Board of Directors

Joyce Beck
CEO, Montrose Memorial Hospital
Joyce Beck is Chief Operating Officer of Montrose Memorial Hospital and, as a result, is responsible for the operation of imaging, environmental services, dietary, lab, plant operations, physician recruitment and retention. She also contributes input for quality control, meaningful use and capital improvements. As a COO with a nursing background, she values patient care, quality of care, lean concepts, and hard-wiring excellence. She enjoys the challenging business aspects of healthcare She has a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University and has been a hospital/ long term care CEO for 25 years prior to her joining Montrose Memorial Hospital.
Richard Betts
President, ASAP Accounting and Payroll
Richard Betts has dedicated his 40-year business career to small business and entrepreneurship, through positions ranging from Chief Executive Officer to Board Member and Board Chair. Currently he is the CEO of ASAP Accounting and Payroll, Inc., a 20-year-old business services company providing accounting, as well as operational expertise to hundreds of companies in Western Colorado. In 2011 he was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Board where he was elected Vice Chairman.
Scott Bookman
ED, Uncompahgre Medical Center
Scott Bookman has served as the Executive Director of the Uncompahgre Medical Center (UMC) since May 2016. Prior to joining UMC, Scott served as the Chief Paramedic and Administrative Director of Emergency Medicine for Denver Health Medical Center for seven years. Scott received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and his Bachelor of Arts from the American University in Washington, DC. When he isn’t at work, Scott and his family are spending all of their spare time exploring the wonders and adventures that the Telluride region have to offer.
Jeremy Carroll
CEO, River Valley Family Health Center
Jeremy Carroll began his career as a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen and continued as an entrepreneur for 11 years, founding two real estate investment firms. His extensive experience in financial management and real estate prepared him to accept the CFO position in 2013 with River Valley Family Health Center and return to his hometown of Montrose to raise his family. As CFO, he assisted the CEO in realizing the dual real estate strategic plan – Olathe and Montrose. In January 2016, he became the CEO of River Valley and continues developing partnerships and collaborations to ensure access to high quality healthcare in the region.
John Gardner
CEO, Telluride Regional Medical Center
Mr. Gardner joined Telluride Regional Medical Center (TMC) as its Chief Executive Officer in June of 2016. For the nine years prior to joining TMC, he served as the CEO at Yuma District Hospital and Clinics, located in Yuma, Colorado. Mr. Gardner has served as a member of the management and executive teams of P/SL Healthcare in Denver, Sentara Health System in Norfolk, Rocky Mountain Adventist Health System in Denver, Centura Health System, North Valley Hospital in Thornton, and Good Samaritan Health Systems in Kearney, Nebraska. With a history of serving a variety of community and professional organizations, Mr. Gardner currently sits on the Boards of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved, the Colorado Rural Health Center and, most recently, the Tri-County Health Network.
Amber Hickert
Practice Manager, Pediatric Associates
Quality in health care has become a primary focus for Amber Hickert. She has spent the past 15 years working in the medical field doing a little bit of everything from Medical records to billing. Amber has been with Pediatric Associates since 2002. In 2009 she became the Practice Manager. The team at Pediatrics has dedicated themselves to quality initiatives, leading the way in innovation in Primary care with integrated behavioral health services. Amber’s work with Practice transformation has allowed her to become a resource in the community and surrounding areas. She is currently serving on the board of a newly founded organization, Western Slope Medical Manager Association. She also works closely with School based health centers in Montrose and Delta Colorado.
Paul Major
President & CEO, Telluride Foundation
Paul Major has served as the President and CEO of the Telluride Foundation since its inception in 2000. He leads the Foundation’s initiatives in early childhood development, immigrant integration and health care. He has established and led programs for these areas and secured multi-million dollar grants from private, state and federal sources. Major is a board member of Colorado Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), Bright Futures for Early Childhood and Families, Mobile Accord and Council on Foundation Community Foundation Leadership Team.
Shelley Spaulding
ED, The Center for Mental Health
Shelly brings more than 28 years of experience in working in both urban and rural not-for-profit community mental health centers. She received her Master of Education, in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. As the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Mental Health, Shelly directs financial, clinical, and administrative operations and ensures that the organization, its mission, programs, and services are in step with the needs of the communities served by the Center. A committed community volunteer, Shelly is a Rotarian and actively involved in her church.
Pamela Stamm
Clinic Manager, Basin Clinic
Pamela Stamm is the Clinic Manager at Basin Clinic. Prior to this, she worked as the Chief Nursing Officer and Trauma Coordinator at Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital in Texas. Her undergraduate degree is from Mesa State College and she earned her Associates in Nursing from Western Wyoming Community College.