Enloe Board of Trustees
Enloe Medical Center is governed by dedicated community board members, who volunteer their time and service to assure our local, non-profit hospital continues the legacy established by its founder, Dr. NT Enloe, in 1913.
2013 Enloe Medical Center Board of Trustees
Tom Lando (Chair)
Tom Lando, Chair of the Enloe Board of Trustees, is the Principal/Owner of Lando and Associates, a planning, administration and management consulting firm. He previously served the City of Chico as City Manager, Executive Director of the Chico Redevelopment Agency and Airport Manager from July 1992 to January 2006, and in other director positions since 1980. Tom has a Doctorate and Master's Degree in Public Administration, and a Master's Degree in City Planning. He serves on the board of several organizations, including River Partners; Chamber of Commerce; Chico Parks and Recreation; and Butte College Foundation. Tom is also a member of California State University’s University Advisory Board. Previously, he served as an advisory board member of the Torres Homeless Shelter, a board member of the California Redevelopment Association and Vice President of the League of California Cities - Community Development Division. Among Tom’s recognitions are Lifetime Achievement Awards from Chico Economic Planning Corporation, American Society of Public Administration and the Building Industry Association. Tom’s service on Enloe's Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2007.
Judy Sitton, Vice Chair of the Enloe Board of Trustees, is a retired Co-founder and Executive Vice President of the software company SunGard Bi-Tech. She is current Board President of the Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico. Judy is also a member of the CSU, Chico Leaders’ Honor Society. She is known for her support of many community organizations and activities and has received numerous awards and recognitions. Judy earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Science in 1968, a Lifetime Teaching Credential in 1969 and an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 2003 from CSU, Chico. Judy is also Chair of Enloe’s Planetree Leadership Team. "Exceptional health care is at the top of my list of priorities,” Judy says. “I expect that all patients be treated as I expect my family to be treated – with the best technology, appropriate physical care and with a patient-focused delivery of that medical care.” Judy began her service with the Enloe Board of Trustees on Jan. 1, 2005.
Carol Jorgensen Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN, Secretary of the Enloe Board of Trustees, has been the Director of the School of Nursing at California State University, Chico since 2010 and a professor since 1982. Dr. Huston served as the 2007-2009 President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). As President, she was responsible for strategic planning, program implementation and fiduciary oversight of approximately 130,000 nurses in more than 470 chapters worldwide. Dr. Huston was named one of seven Master Teachers in 1999/2001, the CSUC Outstanding Teacher in 2001/2002 and the Outstanding Professor for CSUC in 2008/2009. Dr. Huston has authored or co-authored five leading textbooks on leadership, management and professional issues in nursing and has published more than 100 articles in professional journals. She has keynoted at more than 200 nursing and health care conferences worldwide and serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals. Dr. Huston developed the Marquis-Huston Model for Teaching Critical Thinking, recognized internationally by nurse scholars. In 2007, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Huston worked at Enloe Medical Center from 1978 to 1982. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from University of Iowa in 1977, her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Chico State in 1982, and her Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Public Administration from University of Southern California in 1997. Her service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2012.
Cindy Bennington-Foor is the Vice President and Regional Manager of Tri Counties Bank, managing 13 retail branches in eight cities. She has worked at Tri Counties Bank since 2000, and prior to that was Vice President at Bank of America, where she was employed since 1978. Bennington-Foor’s community involvement includes membership in the Chico Rotary Club and the Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She also previously served on the Chico Rotary Foundation Board of Governors. She received her Graduate Level Banking Degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington in Seattle, her MBA from California State University, Chico, her Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and her Associate of Science with an emphasis in Accounting from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls. Her service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in 2013.
James Boice, MD, is a local board-certified pathologist with Pathology Sciences Medical Group. He has been a member of Enloe’s Medical Staff since 1981. Dr. Boice received his medical degree from the University of Utah, School of Medicine in Salt Lake City and completed his residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Boice began service on Enloe’s Board of Trustees on Jan. 1, 2012.
Warren Brusie is owner of Brusie Funeral Home. He has worked at his family's funeral home and cemetery since 1958, except for a short break while on active duty in the Army. Warren's parents purchased the business, and now he, his wife, their two children and their spouses carry it on. Warren is a licensed California Funeral Director and Embalmer and a Licensed Cemetery Broker. Born at Enloe Hospital, Warren has Dr. Enloe's signature on his birth certificate. Warren has served on the board of several local organizations, including as Board Member and Treasurer of the Chico Museum Association, and Director of the Chico Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Chico Business Association. Warren began service on Enloe's Board of Trustees on Jan. 1, 2005.
Kenneth N. Derucher is an ex-officio member of Enloe's Board of Trustees due to his position as Chair of the Enloe Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Derucher is a former Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management at California State University, Chico. Ken joined the Foundation Board in 2009 and currently serves on the Finance Committee, Construction Oversight Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and the Enloe Golf Tournament Committee.
Matthews D. Jackson, Sr., is proprietor of MJ Management Solutions, a management consulting service. He served Butte College as assistant superintendent and vice president for education and student programs and services from 1992 to 2006, and worked on campus in many other capacities from 1975. Matt has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in English. His education includes graduate work at Berne University in International Politics and post-graduate work at the Harvard Institute for Higher Education Management, where he received a Certificate of Completion. Matt serves on the California State University, Chico Advisory Board. Previous community services included serving on the Executive Board of the Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley, the Board of Directors of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Chico Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee. He also previously served as President of the Chico Rotary Club and was president and a founder of the Boys and Girls Club of Chico, among many other activities and services. "I am committed to doing everything I can to make Enloe a center of excellence in the delivery of health services to the region," says Matt. His service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2007.
