New board members and officers announced

July 19, 2016
Newly re-elected Housecall Providers Board President, Dr. Woody English.

Newly re-elected Housecall Providers Board President, Dr. Woody English.

Housecall Providers announced today that five new members have been selected to serve on the organization’s board of directors. New board members include John Folawn, Sharon Graugnard, Suzanne Simmons, Stacy Simpson and Sara Yen.

John Folawn is currently Of Counsel with his firm FAR Law. Regarded as one of the best trial lawyers in Oregon, John has helped shape law in Oregon for more than 40 years and counseled clients on matters across the Pacific Northwest. He has completed the Sacred Art of Living and Dying program in Bend, OR and is a former Housecall Providers patient volunteer.

Sharon Graugnard has been providing strategic counsel to health care organizations for more than 35 years. She is the founder and principle of Volant Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in supporting executives in the health care, IT and sustainability industries.

Suzanne Simmons is the Vice Chair for Administration, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health Science University. Suzanne has an extensive background in finance, operations, and compliance and well as a passion for ensuring that the underserved have access to quality medical care.

Stacy Simpson is Vice President Strategic Finance at Cambia Health Solutions. She has been involved in a number of nonprofit boards, most recently Girls Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A finance professional for over 25 years, Stacy offers a wealth of strategic planning and risk management experience along with a deep understanding of health care.

Sara Yen is an Elder law attorney specializing in estate planning, probate, and trust administration issues. Her desire to serve others led her to start her own law firm in 2004. Sara has served Housecall Providers patients and family members in the past and was drawn to board service because of her strong belief in the organization’s mission.

“With new growth and exciting opportunities on the horizon for Housecall Providers, I am thrilled with the talent, expertise, and energy our new members will be bringing to our group,” said Housecall Providers Board President, Woody English, MD.

The board also elected the following officers: President, Woody English, MD (retired); Secretary, Annette Kendall, Private Banker, First Republic Bank; and Treasurer, Kathy Jones (retired).

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