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Board of Directors


The John C. Fremont Healthcare District is a political subdivsion of the State of California, created in 1947 under the provisions of California Local Hospital District Law.

The District is governed by a publicly elected five member board of directors.

The Board of Directors:


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Joseph E.C. Rogers, M.D., was elected to the Board during the general election of 2016.
     Dr. Rogers has been in practice as a physician since completing his residency training in 1990.
     Dr. Rogers received his bachelors degree at St. Mary's College of California. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee graduating in 1987. He returned to California for residency training in Pediatrics at Valley Medical Center and Valley Children's Hospitals in Fresno. Upon graduation, he entered practice in 1990.
     For nearly a decade thereafter, Dr. Rogers worked in rural communities in the Central California Valley area. Recognizing a clear need for expertise in rural emergency medicine as well as primary care, Rogers entered the Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1999.
     Rogers returned to the Central California Valley area and established a multi-disciplinary physician group to meet the varied needs of the mountain community of Mariposa. Together with Dr. Marcus Shouse, Sierra Rural Physicians provided Emergency Medicine service at John C. Fremont Hospital beginning in 2006 and expanded to include professional physician coverage in the Skilled Nursing Facility and inpatient hospital.
     Following 26 years of providing direct patient care, 11 years of those at John C. Fremont Hospital, Rogers has joined the faculty at California Northstate University College of Medicine and the John C. Fremont Board of Directors.
Email: joseph.rogers@jcf-hospital.com
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Rose Fluharty, MScN was elected to the Board during the general election of 2022.
     My name is Rose Fluharty and I am a clinical nutritionist here in Mariposa County. I am committed to supporting the John C Fremont Healthcare District's growth toward a sustainable and equitable future. Being born here in rural Mariposa, I was raised amongst folks that know what it takes to thrive given our unique lifestyle.
     Throughout my young adulthood, I lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area which ultimately began my introduction to the variety of ways in which we define community health. After traveling abroad and spending time working in food systems of all types - from Organic farms to hospitality - I became determined to seek a higher education. This pursuit led me to Portland, Oregon where I was given the opportunity to intern within the Multnomah County Office of Sustainability while finishing an undergraduate degree in Public Health: Community Health Education.
     Gaining insight into public and community health changed my entire outlook on life. I was given advice from a tribal elder at the time that I had a choice: to either go help the youth or work in public office because of the privilege I hold. I took this advice and worked with inner city native youth until eventually moving back home to engage young folks here in Mariposa. During this time, I completed a graduate degree and gained supervised, clinical experience to start my own practice as a nutritionist. Leaning back to the advice I was given; I am now grateful to have the opportunity to serve as an elected member of your board of directors.
Email: rose.fluharty@jcf-hospital.com
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Nicholas Lambert, Nicholas "Nick" Lambert was appointed to the Board of Directors during the midterm election in 2022.
     He has lived in Mariposa County and resides with his wife, Trisha, and two children. Nick obtained his Bachelor's in Business Studies in Computer Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University and his Master's in Business Administration and Master's in Information Technology Management from Western Governors University. Nick has owned several businesses throughout the County, including an IT company and a Production Company. Currently, Nick works for the Federal Judiciary as a solutions architect. Nick believes in giving back to the community that has given so much to him and his family during his life and is excited for the opportunity to serve with John C. Fremont.
Email: nicholas.lambert@jcf-hospital.com
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Suzette Prue, was elected to the Board during the general election of 2022.
     Originally a mid-westerner, she has lived in Mariposa County since 1984 and has been involved with local healthcare in one way or another since 1986 when she was asked to join the Fremont Foundation Board of Directors. She served with them for several years and co-founded their largest fundraiser - the Black and White Ball.
     Around 2000 Suzette was appointed to the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors and served for many years until about six years ago. In the intervening years she served the community as a patient advocate.
     Last year Suzette became the co-sponsor of the private citizens Measure O Committee to secure funding for construction of a new hospital. She worked hard for passage of the local tax measure on the June 2022 ballot.
     Suzette brings a breath of life experience to the healthcare district with a background in journalism and business management. She has worked at publicly traded corporations and private non-profits.
Email: suzette.prue@jcf-hospital.com
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Wendy Ryder-Priola
Email: wendy.ryderpriola@jcf-hospital.com
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