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Accreditation/Quality Improvement Committee

The Cow Creek Health & Wellness Center is committed to an ongoing program of Quality Improvement throughout the entire organization in order to assure the highest level of service for its patients. The commitment noted above will begin with a comprehensive program to ensure that all clinical services delivered by the Health Center meet the highest standards of comprehensive primary care. Each year the Quality Improvement Plan will be updated and will include all organizational units and functions within the Health and Wellness Center.

Behavioral Health Advisory Committee

The Tribal Board of Directors adopts this ordinance to establish a self-standing Behavioral Health Advisory Board to help the Tribal Board of Directors ensure that the Tribal Administration provides efficient and effective behavioral health services to Tribal members and other eligible persons. This committee is composed of Dan Courtney, Linda Witbeck, Marty Warner, Jesse Spain, Vera Jones, Patricia Hussey, Julianna Maraz, Jerry O’Sullivan, Cati Adkins, Dennis Eberhardt, and youth members Aria Mathison, Andrew Davis, and Darrin Looney.

Cow Creek Gaming Commission Board

The Cow Creek Gaming Commission Board meets once a month to discuss issues regarding gaming related matters. Board members are Michael Rondeau (Chairman), Carla Keene, Gerald Rainville, Bobby Dumont, and Sherri Shaffer.

Election Committee

The Election Committee is made up of five Tribal members; including one Board of Directors member and the Tribal Administrator. The Election Committee meets on a quarterly basis to review, discuss and present issues and/or concerns regarding the election process to the Board of Directors.

Cow Creek Tribal Housing Review Board

The Cow Creek Tribal Housing Review Board (Housing Board) consists of a five person Board, composed of Carla Keene (Chairman), Rhonda Malone (Vice Chairman), Jennifer Bryant (Secretary), Teri Hansen, and Travis Hill. The board was organized for the purpose of establishing, reviewing and enforcing regulations of the Tribal Housing Community. The main goal for the Housing Board is to assist the Housing Director with the implementation of building and providing clean safe housing for our Tribal members. The Housing Board has the authority to adopt rules, regulations and procedures as deemed necessary to run and operate an effective housing community.

Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Board

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of eight individuals; three Tribal members, three community members, one Tribal employee representative and one individual appointed by the governor of the State of Oregon.  They are as follows: Dan Courtney (Chairman), Christy Cox, Chris Davidson, Yvonne McCafferty, Lee Patterson Jacky Hagon-Sohn, Luann Urban, Linda Van Norman, and Paul Zegers. Their purpose is to oversee the activities of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and makes semi-annual grant award decisions.

Health & Wellness Center Safety Committee

The purpose of the Health & Wellness Center Safety Committee (“Safety Committee”) is to provide assessment, education and monitoring the safety and health of Tribal employees. The Safety Committee meets quarterly to provide updates and guidelines in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA).

Health Advisory Committee

The Tribal Board of Directors adopts the Ordinance to establish a self-standing Health Advisory Committee to help the Tribal Board of Directors ensure that the Tribal Administration provides efficient and effective health care to Tribal members and other eligible persons. This Committee is composed of Tom Cox, Karen Cox, Luann Urban, Rhonda Malone, Jone Radford, Margaret Mulholland-Dumont, and Andrea Davis.

Education Advisory Committee

The Tribal Board of Directors instituted this committee to develop and further programs to improve the education of Tribal members.  The committee is composed of Alicia McAuley, Jessica Bochart, Yvonne McCafferty, Karen Cox, Linda Van Norman, Lonnie Rainville, and Michael Rondeau.

Youth Activities Committee

The Youth Activities Committee is comprised of 7 members: Polly Rondeau, Linda Van Norman, Sophia Gosselin, Janet Lamm, Teresa Courtney, Robert Lowell, and Michael Bochart.  This committee plans and executes educational and family events for our Tribal Youth. The annual Youth Pow Wow is also organized by this committee.  On an annual basis, this committee will meet and discuss educational activities for the following year.

Umpqua Indian Development Corporation (UIDC) Board

The UIDC Board meets once a month to discuss issues regarding business development.  This Board is composed of the following members: Dan Courtney (Chairman), Gary Jackson (Vice Chairman), Yvonne McCafferty (Secretary), Robert Van Norman (Treasurer), Tom Rondeau, Jr., Robert Estabrook, Tammy Anderson, Ron Doan, Harold Phillips, Bob Ragon, and one as-yet unfilled position.

Umpqua Indian Utility Cooperative (UIUC) Board

The UIUC Board meets once a month when called upon and are responsible for overseeing the general direction of Umpqua Indian Utility Cooperative (Utility). The members establish goals that govern the Utility’s future direction. They help approve budgets, determine solutions for various issues, make suggestions for projects, and offer input to any subject which concerns the Utility. Furthermore, the Board is involved with approving contracts and evaluating the financial state of the Utility. In addition, the Board approves the hiring of additional employees and reviews the schedules of current projects.  This Board is composed of the following: Robert Van Norman (Chairman), Rob Estabrook (Vice Chairman), Luann Urban, Ted Rainville, Ron Doan, Lonnie Rainville, and Dirk Doyle.