Leadership Team

Jefferson County Health Center Leadership Team not only provides skilled and compassionate care to our community, it also manages with integrity and expertise. The outstanding leaders of JCHC call on their experience as well as their willingness to ensure whole-person healing to lead JCHC into the future.


Jacque Bookin-NosbischAfter joining JCHC in 1993, Jacque Bookin-Nosbisch has served as vice president nursing,  inpatient nurse manager, assistant inpatient director, charge nurse in the inpatient setting, and a staff nurse in temporary and long-term care. Jacque received her Associate degree in nursing from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, IA and her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA. She completed critical care classes through Indian Hills and has maintained her Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification since 1995. Jacque has completed several health care leadership series and professional development programs including the Iowa Hospital Association Executive Leadership Academy. She has served on the board of the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders and serves on the Professional Advisory Committee for Indian Hills Community College Nursing Program and Iowa Wesleyan University Division of Nursing.


bryan hunger, MHA | Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Hunger

Bryan Hunger serves as the chief executive officer of Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC). Since 2016, Bryan’s executive leadership responsibilities include assuring that the services delivered by JCHC are consistent with the organization’s mission and are accessible to all people in the communities we serve. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as the chief provider services officer at Regional Medical Center in Manchester, IA. He also worked with the University of Texas medical branch as a practice manager. Bryan earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, ID, and earned his Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH. Bryan serves on several boards including Health Enterprises Governing Board, Southeastern Renal Dialysis Governing Board, and Iowa Hospital Association's (IHA) ServiShare Board of Directors. His local involvement includes Cambridge Little Achievers Center Board, Fairfield Housing Task Force, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Leadership Council.




Brent Feickert became the CFO at Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) in December 2022. Brent has over 22 years of experience working in various healthcare organizations including 16 years in healthcare leadership roles. Prior to JCHC, Brent served as a Director in the Finance Division at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and as Vice President, CFO and Strategy at UnityPoint Health in Fort Dodge, IA. Brent holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from University of Iowa, is a retired member of the Army National Guard, former Firefighter in both Postville and Webster City, IA, and is a current member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.




Curtis Smith, MHA, BSN, RN | Chief Operating Officer

Curtis SmithAfter joining JCHC in 1990, Curtis Smith served as vice president ancillary services, out-patient director, emergency department manager, assistant emergency department manager, house supervisor of the emergency department, LPN in the emergency department, and nursing assistant. Curtis holds an associate's degree in nursing from Indian Hills Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Iowa,  and is a registered nurse (RN). He is an Army National Guard Veteran, serving as a combat medic from 1989 to 1996. Curtis served on the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders Board, Iowa Hospital Association Council on Education and Member Services, and Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s Advisory Council.



tim belec, ms, chcio, cdh-e | CHIEF information OFFICER

Tim Belec became the CIO at Jefferson County Health Center in August of 2023. Tim has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology including 29 years in leadership roles in healthcare. Prior to JCHC, Tim served as the Vice President and CIO for Owensboro Health in Owensboro, KY, and as CIO for Ascension Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. Tim earned his master’s degree in Telecommunications from DePaul University and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from DeVry University.  Tim is a long-standing member of CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) and holds CHCIO (Certified Healthcare CIO) and CDH-E (Certified Digital Health Executive) certifications from that organization.