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The AVHC Board

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The volunteer Board of Directors meets monthly on the last Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Health Center's conference room. In cases where the last Thursday falls on a holiday the board will meet on the Thursday prior. The Board meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in applying to become a Board member, please contact Kathy Cox or Ric Bonner.

You can download our bylaws here (pdf).

Click here to view our current strategic plan.

 

Board Chairperson
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Ric Bonner

Ric grew up in Concord, CA and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in chemical engineering. He spent 32 years working in Bay Area oil refineries, most of which was in supervision and management positions in refinery operations. After purchasing property in Anderson Valley in 2000, Ric and his wife, Alice, moved to the valley as full time residents in June 2009. Ric worked for several years with Wally Hopkins in his woodworking business and is currently building a permanent home.

 

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Vice Chairperson
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Kathy Cox

Kathy’s experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, where she trained “campesina” women to become the health care providers in their villages. She earned a Masters In Public Health from UC Berkeley. After working for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, she and her family moved to Anderson Valley in 1981. She worked at the Health Center for eight years as the Health Educator. In 1991 she earned a teaching credential and began teaching Spanish, ESL and Health at Anderson Valley High School until 2011. Upon retirement from AVHS she taught Spanish for two years at Mendocino Community College. She resides in Rancho Navarro with her husband, Jerry Cox. They have two daughters and five grandchildren.

 

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Board Treasurer
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J.R. Collins

J.R. Collins grew up in Chicago and graduated from St.Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1968. He earned his masters degree from Loyola Universiy. J.R. moved to Anderson Valley in 1974, where he taught at Clear Water for 10 years before starting to work at the Anderson Valley Unified School District, where he has worked as the high school prinicpal and is currently working part time as superindendent.

 

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Board Member
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Heidi Knott Gundling

Heidi grew up in Saudi Arabia and attended the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Working internationally for over 40 years as an independent documentary filmmaker with a focus on social and environmental issues, she has also directed several films in Mendocino County and mentored high school students. She is a book author, translator, and former director of an international environmental film festival and media institute in Germany. In 1999 she moved to Anderson Valley where she lives full time with her husband Henry.

 

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Board Member
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Deborah Covey

Born in Stockton, California, Debbie has lived most of her life in Mendocino County. Fleeing poverty in Oklahoma, her parents took on seasonal agricultural work in the Central Valley and often in Oregon and Washington until landing in Ukiah when she was 13 years old. After high school, Debbie began a 33 year nursing career. For the past thirteen years of her career she worked in a community health clinic, mostly as a medical nurse case manager for the medical director and several other medical specialty providers, but also, among others, as a nurse, diabetes patient educator, infection prevention coordinator, emergency preparedness coordinator, in performance improvement and many other rewarding roles. She particularly loved the long term interactions and relationships with patients. Debbie has 2 grown children and In 2003 moved to Boonville with her second husband.

 

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Board Member
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Clay Eubank

Clay has been visiting Anderson Valley for 10 years now and moved to Yorkville permanently five years ago. He has worked for various newspapers in Northern California for over 30 years as the Circulation Director managing budgets and people. He has also been an EMT and firefighter for the past 25 years. Currently he is the Assistant Manager for the Anderson Valley Ambulance and the training officer for the Anderson Valley Fire Department. He has a BS in Business Management and an MA in Organization Development.

 

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Board Member
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Eric Labowitz

Eric has been a resident of Anderson Valley since 1977. He and his wife Kathy live in Philo and have two grown children who were born and raised in Anderson Valley. A strong believer in maintaining a community health center, he joined the Health Center board in 1980 and has remained on the board ever since. He practiced law in Mendocino County until 1982, at which time he was elected justice court judge of the Anderson Valley Judicial District. He retired from Mendocino County Superior Court in 2007, after 24 years on the bench. He has also been a board member of the Anderson Valley Ambulance Service and Mendocino County Public Radio.

 

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Board Member
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Drew Colfax

I moved to Anderson Valley with my family in 1973, and was home educated by my parents until I left the area for college.  After college, I earned a law degree and practiced criminal appellate law in Alabama for approximately 5 years.  I subsequently attended medical school, completed a residency in emergency medicine, and practiced as an emergency medicine physician in Nashville, TN for nearly a decade.  In 2014, I moved back to Anderson Valley with my wife Angie and three children.  We are home educating our children, and in our spare time, we are slowly developing a small farm.  Hobbies include woodworking, woodsplitting, and woodmilling, gardening, and vaccinating my children.

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Board Member
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Ivan Jimenez

Ivan Jimenez moved from Orange County to Anderson Valley at the age of three where he grew up and completed his elementary through high school teachings. He has always had a passion for art and grasped the interest of economics in high school. Ivan graduated from the University of California Davis in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics. He came back to the valley after graduating and has been working at Balo Vineyards as Tasting Room Sales and Winery Associate since. He continues to paint and draw during any leisure time.

 

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Student Representative of the Board
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Ximena Flores

Ximena Flores is a freshman at AVHS and has lived in Anderson Valley her whole life. She is interested in serving on the Health Center board because she hopes to pursue a career in patient care.

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Board Member
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Lucy Plancarte

Lucy was born in Jacona, Michoacan Mexico. She worked for two years giving vaccines to children under 5 yrs of age and pregnant women in Michoacan. Lucy Moved to the USA with her family when she was a teenager. She started High School without a word in English.  She feels so blessed to be part of the AVHC board so she can be more involved with our community. Lucy has an AA in Child Development, AS in Social Work, a certificate in Child Development and has started her BA in Liberal Arts. She is certified in all levels of  Triple P (positive parenting program) and does workshops with parents that need extra help with their children's behavior. I work for Anderson Valley Adult School teaching the Citizenship class and Spanish Literacy and assisting the ESL class.

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Board Member
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Robert Pinoli
Board Secretary
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Maureen Hochberg

Maureen was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After nursing school in San Francisco, she moved to Humboldt county where she was director of Southern Trinity Area Rescue.  She met her husband Charlie when he  attended her EMT class. The family moved to Anderson Valley in 1987  and  Maureen continued her nursing career at Ukiah Valley Medical Center in emergency care.  Recently retired, she joined the Anderson Valley Health Center board to provide community  input.  The Hochberg's have three grown children and six grandsons.

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