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Sister Phyllis Hunhoff

foundation executive

Sister Phyllis Hunhoff, American foundation executive. Recipient Service to Mankind award Sertoma, 1991; named Woman of Year Nebraska chapter Arthritis Foundation, 1994, Court of Honor, Askarben, Omaha, 1994.


Hunhoff, Sister Phyllis was born on August 22, 1932 in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Herman and Mary (Huber) Hunhoff.


Registered Nurse, Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, South Dakota. Bachelor in Sociology, Mount Marty College, 1970. Master in Rehabilitation Administration, University San Francisco, 1978.

Certified in theology, St. Louis University, 1990. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1996.


Nursing supervisor St. Thomas More Hospital, Canon City, Colorado, 1955-1959, St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota, 1959-1960. Director of Nursing Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, 1962-1963. Nursing supervisor Sacred Heart Monastery Infirmary, 1965.

President, Chief Executive Officer Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1965-1989, Madonna Foundation, Lincoln, since 1990, now senior vice president. Treasurer Southeast Nebraska Health Planning Council, Lincoln, 1974-1976. President Statewide Health Coordinating Council, Lincoln, 1981-1982.


Chair Lincoln Community Development/Support Services Council, Lincoln, 1993-1994. Board directors Better Lincoln Committee, 1970-1973. Chairperson Nebraska Association Homes for Agency Legislation Committee, 1982-1983.

Member United States Civil Rights Commission, Nebraska chapter 1993-1998. Member Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery (director), Benedictine Oblates of Lincoln, American Association Healthcare Philanthropy.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, reading, cooking.


Herman Hunhoff

Mary (Huber) Hunhoff