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Founding council

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From left to right: W. Schnider, Ch. Gämperle, Dr. D. Germann, H. Hanselmann, C. Glutz, Dr. W. Reinhart, M. Willi Studer
(F. Riederer is missing in this image)

Lic. oec. HSG Christoph Glutz, President

Proprietor

Residence:
8707 Uetikon am See / Zürich

Employer:
Resourceful Living Inc.

Professional career, main positions:
◦Studied economics at the St. Gallen Hochschule, including a sabbatical at the University of Geneva, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences 
◦1982-1991, various functions within Citibank N.A. in Zürich and most recently Vice President, Citibank N.A. in New York
◦1992-2000, various functions within Kraft Foods Europe in Zürich and London, most recently as Controlling Director
◦2000-2008, Business director and head of the medical centre Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz
◦Since 2011, Delegate Board for Reliva Patients Hotel AG and President of the Board of Vivale AG, Zürich
◦Since 2008, Proprietor of Resourceful Living Inc., Zürich, company involved in the development and operation of retirement homes and health hotels 

Memberships and mandates:
◦President of the Board of Trustees at Valens Clinics, Valens
◦Vice-president of the Board of the sanatorium Kilchberg AG
◦Vice-president of the Board of Swiss Holiday Park AG, Morschach
◦Member of the Board of Lenzerheide Bergbahnen, Lenzerheide, Chairman of the Audit Committee
◦Member of the Board of Trustees of Pro Senectute Zürich, Zürich, Chairman of the Finance Commission 

Member of the Board of Trustees of Valens Clinics since 2001

Councillor Heidi Hanselmann, Vice-president

Member of the Government of the Canton of St. Gallen, Head of the Health Department

Residence:
8880 Walenstadt

Employer:
Canton of St. Gallen 

Professional career, main positions:
◦First job: teacher
◦Secondary education: studied at the Academy of Therapeutic Paedogogy (HfH) in Zürich. Degree in speech therapy.
◦1992 – 2004 Therapeutic activity: speech therapist in schools, and at the Therapeutic Paedogogy School in Trübbach, Head of the Speech Therapy Department at the Hospital of St. Gallen.
◦1996 – 2004 Canton councillor
◦2004 Elected into the Government of the Canton of St. Gallen
◦2008/2009 Government President 

Memberships and mandates:
◦President of the Board of the four hospital associations of the Canton of St. Gallen
◦GDK Board Member; Swiss Conference of Canton-wide health directors
◦President of the HSM (Highly Specialised Medicine) decision-making body
◦Trustee of Valens Clinic, Vice-president
◦Trustee of the East Switzerland Children's Hospital, Vice-president
◦President of the supervisory board and the operational committee of the Lutzenberg Rehabilitation Centre
◦Trustee of the Switzerland Health Promotion Association
◦Trustee of Rega
◦Member of the University Council of the Swiss 
 Speech Therapy Academy Rorschach SHLR  

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Valens Clinics since 2003

Lic. iur. HSG Christof Gämperle

General Counsel Implenia Group

Residence:
9500 Wil

Employer:
Implenia Management AG

 Professional career, main positions:
◦Deputy General Secretary and computer scientist at the Construction Department of the Canton of St. Gallen (1994 to 1997)
◦Head of the legal department at the Construction Department of the Canton of St. Gallen (1997 to 2003)
◦General Secretary of the Construction Department of the Canton of St. Gallen (2003 to 2010)
◦General Counsel Implenia Group (since August 2010) 

Membeships and mandates:
◦Board of Directors ACCAD AG, Wil
◦Multiple Board of Directors positions as General Counsel of the Implenia Group
◦Member of Wil City Council 

Member of the Board of Trustees of the  Valens Clinics since 2003

Dr. med. Daniel Germann

Director and CEO (business management)

Residence:
9402 Mörschwil

Employer:
Hospital of the Canton of St. Gallen

Professional career, main positions:
◦1982 Graduated from Medical School at the University of Zürich
◦1988 Promotion Dr. med. (University of Zürich)
◦1983-1989 Furher training in medical microbiology in St.Gallen and Rochester MN, USA
◦1990-1998 Senior doctor in clinical microbiology at the Unversity of Bern
◦1998-2000 Postgraduate degree in Health Care Management at the University of Bern; Master of Health Administration (MHA)
◦1998 Hospital of the Canton of St. Gallen
◦1998-2003 Hospital management staff
◦2003-2010 Head of the Interdisciplinary Medical Services Department and executive member
◦Since May 2010, Director and Chairman (business management) 
 
