Curry Health District Board of Directors


Agendas, Minutes, Board Packets and Financials

You may download Board Agendas, Minutes, Packets and Financial Statements here.

Independent Auditors Report

You may download the independent auditor's report of the District's net position as of June 30, 2016 and 2015 here.

Governing Policies and Bylaws

You may download the complete Board Governing Policies Manual of Curry Health District, and the Board of Directors Bylaws. These documents reflect the new "Governance by Policy" model of governance adopted and designed to empower the Board to fulfill their obligation of accountability for the organization. The model enables the Board to focus on the larger issues, to delegate with clarity, to control management's job without intrusion, to rigorously evaluate the accomplishment of the organization; and to effectively lead the organization.

Background and Members

Curry Health District was established by election on September 20, 1983, and exists for healthy communities in which there is efficient, quality health care with results optimizing use of available resources.

Major duties of the Board include setting policy; selecting, directing and supporting the Chief Executive Officer, reviewing his/her performance; providing long-term direction and planning by updating the District strategic plan; engaging in the review and approval of the annual District budget; and assisting in District compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing critical access hospitals and health districts.


Ryan Ringer, Chair




Appointed to the Board in September, 2014, and elected in Spring 2015 to fill a remaining two-year term, Ryan Ringer earned a BA in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University where he also minored in Criminology. Ringer was re-elected to a four year term in 2017, and has very deep roots in the community, and has been with Gold Beach Lumber Yard since 2002. He currently serves as Vice President of Operations and General Manager of the 4th generation family-owned business where his accomplishments include supervision of the development of two new retail locations, a 400% increase in sales, and the development of in-house GL accounting practices. Ringer's strengths include business budgeting and forecasting.


Deborah Wilson, Vice Chair




Appointed to the Board in January of 2011 and re-elected to a four-year term in 2015, Deb has a B.A. degree in Sociology from Humboldt State University, and later earned her M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Administration. Now retired, Deb worked for Curry County Human Services in a variety of positions including Human Services Director, MED/DD Program Coordinator, DD Program Coordinator, and DD Case Manager. She also was Skill Trainer/House Manager for a group home assisting developmentally disabled adults.


Karen Kennedy, Board Member




Karen was elected in the Spring of 2015 and took the oath of office for a four-year term as a Board member on July 1, 2015. Her experience in health care administration includes serving for eight years as Director of Human Resources for Curry Health Network, and also for a period of time was the Materials (Purchasing) Manager. Kennedy is currently the Principal Broker and owner of Ultimate Coastal Properties, a real estate firm that specializes in properties on the Southern Oregon coast. Her background in non-profit and for-profit sectors gives her insight into balancing best business practices with the benefits of giving back to the community.

Bo Shindler, Secretary




Elected for a four-year term to the Board effective July 1, 2017, Bo Shindler serves as Secretary among the members.

Laurie Van Zante, Treasurer




Laurie was elected to fill a remaining two-year term and was sworn in as a Board member on July 1, 2015. She was re-elected to a four year term effective July 1, 2017. Laurie attended Chico State University where she studied hospitality psychology and therapeutic recreation. Van Zante and her husband owned and operated Tu Tu' Tun Lodge for 30 years. Now retired, Laurie believes her service and marketing background will be helpful in her commitment to continuing the growth of Curry Health Network and serving the healthcare needs of the community.