Governing Board Members

Lesley Hunt, Chairperson Verla Jackson-Robbins
Angela Jarnaghan, Vice Chairperson Marjorie Colegrove
Karen Kyle, Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Turner
Dr. Eva Smith (ex-officio member) Daniel Pratt

Administrative Staff

Employee Position Extension
Dr. Stephen Stake CEO 0288
Marie Harrington COO 0258
Mary Benedict CFO 0287
Jessica Mosier Administrative Officer 0234
Danielle Vigil-Masten DV/SA Coordinator/MMIWG Advocate 0353
Warren Tamerius Retention Specialist/HR Director 0226
Vacant Coalition Coordinator 0206
Harley Smith Project Manager 0223
Tara Matilton Administrative Assistant 0200

Stephen Stake DrPH, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Stake is a specialist in health system administration, program development, monitoring and evaluation, analysis, teaching, and cross-cultural communication.  He has over ten years of public health leadership focusing on social and behavioral interventions for indigenous populations including Apache, Mixtec, and Sylhetti.

As a Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Scholar for his work in developing sustainability in poor areas, he comes to K’ima:w Medical Center from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where he was an Associate Faculty member.

Jessica Mosier, Administrative Officer

Ms. Mosier has been with K’ima:w Medical Center for nearly twenty years. She has been the Executive Secretary since 2005 providing continuity to the medical center administration and orienting each new Governing Board member to organization policies. In addition, she acts as a continuous quality improvement monitor and a liaison for Joint Commission accreditation standards.

Marie Harrington, EMHL, RHCEOC, Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Harrington holds an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) from Brown University’s School of Professional Studies and is an accomplished National Rural Health Association Certified Chief Executive Officer with over 23 years of success driving continuous improvement within the healthcare administration field through a focus on staff development and training, patient education, and savvy fiscal revenue cycle management. She is a dynamic leader adept at inspiring clinicians, staff, and administrators to outperform patient expectations by demonstrating gold-standard service. Articulate communicator with a passion for encouraging internal leadership and staff development as a mentor and coach.  She was excited to relocate to serve in this role and bring her patient-centric leadership approach to K’ima:w Medical Center, which serves this wonderful community in this nation’s best kept secret, the amazing Hoopa Valley. 

Mary Benedict, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Benedict is an experienced financial officer with more than twenty-five years of experience in billing, finance, trust fund accounting, and business financial management. She served as the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Treasurer tracking and auditing the Tribe’s trust fund reserve and worked on national workgroups to develop modern systems for federal trust fund monitoring and protection. She has more than ten years of experience working as a lead finance person in combined tribal and private sectors in healthcare, business, and construction.

Harley Smith, Project Manager 

Mr.Smith has over 30 years’ experience as a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Real Estate Property Management industry. His large portfolio of residential and commercial properties involved the oversight of financial, compliance, and maintenance of the respective properties. His experience goes beyond real estate property management to include residential and commercial construction, Real Estate Property Management Instructor, where he enjoyed teaching at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka for over 20 years. Harley has also taught Real Estate Investment Analysis and Real Estate Escrow Courses.  He is excited to come out of early retirement, to help K’ima:w Medical Center with their various Facility Building Projects.