Board of Directors


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HCAR is led by a passionate volunteer board, who meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Board members serve a 3-year term, and come from a wide variety of backgrounds to guide the direction of our company. If you're interested in becoming a board member, download the application to get started!

Current Board Members

Marilyn Cottrell
Board President
June 2022 – June 2025
Beth Gin
Board Vice President
March 2023 – March 2026
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Allen Cassidy
Board Secretary
April 2022 – April 2025
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Cary Frazee
Board Member
July 2021 – July 2024
Cary Frazee is an attorney with a specialization in special education, disability law, and public benefits. She served as the Clients Rights Advocate at the Redwood Coast Regional Center for 14 years. In the latter part of her career she taught at Cal Poly Humboldt in the Departments of Psychology, Government & Politics, Women’s Studies, and Natural Resources.
Vivian Deniston
Board Member
May 2021 – May 2024
Kerry Walker
Board Member
February 2023 – February 2026
Tess Ives
Board Member
August 2023 – August 2026
Sarah LeGar
Board Member
April 2021 – April 2024
** On Leave of Absence
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Become a Director

Help determine the future of care in your community! If you're passionate about bringing people together and building opportunities to your community, becoming part of our volunteer board is a great way to give back.

Download the application below and bring or mail it to our admin office to get started!

Apply Now