Curry Health District Board of Directors


Agendas, Minutes, Board Packets and Financials

You may download Board Agendas, Minutes, Packets and Financial Statements 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 (DBA Curry Health Network) was established by election on September 20, 1983, and fosters healthy communities with compassionate, quality health care.

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.


Bo Shindler, Chair




Elected for a four-year term to the Board effective July 1, 2017, Bo Shindler serves as Chair among the members and also serves on the Quality and Finance Committees. Bo attended the University of Oregon where he studied at the School of Journalism, taking a job at the Curry Coastal Pilot for a couple of years after moving to Curry County in 1971 before he permanently settled in Gold Beach. He was a co-founder of Freeman Marine Equipment in Gold Beach where his responsibilities included sales, administration, and finance for the period spanning 1975-2014 as the company built its industry reputation as one of the best in the world. Bo has served the community in a variety of capacities during his time in Curry County, believes Curry Health Network can be the best rural health care organization in the nation and is committed to doing whatever it takes to make that happen.

Karen Kennedy, Vice Chair




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. She was subsequently re-elected to a four year term beginning July 1, 2019. Karen's 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. She is currently the Principal Broker and owner of ReMax 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. She serves on the board's People/Service Committee.


Laurie Van Zante, Secretary




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. She currently serves on the board's People/Service Committee, and is President of Gold Beach Main Street, an organization dedicated to reinvigorating and enhancing the livability and safety of our community while restoring and preserving the aesthetics of the town through collaboration with citizens, community organizations, business and property owners and government entities.

Bryan Grummon, Treasurer




Elected to the Board for a 4-year term beginning July 1, 2019, Bryan Grummon brings over 45 years of senior management and board experience in such companies as Zenith Corp., ITT, MicroOffice Systems, Digital Sound, Aptec, Gemstone, Chilisoft, and Xtime. Grummon has managed companies through all phases of growth through IPO or sale and employee size (10-2,000), and looks forward to the rapid growth of Curry Health Network in a developing and evolving market. He currently serves on the board of Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Board's Quality and Growth Committees.

Maarten Van Otterloo, Board Member




Appointed to the Board in July 2020 to fill the remaining one-year term of Position # 4 on the board, Maarty Van Otterloo has am MBA from Harvard Business School, has over 25 years of banking and advisory experience, is well versed in contract law. He is active in the community, serving as a volunteer emergency medical responder on the Pistol River Fire District department, is Vice President of the South Coast Beekeepers Association, and is preparing to become a director of the CCD Business Development Corporation. Mr. Van Otterloo's stated objective for joining the board of directors is to make a meaningful contribution to Curry County.