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.

Frank J. Lang
President, Director, Nurse Practitioner & Medical Consultant, BS, MS, EJD, RN, RT, MICN, FNP-BC, Medical Legal Consultant, Sierra County Superior Court Drug Court, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse, Downieville Ambulance, EMR, EMT & AEMT Instructor; Owner, Horse & Buggy Medicine, Commander, USPHS Retired, Founder and Nurse Practitioner of the Western Sierra Medical Clinic in Downieville 1976-2014; President, Downieville Lions Club 2017-2018, Board of Directors, Western Sierra Food Bank, Downieville Improvement Group member.

Ingrid Larson
Director 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. Chair of the Downieville Clinic Patient’s Advocacy Committee (DC PAC).

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 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; 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.

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

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.