President; Finance; Executive Facility, Facility Operations, and Board Development Committees

Education
B.S. Nursing, Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University)

Work History
Carolyn worked for Ashland Community Hospital in a variety of management positions for 25 years, retiring as Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services in 2007. She was also the Executive Director of Commit, a research project for the National Institutes of Health and Director of Healthy
Start for the Jackson County Health Department.

Board Service and Community Involvement
Over the years Carolyn has served as the Board President for Ashland Meals on Wheels; Interfaith Care Community of Ashland; Jackson County Medical Auxiliary; Soroptimist International of Ashland; Chapter FC PEO. She has served as an Elder and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland. In 2004 the Ashland Chamber of Commerce named her Citizen of the Year.

Source of Passion
“One of my roles at Ashland Community Hospital was to implement new programs to allow the hospital to meet community needs. In 2005 I started the Ashland Community Hospital Hospice and Palliative care Program. As I attended the National Hospice Association conferences, I toured Hospice Residential Care Facilitys all over the country and dedicated my efforts to building a Hospice Residential Care Facility in the Rogue Valley.”

Other Interests
Carolyn enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, volunteering and spending time with friends and family.

Vice President; Board Development, Campaign Cabinet and HUB Shop Committees

Education
B.A., University of Oregon, Journalism; M.A., Reed College; PhD, University of Santo Tomas, Psychology Certified Mediator and Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator,
Selected as a Phi Delta Kappa Honoree for “Distinguished Service to Public Education” May 2005,

Work History
David’s background is in overseas public education and international adoption. He has taught kindergarten through university.

Board Service and Community Involvement
David served as President of the Board of Directors of This is the Edge, a non-profit serving middle and high school students in Northern California and Southern Oregon. He continues to volunteer for The Edge. David is also a Hospice Unique Boutique Shop volunteer and an Asante Hospice volunteer.

Reasons for Involvement with Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice
“As a Hospice Volunteer I serve the Rogue Valley community supporting patients and families. Building a new Hospice Home will meet the rapidly growing need for Hospice care in Southern Oregon.”

Other Interests
David enjoys woodworking, traveling, reading, skiing, and his 11 grandchildren.

Treasurer; Accountant; Campaign Cabinet Committee Chair; Finance Committee

Education
B.A. Mathematics, Pomona College
M.B.A. in Accounting and Finance, Anderson School of Management, UCLA.

Work History
Chris is a retired Certified Public Accountant.
She was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. as an auditor; Maxxam Inc. as Director of Internal Audit; Getty Trust as General Auditor; and Colburn Foundation as Treasurer.

Board Service and Community Involvement
Chris served on the Pomona College Board of Trustees for over 20 years. She is also a Hospice Unique Boutique Shop Volunteer.

Source of Passion for the Hospice Residential Care Facility Project
“My belief in hospice and the Hospice Residential Care Facility project comes from prior positive experiences with hospice and the belief that everyone, and their loved ones, deserve caring, compassionate care at the end of life.”

Other Interests
Chris enjoys traveling with her husband, golfing and cooking. She also enjoys horseback riding and has competed in both dressage and jumping in California and Oregon.

Secretary; Board Development, Campaign Cabinet, and Patient Care Policies & Caregiver Training Committees

Education
Registered Nurse training & RN licens,e Mercy College of Nursing, San Diego, California B.S., Nursing University of San Francisco
M.S., Nursing University of California, San Francisco Certification as an End-of-Life Counselor.
Sarah’s life-long interest in spirituality and world religions was deepened through studies at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California (1996-1999) where she became certified as a Spiritual Director.

Work History
Sarah spent eighteen years of her professional career as a nurse educator, most recently teaching Mental Health/Chronic Illness at OHSU on the SOU campus. Sixteen years of Sarah’s career was spent in starting, developing, and sustaining a national mail order business, Dove Professional Apparel.

Board Service and Community Involvement
Volunteerism is woven into Sarah’s life in the international arena with the Peace Corps-Turkey and Brazil 1963-1967 and citizen diplomacy with the former USSR 1985-1990, and domestically with faith community nursing and the Hospice Unique Boutique.

