Leslie Keating, Vice President
Leslie has been living in Gold Beach since 1977. She has owned Interior Coverups since 1987. While raising her children she was very involved in the Booster Club and served on the Curry County Pageant board. She is an active Soroptimist and currently their secretary. Leslie has been active in the community with the Chamber of Commerce and promotion committee. She enjoys volunteer work as well as gardening, hiking and family.
Jamie Lundin, Secretary
Jamie enjoys living on the beautiful Southern Oregon coast. She worked as Nurse Manager for an outpatient surgery center in California for many years. Jamie has been involved in health care her entire adult life, first obtaining her EMT certificate in high school. A graduate of the Cabrillo College School of Nursing, she has volunteered for the Red Cross, Planned Parenthood, and the Santa Cruz County Medical Reserve Corps. She currently works at Curry General Hospital.
Since moving to Oregon, she was able to peruse her love of gardening, completing the Oregon State University Master Gardener Program in Curry County. Mother of two adult children, Jamie and her husband James, live in Pistol River. Together, they manage their Gold Beach vacation rental business.
Andrew and his wife, Robin, come to this community from Moses Lake, Washington where he was Chief Executive officer and Superintendent at Samaritan Healthcare. He brings to the position of CEO of Curry General Network a wide array of education and experience.
Andrew has an Associate in Science in Nursing from Kettering College of Nursing in Ohio, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a MBA/Health Care Management from University of Phoenix. He started his career in 1979 working in a hospital kitchen and has held jobs from grounds crew, physical therapy attendant, staff nurse, ER Nurse, nursing supervisor/interim director of nursing, director of emergency and intensive care to CEO to name a few.
Andrew was born in Eureka CA and says being in Gold Beach "feels like coming home".
Doug has lived in Gold Beach most of his life. After graduating from the OSU School of Pharmacy in 1983, He returned to work at corner Drug. After 27 years there, he took a position at Curry General Hospital as their first full time pharmacist. Doug enjoys being outdoors, especially camping and boating with his two sons.
Larry and his wife Vivian have lived in Curry County for nearly forty years, residing in Gold Beach.for thirty five of those years. Larry worked in administration for local grocery company C&K Market Inc, DBA Ray's Food Place, for over thirty five years. Throughout that time C&K grew from two Curry county stores to 62 stores located throughout Oregon and Northern California. He finished has active career with the company as general manager. In retirement, he currently serves on the board of directors for the company. C&K employees 3,000 employees, with nearly 300 of them residing in and utilizing the medical services provided throughout Curry County.
The Hages have two children who chose careers in the medical field, one as a nurse at Three Rivers hospital in Grants Pass and the other in spinal surgery sales and support at the hospital level in Portland.
Larry and Vivian enjoy gardening, raising blueberries, golfing and rafting during the summers and traveling during the other seasons.
Cathy Kelly was the Personnel secretary of Stayton Canning Co Co-op. Cathy was Administrative Assistant to former Governor Elmo Smith. She worked as Corporate Secretary for Smith’s newspapers for 11 years before moving to Gold Beach in 1975. She then did accounting and payroll work and managed Tamco offices for six years before taking a position in the Oregon State Courts as Judicial Assistant.
Cathy recently retired after 14 years with the courts. We're pleased to have Cathy serve on our Board of Directors.
Melody moved to Curry County in June of 2010 and she seldom misses an opportunity to tell people how pleased she is to be here.
She maintained private practices in Oregon and Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She taught Human Development classes, providing mental health services and assuring program compliance with grant requirements while on faculty at Rogue Community College. She has been responsible for providing counseling services and supervision of counselors through mental health agencies in Texas, Oregon and Washington. A passion for adult education led her to teach conflict resolution, stress management, anger management and parenting skills. She was awarded Instructor of the Year by Contact Lubbock, Inc for training crisis line listeners in Understanding Addictions. Melody has facilitated groups applying cognitive behavioral strategies to management of depression and anxiety and in mentoring adolescents.
Melody embraces the integration of mental, physical and spiritual well being. A life long learner she is completing a graduate certificate program through Portland State University in Interpersonal Neurobiology. She is a Soroptimist, a master gardener and an avid camper. Finding Curry County to be a warm and welcoming community Melody and her husband, Craig, enjoy sharing the delights of the southern Oregon coast with their three children and three grandchildren. They look forward to continued community involvement.
Margie was raised on the east coast in Philadelphia and moved to Colorado in 1968, then moved to Gold Beach in 1995 to retire on the west coast. She had her own business as a manufacturer's rep selling industrial heating elements and temperature controls. She has two children she is very proud of, a daughter and son, who are both doctors. She and her husband Errol married in 1994 and now have 5 children between them and 10 grandchildren.
