|Gail Thomas, President, has held major management and consulting positions in the public and private sector including Duke University Medical School and consultant to NIH. She has been active in community service serving as Director for Restorative Resources, Rotary, Red Cross, YWCA, and church organizations. Gail has been a Foundation member since 2007.|
|Stewart Goldberg, Vice-President is a CPA with over 40 years in finance and health care, leading hospitals and large medical groups. He has held positions as CFO, Executive Director, COO, CEO and National Director of Operations in major healthcare firms. Stewart has been a Foundation member since 2011.|
|Dennis Colthurst, Treasurer has been a Sebastopol Police Officer for 32 years and is a trained Forensic Investigator. He has been associated with Palm Drive Hospital through his professional and personal relationships with hospital personnel for this entire time. Dennis has been a Foundation board member since 2010.|
|Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D., Secretary, is a ground-breaking and passionate leader in the field of whole food nutrition, holistic health, and community health promotion. He is the founder and president of Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, with professional classroom, distance learning, and community wellness programs in Penngrove, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, CA, and Boulder, CO. Ed is the editor and author of many books, including, the Holistic Health Handbook, Eating for Health, Flavors of Health Cookbook and the Whole Foods Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors. Ed has been a Foundation board member since 2011.|
|Bob Gillen, M.S.W., M.P.A, has been a two-term former member and two-year President of the Palm Drive Health Care District Board. Bob was Chief Probation Officer for Sonoma County for 23 years and leader of Sonoma County justice system programs. Bob has been a Foundation member since 2009.|
|Mark Olsen graduated from San Jose State University with a double major in microbiology and biochemistry and from Washington State University with a degree in pharmacy. He owns Forestville Pharmacy where he strives to deliver personal pharmaceutical care with a special interest in HIV, infectious diseases, and diabetes. Mark has been a Foundation board member since 2011.|
|Dr. Roger Pitzen specializes in both family and emergency medicine. He has practiced in Sebastopol for 31 years and has served as Palm Drive’s Chief of Staff. Currently, he is chair of Palm Drive’s Emergency Department Committee and is a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Pitzen has been a Foundation board member since 2009.|
|Dewey Watson, JD, LLM (Tax) has practiced law in San Francisco for 42 years specializing in small corporate matters and estate planning and has been a resident of West County since 2009. He has served as President of elected public boards in the Bay Area and as President and member of multiple non-profit organizations spanning the past 40 years ranging from the arts to education. With his wife Susan he is the author of Shift and Shout, a book about moving to West County. He joined the board in 2013.|
|Marty Webb holds an MA in School Leadership and served the Analy Union and the West Sonoma County Union High School District for 36 years, the last eight years as Principal of Analy High School. Marty is now retired and the Vice President of the Redwood Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America where he serves on its Executive Board. He is also a director of the Sonoma County Legal Aid Society. Marty has been a Foundation board member since 2005.|
Richard Powers, MD has been a Sebastopol Family Physician with an additional certification in Geriatrics since 1975. He was a member of the Palm Drive Health Care Foundation from its inception until 2007 when he became President of the Sonoma County Medical Association. He rejoined the PDHCF foundation in 2014.
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As Chief of the Sebastopol Police Department, I have advocated, along with Fire Chief Bill Braga, for the reopening of Palm Drive Hospital and its emergency room if it is reasonably possible to do so. Our comments in that regard have been noted in this publication. Now, I write as a Sebastopol-area citizen whose family [...]
Dear Volunteers, Thank you for your willingness to assist us with the “Open Our Hospital” campaign. We have now moved from the initial “can we open the hospital stage” to taking active steps to open the new “Sonoma West Medical Center”. With the gracious cooperation of the Palm Drive Health Care District Board we have [...]
Kaia F.I.T. has teamed up with the OPEN OUR HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN to raise money to reopen our hospital! By purchasing a raffle ticket or a walking/running spot in the Zombie Run you will be gaining strength and health and helping support the community in many ways! Do yourself and our community a favor by grabbing a family member and neighbor and joining in the fun at the Zombie