Eric F. Larrabee, owner and partner of Larrabee Farms in Butte City, serves several local and statewide organizations including the California Rice Research Board, the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the Western Canal Water District. He has served as Commissioner for District 5 of the Glenn County Planning Commission. Eric has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico. He lives in Durham and enjoys spending time with his wife, Treasa, and twin daughters Jillian and Abigail. Eric’s service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2007. Eric is Chair of the board’s Finance Committee.
Marsha Martin retired as Finance Director for the City of Chico, where her responsibilities included oversight of the investment portfolio and treasury functions, budget development and performance measurement, financial accounting and reporting, bond issuance and general management responsibilities. Her professional career also included employment with the Chico Unified School District and management positions with the Butte County Auditor’s Office. During the 35 years she has lived with family in Chico, Marsha has been active in the community and held numerous leadership positions in many civic and philanthropic organizations including Omega Nu, Esplanade House, American Association of University Women (AAUW), Chico Youth Tennis Club, Chico Aqua Jets, PTA (Parent Teachers Association), Butte County League of Women Voters and the United Way. Her service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in January 2005.
Charles S. Merriman, MD, is an ex-officio member of Enloe’s Board of Trustees due to his position as Chief of Staff. Dr. Merriman is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He is a founding member and vice president of Chico Emergency Physician Medical Group, a local group of physicians who provide care at Enloe Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Dr. Merriman has been a member of the Enloe Medical Staff since 1994, and has served as Emergency Department Chair and Medical Director of Enloe’s FlightCare program. He currently serves on a number of committees including Trauma Committee, Stroke Task Force and Sepsis Mortality Reduction Team. Dr. Merriman is active on the Performance Improvement / Patient Safety Committee, chairs the medical center’s Bioethics Committee and is currently the Vice Chair of the Emergency Department. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Nevada, Reno and received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Merriman completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. His service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in 2011.
Forrest Olson, MD, Physician Trustee, has been a hospitalist with Chico Hospitalist Group at Enloe Medical Center since 2007. He previously served as an ex-officio member of the board due to his positions as Chief of Staff (2009-2011) and Chief of Staff elect (2007-2009). In other leadership roles, Dr. Olson was Secretary Treasurer of the Enloe Medical Staff from 2005-2007. He has been a champion of quality care at Enloe Medical Center, spearheading numerous patient quality and safety initiatives. Dr. Olson is board certified in Family Medicine. He completed his residency from Northridge Family Practice Center (California) and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. His current service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in 2013.
Dr. Mark Schwabe, a local gynecologist, is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees due to his position as Enloe’s Chief of Staff elect. He is slated to become Chief of Staff in 2015. Dr. Schwabe’s other leadership roles at the medical center have included OB-GYN Department Chairman and Medical Staff Secretary Treasurer. Dr. Schwabe was commissioned as a Major in the US Army in March 2011 and continues to serve in the Army Reserve. He has been in private practice in Chico since 1986 and has focused exclusively on gynecologic care since 2012. Dr. Schwabe is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He completed his residency from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison and received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison. His service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in 2013.
Jack Sterling and his wife Darien own Madison Bear Garden and Mom’s Restaurant in Chico as well as other dining establishments in Northern California and in Nevada. He is a member of the Community and Youth Alcohol Committee and is Secretary of the Chico Rotary Club. His past community involvement includes board membership on the CSU, Chico Presidents Advisory Board, Downtown Chico Business Association, Chico Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club of Chico. His service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in 2013.
Monroe Sprague, MD, a Physician Trustee Member of the Enloe Board of Trustees, specializes in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. His interest is "to facilitate cooperation between the medical center and physicians to provide a high-quality of care that is characteristic of Chico’s hometown and friendly style." Dr. Sprague has been on the medical staff of Enloe for 25 years. He was the Chief of Staff of Chico Community Hospital for two years and served on multiple committees of both Enloe Medical Center and Community Hospital. Dr. Sprague received his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. After a U.S. Navy tour, he received his medical degree at the University of Southern California Medical School and received his specialty training in otolaryngology with the Northern California Kaiser Permanente System in the Bay Area. He began service as a Physician Trustee Member on Jan. 1, 2008.
Mike Wiltermood is an ex-officio member of the Enloe Board of Trustees due to his position as Chief Executive Officer of Enloe Medical Center. Mike Wiltermood has more than 25 years of hospital leadership experience. Mike was the Chief Operating Officer at Enloe Medical Center, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the medical center, from July 2007 until March 2009. He served as Enloe's interim CEO from March 2009 until July 2009. Prior to coming to Enloe, Mike was the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Fremont-Rideout Health Group in Yuba City, Calif. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Coulee Community Hospital in Grand Coulee, Wash. Additionally, during his career, Wiltermood has held executive-level positions at hospitals and health systems in Arizona and Idaho. While Mike was CEO at Coulee Community Hospital (CCH), CCH was a finalist for the American Hospital Association's Comeback of the Year Award in 1997. Mike was also CEO at St. Benedict Hospital in Jerome, ID, which was recognized as a Solucient Top 100 Hospital two years in a row, was President of the Columbia Basin Hospital Council (2002), was on the Board of Directors for the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts (2001-2003) and was a delegate to the National Rural Health Care Association Policy Board for several years. Wiltermood received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and his Masters of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is also completing his doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Wiltermood is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former Trustee of the Washington State Hospital Association. Mike can be e-mailed at email@example.com.