Who We Are


JRHA is a cross-sector collaborative learning community of regional leaders working together to improve the health and health care resources of Southern Oregonians


  • The organizations and individuals responsible for the health of the community are interconnected, promoting health and health care transformation collaboratively
  • Current systems are transformed, reducing economic, cultural and system barriers to health and health care access while reducing the costs of health care 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]


Executive Committee (Voting Board)

  1. Chair - William D. Thorndike Jr, President & CEO, Medford Fabrication
  2. Past Chair – Bruce Van Zee MD, Retired Nephrologist
  3. Vice Chair – Jennifer Lind, CEO, Jackson Care Connect
  4. Vice Chair – Diane Williams Engelhardt MD, Retired Pediatric Oncologist
  5. Secretary – Michael Weber, Director, Josephine County Public Health
  6. Treasurer – Stacy Brubaker, Division Manager, Jackson County Mental Health
  7. Member at Large – Kathy Bryon, Executive Director, Gordon Elwood Foundation

Voting Board

  1. Cynthia Ackerman, Chief Compliance Officer, AllCare Health
  2. Richard Booth, CEO, Siskiyou Community Health Center 
  3. Brenda Johnson, CEO, La Clinica
  4. Scott Kelly, President & CEO, Asante
  5. Karla McCafferty, Executive Director, Options for Southern Oregon
  6. William North, CEO, Rogue Community Health 
  7. Leona O’Keefe, MD
  8. Lori Paris, President & CEO, Addictions Recovery Center 
  9. Christopher Pizzi, Chief Executive, Providence Medford Medical Center 
  10. Sommer Wolcott, Executive Director, OnTrack Rogue Valley

Ex-Officio Board

  1. Ann Marie Alfrey, Executive Director, Rogue Valley Council of Governments 
  2. Mike Bond, CEO, PrimeCare
  3. Carrie Borgen, Executive Director, ACCESS
  4. Don Bruland, Community at Large, JCC & AllCare Community Advisory Councils
  5. Peter Buckley, Project Manager, Southern Oregon Success
  6. Sheila Clough, CEO, Mercy Flights
  7. Rick Dyer, Commissioner, Jackson County
  8. Sam Engel, Director of Social Determinants of Health, AllCare Health
  9. Stacy Ferrell, CEO, ColumbiaCare Services 
  10. Jim Fong, Executive Director, Rogue Workforce Partnership
  11. Darin Fowler, Commissioner, Josephine County
  12. Kym Grey, Chief of Veterans Experience, So Oregon Veterans Rehabilitation Center and Clinics 
  13. Brian Gross MD, Cardiologist, Southern Oregon Cardiology 
  14. Laura McKeane, Director of Oral Health Services, AllCare Health
  15. Jeremy Harle, Interim Executive Director
  16. Jeanne Savage MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Net of Oregon 
  17. Belle Shepherd, Sr. Policy Adviser - Government Relations, Oregon Health Authority
  18. Amy Thuren, Executive Director, Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon


Consulting Facilitator - Tatiana Bredikin

Interim Administrative Support - Gordon Elwood Foundation