Board of Directors

Dana Seandel Secretary  |  danaseandel@yahoo.com  |  Elected 11/6/18, Expires 2022  |  Appointed 9/26/13

Dana was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State and taught school in Chandler. She did graduate work at Stanford where she met her husband, Aaron. Her work experience ranges from teaching school, being a tennis pro, to accounting. They have a beautiful family and are grateful for their life at Lake Almanor. Dana has been involved in the LACC Board and the Seneca Healthcare District Board and is grateful to be able to give back some of what this community has given to her and her family.

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

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

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 Assistant Secretary/Treasurer  |  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.