Executive Committee, Insurance and Risk Management, Finance


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.”

Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Board Development Committee

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, Executive Committee


B.S., Economics, Westminster College

Work History:

Norman is currently a Senior Vice President 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.”

Executive Committee, Resident Care Committee co-chair, Board Development Committee

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.

Finance Committee Chair, HUB Shop Committee

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

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 a 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.


BS in Nursing from St Louis university in St Louis, MO – 1971

Licensed Tax Consultant -2001

Work History

Patricia Narus worked as St Louis university’s Firmin Desloge Hospital in the Coronary Care ICU and as a Clinical Charge Nurse on the neurology floor.

Also worked as a tax consultant at Jackson County Accounting (retired) doing individual and small business tax returns.

Board Service and Community Involvement

Moved to Medford in 1977 and was a stay at home mom for her four children. She was active in the Sacred Heart School and South Medford HS Parent’s Club, and the Jackson County Medical Alliance. She serves presently on the Pacific Retirement Services Housing Board (Senior Affordable Housing) and served on their Community Services Board (Volunteer Community Network, Foster Grandparents, SHIBA, Call A Ride) until 2015. She is also currently on the Providence Hospital Southern Oregon Service Call Area Advisory Council.

Reason For Involvement With Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice

She has had a lifelong interest in the stages of grief as described by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and is so impressed with the Culture of Mindful Care-giving that is practiced at Celia’s House at Holmes Park. She wants this end of life care to be available to anyone who needs it.

Other Interests

Walking, Reading Traveling, Working Out with Kettle Bells and Indian Clubs, and her newest interest: American Mahjong.

Culture Training and Outreach Committee, Inclusion Committee, Fundraising Committee, Resident Care Committee


High School

Skyline High School

Oakland, California/1964-1967

Undergraduate College

University of California (A.B. History)

Davis, California/1967-1971

Honors:  Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa-Kappa of California 1970, nominated for Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

Medical School

University of California

Los Angeles, California/1971-1975

Honors:  Regent’s Scholar

Graduate School

University of Michigan School of Public Health

Medical Care Organization/1976-1978

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Work History:  I began practice as an emergency physician in Jackson Michigan and then moved on to a series of academic positions at the University of Michigan, University of California Davis and the University of Nebraska.  During this time I held a number of administrative positions including Medical Director of Life Flight Sacramento, Research Director in the Section of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis and Medical Director of Emergency Services at the University of Nebraska.  After my wife and I decided that we wanted to live our days on the west coast surrounded by hills and mountains, I took a job as Medical Director for Emergency Services at Rogue Valley Medical Center.  After thirty years as an emergency physician, I wanted a mission driven practice with a different rhythm.  I found those things as well as a collegial group of people and worked as Chief Medical Officer at La Clinica until 2017.  I can’t quite give it up completely, so I continue to work a bit as a physician at La Clinica’s Phoenix Health Center.

Board Service and Community Involvement:  I’ve served my community as a volunteer physician and medical director of various emergency medical services programs. I’ve also been Co-Chair for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Commission for the State of Oregon and was on the Board of Advanced Emergency Medical Care for the State of Nebraska.

Source of Passion: I learned as a young emergency physician that when a person dies or their life is threatened, I could do more than provide medical care.  I could listen and help create an emotional and spiritual space for them and their families.  Communications during these moments are open, honest and respectful and have touched my soul. 

Other Interests:  There is no better place in the world for me than fishing a small trout stream in and around the Sawtooth Wilderness with family and friends.  I also continue to pursue my interest in the Spanish language and the cultures of the Americas.  

Culture Training and Outreach Committee, Inclusion Committee, Fundraising Committee

Burlingame High School, Burlingame CA, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, B.F.A. Graphic Design: 1982

Work History
Design & Branding Consultant, Artist: 2002-present. Academy of Art University, Instructor: 2008-2009. CF NAPA (Colonna Farrell Design) Napa, CA, Creative Director: 1997-2002. Axion Design, San Anselmo, CA, Project Director, Principal:1982-1997 

Board Service and Community Involvement
After completing their training, Susan served as a volunteer for the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco before returning to Southern Oregon in 2016. Prior to that volunteered at Maslow project in Medford, a non-profit offering support services to homeless children, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Gangaji Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to world peace.  

Reasons for Involvement with Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice
While serving at the Guest House with the Zen Hospice Project I witnessed the healing potential of that particular time of life and the profound impact it can have on all of those involved. 

Other Interests

A long hike with a friend, sharing a good meal and conversation with family and friends, an engaging novel, poem or film, and simple brushwork painting.