Meet Our Team

Our Health Care Coalition team works daily to promote change for the better. We are driven to improve health care access, equity and outcomes throughout Southern Oregon, and advocate for our region’s most at-risk populations. We believe in being creative, innovative and mission-focused to meet our goals — ensuring everyone has the resources they need to reach their highest level of health.


Health Care Coalition Staff Amy Thuren

Amy Thuren

Executive Director, Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon


Amy joined HCCSO in 2019 as Executive Director, bringing along her decades of nonprofit management and community engagement experience. After graduating with a degree in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, Amy and her family discovered Southern Oregon in 2002 and have lived, worked and played here since. Over the past 18 years, Amy has rooted herself thoroughly into the community by serving on numerous nonprofit boards and committees, running for public office, and leading trainings related to Equity and Inclusion in Health Care. Her background in forging community partnerships has given her momentum to guide the continued growth of HCCSO for years to come.

Away from HCCSO, Amy enjoys volunteering with her kids’ many activities, spending time outdoors, cooking, running, swimming and gardening (in other words, staying busy).


Rebecca Gosselin

Healthy Start Program Manager


Rebecca joined HCCSO in June, 2021 as the Healthy Start Program Manager after spending the last five years serving in non-profit organizations overseas. Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and has dedicated her career to giving back to the local communities where she has lived. Her background in community outreach, volunteerism and program management has driven her desire to continue this line of work in Oregon.

In her personal time Rebecca enjoys everything nature has to offer including hiking, diving, kayaking and the occasional team sport. She values her time spent with family and friends; and looks forward to becoming a part of the Southern Oregon community.

Health Care Coalition Staff Juliet Rutter

Juliet Rutter

Douglas County Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator


Juliet Rutter joined HCCSO in the spring of 2020 driven by a passion to improve the lives of people in Southern Oregon. As a third generation resident of Douglas County, Juliet has sought ways to connect people and develop systems that are more effective and efficient in a rural setting.

Through years of study in performing arts and community development, culminating in a M.S. in Arts Administration and a G.C. in Nonprofit Management, Juliet has come to appreciate creative, collaborative, and community driven initiatives that lead to long term success. Juliet is excited to put their interpersonal skills, creativity, and research skills to use by facilitating productive partnerships and programs with HCCSO.

By doing this work, Juliet hopes to expand their knowledge of a healthy collective impact process, contribute creative and modern ideas to influential groups, and help fellow locals in their life’s journeys.

Erin Green

Erin Green

Josephine Community Engagement Coordinator


Erin joined HCCSO in August, 2022 as the Josephine Community Engagement Coordinator after spending eleven years as a teacher in the Rogue Valley. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Southern Oregon University in 2007. Erin’s commitment to education, equity, and continuous growth drive her work in community outreach.

Outside of her work with HCCSO, Erin loves reading, drawing, writing, and playing hockey. With her family, she enjoys hiking and camping in the beautiful Southern Oregon terrain.

“It has been rewarding to see the work of HCSSO moving through local collaborations with an increasing lens on diversity, equity and inclusion. We are making a positive difference in the lives of southern Oregonians.”


– Diane Hoover, Board Member

Board of Directors

The Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors who guide and support the organization’s work in a multitude of ways. The board is made up of community leaders throughout Jackson, Josephine, and Douglas counties who are responsible for setting policy, strategic planning, and fiscal oversight.

If you’re passionate about advancing health equity in Southern Oregon and would like to serve on our board, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us with your statement of interest.


Peter Buckley

Peter Buckley

Project Manager,
Southern Oregon Success

Peter Buckley served for six terms representing south Jackson County in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2005-2017, including eight years as House Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Ways & Means. His work in the legislature followed a career of over 20 years in regional theatre. He now serves as Program Manager for Southern Oregon Success, a collaboration of all levels of education, health care, mental health care, human services, public safety and workforce development in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Natalie Jones Health Care Coalition

Natalie Jones
Vice President

Deputy Chief Medical Officer,
Aviva Health

Natalie Jones, FNP, grew up in Roseburg where she also received her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree through Umpqua Community College. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University, her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner through Frontier Nursing University, and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Natalie has experience in Public Health, with a focus on Maternal and Child Health. She enjoys working with children to provide an upstream approach in helping them attain lifelong health and improving the overall health of the population in the future.

Shanel Mahr Health Care Coalition

Shanel Mahr

Residential Treatment Counselor,
Family Solutions

Nshong nshong, Shanel Mahr shi-ghwoo-she’. Hello, my name is Shanel Mahr. I am a Wailacki and Wintun native woman from Northern California, who has lived in Josephine County for over 10 years. I am a wife, mother, active community member, and pre-medical student. I have a passion for serving families, by way of figuring out their specific needs and working with the HCCSO board to find new ways of meeting those needs. I have been a member of the HCCSO board for 4 years, and am continuously proud to work next to the other members who have shown their love and care for the people of this valley.


Bruce McKee, CPA

Bruce McKee, CPA

Chief Financial Officer,
Siskiyou Community Health Center

Bruce McKee has been the Chief Financial Officer for Siskiyou Community Health Center in Grants Pass since 2006. With over thirty years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Bruce has served a variety of businesses in the financial, tax and business advisory areas. Bruce earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting and Finance from California State University, Fullerton.

Members at Large

Jackson Baures

Jackson Baures

Public Health Division Manager,
Jackson County Public Health Services

Jackson Baures is the manager of Jackson County Public Health Division, which provides a variety of programs and services including Communicable Disease; Immunizations; Maternal and Child Health; Women, Infants, and Children; Health Promotion/Prevention; Environmental Public Health; Animal Services; Ambulance Service Areas; and Public Health Emergency Preparedness. He received a Bachelors of Science from Willamette University, a Masters in Management from Southern Oregon University, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Oregon Health & Science University. He currently resides in Medford with his partner, Zahra, and has two teenage children, Joe and Lucy.

Dr. Tanveer Bokhari

Dr. Tanveer Bokhari

VP of Quality & Health Equity Officer,
Umpqua Health Alliance

Dr. Tanveer Bokhari is Umpqua Health Alliance’s VP of Quality and is also the Health Equity Officer. Dr. Bokhari is a trained physician in Internal Medicine from Pakistan, and has lived in several countries outside the United States; besides English he is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi, with a working knowledge of Arabic. He has extensive experience in Quality Improvement, especially from a systems’ level.  As the Health Equity Officer, he works with stakeholders to ensure the application of equity across all UHA departments and programs. Dr. Bokhari is a participant of the 2020 DELTA cohort and has completed two Health Equity courses run by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) and the FamiliesUSA.

Chris Guastaferro

Chris Guastaferro

Executive Director, Area Health Education
Center of Southwest Oregon (AHEC)

Chris has been a leader in the nonprofit sector of health and education for almost 20 years specializing in development and change. As a Director and consultant, he has helped to creatively expand organizational capacity through resource development, developing innovative systems of delivery, and the engineering of organizational strategies for scalability and sustainability. Chris currently holds an Executive Director position with the nonprofit organization Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon. He is also active in several Boards of Directors as well as being an Elder at his church.

Diane Hoover, PhD, MPA

Diane Hoover, PhD, MPA

Director, Continuing Ed Work Force Development,
Rogue Community College

Diane’s family has lived in Southern Oregon since 1978. She is a retired Navy Captain with over 30 years of healthcare administration experience. She served as the Josephine County Public health Director for six years and is currently employed at Rogue Community College as the Director for Workforce Training & Continuing Education.

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