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Who We Are

SoHum Health Foundation supports the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District in providing high quality healthcare services to residents of Southern Humboldt County. Access to modern medical care in Southern Humboldt is a vital part of our community infrastructure and the wellbeing of those we serve, especially to those with the greatest travel challenges. Every minute counts when the unexpected happens. SoHum Health saves lives by delivering the most advanced healthcare technologies possible, including emergency services, radiology, CT, mammography, home health visits, primary care and skilled nursing.

Gifts to SoHum Health Foundation improve the quality of life for residents of Southern Humboldt, and allow them to live and thrive in the community we all love.

Foundation Members

September 2019 Left to right: Matt Rees, Carolyn Hino-Bourassa, Kevin Jodrey, Corinne Stromstad, Jennifer Gutierrez, Pat Neighbors, Justin Crellin, Cathy Miller, Connie Paul, Carol Ordonez, & Chelsea Brown

Foundation Board Members:

  • Carolyn Hino-Bourassa, Board Chair
  • Pat Neighbors, Vice Chair
  • Justin Crellin, Secretary
  • Corinne Stromstad, Treasurer
  • Carol Ordonez
  • Ross Huber
  • Kevin Jodrey
  • Nicholas Vogel
  • Jennifer Gutierrez
  • Matt Rees, SoHum Health CEO

Honorary Board Members:

  • Bea Anderson – Retired Realtor
  • Michelle Bushnell – District 2 County Supervisor
  • Linda Candiotti – Southern Humboldt Community Clinic, PA-C
  • Maggie Carey – Briceland Vineyards, Founder
  • David Katz and Anne Braak-Katz – Alternative Energy Engineering Solar, Founder
  • Rip Kirby – The Humboldt Independent, Owner and Retired Publisher
  • John Porter – Benbow Inn, Managing Partner
  • Bill Stewart – Blue Star Gas, Chairman of the Board (deceased)
  • Barb Truitt – Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, former Board Chair
  • Tina Tvedt Schaible – Redwoods Rural Health Center, Executive Director
  • Brian Walker – Rotaplast International, Board Emeritus

Past foundation projects:

  • SoHum Health Courtyard Beautification
  • Wheelchairs for Skilled Nursing Residents
  • Purchase of Radiology Digitizer, Coagulation Analyzer, Respiration Monitor, Defibrillator, and other medical equipment as needed
  • Remodel of Activity Room for Skilled Nursing Residents
  • Infrastructure repairs
  • Purchase of new tablets for Skilled Nursing Residents to keep in touch with family during COVID-19 pandemic