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)

Administrative Staff

Employee Position Extension
Vacant CEO 0200
Dr. Stephen Stake COO / Interim CEO 0288
Mary Benedict CFO 0287
Jessica Mosier Compliance Admin Officer 0234
Danielle Vigil-Masten DV/SA Coordinator 0353
Jesse Armstrong MMIWG Advocate 0353
Rhonda Tripp Coalition Coordinator 0206
Judith Surber Grant Writer 0377
Mary (Kay) Hudelson HR Director 0226
Tara Matilton Administrative Assistant 0200

Stephen Stake DrPH, Chief Operations 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, Executive Secretary/CQI Coordinator/Joint Commission Liaison

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.

Judith Surber, Grant Writer, Acting HR Director

Ms. Surber has been with the Hoopa Valley Tribe for nearly 30 years. Her most recent post has been as a Grant Writer for K’ima:w. Her previous assignment at K’ima:w involved running Project Connect, a domestic violence prevention program, that spanned multiple grant funding sources.

Mary Benedict, CFO

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.