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New MMC Board Members

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  • Written By: Brittany Garcia

It’s a bittersweet time of year for Marshall 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. “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 is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall 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.