Source of Passion for the Hospice Residential Care Facility Project
“I deeply believe that Southern Oregon, with its growing retirement population, is an ideal community where compassionate care at the end of life will become the norm.”

Other Interests
Sarah spends her leisure time in fitness activities, walking Riley her golden retriever, and playing golf with her husband Jack and friends.

President Elect; Executive Facility Committee

Education
B.S., Mining Geology, Colorado School of Mines
M.B.A., University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Work History
Chuck is currently an Oregon-licensed principal broker affiliated with the John L. Scott organization. He was Vice President of several companies, including PHAMIS Inc, a hospital information systems company, which he helped build and take public in the mid-1990’s. Chuck also worked at IBM.

Board Service and Community Involvement
Chuck was co-founder and Executive Committee Member for the American Cancer Society charity auction for Camp Goodtimes, a summer camp program for kids with cancer and a college scholarship program for younger cancer survivors. Upon moving to Southern Oregon, Chuck established what is now a very active wine tasting group for the Ashland Newcomers Club.

Source of Passion for the Hospice Residential Care Facility Project
“I vividly recall my own parents passing, and sure think a hospice home would have been a better way.”

Personal Information
Chuck was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He and his wife, Diane, moved to Southern Oregon in 2011 after living in the Seattle area for 20 years and raising their kids there. They love it here.

Finance Committee

Education:

Southern Oregon State College, B.S. Business

Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University), M.S. Business Administration

Work History:

Toni is a Certified Public Accountant.   She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and Oregon Society of Certified Public Accounts (OSCPA).

She was employed by Arthur Anderson & Co. as an auditor; was an Instructor in the School of Business at Southern Oregon State College, worked in Private Industry in Finance and Accounting, and owned her own CPA Firm starting in 1992.

Board Service and Community Involvement:

Board Member, Southern Oregon Humane Society

Source of Passion for the Holmes Park House Project:  

“The Hospice residential care facility project is fulfilling an important need in our Southern Oregon community and I’m honored to be contributing my skills in health care finance to such a devoted organization of people supporting compassionate care at end of life.”

Other Interests:

Toni enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Toni has been working on her first novel and hopes someday to finish it.

Patient Care Policies & Caregiver Training Committee co-chair and Board Development Committee

Education:
B.S.N. in Nursing, California State University, Long Beach
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, University of Alaska, Anchorage
M.S. in Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno

Work History:
Kathy spent the first half of her career in psychiatric-mental health nursing both in outpatient and inpatient settings and as co-director of a family therapy center providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.  Kathy moved into the field of nursing regulation and health policy as the Executive Director of the Nevada State Board of Nursing and as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Board Service and Community Involvement:
Kathy has served on a number of boards throughout her career including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Alumni Board, the Western Governors University National Advisory Council, the American National Standards Institute Board of Directors, the AARP Center to Champion Nursing Council, the Joint Commission Nursing Advisory Council, the Health Workforce Information Center Advisory Board, the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care, the Nursing Spectrum National Advisory Board, the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Consensus Work Group, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Board of Directors, and the State of Nevada, Commission on Mental Health/Mental Retardation.

Source of Passion:
Kathy’s lifelong decision making has always been based on finding meaningful ways to contribute in this life based on compassion, giving back, and making a difference.   It is a privileged opportunity through the Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice to support compassionate care at the end of life in the Rogue Valley community.

Other Interests:
Kathy is an avid gardener, reader, traveler, and loves taking classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University.

Education:

Southern Illinois University, BS, Education

South Texas College of Law, JD.

Work History:

Legal branch of the United States Air Force (5 years)

VP, Legal Services, Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV (8 years)

VP, Risk and Claims Management Counsel, Voluntary Hospitals of America, Irving, TX (4 years)

VP, Legal Services and General Counsel, All Saints Health System, Fort Worth, TX (12 years)

Senior VP, Legal and Corporate Integrity, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX (5 years)

Corporate Compliance Officer, Asante Health System, Medford, OR (9 years)

Source of Passion for the Holmes Park House project:  

“After all my years in health care, and membership on several Medical Ethics Committees, I clearly recognize the role and need for “end of life” support and services. The nature of the work I have done these past 40+ years, leads me to believe that I can assist, in some small way, the SOFOH organization in the achievement of its important mission.”