Membeships and mandates:
◦Board member of the Red Cross Foundation, Blood Donation Centre SRK St. Gallen (since 2006)
◦Member of the Board of Trustees (orthoptics), St. Gallen (President, since 2010)
◦Member of the governing body of the St.Gallen Centre for Laboratory Medicine (Vice-president, since 2011) 

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Valens Clinics since 2003

Prof. Dr. med. Walter Reinhart

Head Doctor Internal Medicine, Department Head, deputy hospital director

Residence:
7000 Chur

Employer:
Hospital of the Canton of Graubünden

Professional career, main positions:
◦Medical studies in Zürich, Geneva, Bern
◦Assistant doctor at the Hospital of the Canton of St. Gallen and Bern Island Hospital
◦Research at Columbia University, New York
◦Assistant doctor, Medical University Clinic, Bern Island Hospital
◦Since 1991, Head Doctor Medical Clinic, Hospital of the Canton of Graubünden 

Memberships and mandates:
◦Vice-president of Switzerland. Academy of Medical Sciences 
◦Board of Trustees, Valens Clinic, Davos-Wolfgang Alpine Clinic, Swiss Research Institute Davos
◦Managing director of medical journal "Therapeutic Review" 
 
Member of the Board of Trustees of  Valens Clinic since 1995

Ferdinand Riederer

Mayor of Pfäfer

Residence:
7317 Valens

Employer:
Political municipality of Pfäfer 

Professional career, main positions:
◦Trained as a certified cabinet maker
◦Since 1978, expert activities
◦1980- 2000 Lecturer at Schreiner colleges
◦1992 Elected to the cantonal council of the Canton of St. Gallen
◦1998 - 1999 Cantonal President of the Canton of St. Gallen
◦Since 2003 Mayor of Pfäfer
 
Memberships and mandates:
◦President of the Board of Trustees of Old Bad Pfäfer
◦Co-president of Southern Culture
◦Career advice in Sarganserland
◦Headmaster of Schreiner colleges in the Canton of St. Gallen
◦President of Schreiner Colleges Headmasters' Union of the Canton of St. Gallen
◦Member of the Presidential Conference of VSSM Switzerland
◦Board of Directors of Sarganserland power plants
◦Board of Directors of Regional Care Home Sarganserland
◦Steering Committee for Natural Hazards
◦Commission for External Relations of the Canton of St. Gallen
◦Various Commission activities within the Canton Council 

Member of the Board of Trustees of the  Valens Clinics since 2012

Dipl. Ing. FH Werner Schnider

Municipal President

Residence:
8892 Berschis

Employer:
Walenstadt municipality

Professional career, main positions:
◦Training as a draughtsman and mechanic during evening studies in mechanical engineering at the Liechtenstein Engineering School LIS
◦2000-2007 Proprietor of Flumec AG, Flums
◦2003 Training in Business Management (SKU)
◦Since 2007 Municipal President of Walenstadt

Memberships and mandates:
◦President of the Home Commission (senior and care homes), Walenstadt
◦Board member of the Social Services Union of Sarganserland, Sargans
◦Board member of the Spitex association in Sarganserland, Sargans
◦President of the Work Group (Economy, Energy and Education) in the Sarganserland region (Werdenberg) 
 
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Valens Clinics since November 2011

Mechtild Willi Studer

Head of Care Services

Residence:
8934 Knonau

Employer:
Swiss Paraplegics Centre, Nottwil

Professional career, main stations:
◦1976 - 1978 Sister help at the county hospital, Muri AG
◦1981 - 1982 Community nursing in Boswil
◦1982 – 1992 Psychiatric University Clinic, Zürich

•Acute psychiatry
•Station Manager (Head of Research)
•Matron (acute and rehabilitation)
◦1993 – 1997 Business manager Spitex Union, Canton of Zürich
◦1994 – 1995 Postgraduate course in management for NPOs at the University of Friburg
◦1997 - 2004 Care manager in an acute hospital
◦2006 – 2007 Master of Science in Organization Development. Vienna, University of Klagenfurt, Master thesis: “Education reform in the field of health care – a   sensitisation tour of nursing practice”
◦2004 – today, a head of nursing at the Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil
 
Memberships and mandates:
◦2002 - today, Editorial Committee (Care MANAGEMENT Journal for Managed Care, Quality and E-Health)
◦2006 - today, Board of Directors member at the Adelheid Clinic, Aegeri
◦2007 - today, Member of the Organisation Committee SVPL, Swiss Association of Nursing Managers in Central Switzerland  

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Valens Clinics since December 2011