JPMC Adds Three to Board


      Mark R. Headly                          Merl R. Lindstrom                      David B. King

Jane Phillips Medical Center has added three new members to its board of directors. According to President/Chief Operating Officer David R. Stire, joining the board effective July 1 was Merl R. Lindstrom, Mark R. Headley, and David B. King. Lindstrom is vice president of technology for Phillips 66. He has more than 35 years’ experience in research and development roles focusing primarily on the downstream business.

Before assuming his current role, Lindstrom was senior vice president of technology for ConocoPhillips. In his tenure with ConocoPhillips, Lindstrom served in a variety of technological and research and development (R&D) roles. He has worked in managerial R&D roles for various organizations including Downstream Technology and Technical Services and Facilities.  From 1998 to 2001, before the merger with Conoco, Lindstrom worked for Phillips Petroleum as general manager of the Woods Cross Refinery. He also spent time in various managerial R&D roles in the chemicals and petrochemicals divisions.  He previously served as director of plastics/chemicals in planning and budgeting.

Lindstrom began his career with Phillips in 1978 as a research chemist in research and development.  In 1984, he was promoted to section supervisor in R&D in the polymers and materials area.  In 1987, he was promoted to director of industry analysis in planning and budgeting for Phillips 66 Company, a division of Phillips; and he became director of alloys, blends, and compounds in plastics in 1988.  He returned to R&D in 1988 as manager of the engineering materials branch.    

A native of North Dakota, Lindstrom graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973 and a doctorate in chemistry in 1978.

Headley is manager of real estate and facilities services for ConocoPhillips. He has over 30 years’ experience in corporate real estate roles including real estate acquisition and disposition, facilities operation and maintenance, and real estate project management.  

Headley began his career in 1981 with Phillips Coal Company in Memphis, TN. He has progressed through more responsible positions within ConocoPhillips including director of real estate and property tax, and manager of property tax, real estate, right-of-way and claims in the company’s western region office. Headley held this position until the ConocoPhillips merger occurred in 2002 when he became manager of property tax, real estate, right-of-way and claims. He became manager of real estate services in 2008 and assumed his current role in 2012.

Headley is a member of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas Bar Associations. He is a member of the board of directors of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, the Bartlesville Development Corporation and the Bartlesville Community Foundation. He is also a member of the board of trustees for the Frank Phillips Foundation, which assures the operation and preservation of the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve. 

Headley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and earned a juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi Law Center in 1981.

Headley has been married to his wife Tammy for 32 years and they are members of East Cross United Methodist Church. Together they have three adult children, Roland, James and Maggie.

King has been an associate and partner with Brewer, Worten, Robinett attorneys at law since 1980. Born in Okmulgee, King graduated high school in 1973 from Enid High School. In 1977, he graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, MO with degrees in history and economic and business administration. He earned his juris doctorate at the University of Oklahoma in 1980.

An active member of the Bartlesville community, King has served as a member and chairman for the Bartlesville Development Corporation, the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Bartlesville Public Education Foundation. He has also served as a member and vice chairman of the Bartlesville Community Foundation, and Elder Care of Washington County. The Bluestem Medical Foundation, American Red Cross, Hillcrest Country Club, and Youth and Family Services as well as the Bartlesville Public School Bond Issue and Committee for City Progress have all benefitted from King’s involvement.

King and his wife, Marilyn, are the proud parents of three boys. Brice King is senior vice president with Arvest Bank in Bartlesville, Spencer King is a CPA with ConocoPhillips in Bartlesville, and Jason King is a medical student at the University of Oklahoma.

Stire said the new board members will help with JPMC’s mission to provide quality and compassionate care.

“It is always our goal to achieve national top performance in the care we provide,” he said. “By adding these new, experienced leaders to our board, they will provide the organization great depth and allow us to not only continue our track record of excellence, but also achieve even greater success by providing new insights and direction to the organization.  We are very blessed to have these three join us.”

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