Other Interests:

“My wife, Judy and I, will celebrate our 49th anniversary this month. We purchased a lovely farm 4 miles outside Eagle Point when we retired a year or two ago and are enjoying living in the country. Cattle, chickens, fruit orchards, summer gardens (and tractors for Fred), etc. For the past 3 summers, our sole grandchild, a delightful 7-year-old named Samantha, has made our lives richer by spending her summers on our farm.”

Finance Committee Chair; Campaign Cabinet and HUB Shop Committees

Education
B.A. Accounting, Eastern Washington University and Pacific University

Work History
Jeanne, now retired, worked as a financial advisor for Smith Barney for 25 years.
Board Service and Community Involvement
Jeanne serves on the Board of This is The Edge in Ashland. She also served in leadership positions for non- profits and other organizations in Olympia, Washington and Walla Walla, Washington for over 40 years.
Source of Passion for the Hospice Residential Care Facility Project
“My interest in the Hospice Residential Care Facility project is spurred by the quality of help my family received from Hospice in Kalispell, MT during my husband’s last 3 weeks of life in 2007. Having Hospice involved in the ‘last adventure of life’ is a gift that should be available to everyone.”
Other Interests
Cooking, tennis and bridge are some of the many interests she enjoys.

Finance Committee

Education:
B.S., Economics, Westminster College

Work History:
Norman is currently a Senior Vice President/Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley. He was a Vice President at Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York from 2002 – 2008 and Vice President at Merrill Lynch 1997 – 2002. Prior to that he was Regional Manager of the Better Business Bureau from 1992 – 2997.

Board Service and Community Involvement:
Norman currently serves on the Board of the Hospital Facilities Authority Board and has served on the Boards of Medford City Planning, Rogue Valley Symphony, Craterian Theatre, Grace Christian School, Cave Junction Citizens Review Board, Oregon Commission Foundation Professional Advisory Committee, March of Dimes, Quail Point Rotary, Southern Oregon Baptist Convention – Treasurer, Better Business Bureau.

Source of Passion for the Hospice House Project:
“In my career, I have personally witness the desperate need for Hospice Care and appreciate the void Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice is filling for our community.”

Holmes Park House Culture Training Committee Chair

Education
Washington University in St. Louis, Medical School (’65)
University of Washington Hospitals (’65-’70), post graduate training

Work History
John practiced Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Medford, Oregon from 1970-2004.

Board Service and Community Involvement
Since 1994, he has been a volunteer clinical consultant (17 years), board member (6 years) and president (2 years) at Community Health Center. He has served on the Ethics committees of both Rogue Valley Medical Center and Providence Medford Medical Center since 1980. In 1994, he helped form VOLPACT, a collaborative venture between three local hospitals two safety-net clinics and 90% of the practicing physicians of Jackson County, Oregon to provide necessary charitable, specialty care for low income, uninsured patients. In 2008, he was elected chairman of Jefferson Regional Health Alliance. In 2010, he joined several community leaders to form COHO (Choosing Options, Honoring Options), a collaborative fostering community-wide education about end-of-life care options.

Previous Honors
1998- Oregon Medical Association, Physician Citizen of the Year 1998- Providence Health System, Mother Joseph Award
2003- Rogue Valley Hospital Foundation, ASV Carpenter Distinguished Citizen Award

Source of Passion
The reintroduction of palliative and hospice care into mainstream American medicine over the last twenty years is finally being recognized as a great benefit by the vast majority of those near the end of life and their families. Admittedly, my own profession (which holds the keys to those therapies) has only recently begun to incorporate the many blessings of both palliative and hospice care into the care of dying people.  I, myself, have personally seen such care transform the end of life for many friends, patients and families.  Unfortunately, now, nearly half of those who elect hospice care are unable to accomplish such care in their own homes (the most preferred place). Hence the concept of a hospice house, a home-like place that focuses squarely upon providing superb 24 comfort care, facilitating meaningful conversations, closure of human relationships and spiritual support for those who wish it, makes abundant sense.  Current plans for the Holmes Park House will address this great need in our local community. It will also elevate the level of end-of-life care for all Southern Oregonians. For all these reasons, and many more, the Holmes Park House for hospice care has become the great passion of my late retirement years!

