Board of Directors

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District is a political subdivsion of the State of California, created in 1947 under the provisions of California Local Hospital District Law.

The District is governed by a publicly elected five member board of directors.

The Board of Directors:

Candy O'Donel-Browne, Board Chair, has been on the Hospital Board of Directors since 2003.
     Mrs. O'Donel-Browne acquired a BA in Psychology from Fordham University.
     She owned KOA Yosemite/Mariposa Campground and RV Park in Midpines. After she sold it, she became the Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation of Mariposa County. She is now retired.
     She is involved with a number of other community boards and committees, including Yosemite Gateway Partners, Mountain Crisis Services, the Mariposa County Arts Council, the Economic Development Corporation, YARTS, and the Midpines Planning Advisory Committee.
Code of Conduct
AB 1234

Linda Pribyl, RN, MSN, Secretary-Treasurer, was elected to the Board in the November 2014 General Election and began her four year term on December 1, 2014.
     Mrs. Pribyl is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Loma Linda University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
     Her healthcare career spans over 35 years, providing a breadth of experience in patient care, clinical research, diabetes clinical specialization, patient and staff education, nursing student instruction, public health nursing, case management, and hospital management ranging from unit manager to senior vice president. Her management responsibilities included hospital renovations, capital campaigns, new program development including feasibility studies and budget development, start-up of Medicare-certified home health agency achieving 4 cycles of Joint Commission accreditation including commendation, and management of home health, hospice and private duty services.
     She has served on a variety of boards, including Federal Credit Union, Arthritis Foundation, Hospice Hawaii, Hawaii Association for Home Care, and hospital Governing Board. She has been a member of the Mariposa County Commission on Aging since 2001.
Code of Conduct
AB 1234

Philip H. De Bry, D.D.S. was elected to the Board during the general election of 2016.
     Dr. De Bry was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from Whittier College with a BS in Biology. He received his DDS degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, IL. Following graduation he spent 7 years in the United States Navy as a dentist, leaving with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. While in the Navy, he practiced general dentistry, as well as Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and TMD and pain management, as well as heading a large dental department. He was stationed in Hawaii and San Diego.
     Upon leaving the Navy, he attended a two year Geriatric Fellowship, at Northwestern University Medical Hospital, again in Chicago and a one year residency in hospital dentistry at what was then, Valley Medical Center, in Fresno, CA.
     Following his residency, Dr. De Bry purchased a dental practice in Mariposa, where he has been in private practice of dentistry for 22 years.
     While in Mariposa, he has been a member and president of the Mariposa Rotary and served on several local boards and volunteer positions.
Code of Conduct
AB 1234

Joseph E.C. Rogers, M.D. was elected to the Board during the general election of 2016.
     Dr. Rogers has been in practice as a physician since completing his residency training in 1990.
     Dr. Rogers received his bachelors degree at St. Mary's College of California. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee graduating in 1987. He returned to California for residency training in Pediatrics at Valley Medical Center and Valley Children's Hospitals in Fresno. Upon graduation, he entered practice in 1990.
     For nearly a decade thereafter, Dr. Rogers worked in rural communities in the Central California Valley area. Recognizing a clear need for expertise in rural emergency medicine as well as primary care, Rogers entered the Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1999.
     Rogers returned to the Central California Valley area and established a multi-disciplinary physician group to meet the varied needs of the mountain community of Mariposa. Together with Dr. Marcus Shouse, Sierra Rural Physicians provided Emergency Medicine service at John C. Fremont Hospital beginning in 2006 and expanded to include professional physician coverage in the Skilled Nursing Facility and inpatient hospital.
     Following 26 years of providing direct patient care, 11 years of those at John C. Fremont Hospital, Rogers has joined the faculty at California Northstate University College of Medicine and the John C. Fremont Board of Directors.
Code of Conduct
AB 1234

Sally Abbott Uribe, RN, Retired Family Planning and OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner was elected to the Board during the general election of 2016.
     Ms. Uribe received her nursing education in 1958 at Fresno County General Hospital, post graduate education received at UC San Francisco School of Nursing, Family Planning Nurse Practitioner Program 1972-1973 and OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner Program 1974-1975. She was employed by the City of Berkeley, CA, in their Family Planning Clinic from 1964-1978.
     Ms. Uribe moved with her family to Alexandria, VA in 1978. She resided there from 1978-1999. While in Virginia she was active in many community activities, such as being an Ombudsman with and for the Fairfax County School system. She also chaired the Pinewoodlake Homeowners Association Board of Directors for 10 years.
     Ms. Uribe received Long Term Ombudsman training in 1999 and was the Ombudsman for JCF Ewing Wing and Mariposa Pines Villa from 1999-2015. She was on the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority Advisory committee for Mariposa County from 2005-2015 and currently serves as an at-large member on the Mariposa Commission for Aging since 1999.
Code of Conduct
AB 1234

2017 Board Self-Assessment

2018 Board Self-Assessment

2019 Board Self-Assessment

District Election/Vacancy Process

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John C. Fremont
Healthcare District

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