Board of Trustees



2017 Board Members


Standing left to right:

Joudat Daoud, MD, Chief of Staff
Harold Adamson, Trustee
Dennis Knapp, Trustee
Linden Cox, Secretary/Treasurer
Ted Gordon, Commissioner Liasion
David Fuchs, MD, Trustee
Jaylen Johnson, Trustee

Seated left to right:

Ronald Sampsel, Vice Chair
John Morrell, Jr, Trustee
Mehalai Arivoli, MD, Vice Chief of Staff
Michael Iveson, Chair
Neal Dantes, Trustee


The Board of Trustees of the Community Health Center is composed of nine voting trustees, three of whom may be healthcare providers, who serve for a term of four years. They serve as volunteers, and are required to be county residents for at least one year and of legal voting age. Candidates are nominated by the Nominating Committee of the Board of Trustees and are appointed by the Branch County Board of Commissioners.

While the Branch County Board of Commissioner appoints CHC Board members and must approve large expenditures and construction projects, CHC does not receive any tax support from the county. It is governed by its Board of Trustees who determines hospital policy and provides direction and counsel on management, administration, planning, and development.

The Board of Trustees meet the last Monday of the month, with the exception of May and December. Meetings are held at CHC in Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at 5:30 p.m.