Lunsford has served as a member of the board of directors since 2005.
As Chairman of the Board, Lunsford will lead and oversee the board of directors, in conjunction with the hospital administrator, to develop the strategic plan, objectives and priorities of the hospital.
"I am looking forward to serving in the role of Chairman of the hospital's board," Lunsford said. "We are dedicated to delivering exceptional care to the community we serve. The associates, medical staff and the board are continually focused on quality care, safety and satisifaction."
Lunsford currently works as a financial advisor for Edward Jones.
She is involved in the Brazil Rotary Club and is a member of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce.
Other board members include Jeffrey A. Boyll, Center Point; Kirk A. Freeman, Brazil; Katherine Humphreys, Indianapolis; Craig Johnson, D.O., Brazil; Jane Sweeney, Indianapolis; Mark Thiemann, Brazil; and Jerry Laue, Brazil.
"(Lunsford) brings a high level of leadership, skill and motivation to the position," St. Vincent Clay Hospital Administrator Jerry Laue said. "She has demonstrated a real desire to understand the complexity of the healthcare system and brings a heighten focus on quality and safety."
Lynsey and her husband, Joey, live in Brazil. They have a son, Lucas.