The Presidents Club of Dayton has announced that Dr. Roy G. Chew is the 69th recipient of the region’s 2019 Citizen Legion of Honor award. The award, given every year since 1951, is the oldest, most continuous and prestigious recognition of volunteer servant leadership in the Dayton region.
Roy Chew is the now retired president of Kettering Health Network and is a well-respected leader in the Dayton region. Dr. Chew began his career at Kettering Medical Center in 1976. He quickly rose through the ranks and took on the role of president of Grandview Medical Center, then later, Kettering Medical Center. During that time, Dr. Chew initiated the development of a Level II Trauma Center, a Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit, a Neuro Rehabilitation and Balance Center, and a Service Line growth strategy. Dr. Chew also developed plans for a new Kettering Cancer Center across the street from Kettering Medical Center and helped to secure major gifts to support construction.
While Dr. Chew has left a lasting impression on Kettering Health Network, he has also given back to the Dayton community, never shying away from an opportunity to serve. He’s held positions on the Workforce Policy Board for Montgomery County, the Oikos Community Development Corporation Board, the Grafton Hills Neighborhood Association and Dayton Art Institute Community Development Board, the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Board, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Board, the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton Board, the Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts of America Board, the Montgomery County Five-Year Financial Planning Committee and more. Dr. Chew has also been a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Dayton and Kettering Kiwanis, and is a Leadership Dayton alum.
Dr. Chew’s passion is healthcare, and as such, he’s devoted time and effort to non-profits working to raise awareness and research funds. Dr. Chew has held volunteer leadership positions for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Campaign, the Walk to Cure Diabetes Campaign, and the Alzheimer’s Walk Campaign. He’s also served as chair for the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Healthcare Division.
Dr. Chew is also an active member of the Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church, serving as Deacon for 15 years, and an Elder since 2005. He and his wife Shelley have two sons, Gregory and Alexander, and three grandchildren.
The Presidents Club of Dayton is honored to recognize Dr. Roy Chew at its annual luncheon event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Dayton Convention Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sponsorships and tables are available to honor Dr. Chew by contacting Marcia Bostick at 937-226-8225 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. The proceeds from this event go toward sustaining The Presidents Club scholarships at Sinclair Community College for active student volunteer leaders in our community.