With Life’s Board of Directors has appointed Jeanette (Jean) Shelton, CPM, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer. Shelton will replace Julie Fidler Dixon, who will retire November 30, 2017, after 23 years of service to On With Life, 17 years as Executive Director/CEO. Shelton will begin her responsibilities on November 20, 2017.


 “Jean has extensive training and experience in leading successful healthcare organizations, and we’re excited she will bring that expertise to On With Life,” said Janet Phipps Burkhead, president of the On With Life, Inc. Board of Directors. “After conducting a national search for On With Life’s next CEO, we are confident she is the right person to continue leading this world-class rehabilitation program.”


Shelton most recently served as CEO of Iowa Digestive Disease Center and previously worked as Regional Vice President, Physicians and Clinics, for the UnityPoint Health System. She holds an MBA from Drake University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 


“On With Life is a remarkable organization with a national reputation in the field of brain injury rehabilitation,” said Shelton. “I’m thrilled to be joining an organization with a strong commitment to its mission and I look forward to working with a dedicated group of professionals to build on what has already been accomplished.” 


On With Life, a Midwest leader in brain injury rehabilitation, offers a continuum of specialty services for persons served who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, aneurysm or other neurological condition including intensive inpatient, outpatient, long-term skilled and community-based programs.