Enloe Board of Trustees

Enloe Medical Center is governed by dedicated community board members, who volunteer their time and service to ensure that our local, non-profit hospital continues the legacy of health care established by its founder, Dr. NT Enloe, in 1913.

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2019 Enloe Medical Center Board of Trustees

Carol Huston, DPA (Chair)
Craig Duncan (Vice Chair)

Cindy Bennington-Foor (Secretary)
Denise Adams
Carrie Alden
William Carriere
Mark Kimmelshue (Ex Officio)
Jeffrey Lobosky, M.D.
Dave Loomba, M.D.(chief of staff)
Erik Simchuk, M.D. (chief of staff elect)
Ken Petty, M.D.
Walt Schafer, Ph.D.

Jack Sterling
Mike Wiltermood (Ex Officio)

Carol Jorgensen Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN, chair of the Enloe Board of Trustees, has been a professor in the School of Nursing at California State University, Chico, since 1982. She served as director of that program from 2010 to 2015 and currently teaches half time as professor emerita.

Dr. Huston was named one of seven Master Teachers in 1999/2001, the CSUC Outstanding Teacher in 2001/2002 and the Outstanding Professor for CSUC in 2008/2009. In addition, she was inducted into the CSUC Retired Faculty Hall of Fame in 2015.

Dr. Huston served as the 2007-2009 president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). In that role she was responsible for strategic planning, program implementation and fiduciary oversight of approximately 130,000 nurses in more than 470 chapters worldwide.

She currently serves as the program coordinator for the STTI Global Healthcare Leadership Institute that launched in fall 2016 and as the lead faculty for the STTI Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Dr. Huston has authored or co-authored six leading textbooks on leadership, management and professional issues in nursing (20 editions total), and has published more than 100 articles in professional journals. In addition, she has keynoted at more than 300 nursing and health care conferences worldwide and led interdisciplinary health care delegations to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Russia, Cuba and Peru. In May 2018, she will lead a delegation to Hungary and Poland.

In 2007, Dr. Huston was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Huston worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and house supervisor in acute care for more than 20 years and helped to found the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Enloe Medical Center in 1979. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from The University of Iowa in 1977, her Master of Science in nursing from California State University, Chico, in 1982, and her Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Public Administration from University of Southern California in 1997.

Dr. Huston’s service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2012.  Since that time, she has held the offices of secretary, vice chair and now chair. In addition, she served as chair of the board quality committee from 2013 through 2015.


Craig Duncan is vice chair of the Enloe Board of Trustees. He is a partner with K·Coe Isom, LLP, and has provided tax advice to business clients in several industries since 1975.

Craig is a member of several professional accounting associations and is involved in the leadership of many local community organizations, including Chico Rotary and Chico Rotary Foundation, North Valley Chamber Chorale, and the Gateway Science Museum. He has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from California State University, Sacramento.

He and his wife, Lynne, have three daughters and five grandchildren. Craig's service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2014. Since then he has chaired the audit and corporate compliance committee and served as vice chair of the finance committee.


Cindy Bennington-Foor is the secretary of the Enloe Board of Trustees. She is vice president and regional manager of Tri Counties Bank, managing 13 retail branches in eight cities. She has worked at Tri Counties Bank since 2000, and prior to that was vice president at Bank of America, where she was employed since 1978.

Cindy’s community involvement includes membership in the Chico Rotary Club, the Chico Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and The Butte College Foundation Board. She also previously served on the Chico Rotary Foundation Board of Governors.

She received her graduate level banking degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington in Seattle, her Master of Business Administration from California State University, Chico, her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and her associate degree with an emphasis in accounting from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.

Cindy's service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in 2013. Cindy has chaired the finance and investments committee since 2014 and is vice chair of the governance committee, a role she has held since 2015.

Denise Adams, MSN, MBA, RN, is dean of Career and Technical Education at Butte-Glenn Community College District, where she has worked since 2007.

Currently she administers and supervises educational programs and has oversight for selection, management, and evaluation of academic and classified staff. Denise has worked in health care since 1985, in clinical and educational settings, and has expertise in areas, including leadership, quality improvement, outcomes management, case management and utilization management.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing from California State University, Chico.

She holds licenses as a registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist and public health nurse. Her professional affiliations include Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Omicron Chapter; Association of California Nurse Leaders; Association of California Community College Administrators; California Community College Association for Occupational Education; and California State University, Chico Alumni Association.

Denise is an elder at Bidwell Presbyterian Church. Her service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2015, and she is vice chair of the quality committee.


Carrie Alden is the human resources director of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. She has served in this role since 2001.

Previously she worked for Oroville Union High School District and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Earlier in her career, from 1982 through 1993, she worked at Enloe Medical Center in the medical records and human resources departments.

Carrie has her Bachelor of Science in public health, health policy and administration from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

She began her service on Enloe’s Board of Trustees on Jan. 1, 2014. She is currently the vice chair of the audit and compliance committee.


William Carriere is president/CEO of Carriere Family Farms, Inc., in Glenn, Calif. He has served his family farm in this capacity since 2007.

Bill is responsible for leading his fifth-generation family business in farming with a vision to create sustainable growth and stability of Carriere Family Farms for future generations. He has been actively working in a managerial role since 1986, when he started as ranch manager for Carriere & Sons Partnership. Bill has extensive experience in oversight of farming, processing, sales and marketing, international shipping, and distribution of walnuts and other farm products.

He holds a bachelor's in agriculture and managerial economics from the University of California, Davis, and graduated with Class 27 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

He is active in serving on various boards, including the California Walnut Board, Alpha Gamma Rho Alumnus, Commissioner, District 5, Glenn County Planning Commission, Catholic Youth Organization Leader and Glenn County Levee District Chairman.

