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 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.
Term: 12/02/2022-12/04/2026 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.
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.
Shelley has over 35 years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) in California, working in several hospitals and outpatient services and in-hospital administrations.
Shelley and her husband purchased their home in Lake Almanor West in 2014 and made it their full-time residence in 2021, following Shelley’s retirement from NorthBay Healthcare in Nursing Management, Shelley and her husband are enjoying the quality-of-life Chester has to offer and wholeheartedly support the new hospital build. As a board member of Seneca Healthcare District, Shelley and committed to doing her best to participate and benefit the board during this critical and exciting time.
Known as an inspirational, dynamic and accomplished professional with a passion for progressive contributions in hospital and clinical/business operations. Strength in leading organizational change, business strategy, health information technology and the rapid deployment of programs related to the delivery and continuity of care. A dedicated healthcare professional with a unique blend of executive consulting and operational experience in multiple diverse healthcare environments.
A creative thought leader as it pertains to healthcare delivery reform efforts driven by consumerism and the value of transparency and customer engagement where the focus of putting CARE back into Healthcare and HOSPITALITY back into Hospital is core to any successful healthcare organization.
Judy Cline is the Chief Nursing Officer at Seneca Healthcare District. As a registered nurse (RN), she previously worked at Enloe Medical Center in Chico for over 35 years. She has vast experience in critical care, trauma, emergency, and flight nursing.
Judy stated, “I wanted to complete my nursing career doing something meaningful for the community where we plan to retire, and to be a part of the new Seneca Hospital planning and build has been nothing short of amazing! It is going to be a beautiful, state-of-the-art, and modern hospital that will serve our community very well for many years to come.”
Before coming to Seneca, Brady worked in healthcare leadership and has been a business owner, consultant, entrepreneur, and educator. He has over thirty years of healthcare-related experience, beginning with his service in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman. He was honorably discharged in 1997. He continued his education, receiving his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare, and later achieved his doctorate in healthcare administration.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to our organization. For those who have not formally been introduced to Brady, he and his wife, Traci, have two sons and have recently relocated full-time to their home in Lake Almanor which they have owned for a long time. Brady looks forward to working in and serving this community!
Andrea grew up in Chester. She earned her Dietary Services Certificate from Shasta Community College. When asked what she loves most about working at Seneca, Andrea responded, “I love the people I get to work with on a daily basis and being able to take care of the community and our Residents in Long Term Care.” Andrea loves the fact that lifelong relationships/friendships are created, and when you need a helping hand, there is always someone to assist.