She has been a volunteer and on many boards during her career, most memorable and enjoyable was being on the Salvation Army Board for over 10 years, a Rotarian for 8 years, and held an elected position on the County Mental Health Board for 2 four year terms while in Colorado. After moving to Gold Beach she was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for 9 years, is a member of the Hospital Auxiliary since 1995, and Board member since 1996 and now is president of South Coast Community Resource Center. She is a past member of the Commission for Children and Families (CCCCF), Soroptimists, and Curry County Mental Health Board. Currently, she is president-elect and secretary of the Curry General Hospital Auxiliary and is a Court Visitor.
She enjoys traveling and seeing her family as often as possible. Her four sisters live back east and she enjoy their yearly trips together.
Emily was born in Crescent City, California. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Humboldt State University, she relocated to Curry Country where she went to work for Edward Jones, an investment advisory firm. Emily's family has been in Curry County for three generations. She enjoys surfing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with husband and friends.
Alice is married and we have 3 children. I attended college at Lane Community Nursing Program. I have been a registered nurse since 1998 and have worked in many different departments, most recently I worked for Curry General Hospital as Director of ER &Acute care, served as the Trauma coordinator and tele-stroke coordinator than moved to direct the Brookings Clinic. In December the opportunity arose to stay home with our children and I took it. I more than enjoy the time with my family. I currently serve on the advisory board for the Compassionate Friends Network, coach track for Azalea Middle School, gearing up to coach soccer, serve at times at St. Timothy’s free clinic and play electric bass for our church worship team. I work once a month at the Rush-Weston vision center helping with pre-op for eye surgeries. I was born and have always lived in Oregon and love the Oregon coast. I enjoy being outdoors and being with my family.
Marlyn previously held the position of Gold Beach Mayor for 12 years. She is a past President of the Gold Beach Chamber of Commerce and has been a small business owner. Mrs. Schafer has been a member of the board of directors for Curry Health Foundation since its formation in 1995. Marlyn and her husband, Jim, have lived in Gold Beach since 1966.
Raised on the east coast, Mary Stansell has been living on the south Oregon Coast for over 25 years. She and her husband Les, a custom guitar builder, make their home in Pistol River. Their two daughters Laura and Jennifer were raised in Gold Beach, attended local schools, and graduated from college with honors. Mary and Les were extremely pleased with the education their daughters received in Gold Beach. Their older daughter Laura, along with husband Brandon and sons Dylan and Kyler, purchased a home in the Gold Beach area.
Mary served as an elected member of the Central Curry School District for many years, and currently serves as a volunteer member of the Budget Committee. She and Les founded the Pistol River Concert Association, a concert series that has been bringing high-quality music to the local community for over twenty years.
Prior to beginning her career as a Realtor with Century 21 Agate Realty in Gold Beach, Mary spent 12 years working for the Forest Service. "I enjoy being able to share my love for this area with visitors and new people moving into the area," stated Mary.
Mary is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Gold Beach, and is the recipient of the 2007 Gold Beach Citizen of the Year Award.
Before retiring in 1999, Dale was the CEO for several health care service firms in Texas and Pennsylvania. Since 1970, he has worked with hospitals to help them diversify into non-acute care services, including ambulatory care, home health, managed care, physician services as well as assisting Fortune 500 firms with their health insurance and wellness programs.
With his wife, Jo Ann, they now breed Hanoverian horses.
He was instrumental in helping to build the Shore Pines Assisted Living Community. He serves on the Boards of Gold Beach Educational Fund and the South Coast Leadership Council of the Oregon Community Foundation where he spearheaded the development of the “Ready to Smile” program. Dale is a member of the Budget Committee of the Curry Health District and the Rotary Club. He was named Gold Beach Citizen of the Year for 2001 and Rotarian of the year in 2010.
Jim is a native Oregonian and graduated for Oregon State University. He moved to Gold Beach in 1979 and has been the pharmacist at his own Corner Drug in Gold Beach since 1981 from where he recently retired. Jim is active in the Gold Beach Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and was Central Curry Ambulance Association president for 15 years. He is a strong supporter of Curry General Hospital and many other Gold Beach interests.
Dr. Luther Ward, MD
JGraduate of Tulane University School of Medicine with a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Surgical residency at East Tennessee State University College of Medicine. As a Peace Corps Volunteer and through his International service as a Medical Volunteer, Dr Ward has served in far-away places such as Ghana and Uganda.
Roseann Ismert , Coordinator
Roseann grew up in a large family in Reedsport, Oregon. She moved to Eugene with her husband, Larry. There she volunteered in schools in support of her two children, Ryan and Adele. Roseann did volunteer work for St. Vicent de Paul's social services division and is active in her church. She and Larry moved to Pistol River in 2004 and built their home on property settled by the family in the 1880. She is founder and co-owner/operator of SouthBank Berry Farm.
Emeritus Board Members
|Shirley Van Loo