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

  • Chair – Sue Kohler-Patterson MD, Retired Physician, Hematology-Oncology
  • Vice Chair – Michael Weber, Director, Josephine County Public Health
  • Vice Chair – Diane Williams Engelhardt MD, Retired Pediatric Oncologist
  • Secretary – Angela Durant, Executive Director, Gordon Elwood Foundation
  • Treasurer – Ann Marie Alfrey, Executive Director, Rogue Valley Council of Governments
  • Member at Large – Heather Stafford, Executive Director, Rogue Workforce Partnership
  • Member at Large – Christopher Pizzi, Chief Executive, Providence

Voting Board

  • Cynthia Ackerman, Chief Compliance Officer, AllCare Health
  • Stacy Brubaker, Jackson Co. Director, Health & Human Services
  • Mary Lynne DeRocher, Business Operations Director, Kairos
  • Eric Guyer, President & CEO, Addictions Recovery Center
  • Jeremy Harle, Executive Director, Kairos
  • Jennifer Johnstun, Chief Quality Officer, Siskiyou Community Health
  • Jennifer Lind, CEO, Jackson Care Connect
  • Karla McCafferty, Executive Director, Options for Southern Oregon
  • William North, CEO, Rogue Community Health
  • Lori Paris, President & CEO, Addictions Recovery Center
  • Sommer Wolcott, Executive Director, OnTrack Rogue Valley

Ex-Officio Board

  • Carrie Borgen, Executive Director, ACCESS
  • Rene Brandon, Director, S.O. Early Learning Services
  • Peter Buckley, Project Manager, Southern Oregon Success
  • David Candelaria MD, Josephine Co Public Health (when Mike Weber cannot attend)
  • Sheila Clough, CEO, Mercy Flights
  • Sam Engel, Executive Director, Rogue Retreat
  • Stacy Ferrell, CEO, Columbia Care Services
  • Kym Grey, Chief of Veterans Experience, So Or Veterans Rehabilitation Center & Clinics
  • Brian Gross MD, Cardiologist, Southern Oregon Cardiology
  • Brenda Johnson, CEO, La Clinica
  • Kate Kitchell RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Providence
  • John Mahan MD, Public Health Officer, Jackson Co Public Health
  • Mona McArdle MD, Medical Dir/Chief Medical Officer/Valley Immediate Care
  • Laura McKeane, Director of Oral Health Services, AllCare Health
  • Jeanne Savage MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Net of Oregon
  • Belle Shepherd, Innovator Agent - Oregon Health Authority
  • Hollie Shults, CEO, PrimeCare
  • William D. Thorndike Jr, President & CEO, Medford Fabrication
  • Amy Thuren, Executive Director, Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon


  • Lee Murdoch MD, Retired Pediatrician

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

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