Sutter Coast Hospital Board of Directors
Beyond the daily operations of your community hospital lie the long-range issues governing patient care, finances and planning. The all-volunteer Board of Trustees works closely with the hospital's administrative and medical staffs to address these long-range issues.
They help to ensure that Sutter Coast Hospital continues to enhance the health and well being of the citizens of Del Norte and Curry counties, as well as visitors seeking our services.
Mojgan Arshi, D.D.S.
Mojgan Arshi, D.D.S., has served the Del Norte community for past 18 years as a dentist. She promotes oral health in the community thru early prevention, educating children and families with healthier lifestyles. She believes healthy nutrition and physical activities play major roles in prevention. Her children were born at Sutter Coast Hospital and her family have been patients and received great care here locally.
Susan Bristow has managed U.S. Bank for nearly 6 years. Born in Santa Cruz, CA, and moving as a teenager to Brookings in 1980, her mother promised her how Brookings was "just like Santa Cruz used to be". Fortunately it is not anything like that and she has grown to love our area. Her three young adult children were all born at Sutter Coast Hospital. She has worked in both Del Norte and Curry Counties and enjoys giving back to her community. Living 30 miles from any hospital all of these years with her husband in Brookings, she understands how vital health care and retaining Dr's is in our rural communities.
Michael J. Cohill
Michael J. Cohill has been a member of Sutter Health’s leadership team for more than 20 years. Mr. Cohill possesses experience in hospital and physician organization management and integration, as well as a thorough knowledge of Northern California’s unique and challenging health care environment.
Greg Duncan, M.D.
Greg Duncan, M.D. is Chief of Staff at Sutter Coast Hospital. Dr. Duncan has been on the medical staff since 1992. Dr. Duncan received his undergraduate education at the University of Washington, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and was selected for the medical honor society (Alpha Omega Alpha). His residency in orthopedic surgery was completed at UCLA Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in hand surgery at the University of New Mexico. He has been an orthopedic surgeon in Crescent City for the past twenty years, and a volunteer surgeon in Central America for the past six years. He is also a certified rescue scuba diver and private pilot.
Nancy Ehorn has held numerous positions with the National Park Service including project manager, park planner and assistant superintendent. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado State University and obtained a Master of Forest Science degree from Yale University. Since 2003, she has served with the Redwood Parks Association, a non-profit organization that supports interpretation and education activities for Redwood National and State Parks.
Ken Hall and his wife, Gail, a floral designer, have lived in Harbor since 2006, enjoying the weather and the small-town feel of the community. As a former executive in the travel industry, Ken's business world perspective has led to an interest in the economic and political issues surrounding healthcare. Serving on the Sutter Coast Hospital Board of Directors is an opportunity to both better understand and influence what needs to be done.
John Jacobson, D.V.M.
John Jacobson, D.V.M. and his wife, Amber, moved to Brookings in 1993 so they could live by the ocean and he could be a small-town veterinarian. They are raising their two daughters here and appreciate being in a place where everyone knows their neighbors. As a veterinarian, Dr. Jacobson has a unique perspective on healthcare. He feels that the main focus at Sutter Coast Hospital should be on providing exceptional care and service. As a resident of Curry County, Oregon, Dr. Jacobson also wants to be an advocate for unifying healthcare throughout the community.
Thomas Polidore, M.D.
Thomas Polidore, M.D., is board certified in General Surgery. Dr. Polidore has not only been a surgeon, but also a patient at Sutter Coast, so he knows firsthand that he is working with caring and dedicated professionals. Dr. Polidore views his service on the Sutter Coast Hospital Board of Trustees as an opportunity to be part of the process locally to ensure that his patients get the care that they need and deserve.