Jerri Lee Nielsen moved to the Chester/Lake Almanor area in 2010 with her husband and 2 children when their youngest was 3 years old, and has loved watching them grown up in this amazing area. She previously lived in many different parts of the country, in both urban and rural settings, and is very happy to have found home with the wonderful people who live here. Jerri’s background is diverse. She earned both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems from the University of Utah. She is a certified project management professional and worked for many years as a business and technology project manager for a large bank. Currently, Jerri serves as a director on both the Seneca Healthcare District and the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce boards. She is very involved with the community, volunteering her time at local schools and with the Almanor Recreation and Park District, in addition to her board service. She is also a certified professional photographer and runs her own business, as well as showcasing her work at the Blue Goose Gallery in Chester, California.
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 inter-agency 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.
Elected 11/6/18, Expires 2022, Appointed 6/28/07 Chairman and CEO, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS); Pas 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.
Seneca Healthcare District officially welcomed Ryan Lee as the newest member of the Board of Directors at the December board meeting. Ryan Lee has long recognized the need for vibrant healthcare in the Lake Almanor community. He was born, raised, and resides full-time in the Lake Almanor Basin. He is a local business owner who is fluent in Spanish, well connected in the community, has a Bachelor’s of Art in History, and a Master’s of Art in International Economics. Ryan is results-oriented and a strategic thinker. Ryan has assured the board of his commitment to advancing quality healthcare options, providing outstanding patient care, and engaging with the communities Seneca serves.