Bill’s service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began Jan. 1, 2015. He is currently the chair of the planning and development committee.


Mark Kimmelshue is co-owner of Legacy Associates, Inc., an agricultural management and consulting firm. In that capacity he serves as general manager/CEO of Associated Rice Marketing Cooperative, a grower-owned cooperative in Richvale, CA.

Mark has been involved in various aspects of agriculture his entire life and owns almond acreage in Durham where he lives with his wife, Diane, and their two children, Christopher and Verime.   

He is an ex-officio member of the board due to his position as chair of the Enloe Foundation. He joined that board in 2012. Mark serves on several other local boards and is a member of the Durham Exchange Club.


Jeffrey Lobosky, M.D., is a board certified neurosurgeon who has been in private practice in Chico and a member of the Enloe medical staff since 1984.

He has directed the Northern California “Think First” trauma prevention program since 1988. His many leadership roles include American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) representative to the Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons from 2006 to 2009 and member of the AANS/ CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons) Joint Task Force on Regionalization of Neurosurgical Emergency Care since 2008.

Dr. Lobosky is the author of the book “It's Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of American Health Care and A Prescription for the Cure” and numerous medical publications.

He is associate clinical professor for the Department of Neurological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified in neurological surgery, received his undergraduate degree in pre-professional studies from the University of Notre Dame, his medical degree from University of California, Irvine, and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Dr. Lobosky’s service on Enloe’s Board of Trustees began on Jan. 1, 2014. He currently chairs the board’s quality committee.


Dave Loomba, M.D., chief of staff to the medical staff, is a board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist who has practiced as a member of the Enloe medical staff since 2008.  

Prior to arriving in Chico, Dr. Loomba served as an associate professor at the University of California, Davis, in the Department of Pain Medicine. In this capacity, he also served as the director of the Anesthesiology Residency Program and Medical Student Pain Medicine Rotation.

He has authored many publications, including a chapter titled "Lower Extremity Pain" in Bonica Management of Pain and a chapter titled "Sacroiliac-Related Joint Pain" in the Current Therapy in Pain textbook.

Dr. Loomba completed his specialty in pain management at the University of California, Davis. He completed his anesthesia residency at the University of Michigan, and he received his M.D. degree from Michigan State University.

Dr. Loomba's service on Enloe's Board of Trustees began on Jan. 1, 2017.


Eric Simchuk, M.D., chief of staff elect to the medical staff, is a surgeon specializing in upper GI and bariatric surgery at North Valley Surgical Associates. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Prior to arriving in Chico, Dr. Simchuk completed his fellowship at Bristol Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom and his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Washington. He received his M.D. from Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine in New Hampshire.

Dr.Simchuk came to Chico in 2007 and his service to the board of trustees began Jan. 1, 2019.


Ken Petty, M.D.a physician trustee member of the Enloe Board of Trustees, specializes in radiology at Enloe Radiology Services.

He is board certified in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and the American Board of Radiology, respectively.

Dr. Petty completed his fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University and his residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City. He received his M.D. from the University of Missouri, School of Medicine. He came to Chico in 1998.


Walt Schafer, Ph.D., an educator, consultant and administrator, taught in higher education for 41 years, including 30 years at the Department of Sociology at Chico State. Additionally, he has held several positions in research and administration at universities and has published books on stress management. 

In 1979, Schafer co-founded Enloe’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and went on to work as a stress management specialist with the program until 1992. He also founded and directed Enloe’s former Stress and Health Center. Schafer completed his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a doctorate in sociology at the University of Michigan. 

He is an active member of the Chico Rotary Club, having served as club president and board member, and he continues to lead Chico Rotary’s community development projects near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Schafer has also served on the board of directors of Chico Running Club, Chico Velo Cycling Club, the Centerville Recreation and Historical Association, and the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association. 


Jack Sterling and his wife, Darien, own Madison Bear Garden and Mom’s Restaurant in Chico as well as other dining establishments in Northern California and Nevada.

He is a member of the Community and Youth Alcohol Committee and is a member of the Chico Rotary Club. His past community involvement includes board membership on the California State University, Chico, President's Advisory Board, Downtown Chico Business Association, Chico Chamber of Commerce, and the Boys & Girls Club of Chico.

Jack’s service on the Enloe Board of Trustees began in 2013. He has served as the chair of the governance committee since 2014 and is vice chair of the executive committee.


Mike Wiltermood has more than 20 years of hospital leadership experience. Mike became the chief executive officer at Enloe Medical Center in July 2009. He served as the medical center’s interim CEO starting in March 2009 and was Enloe’s chief operating officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations at the medical center, from July 2007 until March 2009.

Prior to coming to Enloe, Mike was the executive vice president/chief operating officer of Fremont-Rideout Health Group in Yuba City, Calif. He also served as CEO of Coulee Community Hospital in Grand Coulee, Wash. During his career, Mike has held executive-level positions at hospitals and health systems in Arizona and Idaho. While Mike was CEO at Coulee Community Hospital, the hospital was a finalist for the American Hospital Association's Comeback of the Year Award in 1997.

Mike was also CEO at St. Benedict Hospital in Jerome, Idaho, recognized as a Solucient Top 100 Hospital two years in a row, president of the Columbia Basin Hospital Council (2002), on the board of directors for the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts (2001- 2003), and is currently the Northern Sierra Section chair for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California.

Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and his Master of Science degree in health care administration from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Mike is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former trustee of the Washington State Hospital Association.

You can email Mike at mike.wiltermood@enloe.org.



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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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