Position on board: Board Member
Occupation: RCC Business Consulting
Why I serve on the SCHC board: As a patient since 1984, I am proud to have ‘grown up’ with the clinic, and to have known so many wonderful providers and support staff over the years; I truly value those relationships. I remember the days when folks could answer the phone or do other simple tasks for the staff as payment for services provided; it was a way for everyone to contribute and keep the doors open, while maintaining their personal pride in being able to pay their bills. That’s always resonated with me; even though I’ve been fortunate to have private insurance and could have gone anywhere for medical services, it was this feeling of community that was more important to me, and still is. Not only have I learned so much about how Siskiyou has been able to grow and serve our community as its grown, I’ve learned so much about the health care system and how great the need is for affordable and sustainable care, especially for our most vulnerable and under-served neighbors.