Virginia ``Jo`` Dunlap
Virginia "Jo" Dunlap brings years of experience in senior executive roles with a variety of public, private and non-profit organizations to the Snowline Hospice Board. Jo served as legal advisor and General Counsel to boards of public and private entities, including for a national non-profit responsible for certifying financial planners. She also served as a senior executive at an international financial services consulting group where she was responsible for mitigating risks throughout its global operations across more than 20 countries and with 1100 employees.
In the past few years Jo returned to government service, working in senior roles, such as an interim executive director, chief operating officer and General Counsel for an independent 15-member commission on funding higher education. She is currently working at the California Department of Education. In other pursuits, Jo enjoys hiking in her native El Dorado County with her dogs and competing in action pistol matches throughout California.
Vice President, Chair of Governance Committee
Tracy Jackson, Founder, and CEO of HR E-Z, Inc., is a highly engaging human resources leader, executive, and speaker. With over 20 years of business experience and more than 15 years as an executive, she has extensive knowledge building and overseeing top-performing HR departments and teams working in public, private, and employee-owned companies across various industries. She is a graduate of San Diego State University and has achieved the designations of Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional from Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP).
Tracy is also a tireless advocate for foster youth and other issues that impact children, women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Snowline Hospice and Bridge to the Future—Rites of Passage, and on the Advisory Group for Pride Industries, Inclusive Talent Solutions. She is also a member of the Leadership Council for the United Way’s Women United. She was recently named Member of the Year in the greater Sacramento area in December 2020. Tracy has spoken at numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops and interviewed on various podcasts. She’s been married for almost 25 years and has three daughters.
Beth Graybill has more than 20 years of experience in state government and higher education. Beth served the Chief Deputy Director of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing from 2012 to 2015 where she managed the agency’s $20 million annual budget and oversaw the licensure of public school educators. Beth also served as a principal consultant for the California Senate Education Committee and in that capacity, analyzed legislation and provided policy advice to the Committee and members of the Legislature on various education issues including public school educators, charter schools, and career technical education. Beth also worked for the California Postsecondary Education Commission where she reviewed and analyzed proposals from public higher education systems for new campuses and off-campus centers and studied the role of higher education in the preparation and professional development of educators.
Beth holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Sacramento and a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Cal Poly Pomona. Since retiring in 2015, Beth has enjoyed hiking and traveling with her husband and is an avid user of the many trail systems in the region. She is a volunteer with the Folsom Public Library.
Amanda Bloom, MPH
Amanda (Purcell) Bloom is the Deputy Director of Programs and Impact for the Health Education Council (HEC), a Sacramento-based nonprofit dedicated to cultivating health and well-being in underserved communities by leveraging the power of collaboration. She has been employed by HEC since February 2017. Amanda oversees HEC’s program team implementing a wide variety of programs aimed at reducing health disparities.
Previously, Ms. Bloom was employed by Public Health Advocates for 12 years where she led the organization’s successful lobbying efforts in support of legislation that curtailed junk food and soda sales in California schools, increased funding for physical education in California schools and in 2008, required calorie labeling on chain restaurant menus and menu boards.
Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from UC Santa Barbara and her master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University with an emphasis in health promotion.
In her ‘free’ time, Amanda and her husband, Tony, are raising three young boys which since has included homeschooling them since the start of the pandemic.
The Rev. Craig Kuehn, M.Div.
I am a retired Episcopal priest and a retired chaplain at Snowline Hospice. Currently, I am an Associate Priest at Faith Church, Cameron Park. I serve as a chaplain to other organizations. Before seminary, I had a computer career ending as a Data Base Administrator for American Express. I was ordained a priest in 1986. As a parish priest, I was with parishioners and their families as they approached end-of-life. I saw firsthand the care that hospice offered these people. This inspired me to want to be part of Snowline Hospice. I have served as chair of parish boards and served on many diocesan committees and commissions, some of which as chair, in the dioceses of Northern California and Utah.