Education:
University of Puget Sound, 1985
University of Oregon School of Law, JD 1992

Work History:
Erik joined the firm of Huycke O’Connor Jarvis, LLP, as partner, in 2011 where he continues to practice law with a focus on elder law, civil litigation and estate planning.

Board Service and Community Involvement:
Erik is a current board member of Rogue Valley Farm to Schools and the Ashland Rowing Club. He is a past member of the Siskiyou School Board where he was instrumental in creating and expanding the school to its current stature.

Other Interests:
Erik enjoys the outdoors with his family whether they are rafting down the Rogue, skiing, biking, fishing or spending time on their small farm in Talent, Oregon. He is a past member of the US Rowing Team and continues to compete in rowing for the Ashland Rowing Club.

Patient Care Policies and Caregiver Training Committee Co-Chair and Executive Facility Committee

Education
Diploma in Nursing, Norwalk Hospital School of Nursing, Norwalk, Connecticut B.S.N., Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University,
M.S., Nursing, University of Washington M.P.A., Evergreen State College

Work History
Judy held nursing positions at Norwalk Hospital then Huntington Memorial hospital 1966 – 1975.
She was a staff RN in ICU, Nurse Manager of ICU, and Critical Care Educator at Multicare Medical Center 1975 – 1987. She was the Director of Critical Care at St. Peter Hospital and Medical Center 1987 – 2001, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology at Providence St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center 1995 – 2001, Administrative Director of Education/RN in SVICU 2001 – 2006, and Lead RN in ICU and House Supervisor at Ashland Community Hospital 2006 – 2013.

Board Service and Community Involvement
Board President, WinterSpring Center. She volunteers for Riding Beyond, a local initiative to help breast cancer survivors heal though connection with horses. She served on the Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice Facilities Committee before becoming a board member.

Source of Passion
The SOFOH hospice home will provide a deeply loving and compassionate human-to-human benevolent support for those at the end of life, and it is my profound joy to be part of that effort.

Other Interests
I have a practice as an Anam Cara, soul friend, to those who want support in moving to the end of life. I love taking my dog, Sophie, for walks and grooming, hugging and loving my rescue horse, Shasta. No more riding in my future. I also practice and teach healing touch and Reiki.

Executive Facility Committee Chair and Finance Committee

Education
B.A., Carleton College, Minnesota,
M.D., University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Work History
Internship and Family Practice Residency, San Bernardino County Hospital, CA 1967-1970 USAF BEALE AFB, California, Chief of Family Practice Clinics, 1970 – 1972
Began solo practice in Ashland 1972, and eventually developed Southern Oregon Family Practice. Hospice Medical Director, Ashland Community Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care, 2005 -2010

Board Service and Community Involvement
Bruce served as President of Jackson County Medical Society. His has also served on the Boards of Rogue Valley Physician Services; Board of Trustees for the Oregon Medical Association; ACH Board; ACH Foundation; Ashland YMCA, “Distinguished Service Award” 2007, ACH Foundation

Source of Passion for the Hospice Residential Care Facility Project
“Although during all of my early training I received no training regarding death and dying, after moving to Ashland, Elizabeth Kubler Ross gave a series of talks in Medford and that was the beginning of my interest in end-of-life care. The interest mushroomed as we began organizing the Ashland Hospice and I attended multiple training programs to prepare to become the Medical Director.”

Other Interests
Bruce has enjoyed sailing in the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands, as well as the British Virgin Islands, and golfing with friends. More recently he has enjoyed traveling overseas.