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Management Team

Mountain Valleys Health Centers Management Team

  Shannon Gerig, R.N., CEO

Shannon was born and raised in Yakima Valley, Washington. She received her bachelor’s degree for science in nursing in 1994 from the University of Washington. She currently lives in Bi… Full Bio

sknoch  Susan Knoch, R.N., COO

Susan was born and raised in the wonderful Intermountain Area, where she attended Fall River Elementary and High School and graduated in 2002. In school, she enjoyed playing volleyball and bask…Full Bio

msalters  Michelle Salters, CCO

Michelle lived in Fontana, California, until the age of ten. My family moved to Burney in 1971 and I lived there until I married Addison Brent Salters in 1983 and moved to Big Valley. I ha… Full Bio

sputnam  Scott Putnam, CIO

Scott began working at Apex as a technician while still a Shasta High School student. By age 25, he became president of the company. Scott has more than 20 years of experience in design, imp… Full Bio

  Brandon Watkins, CFO 

Brandon grew up in Big Valley and went on to earn a degree in business economics from UCLA…Full Bio


Alan Cohn, CMO

Dr. Cohn received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from Sonoma Sate University. In 1989, he graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific…Full Bio

cmorris  Carol Morris, Assistant CMO

Carol Morris is the Assistant CMO for Mountain Valleys Health Centers. Carol has been involved in the healthcare of the Intermountain Area sin… Full Bio

rmandel  Raymond P. Mandel, Ph.D.

Dr. Mandel is the Behavioral Health Director for Mountain Valleys Health Centers. Dr. Mandel was born in Santa Cruz, California, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He returned to California when he was 19 years old and has worked in the human service ar… Full Bio

speterson2  Sue Peterson, Human Resources Manager

Susan Peterson is the Human Resources Manager for MVHC. She attended college at Simpson University and Shasta College before coming to work at Big Valley Health Center in May 2002. She has… Full Bio

  Amanda DeForest, R.N.

Amanda was raised in beautiful Battle Mountain, Nevada. She attended college and graduated with an R.N. degree in 2016.

  Martha Ugbinada, Quality Coordinator

Martha Ugbinada has been working for Mountain Valleys Health Centers since 1999. Martha has a passion for healthcare and it shows with her compassion with patients!

tschmitt  Teri Schmitt, Health Information Specialist

Teri Schmitt was raised in Hat Creek, California, and graduated from Fall River High School. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are both from longtime local families. She has two sons… Full Bio