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Who We Are

SoHum Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial and outreach support for Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District.

Our vision is three-fold:

  • To fund and support facility needs for optimal patient health.
  • To complete the capital campaign to build a new hospital.
  • To support healthcare initiatives and community grant-making in promoting health and wellness in Southern Humboldt County.

Access to modern medical care is a vital part of our community infrastructure and the well-being of those we serve, especially 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.


To support the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District in sustaining high-quality healthcare services in our rural community.

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:

  • Pat Neighbors, Chair – CEO, Vocality Community Credit Union
  • Jennifer Gutierrez, Vice Chair – Operations Manager, SoHum Health
  • Justin Crellin, Treasurer – Administrative Director, Friends of the Lost Coast
  • Corinne Stromstad, Secretary – District Board Chair, SoHum Health
  • Nick Vogel – Executive Director, Healy Senior Center
  • Ross Huber – Mechanical Engineer, Huber C&D
  • Matt Rees, MBA – CEO, SoHum Health

Honorary Board Members:

  • Bea Anderson – Retired Realtor
  • Michelle Bushnell – District 2 County Supervisor
  • Linda Candiotti, PA-C – Clinic Provider, SoHum Health
  • Maggie Carey – Founder, Briceland Vineyards
  • David Katz and Anne Braak-Katz – Founder, Alternative Energy Engineering Solar
  • Rip Kirby – Owner, The Humboldt Independent
  • John Porter – Managing Partner, Benbow Inn
  • Jeff Stewart – President, Blue Star Gas
  • Barb Truitt – District Board Member, SoHum Health
  • Tina Tvedt Schaible – Executive Director, Redwoods Rural Health Center
  • Brian Walker – Rotaplast International, Board Emeritus

Foundation Staff:

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
  • Installation of Fitness Zone exercise stations at Southern Humboldt Community Park