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Enloe Medical Center announces Board of Trustees updates for 2012

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CHICO, Calif., Dec. 30, 2011 – Enloe Medical Center’s Board of Trustees welcomes a new board chair and secretary in addition to two new members in changes that become effective Jan. 1, 2012. Tom Lando
The incoming board chair is Tom Lando, who joined the board in 2007. Lando replaces Matthews Jackson, Sr., who completed his appointment as board chair Dec. 31. Jackson, who served as board chair since 2009, will remain on the board as a trustee member. In another change, existing board member Joseph Matthews, MD, becomes Secretary effective Jan. 1, replacing Stephen Pearce, MD in this role. Dr. Matthews, a local colon-rectal surgeon, has been a Physician Trustee member since 2007.

Jim Boice, MDNew officers as of Jan. 1 are James Boice, MD, and Carol Huston, RN, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN. They replace Dr. Pearce and Valerie Miller, who each completed their tenure Dec. 31. Dr. Boice, a local board-certified pathologist with Pathology Sciences Medical Group, has been a member of Enloe’s Medical Staff since 1981. Huston has been the Director of the School of Nursing at California State University, Chico since January 2010 and a professor since 1982. Carol Huston

Lando is the Principal/Owner of Lando and Associates, a planning, administration and management consulting firm. He previously served as City Manager for the City of Chico and as Executive Director of the Chico Redevelopment Agency and Airport Manager from July 1992 to January 2006, in addition to other director positions since 1980. Tom has a Doctorate and Master's Degree in Public Administration, and a Master's Degree in City Planning.

Dr. Pearce, a local gastroenterologist with Digestive Disease Associates, served as a member of the Enloe Board of Trustees as well as the Enloe Health System Board (which is no longer in existence) from 1993 to 1997 and from 2001-2011. He served as Secretary/Treasurer from 2001 to 2004 and 2010 to 2011 and as Vice Chair from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Pearce was Enloe’s Chief of Staff from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Pearce is a member of Enloe’s Planetree Leadership Team. He has been on Enloe’s Medical Staff since 1981.

Miller, a family law attorney in private practice in Chico, began her service on the board in 2003. In addition to her law practice, Miller has been a faculty member at Cal Northern School of Law and a part-time faculty member at California State University, Chico.

About the Enloe Board of Trustees: Enloe Medical Center’s Board of Trustees is composed of community and physician members who volunteer their time and service to govern the medical center. Beginning in 2012, the board will be made up of 14 members, including Vice Chair Judy Sitton and Enloe’s Chief Executive Officer Mike Wiltermood. For a complete list of current members, as well as their biographies and photographs, visit


Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at   Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif.  95926.