Petaluma Health Care District Welcomes Health and Senior Care Professional Becky Monday to Board of Directors

PETALUMA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) has appointed Becky Monday to its Board of Directors as a Member at Large. Monday is the general manager and administrator of Petaluma’s Springfield Place Assisted Living Community and brings to the role 30 years of experience in health care, senior care, education and public service. Monday ran uncontested, filling the seat recently vacated by Dr. Robert Ostroff after his term concluded.

PHCD’s Board of Directors is a five-member body made up of community volunteers and working in coordination with CEO Ramona Faith. Board members may serve consecutive terms. In addition to Monday’s addition, the Board approved the slate of new officers, which includes: President Elece Hempel, Vice President Josephine Thornton, Secretary Fran Adams and Treasurer Joseph Stern.

“Dr. Ostroff decided not to run for another term after serving eight years on the Petaluma Health Care District Board. We thank him for his service and commitment to ensuring Petaluma residents have access to a high-quality, community-based hospital and emergency services,” said Faith. “Becky came to us with a sincere interest in the health of our community, an understanding of our community’s health care landscape and our need for long-term wellness support for multi-generational populations. She provides a fresh lens to our Board as we continue to work through major decisions – most immediately vetting and recommending a new operator for Petaluma Valley Hospital. The community will benefit from her vast professional and personal experience, and we are thrilled to have her join our Board.”

Monday has an extensive history working in varied career paths. For the past 20 years, she has been on the frontlines in the senior housing industry, gaining a deep perspective on the evolving regional demographics and needs of seniors. Prior to directing Springfield Place, Monday was the general manager of an assisted living facility in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where she also facilitated business transactions and decisions, such as the transition from one management group to another.

Added Faith, “Becky’s experience with the uncertainties and adjustments required by large transitions will help our process of navigating the future of Petaluma Valley Hospital.”

Monday’s professional experience also includes serving as a paramedic, coordinator of emergency medical services, National Park Service ranger and substitute teacher. A member of Petaluma’s Chamber of Commerce, she was deeply involved with the Women in Business Committee and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Petaluma.

“I was interested in PHCD’s board because of its mission to foster a healthier Southern Sonoma County and its proven work and commitment as a steadfast advocate for the best services, programs and support in its community,” said Monday. “In terms of my experience, I feel like I can add the perspective and expertise from working for decades in complementary industries. PHCD has always been ‘community first’ – which coincides with my outlook, and I look forward to playing a role in navigating the critical stages of today to benefit our community’s future.”

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About Petaluma Health Care District

The Petaluma Health Care District (PHCD) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Southern Sonoma County community through leadership, advocacy, support, partnerships and education. Its vision is to foster a healthier community, a thriving hospital and local access to comprehensive health and wellness services. PHCD has served the health and wellness needs of the community for 70 years and is a public agency managed by the community for the community. For more information, please visit


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