Cecelia worked in the Medical Field as management and support for Clinicians and care centers for more than 35 years. She retired from Sutter Medical Foundations in Sacramento CA and moved to Brookings in December 2014. Cecelia worked as Secretary to the Original Board of Directors in the early phase of development of Sacramento Sierra Medical Group which later became the model for Sutter Medical Group. She has further experience including Bookkeeping, clinician credentialing, contracting, acting as patient advocate, Electronic Medical Records applications and software applications such as EPIC, Allscripts, Kronos, Excel, and Outlook.
Ruth is a retired RN who gives back to her community by serving as a volunteer with organizations including the Curry General Hospital Auxiliary (current President) and the California Nurses Association. She worked with the Contra Costa A/N Home Support Services and the Public Health Board. Ruth also has her Masters in Business and Public Administration from JFK University in Concord CA.. She received her BSN from Holy Names in Oakland CA and her RN from Contra Costa College. Ruth is a "big picture person" and a welcome addition to the board!
Cam moved to Brookings in 1973 after graduating from Washington State University with a degree in Environmental Science. He retired from the City of Brookings in 2011 after having served for 31 years as an emergency service dispatcher. Cam served for more than 20 years as a member of the Curry County Citizen Review Board, reviewing cases of children in out-of-home placements for the Oregon Department of Justice. He has been a hospice patient volunteer since 2002. His commitment to hospice is further represented by serving on the Board of Directors for Coastal Home Health and Hospice. He has been a member of Curry County Search and Rescue for many years. He is currently also on the board of directors for Curry Wildfire Prevention. He likes to garden on his half acre of property near Brookings, ride his motorcycle, kayak, and hike. Cam believes that patient care should be the primary focus of Coastal Home Health & Hospice. Therefore he works along side the the board to work diligently to ensure that our staff continue to have the tools they need to serve our patients and their family.
Thom was born, raised and graduated from college in South Dakota and has lived on the Oregon Coast since 1979. Thom had the pleasure of working and serving parents, patients, clients and families in a multitude of ways since then. As a licensed Medical Technologist, Thom has worked in varied medical laboratories for over 20 years, including current part time employment at Curry Health Network. Thom has done social service work in both Coos and Curry counties for over 20 years. Agencies include Belloni Boy's Ranch where he worked with teen sex offenders and law violators, South Coast Head Start where he was working with parents regarding drug and alcohol education/prevention, parenting and fathering. He also worked with The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians---as their Family Services and Indian Child Welfare Coordinator. Thom has always had a passion for end of life services and enjoys serving on the board of Coastal Home Health & Hospice. Thom desires to bring a vision to Coastal Home Health & Hospice that will ensure continued success, growth and innovation of services to the families of Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Doug is new to the South Coast, having moved to Brookings with his wife Colleen in 2018. Doug is a graduate of Washington State University (1996) where he studied the economics of healthcare. In 1996 he joined Health Economics Research Inc. as a Senior Economist and participated in the development of a prospective payment system for the State of West Virginia. He would later join Practice Patterns Science as they conducted cost of treatment studies for the pharmaceutical industry, and then United Healthcare of the Midwest as they developed research based best practices for patient care. After years of teaching, Doug now serves as Executive Dean of the Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College. His support for home health and hospice services are the direct result of seeing what home care has done for his grandfather, two grandmothers and a dear friend. Doug and Colleen enjoy hiking along the beach, riding their bikes, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
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After graduating from her Washington nursing school in 2004, Jamie began her nursing career working within a hospital and home health setting. Her many years of nursing experience helped to fuel a sincere passion for delivering quality home care services. She is committed to working with local health providers to help adults remain in their homes for as long as possible. She recently settled in Brookings from Medford, Oregon with her husband and two young children. Aside from our spectacular beaches, Jamie enjoys hobbies which include sewing, crochet, cooking and baking. Her young family keeps her busy with sports and scouts.