The Harney County Health District Board of Directors provide leadership and direction for the district. The Board was formed in 1990 when the community voted to separate the health district from the Harney County government.

The board is comprised of seven community-elected members. Board members are elected on a rotation basis for four-year staggered terms.

Board members work closely with the community and the district administration. Meetings are generally held the fourth Wednesday of each month in the board conference room on the lower level of hospital. The community is always invited and encouraged to attend the public portions of district meetings.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Harney County Health District Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. in the Harney District Hospital Board Conference Room, located at 557 W. Washington Street in Burns, OR.

Shana Withee

Term Began: July 1, 2015
Came to Harney County: Shana has lived and worked in Harney County for more than 30 years. She and husband, Jim, have raised their four children here.
Community Involvement: Many 4-H Groups, Harney County Parks & Recreation Budget Board, Knitting Guild, Burns School District, Harney County Cattlewomen

Rhonda Karges

Term Began: August 26, 2015
Came to Harney County: Rhonda came to Harney County in October of 1999. Her husband’s job initially brought them here, however, before arriving she also obtained employment.
Community Involvement: She was involved in various community activities as her kids were growing up, but her main community involvement is now focused on Harney County Health District.

Sharon Davis, Board Treasurer

Term Began: August 26, 2015
Came to Harney County: Sharon moved to Harney County in 1974 after marrying her husband, Joe, a lifetime resident of the area. They raised two children here, and have two grandchildren.
Community Involvement: Crane School Budget Board, Crane High School youth group, Harney Partners for Kids and Families, Burns School District No. 3 Budget Board, Kids Club of Harney County, Burns Hilanders Booster Club, Community Support Foundation of Harney County.

Ann Vloedman

Term Began: July 1, 2015
Came to Harney County: Ann and her husband moved their farm from Lake County in 1997.
Community Involvement: Citizens Review Board & State Advisory Council, AARP/IRS Tax Assistance Program, Harney County Committee on Children & Families

Susan Doverspike

Term Began: July 1, 2015
Came to Harney County: Susan was born and raised in Harney County.
Community Involvement: Oregon Beef Council, NW Farm Credit Advisory Committee, 4-H and Harney County Cattlewomen.

Kaeko Blackburn, Board Secretary

Term Began: September 23, 2015
Came to Harney County: Kaeko moved to Harney County because her husband couldn’t bear to leave the wide open spaces! They have raised four children here.
Community Involvement: Soccer and Tee-ball coach, parent volunteer in the schools, business manager at Harney Education Service District and Crane School District.

Dan Brown, Board Chair

Term Began: July 1, 2013
Came to Harney County: Dan purchased property here in 1991. He has been the owner of Green Valley Ranch in Riley since 2000.
Community Involvement: Double OO School Board, County Weed Board, Harney ESD Board, EOCCO Local Community Advisory Council.