Salem Health Board of Trustees


Katherine Keene, Board Chair

Katherine Keene has been a Salem Health Board trustee since 1996. She was CEO of Oregon’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company for 15 years. She worked for Marsh USA as a Managing Director while establishing the company’s national workers compensation practice, consulting with a range of Fortune 500 clients. Keene subsequently served as executive director of Capital Manor, a continuing care retirement community during the organization’s financial turnaround. She is now retired.

Keene has extensive involvement in the community, having served on the Board of Directors of the Salem Chamber of Commerce, as director of Umpqua Bank, as a member of the Board of the Oregon Symphony Association and as a volunteer for the Willamette Humane Society. For eight years, she served in volunteer national leadership roles for the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance and Leadership Development. 

Keene represents the community as a person outside of the health care field interested in ensuring the community is provided with excellent health care options.


Alan K. Wynn, Secretary/Treasurer

Alan Wynn recently retired as the chief financial officer of Truitt Bros., Inc., in Salem Ore., having held that position since 1989. He is currently involved in a variety of financial consulting engagements throughout the country. Prior employment includes audit manager in the Portland office of Deloitte (formerly Touché Ross). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1989.

Wynn represents the community as a person outside of the health care field interested in ensuring the community is provided with excellent health care options. Wynn joined the Salem Health Board in 2005.




Robert Wells, Past Chair

Bob Wells is the former Salem city manager. In this role, he was responsible for the day‐to‐day operation of Salem’s government, reporting to the City Council. Wells worked for the city for more than 30 years, including time as the assistant city manager, budget officer and administrative analyst in the finance department and community development department.

Wells became a Salem Health Board trustee in 2008 and represents the community as a person outside of the health care field interested in ensuring the community is provided with excellent health care options.


Lane Shetterly, J.D., Chair-elect

Lane Shetterly is a partner in the law firm of Shetterly, Irick & Ozias in Dallas, Oregon, where he began his law practice in 1981. He was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1997 to 2004 and director of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development from 2004 to 2007. He is chair of the Oregon Law Commission, a position he has held since 1998, and he was appointed by the Governor in 2005 to serve as a representative from Oregon on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Shetterly was born in Dallas, Oregon and graduated with honors from Western Oregon University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in education, and with honors from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, in 1981. In 2010, he received the Henry and Helen Graven Award for his contributions to community, church and society from Wartburg College, Iowa. Past recipients of include Greg Mortensen and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Shetterly represents the community as a person who was born and raised in the rural community that West Valley Hospital serves. He stayed in the region for his undergraduate college years and returned after earning his law degree. He has long-standing ties to the community and continues to serve on the Board as an advocate for the residents of the community — a commitment he began in 2009.


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John Combes, MD

John Combes, MD, is the senior vice president of policy and external relations for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Combes is responsible for overseeing the development of ACGME policy positions under the guidance of the Board Policy Committee and ACGME senior leadership. He serves as the coordinator of policy initiatives with ACGME’s member organizations — as well as other organizational stakeholders. Dr. Combes, along with other members of ACGME senior leadership, represent ACGME and its activities to policy makers, legislators, and regulators engaging them in a process of education and developing trust-based relationships.

Dr. Combes is the retired chief medical officer and senior vice president of the American Hospital Association, and the former president of the Center for Healthcare Governance, an AHA affiliated organization. Before officially joining the ACGME, Dr. Combes was working at the ACGME as a Visiting Scholar where he studied graduate medical education and institutional integration, physician well-being and the health care governance of the clinical learning environment. Dr. Combes is a director of Quality Insights, a multi-state quality improvement organization. He has served senior leadership positions in multiple heath care systems in New York and Florida. He writes and speaks frequently on governance, physician issues and quality, and he lectures nationally and internationally on healthcare leadership.

Dr. Combes received his medical degree from Cornell University in New York and received his post-graduate training from Boston City Hospital. He is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has management certification from the American College of Physician Executives. His specialty areas of expertise include: medical quality, healthcare governance, physician leadership, clinical integration, patient safety and palliative care.




Kenneth Sherman, Jr., J.D.

Kenneth Sherman, Jr., is an attorney who has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1974. He has spent his entire law career with Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP, previously known as DeArmond, Sherman & Barber. He received his education at Whittier College in Whittier, California and Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane and he holds both Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees

Sherman has served as president of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and various other civic organizations and has been a member of the Salem Health Board of Trustees since 1988.

Sherman represents the community as a person outside of the health care field interested in ensuring the community is provided with excellent health care options.


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Robert Kelly, MD

Rob Kelly, MD, is an emergency physician and partner in active practice with Salem Emergency Physician Service, PC, since 1997. Raised in Salem, and a graduate of Sprague High School, Kelly got his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida. He is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. 

In addition to full-time clinical practice, Dr. Kelly has served in multiple leadership roles during his career at Salem Hospital. As the President and CEO of SEPS since 2007, he directs the business and legal aspects of the practice, which includes 33 full-time board-certified emergency physicians. Salem Hospital’s emergency department is the busiest between Seattle and San Francisco — with an annual volume of over 100,000 patients.

