Executive Team

Western Sierra’s eight-member executive team, headed by CEO Scott McFarland, manages the day-to-day operations.

Each executive plays a critical role in the clinic’s success, from ensuring high-quality health care for patients to expanding the awareness of services in the region.

Our community-focused executive team directs a 110-employee staff, from call-center and front-desk employees to health care professionals. Every employee at the clinic is committed to your health.

Scott McFarlandChief Executive Officer

Dr. Heather Lucas-RossChief Medical Officer

Tom MorrisseyChief Financial Officer

Juan Alberto Chavez, DDSDental Director

Francine NovakChief Planning & Development Officer

Andrew HarrisChief Operating Officer

Cheryl RubinChief Communications Officer

Dan HappsChief Information Officer

Phil NowakCo-Chief Financial Officer


Jerusha HorlickDirector of Nursing

Jessica FraserExecutive Administrative Assistant

Jeremy BarkerMedical Administrative Assistant

Amanda StraubHR Coordinator

Brenda BlackDownieville Office Manager