Leadership

Senior Executive Team

Our Senior Executive Team works with the board to determine our strategic direction, and then creates the operational plan to reach our strategic goals. Our leaders have the expertise and mindset to make sure our patients receive the best quality care and our employees work in an environment that supports them.

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    Scott McFarland

    Chief Executive Officer

    Bio coming soon. 

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    Jill Damian

    Chief Operations Officer

    Before being appointed chief operations officer in August 2015, Ms. Damian had served as the department manager for Care for Her since 2006. As department manager, Ms. Damian worked closely with the clinical director to help make Care for Her the largest perinatal services program in Mendocino County. Since her appointment as COO, Ms. Damian has been helping our organization adopt the approach that worked so well for Care for Her—clear direction, measurable goals, and a strong, consistent marketing effort.

    Prior to joining MCHC Health Centers, Ms. Damian spent four years as the executive director for the Potter Valley Community Health Center (a local FQHC look-alike clinic). Ms. Damian holds a Master’s degree in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego; as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science – International Relations and Spanish, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Additionally, she is a recent graduate of the California Primary Care Association’s Health Management+ Program (2014) and participates in several local boards and community coalitions.

     

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    Jeff Wiedenfeld

    Chief Information Officer

    As in many areas of society, technology has become an integral part of providing high quality healthcare. Mandatory reporting to state and federal agencies has become a digital enterprise, and financial and medical records are being stored and communicated electronically. Under Mr. Wiedenfeld’s leadership, we maintain privacy and security while benefiting from the efficiencies that come with a robust computer system. Mr. Wiedenfeld collaborates with clinical leaders and administrative departments to make sure our computer technology is tailored to meet their needs.

    “The keystone of our competitive edge is the expertise of our Information Systems Department (IS),” Mr. Wiedenfeld explained.

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    Jerry Douglas, MD

    Chief Medical Officer

    As the chief medical officer, Dr. Douglas oversees clinical services for our medical department while helping our organization achieve its strategic and operational goals. Dr. Douglas is a board-certified family medicine physician who encourages a team-based approach and enjoys working with the Information Systems Department to help the organization stay ahead of the technology curve.

    He recognizes that healthcare can be a high-stress environment and he pays particular attention to helping providers and employees remain focused on the reasons they chose to work in healthcare in the first place. He often reminds people that “if they aren't having any fun, they're not doing it right.”

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    Karen Crabtree, MD

    Care for Her Medical Director

    As the medical director of Care for Her, Dr. Crabtree oversees clinical services for our women's health department. She works with a talented team of board-certified OB/GYN physicians, certified nurse midwives, women's health nurse practitioners, counselors, nurses, and health educators who work together to help women stay healthy through every age and phase of life.

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    Anna Shaw, MSc

    Chief Compliance Officer

    Ms. Shaw has spent most of her professional life working for organizations whose missions have been to help the most vulnerable people in society. Originally from London, England, Ms. Shaw worked as the head of strategy for one of the boroughs of the National Health Service, implementing quality initiatives and administering contracts. “I did a little bit of everything,” she said. “I like variety! It’s mentally stimulating.”

    Ms. Shaw emigrated to the United States to be with husband. They spent a short time on the East Coast before settling in Fort Bragg, her husband’s hometown. There, Ms. Shaw served as the executive director of the Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center, a non-profit organization that provides homeless shelter, case management services, vocational services, mental health services, and more.

    “I’m so happy to be working in a place with such a strong group of senior leaders,” she said. “And I appreciate the opportunity to work for such a well-run company with such a great mission.”

    When Anna’s not at work, you can find her on the beach with her three rescue dogs.

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    Lavonna Schrock

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Amy McAteer

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Bio coming soon

Board Members

Our Board of Directors helps ensure that our health centers addresses community healthcare needs by providing strategic direction and developing policies that support our mission. Because we are an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit healthcare corporation, we have a volunteer board of directors with more than 50 percent of board members who are patients at our health centers.

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    Jerry Chaney, RN

    Chair

    Community: Ukiah

    Serving Since: 2012

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    John Pavoni

    Secretary/Treasurer

    Community: Lake County

    Serving Since: 2000

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    Carlos Frausto

    Director

    Community: Ukiah

    Serving Since: 2000

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    Bill Mergener, MPH

    Director

    Community: Redwood Valley

    Serving Since: 2003

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    Wayne Menger

    Director

    Community: Ukiah

    Serving Since: 2013

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    Tom Jordan

    Director

    Community: Lakeport

    Serving Since: 2014

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    Diane Clatty

    Director

    Community: Redwood Valley

    Serving Since: 2015

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    Jacque Williams

    Director

    Community: Mendocino County

    Serving Since: 2017

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    Karen Oslund

    Director

    Community: Mendocino County

    Serving Since: 2017

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    Jennifer Rickard

    Director

    Serving Since: 2019

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    Katie Fairbairn

    Director

    Serving Since: 2019