Dr. Kelly is actively involved in leadership development at Salem Health, serving on the steering committee of the Physician Leadership Institute, helping design the curriculum and participating in ongoing course evaluation and improvement activities. He also serves on the emergency executive committee and has received two Service Excellence awards.

Dr. Kelly represents the community of physicians in the area working to provide excellent health care to the community. He joined the Salem Health Board as a trustee in 2014.




Theresa Haskins

Theresa Haskins is a 24-year veteran with Portland General Electric and serves as PGE’s business market manager. She leads business relations and industry development strategies that use her customer and utility operations experience to create programs that promote investment and employment growth for PGE’s business customers, particularly in new energy, storage and advanced data technologies. Her utility experience includes management in distribution operations, marketing, product development and community relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing from Gonzaga University and has completed executive leadership programs at the University of Idaho and Harvard University.

Haskins serves on the executive council for Strategic Economic Development Corporation, on the Atkinson Graduate School of Management advisory board at Willamette University and as the chair of the Community Benefits Committee for Salem Health. She is also a past president of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, SEDCOR and the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center Foundation.

Haskins represents the community as a person outside of the health care field interested in ensuring the community is provided with excellent and much needed health care options. Haskins has been a member of the Salem Health Board since 2005.

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John Lattimer, M.S.

John Lattimer recently retired as the Chief Administrative and Budget Officer for Marion County.  He previously served as Oregon’s Legislative Fiscal Officer for ten years, five years as State Auditor and two years as Chief Information Officer for the State of Oregon. He spent 19 years working for three other state legislatures — Illinois, Ohio and Kansas — in public policy, budget, finance and program evaluation. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas. He taught Public Policy analysis at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management as well as Public Finance in the MPA program at Portland State University.

John has served on a variety of appointed public boards and commissions including the Budget Advisory Team for the Salem-Keizer School District, the Public Commission on the Legislature, the Salem Task Force on Neighborhood Associations, the Salem Town Square Task Force and the Salem Blue Ribbon Task Force — Police Facility. He is currently a member of the Salem Downtown Rotary, Salem Chamber of Commerce, the SEDCOR board, and a member of the Behavioral Care Network board and executive committee.

Mr. Lattimer joined the Salem Health Board of Trustees in April, 2017.
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Ric Linares

Ric Linares is the Northwest Region President for CRH, operating locally under the brand River Bend Materials. He has held positions in quality control, operations and area management before becoming Region President. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Construction Engineering Management in 1992 and started his career with River Bend. He has been involved in various industry and community associations currently including OCAPA and is also on the board of The Elsinore Theater.


David Harrison, MD

Dr. Harrison grew up in Chicago. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and then attended medical school at the University of Virginia. He completed his radiology residency and magnetic resonance imaging fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After finishing his training, Dr. Harrison worked for nine years as a radiologist at a small Harvard teaching hospital, where he became associate chief and directed the MRI program. He took a sabbatical in 2004, working as a radiologist in New Zealand. He joined Salem Radiology Consultants in August 2005.

Dr. Harrison's wife, Joyce Millen, is an anthropology professor at Willamette University. They live in Salem with their daughter Maya. Dr. Harrison's outside interests include traveling, hiking, running and birding. He also serves on the boards of the Oregon Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the American Bird Conservancy.


Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson has been a leader in health care systems for four decades. He is currently CEO of Sutter Health’s Health Plan Products. He previously spent nearly 30 years with Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health.

After leadership roles at Providence Health Plan, Jackson moved into medical group management. He served as chief operating officer, vice president of physician services and, finally, chief integration and transformation officer for the California region while at Providence Medical Group. Jackson served as president and CEO of Oregon’s Health CO-OP before moving to his current role at Sutter. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


Bonnie Driggers, BSN, MS, MA, RN

Bonnie Driggers is a professor emeritus at the Oregon Health & Science University. Driggers received her Bachelor of Science in 1975 from the OHSU School of Nursing, as well as her Master of Science in 1986. She also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University.

Driggers served as the director of clinical teaching systems and programs for the OHSU School of Nursing and was the co‐director of the OHSU Simulation and Clinical Learning Center for several years. In these roles, she worked in partnership with the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education, OHSU and other health systems and educational programs to design interdisciplinary clinical learning opportunities using simulation as an adjunct to clinical experiences that support the competencies required for health care practitioners.

Driggers has held a faculty position at OHSU School of Nursing for many years — and at the School of Medicine since 2005. She recently retired as professor emeritus and continues to teach on a volunteer basis. Currently, in partnership with Dr. Michael Seropian, Driggers provides simulation education and consults around the world in the areas of simulation education, program development, implementation and facility design. Prior to her faculty and consulting roles, Driggers served in a variety of management and administrative roles at OHSU School of Nursing and Hospital — including two years as the interim chief nurse executive and associate director for patient care services.

Driggers represents the community as a person with many years in the field of health care education interested in improving care. She has been a Salem Health Board trustee since 2006.

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