Who We Are


Jefferson Regional Health Alliance is a collaboration of regional community leaders from all sectors learning and working together to improve the health and healthcare resources of Southern Oregonians


  • The organizations and individuals responsible for the health of the community are interconnected, promoting health and healthcare transformation together
  • Current systems are transformed, reducing economic, cultural and system barriers to health and healthcare access while reducing the costs of healthcare services
  • Relationships and resources are leveraged through collaboration to implement best practices and ensure a sustainable healthcare system


Established in 2005, Jefferson Regional Health Alliance incorporated as a 501c3 in 2008. As we entered the 21st century, it became increasingly clear that the healthcare system of Southern Oregon had pressing issues to address. Study after study turned up multiple levels of concerns. In 2003, Providence Health System contracted a study for the Southern Oregon Service Area to evaluate unmet community healthcare needs. They found that the most critical areas were access to primary care, prescription assistance, dental .... [More]



Lee Murdoch MD, Chair 
Board Member, Family Nurturing Center & Early Learning Hub

William North, Vice Chair 
CEO, Rogue Community Health
Cynthia Ackerman, Vice Chair
Chief Quality Officer, AllCare Health
Jennifer Johnstun, Secretary
Health Strategy Officer, PrimaryHealth of Josephine County
Bruce Van Zee MD, Treasurer 
Retired Physician 


Mike Bond - CEO, PrimeCare

Richard Booth - CEO, Siskiyou Community Health Center

Stacy Brubaker - Division Manager, Jackson County Mental Health

Don Bruland - Community Advocate, AllCare & Jackson Care Connect Community Advisory Councils

Kathy Bryon - Executive Director, Gordon Elwood Foundation

Peter Buckley - Project Manager, Southern Oregon Success

Michael Cavallaro  - Executive Director, Rogue Valley Council of Governments

Spencer Countiss MD - Managing Partner, Grants Pass Clinic

Shawkat Dhanani MD - Chief of Staff,  S. OR Veterans Rehabilitation Center & Clinics

Stacy Ferrell - Executive Director, ColumbiaCare Services

Brian Gross MD - Physician, Southern Oregon Cardiology

Diane Hoover - Project Manager, Grants Pass Blue Zones

Brenda Johnson - CEO, La Clinica Del Valle

Alan Ledford PhD - Executive Director, OnTrack Rogue Valley

Jennifer Lind - CEO, Jackson Care Connect

Cindy Mayo - Providence Medford Medical Center

Karla McCafferty - Executive Director, Options for Southern Oregon

Craig Norton - Executive Director, Kairos

Mark Orndoff - Director, Jackson County Health & Human Services

Lori Paris - President & CEO, Addictions Recovery Center

Belle Shepherd - Innovator Agent, Oregon Health Authority

Maggie Sullivan - Executive Director, Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon

William D. Thorndike Jr - President, Medford Fabrication

Roy Vinyard - President & CEO, Asante

Michael Weber - Director, Josephine County Public Health

Thomas K. Wuest MD - Chief Medical Officer, Health Net of Oregon & Trillium Community Health Plan


Angela Warren, Collaboration Manager

Jefferson Regional Health Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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