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Board of Directors

The Orchard Hospital Foundation is led and governed by a 10-member volunteer board of directors. The board includes local leaders with expertise in health, finance, government, business and community development. Each board member brings a unique perspective to the Foundation, allowing us to create fundraising programs that will best meet each donor's individual needs and expectations. Your generous support allows us to continue on our journey to excellence and makes a meaningful difference in the lives we touch each day.

Meet the Orchard Hospital Foundation Board of Directors: 

 

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    Dale Leishman, Chair

    Dale Leishman, Chair

    Dale Leishman is the Chair of the Orchard Hospital Foundation Board. 
  • Image of Heather Payne, Vice-Chair
    Heather Payne, Vice-Chair

    Heather Payne, Vice-Chair

    Heather Payne is the Vice Chair of the Orchard Hospital Foundation Board.
  • Image of Juan Solis, Chief Financial Office
    Juan Solis, Chief Financial Office

    Juan Solis, Chief Financial Office

    Juan Solis is the Chief Financial Officer of the Orchard Hospital Foundation Board.
    Juan Solis has been a Gridley resident for more than 25 years and a Gridley Bulldog at heart. Juan has worked in healthcare since 2007, holding various finance positions. Between 2018-2019, Juan worked for the City of Gridley as Director of Finance. He also served as a member of the Adventist Health and Rideout’s governing board until 2019. He holds degrees in finance and economics from CSU, Chico, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Memphis (where he graduated top of his class). He has been married for 14 years to Maribel Solis (ED nurse), and they have three beautiful children, Sofia 10, Victoria 6, and Emma 1. He is an avid soccer fan and enjoys coaching locally.
    I join the Orchard Hospital Foundation, hoping to help make a difference for our community. My main goal is to help expand access to care for our residents. Improper access to healthcare has become one of the most significant problems in our communities, and the mission of the Foundation aligns perfectly with helping address this problem. I hope my expertise in the industry and my passion for Gridley help achieve our goals of improving healthcare in our town.

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    Margaret Desmond Hughes, Secretary

    Margaret Desmond Hughes, Secretary

    Margaret Desmond Hughes is the Secretary to the Orchard Hospital Foundation Board.
  • Image of Ravie Aujla
    Ravie Aujla

    Ravie Aujla

    Ravie is an entrepreneur with over 26 years of business experience in different aspects of business.   In addition to all her community commitments, she runs four businesses! Each has a different focus. Her software business provides companies with inventory management software. She also owns a Farmers’ Insurance Agency, and Mid-Valley Tax provides tax and bookkeeping services. The fourth business is agricultural; Ravie farms and exports walnuts and prunes as part of the family business.

    Born and raised in Gridley, she has a 21-year-old son.  Her evenings are filled with family obligations and work in the community. She serves on the local hospital’s foundation board and the educational foundation board for the local school district. She also is a member of the local Rotary Club, Quota Club, and the local Chamber of Commerce for whom she also does bookkeeping.   She is also actively involved in the Punjabi American Heritage Society in Yuba City.  

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    Kirsten Storne-Piazza

    Kirsten Storne-Piazza

    Kirsten Storne-Piazza is the Clinic Administrator at Orchard Hospital in Gridley, CA.  Orchard Hospital operates two Rural Health Clinics in Butte County.  Kirsten has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and is also a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional.  Kirsten serves on the California State Rural Health Association Board, Gridley Unified School Board of Trustees and local service club organization boards.  She has been in healthcare administration and business development since 2009.  Kirsten’s passion is rural healthcare and working to create and maintain physically and mentally healthy communities.

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    Gabriele Neves

    Gabriele Neves

  • Image of Marianne Lombardi
    Marianne Lombardi

    Marianne Lombardi

Orchard Hospital is a SAFE SURRENDER SITE: By state law, an infant up to 72 hours old may be left with a health care profession at Orchard Hospital, legally and anonymously.