ACHD Appoints New Director

(February 20, 2018) The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) is pleased to announce the election of Linda Wagner, CEO of Seneca Healthcare District, as Trustee on the ACHD Board of Directors. “It is such an honor to be instated to the Board of ACHD. I’m excited to work alongside a great group of influential individuals,” said Ms. Wagner.

Ms. Wagner is a registered nurse and public health nurse, and University of Phoenix graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Health Care Administration. She has 26 years of experience is healthcare leadership, and has served as CEO of Seneca Healthcare District since 2012. Seneca Healthcare District is a 10-bed Critical Access Hospital and 16-bed Skilling Nursing Facility in Chester, CA.

“I am very pleased that Ms. Wagner has agreed to be on our Board,” said ACHD Board Chair Howard Salmon. “She has the right credentials, experience and dedication to help guide the Association meet the opportunities and challenges of our Members.”

ACHD is a member-driven organization managed by a highly active and engaged Board of Directors. The Board has five additional standing committees, which make recommendations to the Board on policy, education, and financial matters. These Committees are comprised of Healthcare District Trustees, Executives and senior staff who oversee the work of the Association and provide direction on initiatives that benefit all Healthcare Districts. Ms. Wagner joins representatives from all types of Healthcare Districts, ranging from rural, urban, hospital, and community-based.

For a full list of ACHD’s Board of Directors, click here.

California Healthcare Districts respond to the specialized health needs of California communities. Voters created 79 Healthcare Districts to fulfill health local care needs.  Of these, 54 serve the state’s rural areas. Healthcare Districts provide access to essential health services and are directly accountable at the community level.  As a result, tens of millions of Californians have been able to access care that would otherwise be out of reach.


Association of California Healthcare Districts

The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) represents Healthcare Districts throughout the state. The Association serves the diverse needs of California’s Healthcare Districts by enhancing public awareness, training and educating its members and advocating for legislation and regulatory policies that allow Healthcare Districts to deliver the best possible health services to Californians. Learn more at

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