I am originally from Salt Lake and have lived in several other states. I have a Master of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, and a BA in economics from Westminster College, Salt Lake City. My wife and I live in Placerville.
I was the 2019-2021 President of the Board of Directors of Snowline Hospice. This is my second time on the Snowline Hospice board.
Dr. Jim McGregor
Treasurer & Chair of Internal Committee
Dr. Jim McGregor joined the Snowline Board in 2019. Dr. McGregor is a retired Hospice and Palliative Care physician. He was interested in serving on the board because of the quality care provided, the sensitivity to staff and the innovative programs.
Jim has previously served on the Board of their Coalition for Compassionate Care of California for several years including serving as chair. In retirement, Dr. McGregor coauthored a book, Departing with Dignity, for patients and their families.
Dr. McGregor is grateful for this opportunity to serve on the board to continue to contribute in some way to the care of the vulnerable patients. He enjoys working in the yard, reading, camping, and singing with Colla Voce of the Sierra, a chamber choir.
Dr. Kitty Stewart
Katherine S Stewart, MD
I am a Family Medicine physician with over three decades of experience and retired from the Permanente Medical Group in 2021. During my career, I held several leadership positions within my facility and served over two decades as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee. I have extensive experience teaching medical students and am fluent in medical Spanish. My volunteer experience includes being a Girl Scout leader for 6 years, helping teen girls learn leadership skills. I have worked at various medical Free Clinics, helped out at the Food Bank, and currently am volunteering in the Master Gardener program in El Dorado County.
In my free time, I enjoy reading voraciously, gardening and have many needlework projects in process. Our children are grown, so my husband and I like to hike, and we are trying to find the opportunity to travel.
I am excited about the mission of Snowline Hospice and glad to be part of the organization. I have found the importance of end-of-life care as my patients in my practice aged and became ill. Preparing ourselves and our loved ones for a gentle passing is among the most precious gifts we can give.
Mike Bassett is senior operations, technology, and business executive with experience in the telecommunications, semiconductor, and healthcare industries. Mike’s career has been highlighted by his ability to lead cross-functional teams, develop data-driven strategic plans, instill operational discipline, and achieve desired business outcomes.
Mike is currently the Vice President of Member Experience at Alignment Health plan, serving Medicare and Medicaid members in California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, and Arizona. Mike’s is responsible for strategic planning, driving member journey improvements, appeals and grievances, vendor management, and network management operations.
Previously, Mike served as Vice President in various operational roles at Blue Shield of California, where he was responsible for operational excellence, establishing governance structures, and managing all back-office operations for a 2,500+ organization, servicing over 4M members across all commercial and government lines of business.
Prior to joining Blue Shield, Mike held executive positions at Care Innovations, an Intel / GE joint venture company, serving as General Manager for the Assistive Technologies and Senior Living businesses. Mike also spent more than 10 years in various leadership roles at Intel Corporation in Digital Health and Information Technology. His responsibilities included research and development, systems architecture, product management, mergers & acquisition, channel sales, and business line management.
Mike graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He received a Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Global Knowledge & Economics Council (GKEC), and a volunteer for a northern California non-profit, Hands 4 Hope – Youth Making a Difference.
Deanna Santana joins Snowline with a passion for those who grieve and years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector. She and her husband, Rich, have owned and continue to operate a small business in El Dorado County for over two decades. Recently, she has served on the board of directors for the United Network for Organ Sharing, Donate Life California, and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
After a decade of leading public education and relations for a northern California organ recovery agency, she returned to El Dorado County to serve her local community. She currently works for the El Dorado County Office of Education, leading two legislative committees under the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. This role allows her to use her superpowers, collaboration and connecting people, by thinking creatively and strategically. Outside of her professional life, Deanna enjoys traveling with her family and all things Disney.
Catherine is a Certified Financial Professional. She is married with two children. She is Co-Chair of the Planned Giving Committee for the El Dorado Community Foundation. She loves to travel, garden, is a fitness lover and enjoys being outdoors.