Leigh Morris was named interim president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana.
He takes over for Ann O’Heir who served the role since 2015. The VNA board of directors said Morris will lead the organization while it continues its search for a permanent chief executive.
Morris is an adjunct associate professor in the graduate school at Valparaiso University and was president of La Porte Regional Hospital for 21 years.
Morris has a long history of public service in Northwest Indiana including, serving as mayor of the city of La Porte, deputy commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation for toll toad oversight, and senior vice president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. for Northwest Indiana Development.
He was interim president of the Legacy Foundation in 2013 and 2014 and the South Shore Leadership Center in 2016.
Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana, founded in 1970, serves Porter, Lake, La Porte, Jasper, and Starke counties.