Voters Return Two to Grossmont Healthcare District Board

Two Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board members retained their seats in the November 2014 election. East County voters elected Gloria Chadwick and Randy Lenac to four-year terms.

Chadwick received the highest number of votes among four candidates vying for two seats. She received about 36,000 votes, or 33 percent of the 107,000 votes that were cast. Lenac received about 32,000 votes or 29 percent. Two other candidates, Deborah McElravy, pharmacist, and Brian Hilemon, a partnerships director and businessman, each received 20 and 16 percent of the vote, respectively.

Chadwick has served on the GHD board since 1998, when she became the first woman to be elected to the board in 22 years. In 2000, she was the first woman to serve as board president. The Dehesa Valley resident retired as a psychiatric nurse after a 44-year career of working in the healthcare profession. She was previously reelected in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

A resident of Campo, Lenac was appointed to the board this past July to fill a vacancy, following the resignation of retired neurologist Dr. Michael Long, who joined the GHD board in November 2008. Lenac has executive management experience in administration, finance and program development and strategy, including a 27-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps. Since 2011, he has served on the board of the Grossmont Hospital Corporation, a non-profit entity that oversees the management and operation of Grosssmont Hospital.

GHD, an East County regional public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, serves as landlord of Grossmont Hospital’s property and buildings on behalf of taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent more than 500,000 people residing within the District’s 750 square miles. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.