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Compassionate Primary Care

As a community health center, Siskiyou provides personalized, patient-centered care to help manage your individual and family wellness needs through all stages of life. Our goal is to provide a medical home that focuses on high quality primary and preventive care for the whole family and to ensure that all Patients, including those who are medically underserved, have continuous access to high quality community-based health care services including a primary care home.

Our Values

To identify and provide care for primary health needs of our community in a professional and compassionate manner.

Siskiyou Community Medical Center is committed to providing exceptional health care service and patient care experience.

  • In compassion, honesty, and integrity guiding us in all of our actions.
  • In our commitment to provide the highest quality health care and customer service.
  • In treating our patients, clients and each other with dignity and respect, regardless of race, age, gender, ability, values, lifestyle, or economic status.
  • That teamwork and cooperation are vital to the success of our working and community relationships.
  • That our success is measured only by how well we serve.


In 1973, Siskiyou Community Health Center (SCHC) began as the Takilma Peoples Clinic in the Illinois Valley. After a medical crisis in the community, volunteer residents of the Illinois Valley turned an old farmhouse into a community health center. Dr. Jim Shames came from Multnomah County Health Department to train local volunteers. His plan was to only stay for a few months, but he ended up moving to the valley and served as SCHC’s Medical Director until 2003.

In 1987, the Longwood Fire forced them to evacuate and move to a new building in Cave Junction. They began expanding and a few years later the Takilma Peoples Clinic became known as Siskiyou Community Health Center. In the 1990’s, the clinic became a Federally Qualified Health
 Center (FQHC), offering services to anyone, regardless of their financial condition.

In 1997, SCHC merged with Our Valley Clinic and Gateway Dental Clinic in Grants Pass building up these services to FQHC level. Then, in 2001, community volunteers and the board of directors embarked on a building program at the north end of Cave Junction to replace its outgrown medical facility. In early 2007, this new 10,000 square foot medical facility opened its doors to patients. It included a state-of-the-art lab and radiology facility operated by Asante Health System. In 2014, this facility doubled in size, expanding the medical clinic and behavioral health department, bringing the Outreach department onsite, and adding a pharmacy and dental clinic.

In 2010, SCHC added a pharmacy and a laboratory inside the Grants Pass medical clinic. However, the demand for their services increased and it was time to expand again in order to accommodate the growing needs of the community. In January of 2012, SCHC moved to the first LEED-certified green building in Grants Pass. Located at 1701 NW Hawthorne Avenue, SCHC offers primary medical care for the entire family, a pharmacy, behavioral health services, laboratory services, Outreach services, and a Walk-In Clinic. To increase the service area for families in need, an Outreach location was established in Medford in November of 2015. In the spring of 2016, SCHC moved their Grants Pass dental clinic on-site with their primary care facility and added radiology services.

SCHC has three School-Based Health Centers in Cave Junction and one located at the Grants Pass High school that provide adolescents  with primary health care and health education.

SCHC continues to follow its mission to build healthy communities by providing an affordable solution for quality health care.


RICHARD BOOTHChief Executive Officer
Richard is a native of Grants Pass. He attended Oregon State University, where he earned his B.S. in Health Care Administration. Richard is also a member of the Medical Management Association and the Oregon Medical Group Management Association.
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BRANDI FIELDSChief Operations Officer
Brandi joined Siskiyou Community Health Center in 2014 as the Human Resources Manager and quickly jumped into different roles including Medical Clinic Manager and Director of Operations before becoming the Chief Operations Officer.
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BRUCE R. MCKEEChief Financial Officer
Bruce came to Siskiyou Community Health Center as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. With over twenty-five years experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Bruce has served a variety of businesses in the financial, tax and business advisory areas.
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KRISTIN MILLER, MDChief Medical Officer
Kristin came to Siskiyou Community Health Center as a National Health Service Corps Scholar with a dedication to medicine and taking care of families, working to fulfill that passion over the last 14 years as a contributing member of the Clinic.
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JOE DUNN, DMDChief Dental Officer
Dr. Joe Dunn joined Siskiyou Community Health Center in 2019 as the Chief Dental Officer. Dr. Dunn came to Siskiyou with a dedication to serving underserved communities and a passion for delivering sustainable health care for all.
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BRIAN LAUBSCHER, R.PHChief Compliance Officer
Brian graduated pharmacy school from Rhodes University in South Africa. For two years, he served as a Pharmacist in the medical corps and later worked as a clinical hospital pharmacist for 6 years.
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Jennifer Johnstun, RN
Jennifer Johnstun, RNChief Quality Officer
Jennifer Johnstun joined Siskiyou Community Health Center in January 2020 as the Chief Quality Officer. Jennifer came to Siskiyou with a passion for improving the quality of healthcare services.
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KIMBER BYRDDirector of Business Administration
For over 13 years Kimber has helped develop and maintain the practice management system, worked to create policies and procedures and has overseen various incentive and grant related projects.
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JACQUE DONEYOutreach Director
Jacque Doney joined the Siskiyou Community Health Center team in 1990 as the Outreach Program Director. With the program still in its infancy stages, Jacque was able to visualize and grow the Outreach Program into what it is today.
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Richard Cohen, MD
Richard Cohen, MDBoard Member
Occupation: Retired MD, President and founding board member of KidZone Community Foundation
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Andreas Goldner
Andreas GoldnerHonorary Board Member
Occupation: Retired former Associate Dean, University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Warren Kendall, MD
Warren Kendall, MDVice Chairman
Occupation: Retired from healthcare
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Derrick Kleiner
Derrick KleinerChairman of the Board
Occupation: Certified Prosthetetist, Spectrum Prosthetics & Orthotics
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Brad Lamont
Brad LamontBoard Member
Occupation: Husband, Dan, Grandpa, and Realtor
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Kathleen Luther
Kathleen LutherBoard Member
Occupation: Church Administrator
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Dennis Misner
Dennis MisnerBoard Member
Occupation: Retired, Education Administrator
Bobbie Morrocco
Bobbie MorroccoBoard Member
Occupation: Retired
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Jim Pilcher
Jim PilcherPast-Chair
Occupation: Retired, Dentist
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Denise Terrell
Denise TerrellSecretary
Occupation: Retired, Josephine County Public Health
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Deelia Warner
Deelia WarnerBoard Member
Occupation: RCC Business Consulting
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