Board of Directors

The Sierra Frontier Medical Resources Board of Directors is comprised of five 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.

Ingrid Larson,  Director, Chair, and Treasurer
Resident of Downieville for over 16 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;  current President of the Golden Rays Senior Citizens of Sierra County, Inc.; current Secretary of the Downieville Improvement Group (“DIG”); active member of the Downieville Lions Club and of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Founding member/Chair of the Downieville Clinic Patient’s Advocacy Committee (DC PAC).
Frank J. Lang, Director, Nurse Practitioner & Medical Consultant
BS, MS, EJD, RN, RT, MICN, FNP-BC,  Horse & Buggy Medicine, Commander, USPHS Retired.  Founder and clinician of the Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Downieville from 1976 – 2008.

Mary Nourse, Director, Development and Communications
Long-time Sierra County resident. Retired Downieville High School teacher, owner of former Holly House Bed and Breakfast Inn, and current president of Sierra County Historical Society.
Liz Fisher, Director
Founding member of DC-PAC, Downieville Clinic Patient Advocacy Committee. Retired OES Coordinator/Risk Manager for Sierra County, serves as Treasurer on the Downieville Fire Protection District Board, current Chair of Sierra County Planning Commission, 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.
Cherry Simi,  Director, Secretary and Webmaster
Long-time resident of Western Sierra County.  Retired Sierra County Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector. Small business owner in Downieville. Volunteer positions include past Sierra City Fire District Commissioner and Downieville Fire District Secretary. Downieville Clinic Patient’s Advocacy Committee (DC-PAC) Founding Board Member/Secretary. Current President of Downieville Improvement Group and Board Director/Secretary/Treasurer of the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce.

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.