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)

  • Chair – Diane Williams Engelhardt MD, Retired Pediatric Oncologist
  • Vice Chair – Dennie Conrad, Sr Vice-President & Chief Strategy, Asante
  • Vice Chair – Michael Weber, Director, Josephine County Public Health
  • 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

Voting Board

  • Cynthia Ackerman, Chief Compliance Officer, AllCare Health
  • Stacy Brubaker, Jackson Co. Director, Health & Human Services
  • Jennifer Lind, CEO, Jackson Care Connect
  • Tracy Flynn, Campus Associate Dean-Ashland, OHSU School of Nursing
  • Jennifer Johnstun, Chief Quality Officer, Siskiyou Community Health
  • Karla McCafferty, Executive Director, Options for Southern Oregon
  • William North, CEO, Rogue Community Health 
  • Jeremy Harle, Interim Executive Director, Kairos
  • Lori Paris, President & CEO, Addictions Recovery Center 
  • Christopher Pizzi, Chief Executive, Providence Medford Medical 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
  • 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
  • Sue Kohler-Patterson MD, Retired Physician, Hematology-Oncology
  • Laura McKeane, Director of Oral Health Services, AllCare Health
  • John Mahan MD, Public Health Officer, Jackson Co Public Health
  • Bruce Murrey MD, Retired Internist
  • Jeanne Savage MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Net of Oregon 
  • Belle Shepherd, Sr. Policy Advisor - Oregon Health Authority
  • William D. Thorndike Jr, President & CEO, Medford Fabrication
  • Amy Thuren, Executive Director, Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon
  • Bruce Van Zee MD, Retired Nephrologist


  • Don Bruland, Community at Large, JCC & AllCare Community Advisory Councils
  • Dave Dotterer, Commissioner, Jackson County
  • Darin Fowler, Commissioner, Josephine County
  • Lee Murdoch, Retired Pediatrician

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

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