Board of Directors

The Sierra Frontier Medical Resources Board of Directors is comprised of several longstanding residents who came together with the common goal of augmenting medical services in Western Sierra County. These volunteers bring clinical and emergency medical experience, legal expertise, as well as accounting, journalism, and fundraising skills to SFMR. Though from diverse backgrounds, the group shares a strong history of service to the community in a wide variety of roles.

Frank J. Lang, NP, JD
President and Director, 
Nurse Practitioner, Downieville Ambulance & Urgent Care; Medical Legal Consultant, Sierra County Superior Court, Drug Court; Commander, USPHS, Retired; Nurse Practitioner and CEO Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Downieville 1976-2014; Director, Downieville Lions Club; Member, Downieville Improvement Group

Ingrid Larson
Director and Treasurer
Resident of Downieville for over 20 years;  Attorney-at-law and active member of the State Bar of California since 1972;  local business owner of the Downieville Grocery from 2001-2011; active member of the Downieville Lions Club and of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. 
Director, Secretary, Development and Communications
Long-time Sierra County resident; retired Downieville High School teacher; owner of former Holly House Bed and Breakfast Inn and currently serves on the Board of the Sierra County Historical Society.

Susan Hopkins
SFMR board is comprised of compassionate members who are working to bring the best possible medical care to western Sierra County.  Susan is honored to serve with these fine community members and has been inspired by their service.  Susan is an early childhood educator with a focus on social justice and is also a proud wife, mother and grandmother. She has served on several non-profit boards with missions ranging from early education and training teachers to rural health care, to Sierra County history.

Billy Epps
Long time Downieville resident since 1965; Sierra County Road Department and Engineer Technician, Downieville Volunteer Fire Department

Shaun Felton-Price
Shaun Felton-Price joined the SFMR Board of Directors in January, 2019.  He has an impressive background in firefighting and emergency medical care. Served as firefighter for CDF in San Luis Obispo County and has been active in the Pike and Downieville volunteer departments since 2008.  He is currently an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter for DVFPD. This former landscaper and skydiving instructor may have lofty goals, but he has his feet firmly planted in the community.  Also a member of the Downieville Lions Club  

Tina Floyd
Tina is a longtime Sierra County resident. She started as an EMT/Ambulance driver under the direction of Frank Lang and decided that she enjoyed helping others. Tina went back to school and became a nurse. Upon graduation she was offered a position at the Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Downieville and worked for 20 years. Now retired, Tina enjoys volunteering at Downieville School helping with drama productions. She is a member of the Downieville Boosters; Sierra County Arts Council and the Turnpike Players Theater group.


Liz Fisher  2014-2020
Director, Founding member of DC-PAC, Downieville Clinic Patient Advocacy Committee. Retired OES Coordinator/Risk Manager for Sierra County; Treasurer on the Downieville Fire Protection District Board; Sierra County Planning Commissioner; Member of Downieville Lions Club; twelve years served as EMT II with Sierra City VFD and Downieville  Ambulance; seven years on the Sierra City Fire District Board.

November 26, 2014


Don Potter of the Grubstake in Downieville presents a check for $650 to the newly formed Sierra Frontier Medical Resources, Inc (SFMR) for support of continued Urgent and the EMS in western Sierra County. The String A Longs band and vocalist performed at the fundraising event held in November at the Grubstake, MaryK and Don Potter donated all proceeds of the event to SFMR.