Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation is a grass roots, philanthropic organization dedicated to making the northeast Oregon region a healthier, safer, happier, ever more stimulating place to live and raise our families.

GSCHF LogoOur Foundation board is made up of business and private people from various backgrounds that are interested in the same things you are–including developing the quality of life in this region. Why not join with us by making a tax-deductible donation that will make a positive impact on you and the lives of many others in our community?

The Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation was formed in February 1995 as an agent of change. We strongly encourage local residents to give of themselves in support of organizations and causes that will promote the health and well being of our community.

Each year the Foundation recognizes such an individual or couple with ‘The Spirit of Christmas Award.’ Past recipients of this award are Rev. John Thurlow, Dennis and Cathy Barnett, Mel and Bonnie Phillips, Ric and Karen Sherman, Pat Wahner, Bill Whetzler, MilRoy Meyer, Mark Jones DMD, Alice Brewington-Dyer, Rod and Karen Bragato, Linda Gilleese, Dawn Large, Dr. Marvin John, Patty Echols, Dr. John Spomer, David and Jodene Hughes, Cliff and Judy Bracher, Ford Bonney,Kathie Mallory, Sandy Hickey, Jim Pursewell, Terrel Tovey, Sally Clemons, Charlotte Dack, Susan Jones, Laurie Ball-Kiser, David Florea, and for 2015 Mike Snyder and Erick Olson.  Click here to view Good Shepherd Health Care System’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2014-2015 (GSCH Foundation report on pages 8-9).  Click here to nominate someone for the 2016 Christmas Spirit Award.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation is to enhance the quality of life and general health of residents living in the West Umatilla and Morrow County communities.

Resources are provided to worthy projects and individuals best illustrating foundation ideals and fulfilling the health needs of our communities.


Groups or individuals interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the 501(c)(3) Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation are invited to call (541) 667-3419 or click here to make a secure online donation.

Car Donations

Donate your car, truck, boat or RV to Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation. Call 541-667-3419 or click here for further information.

Honor Trees

Give a lasting memorial or tribute in remembrance of someone you love. Name a tree in his or her honor. Call 541-667-3419 or click here for additional information.

Planned Giving

Consider making a planned gift to the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation. Call 541-667-3419 or click here for additional information.

Doctors’ Day

Honor your doctor with a donation today. Call 541-667-3419 for additional information.

Board of Directors & Staff

Julie Puzey

Vice President
Liz Marvin

Margaret Saylor

Board Members
Kurt Bendixsen, Janet Cooley, Dave Ego, Bill Elfering, Manuel Gutierrez, Francie Hansell, Jacelyn Keys, Mike Madsen, Cindy Middleton, Angela Pursel, Ladonna Quaempts, Tom Wamsley.

Medical Staff President
Gary Trupp, MD

Board Of Trustees Chair
Steve Eldrige

President & CEO
Dennis Burke

Foundation Executive Director
Bob Green

How to Reach Us


Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation
610 NW Eleventh Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

  • By phone: (541) 667 3419