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]



Bruce Van Zee MD, Chair
Retired Physician

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

Brian Gross MD, Vice Chair 
Physician, Southern Oregon Cardiology

Cynthia Ackerman, Vice Chair
Chief Quality & Compliance Officer, AllCare Health

Jennifer Johnstun, Secretary
Chief Health Strategy Officer, PrimaryHealth

Stacy Brubaker, Treasurer 
Division Manager, Jackson County Mental Health


Mike Bond - CEO, PrimeCare

Richard Booth - CEO, Siskiyou Community Health Center

Brenda Johnson - CEO, La Clinica Del Valle

Scott Kelly - President & CEO, Asante

Jennifer Lind - CEO, Jackson Care Connect

Cindy Mayo - Past CEO/Interim Advisor, Providence Medford Medical Center

Karla McCafferty - Executive Director, Options for Southern Oregon

William North - CEO, Rogue Community Health

Mark Orndoff - Director, Jackson County Health & Human Services

Lori Paris - President & CEO, Addictions Recovery Center

Michael Weber - Director, Josephine County Public 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

Stacy Ferrell - Executive Director, ColumbiaCare Services

Kym Grey - Chief of Veterans Experience,  S. OR Veterans Rehabilitation Center & Clinics

Alan Ledford PhD - Executive Director, OnTrack Rogue Valley

Laura McKeane - Oral Health Integration Manager, AllCare Health

Craig Norton - Executive Director, Kairos

Belle Shepherd - Innovator Agent, Oregon Health Authority

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

William D. Thorndike Jr - President & CEO, Medford Fabrication

Constance Wilkerson - Manager, Jackson County Continuum of Care

Thomas K. Wuest MD - Chief Medical Officer, Health Net of Oregon


Angela Warren, Collaboration Manager