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Board of Directors

Waterfall Community Health Center Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meet regularly to ensure that the center is community based and responsive to the community’s health care needs. Over 51% of the board members are active, registered clients of the health center who are representative of the population served by the Waterfall.

Sandra Qualman

Board President

Sandy has been on the Waterfall Board of Directors for approximately 17 years after being asked by another board member to join the board as secretary. She has served as secretary and currently as the Board President. Sandy’s background has been in Health Care, working at McAuley Hospital as a transcriptionist and then moving the Bay Area Hospital on opening day in May 1974. She worked in Medical Records as a transcriptionist then becoming a chart coder and department assistant. In 1988 she became the hospital’s Medical Staff Coordinator which involved privileging and credentialing all physicians and Allied Health Professionals. This also included taking minutes of all physician department meetings within the hospital, providing the emergency call schedule, monitoring physician quality and other tasks. She also has been the Executive Secretary for the local medical society for the past 25 years. Upon retirement in 2006 she and her husband enjoy spending the winter in Arizona with all her “snowbird” friends, visiting with her six grandsons and one great-grandson. Sandy plans on continuing her volunteering at Waterfall Clinic as a board member and in the Veggie Shed. She is totally committed to Waterfall Clinic in all their endeavors.

Marce Knight

Board Vice President

Marce Knight was invited to join the Waterfall Board of Directors in 1998 by our first CEO, Kathy Laird. She graduated from Marshfield High School, received her associates degree from Southwestern Oregon Community College and her Bachelor of Arts from Linfield University, McMinnville, Oregon. Serving on the Board of Directors has been a rewarding experience, in seeing the growth in the programs now offered in multiple locations, and to see Waterfall become a vital part of the health care community. Marce’s background was in Healthcare and she is now retired. She loves to read, travel, and play pickleball. She and her husband enjoy spending the winters in southern California. Marce plans to continue serving on the Board.

Tony Crane

Board Treasurer

Tony Crane joined the Waterfall Board of Directors at the end of 2020. He got associated with Waterfall because he was actually a patient here first. Tony worked in insurance and financial services, and then owned a small grocery store. He sold the store and essentially retired two years ago. Tony has been involved with baseball coaching and serving as youth league president for many years. He loves the outdoors in many ways. He loves the ocean and beaches, the river and lakes, the mountains and camping, photography, and bird watching. Tony’s wife is a teacher and services on the state board of OEA. They love to garden and spend time outdoors with family.

Elizabeth Brigham

Board Secretary

Libbi has been a local small business owner for over ten years and joined the Waterfall Board in 2020. She has worked with several local businesses to help plan events, propose improvements to local parks and participate in meetings with the Downtown Association. She also helps counsel local teens in crisis and donated a space in her building for LGBT youth meetings.  She chose to serve on the Waterfall Board to help people understand the challenges of specific LGBT minorities, in regards to medical and patient relations.

McClain Altman

Board Member

McClain Altman joined our Board of Directors in the summer of 2020. He has a long history with Waterfall as he was a patient for more than 10 years. His experience with Waterfall has always been a positive one as the service was consistently excellent along with the positive attitudes. McClain has worked with elder and disabled populations in our community. He is a business owner and a Farmer’s Market vendor, which he has done for 10 years. When he isn’t working or helping the community, some of his favorite passions include fishing, gardening, home remodeling, and horticulture. If you ever get to know McClain, you’ll quickly find his funny, creative, and caring personality as a wonderful presence to have around.

Steve Sanden

Board Member

Steve Sanden became a board member of Waterfall Clinic in February of 2023. As the Executive Director of BAFS, a peer-run organization specializing in substance use treatment, drug and alcohol-free housing, and recovery support services, Steve has dedicated his career to helping individuals overcome addiction and find their path to recovery. Many BAFS clients have benefited from the exceptional care provided by Waterfall Clinic. His firsthand experience as a patient underscores his commitment to Waterfall.

Anna Huit

Board Member

Anna has been an active volunteer on the coast for the past 14 years. In her “work life” she was a Clinical Manager/Polysomnographer. She has 4 boys with autism and she has some severe health complications. This guided the decision for her to spend more time at home.
Now she spends her time advocating for her boys and helping when they face barriers. She also spends time advocating for undeserved populations in our community and volunteering. Two of her children are patients at The Starfish Program. That program has improved their lives, leading her to want to volunteer on the board. She and her husband have also coached youth soccer and can often be found at local soccer games. When she is not volunteering they love to camp, crab, fish, and enjoy the gorgeous Coast Line.

Ruth Bell

Board Member

Arnie Roblan

Board Member

Arnie Roblan was born in Port Angeles, Washington. After completing his education, he moved to Coos Bay in 1972 with his wife.

His wife of 53 years, Arlene, spent 26 years with the Coos Bay School District and retired as Principal of Madison School in 2013. They have spent the last 49 years on the Oregon Coast where they raised their three children.

Arnie first earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and Master of Arts degree from the University of Oregon. He then began his lengthy career teaching mathematics at Marshfield High School in 1972. He held the positions of Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, and finally Principal of Marshfield High School in 1989. Soon after retiring from his principalship in 2004 Arnie was elected to Oregon State Legislature. Arnie has represented District 09 as an Oregon State Representative from 2005 to 2013 and District 05 as an Oregon State Senator from 2013 to 2021.

In his free time, Arnie enjoys reading, carpentry, bricklaying, and cooking.

Leslie Ryan

Board Member

Leslie is a Minnesota native, but left at 17 for the wild west and never looked back. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and worked summers for the Forest Service and National Park Service as an archaeologist, as well as working on the Navajo Reservation as an archaeologist until she became a single mother. She went back to college to earn a second B.A. and her teaching license. Leslie taught at-risk youth and alternative education, and then worked at a community college. She went back to college at age 50 to earn her M.A. in Education from Prescott College in AZ. Leslie currently works with disabled adults and is nearing retirement. She love spending time with her son and 7-year-old granddaughter, hiking, swimming, camping, watching history and science shows, and going for beach walks. Leslie enjoy the opportunities she has to participate on the Waterfall board.

Position Vacant, Multiple Positions Available