Four Ashlanders and an SOU professor join team supporting hospital services and community health initiatives
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation has named the newest members of its board of directors. The foundation was founded in 1977 to provide a way for community members to support the work of Ashland Community Hospital. Over the past 44 years, the generosity of its donors has had a significant impact on the variety and quality of services available at the hospital. The nonprofit has expanded its mission to also support community health and wellness initiatives.
The five new members on the 13-member board are:
Larry Gibbs, Ph.D., an associate professor of sociology at Southern Oregon University and a Medford resident. He is a faculty member focusing on ethnic and racial studies and is co-coordinator of the Healthcare Administration program. As a trained family demographer, he uses quantitative and demographic methodologies to investigate issues pertaining to health disparities among various populations. He believes using research is important for community development and has been part of grant-funding proposal efforts to assess community health care needs in the Rogue Valley since 2017.
Tiffanie Lambert of Ashland is assistant superintendent of teaching and learning at Phoenix-Talent Schools. She serves as logistics lead in the response to the 2020 Almeda Fire in addition to her duties overseeing and managing federal programs, special education services and curriculum. Phoenix-Talent Schools has been critical in the fire response and rebuilding of their community, as well as navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. Lambert has been an Oregon public educator for 22 years and has served as special education teacher, elementary principal, middle school principal, special education director and curriculum director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Washington State University and a master’s in education with a focus on educational leadership from the University of Oregon.
Jeff McCullough of Ashland is a certified financial planner and owner of Koenig Investment Advisory. McCullough works with individuals, families and businesses who require comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Prior to joining Koenig Investment Advisory in 2014, he lived in Seattle where he worked with several highly respected wealth management teams. He got his start in the financial services industry in 2006 after earning a bachelor’s degree in finance from Seattle University. McCullough is a member of the Southern Oregon Estate Planning Council, Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs, and a past board member of the Ashland Schools Foundation and Highline Schools Foundation.
Liz Murphy, a longtime Ashland resident, is an independent certified financial planner and is affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services. Liz earned bachelor’s and master’s (business administration) from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. As a dedicated volunteer, she is involved with a diverse group of organizations, and this marks her second time on the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation where she previously served as president. She also dedicates her time to the American Association of University Women and United Way’s Women Living Leadership program.
Judy Pavlik moved from Yreka, California, to Ashland more than 10 years ago. Prior to that, she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as an elementary school teacher for 32 years and a portrait photographer for 22 years. She enjoys giving her time freely to organizations that help the community thrive. She has been a volunteer with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce as Greeters co-chair and was chair of the 4th of July Celebration for two years. She has also volunteered for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
The Ashland Community Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization leading philanthropic efforts to advance innovative and equitable approaches to community health and wellness.
Also on the board areofficersCindy Bernard (president), Ed Colson (past president), Zeph Robertson (treasurer) and Melissa Grudin (secretary), as well as Karen Drescher, Laurel Kiichli, Jane Stromberg and Gary Turner.
Contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible and can be made securely through its website at achfoundation.org or mailed to 123 Clear Creek Drive, Suite 101, Ashland, Oregon 97520.