Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve

Shown from left: Debbie Anderson, Cindy Schmall, Jackie Combs, Joe Ruddon and Karen Graley.



Chief Executive Officer | 760.820.9229

Ms. Combs was named CEO of Morongo Basin Healthcare District in June 2015 and is responsible for managing $26.5 million in District assets. Ms. Combs is also the CEO of the Morongo Basin Community Health Center that provides patient care in a clinic setting.


Controller | 760.820.9232

Ms. Anderson, CPA, is responsible for managing all District finances, including operating budgets, monthly financial reports and annual audits.

Ms. Anderson is experienced in overseeing organization budgets, ensuring quality fiscal internal controls are both implemented and followed, and brings practical experience and expertise in managing the accounting deparment and its day-to-day fiscal operations. She considers herself blessed to have lived in Morongo Basin for over 15 years, raising her family here and enjoying the outdoors lifestyle. An avid hiker & photographer, she can often be found wandering the desert and taking advantage of the close proximity to Joshua Tree National Park.


Director Business Development | 760.820.9218

Mr. Ruddon, MBA, is responsible for developing new projects, public relations, community outreach and community engagement.

A healthcare marketing communications and business development professional with over 25 years’ experience, Mr. Ruddon is a Southern California “transplant” from Chicago where he worked in large healthcare systems. He has a passion for customer focus in healthcare delivery and a strong belief that when we put the customer first, we make the best business decisions. In his spare time, Joe enjoys hiking, reading and music.


Director Operations | 760.979.4276

Ms. Schmall is responsible for the general operations of the District, including human resources, IT, purchasing and facilities management.


Director Communications

Board Clerk | 760.853.3027

Ms. Graley is responsible for managing all internal and external communications for Morongo Basin Healthcare District, including marketing and serves as Board Clerk for the District's Board of Directors.

Ms. Graley is a long-time resident of the Basin, having left Orange County for the wide open spaces of our desert. She enjoys working in graphic design for personal satisfaction and the benefit of local, non-profit organizations. She has been with the healthcare district for an accumulated 20 years and is thrilled to be part of an organization that does so much for Basin residents.



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