Board of Directors

 

Margie Handley, President

Margie Handley has defined her life by service to others. Her knowledge of business and practical application of management strategies has allowed her to successfully own and operate multiple small businesses, all while impacting change on the regional, state and national levels through appointments to commissions and councils. Embodying the spirit of her late father, Robert Harrah, Margie assumed the responsibility for not only construction of the new healthcare campus, but also ensuring that it would represent the values of the communities in design and operation.

Margie has served as Chairman of the Board of the Frank R. Howard Foundation for the past 23 years; Member, California Small Business Round table; Member, Mendocino County Farm Bureau; Member, Mendocino County Mental Health Advisory Board; Director, Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation; Member and Past President, Rotary Club of Willits; and, Honorary Member of the Willits Chamber of Commerce.

 

Margie’s past service includes: Member, California Transportation Commission; Director, National Bank of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa; Director, Northern California Network, Adventist Health; Director and Past President, Mendocino County Employer’s Council; Delegate, California State Conference on Small Business; Member, California Rural Development Council; Member, California Economic Strategy Panel; Member, Employment Training Panel; Director, SAFE-BIDCO; and, Member, North Coast Builders Exchange.

William Bowen, M.D., Vice President

Doctor William Bowen has been a dedicated health care professional in Mendocino County for over twenty eight years. As a member of the Howard Foundation Board of Directors, Doctor Bowen has added his guidance and medical expertise with enthusiasm. Dr. Bowen has spearheaded many of the innovative additions made to Howard Hospital and always keeps the board apprised of ground-breaking developments in the medical field. His unwavering interest in providing the highest form of medical care for the residents of the area has been a driving force for his work with the Foundation. Though his dedication keeps him quite busy in his practice, Doctor Bowen enjoys flying airplanes as a form of relaxation.

 

Jann Lamprich, Secretary

As a former Howard Hospital administrator, Jann Lamprich has given the Foundation valuable insight into the importance of retaining hospital services in the community.  In 1952, Jann became an employee of HMH when she was hired as an office clerk. She continued to take on additional duties in administration. In 1968, Jann became an employee of the Howard Foundation at the request of Mr. Robert Harrah. Taking from her administrative experience, Jann has an uncanny way of knowing what is needed in order for the Foundation to assist the hospital. 

 

Tom Herman, Board Member

Tom Herman has served as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors over the past 14 years. Tom has been the owner of a local and regional engineering company for the last thirty years. Tom's experience will be a valuable asset to the Board, and his understanding and expereience will ensure that area residents receive continued access to high quality medical care. Tom serves as a director of the Little Lake Fire Protection District and the Willits Chamber of Commerce. Tom is a member of the Mendocino College Foundation Board of Directors, serving as past president.

 

Terry Hansen, Board Member

Terry Hansen, Board Member, has over 40 years of healthcare administrative and consulting experience. Over 20 of those years have been at the executive level. Terry’s experience covers a wide range of activities including financial turnarounds, developing new services, increasing market share, directing start-ups, and improving performance at all levels of the organization. He has worked collaboratively and effectively with physicians and has extensive experience in strategic planning, communication, community relations and staff development. Terry served nearly 5 years as President/CEO of Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, CA. Prior to Paradise Valley Hospital he served 5 years as COO of Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), 5 years as President of Hospital Governance, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm, and 17 years as director, general administrator and vice president at St. Helena Hospital in California. Since his retirement in 2005, Terry has served as interim CEO at three hospitals and has consulted on a number of projects. He recently returned to LLUMC where he served 15 months as COO. Terry holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Loma Linda University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Pacific Union College.

