Board of Directors

Dr. David Walls, D.O. Secretary | david.walls@senecahospital.org | Elected 11/6/18, Exp. 2022, Appt. 5/25/17

Jerri Nielsen Vice President  |  jlvnielsen1@gmail.com  |  Elected 11/8/16, Expires 2020

Richard Rydell Treasurer  |  richrydell@amdis.org  |  Elected 11/6/18, Expires 2022, Appointed 6/28/07

Chairman and CEO, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS); Past National Board Chairman of HIMSS and CHIME, Past Planning Commission Chairman, Councilman, and Vice Mayor, Los Altos Hills, CA; Past Planning Commission Chairman and 12-year Commissioner, Plumas County; Past Senior Vice President, Stanford University Medical Center; Voted one of the top 300 Most Influential Americans in Healthcare

Election and Vacancy Process

Kenneth Crandall President |  crandall.ken@gmail.com  |  Elected 11/8/16, Expires 2020

Ken Crandall, along with his wife and 4 Children, moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Chester/Lake Almanor area in 1998. Ken is the former Director of the Lassen County Mental Health Department where he served from 1998 to 2011. Currently, ken is a faculty member at California State University, Chico where he teaches mental health policy and practice courses for the School of Social Work. Additionally, he currently serves as Coordinator for the 16 county Superior Region Mental Health Workforce Education and Training Partnership. Ken's professional interests include interagency care coordination to facilitate whole person health care, as well as, development of strategies to increase behavioral and medical healthcare workforce capacity in rural counties.

Kristen Montgomery Assistant Secretary Treasurer  |  Appointed 12/19/19, Expires 2020

My name is Kristen Montgomery, resident of Plumas County for 7 years. I have been a Dental Hygienist for 22 years, local business owner and mother of two CHS student athletes. Since being in Chester, I have become CHS Booster Secretary, current Vice President, put on Sober Graduation and also CHS Wrestling Secretary. My husband Clay and I are planning on being long term residents here in Chester. I am interested in filling a vacant position on the Seneca Hospital Board, as I have worked in healthcare for many years, have a genuine concern for people and their overall well being and am unbiased. No one in our family works for Seneca Healthcare District. I feel as though I would be a level headed, organized and fair addition to the Board.