Fremont Healthcare Announces New Appointments to the Board of Directors |

MARIPOSEJohn C. Fremont Health District (see map below) announced at the June 29 meeting of the John C. Fremont Health Care District Board of Directors the election of Linda Pribyl, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors, in as the new Chair of the Board of Directors replacing Candy O’Donel-Browne who is stepping down after six years as Chair. O’Donel-Browne takes over as secretary-treasurer of the council.

Pribyl is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Science in Nursing, and a Masters of Business Administration.

His healthcare career spans over 40 years, offering extensive experience in patient care, clinical research, clinical diabetes specialization, case management and hospital management, ranging from director of unit to the Senior Vice President. “I respect the trust placed in me as Chairman of the Board and am committed to leading with transparency and integrity. I thank Candy for her leadership and as a mentor preparing me for this responsibility,” Pribyl said.

Image by Linda Pribyl.

Linda Pribyl.

His management responsibilities included hospital renovations, fundraising, starting a Medicare-certified home health agency earning Joint Commission accreditation with honors, and managing home health services, palliative care and private service.

She has served on various boards, including Federal Credit Union, Arthritis Foundation, Hospice Hawaii, Hawaiian Association for Home Careand the Hospital Board of Trustees and the Mariposa County Commission on Aging.

“Linda has been a board member since 2014. She brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned board member. Candy, who has served on the board since 2003, brings with her a knowledge of the hospital that is rare to replace,” said Matthew MatthiessenCEO.

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Candy O’Donel-Browne.

Ms. O’Donel-Browne received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fordham University. she owned KOA Yosemite/Mariposa Campground and RV Park in Midpines. After selling it, she became general manager of the Mariposa County Economic Development Corporation. She is now retired.

She is involved in a number of other community boards and committees, including Yosemite Gateway Partners, Mountain crisis servicesthe Mariposa County Arts Councilthe Economic Development Corporation, YARTSand the Midpines Planning Advisory Committee.
“With her medical and business background, Linda will bring an excellent perspective to the board as incoming chair. It has been an honor to serve the Mariposa community as Chairman of the Board,” said O’Donel-Browne, Past Chairman of the Board.

for more information contact Therese Williams at [email protected].

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