It’s a bittersweet time of year for Marshall Medical Center as the
organization welcomed new board members and said goodbye to retiring ones.
This year, John R. Knight and Supervisor Brian Veerkamp joined the ranks
while Wendy Thomas and John Driscoll retired from the board.
John Knight’s involvement in El Dorado County spans more than 25
years. He has served as president of the following organizations: El Dorado
Hills Rotary Club, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Habitat for
Humanity. He has been involved with the American Red Cross and the Folsom
Chamber of Commerce. He’s also served on several boards. John is
married to Georgianne, who is a Board Trustee of the El Dorado County
Office of Education. They have two adult children.
Supervisor Brian Veerkamp stands strong on his family’s pioneer values
to "do the right thing" and his call to all residents of El
Dorado County to believe that "together we can." Born and raised
in El Dorado County, Brian attended local elementary schools, El Dorado
High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
with a minor in Economics. He completed two years of law school, and holds
two Associate of Arts Degrees in Fire Technology and the other in General Studies.
“While Wendy and John will be missed, we’re excited to welcome
John and Brian to the Board,” says Siri Nelson, CEO of Marshall
Medical Center. “Especially during this trying time, the Marshall
Board of Directors is poised to make the difficult decisions needed to
keep Marshall running and committed to the health of our community.”
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has over 200 licensed practitioners and over 1,600
employees providing quality healthcare services to over 180,000 residents
of El Dorado County.