 

Dr. Tedd Dawson, Board Member

Dr. Dawson, Board Member, received his B.S. in Chemistry from Ohio State University in 1967 and his M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1971. Dr. Dawson did his Medicine Internship at Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1972, his Surgery Internship at Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1973 and his Surgery Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus Ohio from 1973-1976. From 1976-1978 Dr. Dawson was a General Surgeon in the United States Army, Ft. Huachucha, AZ and was a practicing general surgeon at Raymond Bliss Army Hospital with a wide variety of responsibilities culminating in appointment as Chief of Surgery. From 1978 to the present, Dr. Tedd Dawson has been a General Surgeon in private practice in Willits, CA, that combined general surgery, general medicine, and emergency room medicine in a small rural hospital. His professional memberships include: Diplomat American Board of Surgery, 1977; Recertification American Board of Surgery 1986, 1995, 2006; Fellow American College of Surgeons, 1980; Member, California Medical Association; Member, Mendo Lake County Medical Society; Staff, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, CA; Chief of Staff 1981-1982, 1986-1987, 2000-2001; Chief of Surgery, 1987-present.

 

Richard Willoughby, Board Member

Richard Willoughby, Board Member, received his BA at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY and attended Stonier Graduate School of Banking, University of Delaware, from 1987-1989. For the Bank of Willits, Mr. Willoughby served as a Commercial & Consumer Loan Officer from 1882-1986. From 1986-1993 he served as Vice President and Senior Lender supervising the loan side of the bank and his responsibilities included introduction of new loan products, creation of policies, as well as oversight of loan compliance and staffing. From 1993-2010, Mr. Willoughby served as the Bank of Willits President and his responsibilities included: Leadership of a community bank of 132mm and 35 employees. He served as president for 17 years while remaining the bank's primary lender. Under his watch the bank's loan portfolio tripled in size (as did the bank), and experienced usually low loan losses and was highly profitable. The bank enjoyed a 64% market share in the community in which it served. Both Chase and North Valley Bank operated in the community as well. Mr. Willoughby ultimately negotiated a merger with a like-community institution resulting in a 900mm institution.

 

Tony Madrigal, Board Member

Tony Madrigal, Board Member, was born, raised and resided in Ft. Bragg, CA until graduating from Ft. Bragg High School. Upon graduating, he moved to Denver, CO. Tony returned to Ft. Bragg to help run and operate El Mexicano Restaurant. In 1982, Tony opened El Mexicano Restaurant in Willits as Owner and Operator. Tony's civic service includes: Willits Lions Club and currently serves as the Club President; Willits Senior Center Board of Directors; past Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; President of Little Lake Fire District Board; and President of City of Willits Public Facilities Corporation. Tony, and his wife Francelia, reside in Willits.

Colonel Mike Howard, US Marines (Retired), Board Member   

Mike Howard was born in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up on a ranch outside of Thousand Oaks, California, where his father and grandfather (partner of Bing Crosby) raised Quarter and Thoroughbred racing horses. It was his Great grandfather, Charles S. Howard, who owned the legendary Seabiscuit.

Mike graduated from the Webb School in Claremont, California in 1973. He joined the Marine Corps Platoon Leader Class program on March 1, 1974 while in college. Upon his graduation in 1977 from Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, he was commissioned as an officer of Marines. He served extensively in various combat engineer units, supporting Marine infantry both on land and sea. This service included both US coasts, Okinawa, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, Hawaii, Israel, Kuwait, and Iraq. He served command tours as a combat engineer platoon, company, and battalion commander, in addition to a wide range of staff billets. His last command was the 960 man 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, which he commanded from 2001 to 2004. He made two combat deployments to Iraq where he participated with 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) in the original assault and capture of Baghdad in March & April 2003. His second combat tour was also with “One MEF” as senior Marine Corps engineer liaison to the US Army & Coalition headquarters in Baghdad, focusing on the November 2004 Battle for Fallujah. Among his military decorations, he holds two Bronze Stars, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with four service stars.

He has been married for the past 34 years to the former Lynn Marie Zieper of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a teacher by training, an artist by avocation, and in his opinion, a “Proverbs 31” wife and mother. They are blessed with five children (Jessica, Rachel, Meredith, Nathan, & Karen) and live in Helvetia, just north of Hillsboro, Oregon. Mike retired from the Marine Corps March, 2006 with 32 years of honorable service. He has a BA degree in History and Religion from St. Olaf College and an MA degree in History from Portland State University.