Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve



Chief Executive Officer | 760.820.9229

Ms. Schmall has been with the Morongo Basin Healthcare District for nearly five years, most recently in the position of Chief Operating Officer. She has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, including serving human resources positions at Hi-Desert Medical Center from 1993 to 2006 and again in 2015 to 2016. She holds a Masters of Management degree from the University of Phoenix. She is also the CEO of the Morongo Basin Community Health Center that provides patient care in a clinic setting.


Chief Financial Officer | 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 Human Resources | 760.820.9218

Ms. Wilhite is responsible for human resources.

Ms. Wilhite has worked in the healthcare industry since 2006, including long-term care, community and state hospitals and sate prison. She recently relocated to the Morongo Basin from out of state and says she really enjoys the community and area.


Board Clerk

Ms. Graley serves as Board Clerk to the healthcare District's Board of Directors and to the Community Health Center's Governing Board.



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